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1 Anatomy and Physiology at Work Career CornerAnatomy and Physiology at Work
2 Anatomy & Physiology at Work Athletic TrainerInjury that happens at high school or collegiate levelFirst responders trained to provide advanced first aidQualified to administer rehabilitative treatmentsBachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training & National Certification ExamRelated Career Options:Physical TherapistMassage TherapistOccupational TherapistRecreational TherapistRehabilitation CounselorWhat 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
3 Anatomy & Physiology at Work Clinical Exercise PhysiologistExercise screening, clinical exercise testing, exercise prescription, and health educationCardiovascular, pulmonary, orthopedic, or hematologic diseasesMasters Degree, certification recommendedRelated Career Options:Cardiovascular NurseExercise PsychologistECG TechnicianFitness TrainerKinesiotherapistAnyone have any idea what an exercise physiologist is?- They monitor heart rate and blood pressure responses to exerciseWork in hospitals, physical therapy clinics, rehabilitation programsDegree in: Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Exercise physiologyECG Tech: responsible for performing diagnostic tests to assess the patient's heart rhythm and rateKinesiotherapist: they work to rehabilitate those who need to enhance their strength and endurance.
4 Anatomy & Physiology at Work DermatologistSpecializes in treating disease and disorders of the skinCollege degree, 4 years of med school, dermatology residencyRelated Career Options:Dermatology TechnicianMedical AestheticianMedical AssistantPediatric DermatologyVeterinary DermatologyTreatment of skin cancer and growths, laser therapy for tattoo removal, hair removal or transplantation, liposuction skin allergy testingTechnicians can work in hair salons, spas providing hair removal, facials, and skin care treatmentsMedical aesthetician: someone who specializes in skincare treatments within the dermal and epidermal layers of skin
5 Anatomy & Physiology at Work OncologistDiagnose cancer and treat patientsPrepare case history, keep records, write prescriptions, monitor treatmentMD degree from med school, internship in medical residency, oncology fellowshipRelated Career Options:BiochemistBiologistGeneticistHistologistRadiation TherapistToxicologist
6 Anatomy & Physiology at Work OrthotistTreats patients with orthotics or prosthetistShoe inserts, leg bracesMasters degree in orthotics and prosthetics, certification examRelated Career Options:Family PractitionerPodiatristSurgical NurseMagnetic Resonance TechnologistMagnetic Resonance Technologist: operate the scanners that capture images inside a patient's body to help diagnose ailments
7 Anatomy & Physiology at Work Nutritionist/ DieticianExperts in food and nutritionSchools, cafeterias, nursing homes, hospitals4 year degree, hands on training, licensureRelated Career Options:Chemical TechnicianDental AssistantFood Science TechnicianHealth EducatorOperating Room TechnicianOrthodontistUrologistChemical 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 processesFood Science Technician: perform standardized qualitative and quantitative tests to determine physical or chemical properties of food or beverage products
8 Anatomy & Physiology at Work NeurologistDiagnoses and treats neurological injuries & diseasesAssess cognitive function, muscular strength, reflexes, gait4 years of medical school, residency program (4 years), possible board certificationRelated Career Options:NeuroanatomistNeurochemistNeuroscience NurseNeurosurgeonPathologistPsychiatristNeuroanatomist: The branch of anatomy that deals with the nervous systemNeurochemist: study of neurochemicals, including neurotransmitters and other molecules that influence the function of neuronsNeuroscience Nurse: assists patients with brain and nervous system disordersNeurosurgeon: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
9 Anatomy & Physiology at Work PhlebotomistTrained in blood collection techniques for diagnostic tests, blood banks, and transfusionsHigh school diploma, certification program, possible licensureRelated Career Options:Biological TechnicianEmergency Medical Technician (EMT)EpidemiologistMedical TranscriptionistOccupational Health and Safety TechnicianBiological Technician: assist medical scientists. set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, make observations, and calculate and record resultsEmergency 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 skinEpidemiologist: investigate patterns and causes of disease and injury in humansMedical 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
10 Anatomy & Physiology at Work Physician’s AssistantDiagnose and treat injuries and illnesses4 year degree that include science coursework, 2-3 year PA master’s program, licensing ExamRelated Career Options:GynecologistNurse PractitionerParamedicPediatricianPharmacistSurgeonParamedics are advanced EMTs
11 Anatomy & Physiology at Work Respiratory TherapistCares for people with respiratory disordersProvides emergency care for people with breathing problems resulting from heart attack, stroke, near drowningAssociate’s or Bachelor’s degree in respiratory therapy, national certification examRelated Career Options:Medical AssistantRegistered NurseMedical 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 formWrite a paragraph (5-8 sentences) on why you chose this career.