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1 Anatomy and Physiology at Work
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2 Anatomy & Physiology at Work
Athletic Trainer Injury that happens at high school or collegiate level First responders trained to provide advanced first aid Qualified to administer rehabilitative treatments Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training & National Certification Exam Related Career Options: Physical Therapist Massage Therapist Occupational Therapist Recreational Therapist Rehabilitation Counselor What do you think an athletic trainer does? What do you think the qualifications of an athletic trainer are? Recreational therapist: person who restores, remediates and rehabilitates a person's level of functioning and independence in life activities

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Clinical Exercise Physiologist Exercise screening, clinical exercise testing, exercise prescription, and health education Cardiovascular, pulmonary, orthopedic, or hematologic diseases Masters Degree, certification recommended Related Career Options: Cardiovascular Nurse Exercise Psychologist ECG Technician Fitness Trainer Kinesiotherapist Anyone have any idea what an exercise physiologist is? - They monitor heart rate and blood pressure responses to exercise Work in hospitals, physical therapy clinics, rehabilitation programs Degree in: Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Exercise physiology ECG Tech: responsible for performing diagnostic tests to assess the patient's heart rhythm and rate Kinesiotherapist: they work to rehabilitate those who need to enhance their strength and endurance.

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Dermatologist Specializes in treating disease and disorders of the skin College degree, 4 years of med school, dermatology residency Related Career Options: Dermatology Technician Medical Aesthetician Medical Assistant Pediatric Dermatology Veterinary Dermatology Treatment of skin cancer and growths, laser therapy for tattoo removal, hair removal or transplantation, liposuction skin allergy testing Technicians can work in hair salons, spas providing hair removal, facials, and skin care treatments Medical aesthetician: someone who specializes in skincare treatments within the dermal and epidermal layers of skin

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Oncologist Diagnose cancer and treat patients Prepare case history, keep records, write prescriptions, monitor treatment MD degree from med school, internship in medical residency, oncology fellowship Related Career Options: Biochemist Biologist Geneticist Histologist Radiation Therapist Toxicologist

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Orthotist Treats patients with orthotics or prosthetist Shoe inserts, leg braces Masters degree in orthotics and prosthetics, certification exam Related Career Options: Family Practitioner Podiatrist Surgical Nurse Magnetic Resonance Technologist Magnetic Resonance Technologist: operate the scanners that capture images inside a patient's body to help diagnose ailments

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Nutritionist/ Dietician Experts in food and nutrition Schools, cafeterias, nursing homes, hospitals 4 year degree, hands on training, licensure Related Career Options: Chemical Technician Dental Assistant Food Science Technician Health Educator Operating Room Technician Orthodontist Urologist Chemical Technician: prepare chemical solutions used in laboratory experiments. Chemical technicians use special instruments and techniques to help chemists and chemical engineers research, develop, and produce chemical products and processes Food Science Technician: perform standardized qualitative and quantitative tests to determine physical or chemical properties of food or beverage products

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Neurologist Diagnoses and treats neurological injuries & diseases Assess cognitive function, muscular strength, reflexes, gait 4 years of medical school, residency program (4 years), possible board certification Related Career Options: Neuroanatomist Neurochemist Neuroscience Nurse Neurosurgeon Pathologist Psychiatrist Neuroanatomist: The branch of anatomy that deals with the nervous system Neurochemist: study of neurochemicals, including neurotransmitters and other molecules that influence the function of neurons Neuroscience Nurse: assists patients with brain and nervous system disorders Neurosurgeon: Pathologist: physician who examines tissues, checks the accuracy of lab tests and interprets the results in order to facilitate the patient's diagnosis and treatment. Psychiatrist:psychiatrist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders

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Phlebotomist Trained in blood collection techniques for diagnostic tests, blood banks, and transfusions High school diploma, certification program, possible licensure Related Career Options: Biological Technician Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Epidemiologist Medical Transcriptionist Occupational Health and Safety Technician Biological Technician: assist medical scientists. set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, make observations, and calculate and record results Emergency Medical Technician (EMT): EMTs are clinicians, trained to respond quickly to emergency situations regarding medical issues, traumatic injuries and accident scenes – can’t break the skin Epidemiologist: investigate patterns and causes of disease and injury in humans Medical Transcriptionist: deals in the process of transcription, or converting voice-recorded reports as dictated by physicians or other healthcare professionals, into text format. Occupational Health and Safety Technician: collect data on the safety and health conditions of the workplace

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Physician’s Assistant Diagnose and treat injuries and illnesses 4 year degree that include science coursework, 2-3 year PA master’s program, licensing Exam Related Career Options: Gynecologist Nurse Practitioner Paramedic Pediatrician Pharmacist Surgeon Paramedics are advanced EMTs

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Respiratory Therapist Cares for people with respiratory disorders Provides emergency care for people with breathing problems resulting from heart attack, stroke, near drowning Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in respiratory therapy, national certification exam Related Career Options: Medical Assistant Registered Nurse Medical Records and Health Information Technician

12 HOMEWORK Pick a potential career in the field of anatomy & physiology.
Research your career (in the book &/or online), and fill out the job description form Write a paragraph (5-8 sentences) on why you chose this career.

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