Thinking About Going To Back To School In The Health Care/medical Field?

I am thinking about going back to school in the fall to begin training for a new career in the medical/healthcare field. Can anyone please give me some info on different options (nurse, x-ray tech, mri tech, etc, etc, etc) and what they involve and what they pay? I am not sure exactly what field […]

Radiation Safety – Health Physicist Position – Best Place to Advertise?

We are trying to fill a Health Physicist (Review Application for Radioactive Material Licenses) Position and would appreciate any suggestion on the best places to advertise. The deadline for applications is July 28, 2009 I setup this temporary link to make it easier to find the information. www.midasgoal.com Thank you

What are some jobs in the health care field that have shortages of people besides nursing?

I was reading an article and I read this comment. forget a 4 year college This goes to show how a 4 year degree is becoming obsolete and a burden. A recent article on msn stated that almost 60 percent of America’s workforce, those with college degrees, are working in positions in which they are […]

Should I major in Nursing, Radiology, or Health Info Tech? I need a path that i can advance on.?

I want to go into the healthcare field I’m only working part-time now and can’t afford to major in something that will be of no use to me in the immediate future. I was leaning towards an associates Health Info Technology (i.e. coding) but the demand for nurses is high also. I really want to […]

Mandatory Health Insurance — works like this, yes?

Today’s IBD has a reference to an article that recently appeared in the WSJ reporting the actual experience of one Massachusetts health insurance company [Harvard-Pilgrim] with the “you must buy health insurance” plan of that state for their fiscal year ended 3/31/09. According to the articles, 40% of the company’s new policy holders during that […]

Quick Certification for Allied Health Tech?

I know that a person can study for Pharm Tech certification test at home and get certified that way (instead of taking a formal class)….are there other types of allied health technician certifications that a person can study for at home, rather than taking an expensive course? Such as ultrasound tech, radiology tech, heart moniter […]

Allied Health Care Professionals!!!! Need your advice and expertise. Serious Answers only!?

I am 34 with a BS in Liberal Studies/Biology. I am thinking about switching careers, and I am highly interested in pursuing a career in the allied health field. I am particularly interested in nursing, nuclear medicine, sonography, and radiology (CAT scans and MRI). If you work in any of these professions, please tell why […]

A profit based health care system works best yes or no?

A profit based system requires that money is paid to investors. Executives running a for profit company put investors first. Investors will get a dividend quicker than workers get a pay raise. Companies having to meet wall street expectations have a fiducary responsibilty to maximize the return on investors money. In a hospital to cut […]

Health professions – Physical therapy, radiational therapy, etc.?

1) i want to be a physical therapist and i was wondering how many years of college it will take..i know there are mostly 6 year courses to being with but then i probably need to intern, etc. 2) also what is radiation therapy, occupational therapy, and sports medicine… do these take the same amount […]