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1 Biomedical Careers Objective: Discuss careers and techniques that use biomedical technology

2 Nutrition Services Dietician Work with patient to educate on proper diets related to diseases Bachelor’s degree with a major in foods or nutrition average salary $35,000-$45,000 Weight reduction specialist counsel patients to lose weight using dietary & activity guidelines

3 Environmental Control Environmental Engineer Study the environment to determine methods for improving air and water quality Modifies facilities for environmental protection Recommend methods for insect and rodent control Master’s degree is recommended for entry level position Salary:

4 Environmental Control Health & Regulatory Inspectors Enforce laws & regulations concerning employment hazards Inspectors work for local, state and federal government Regulate consumer products such as food, drugs and cosmetics

5 Environmental Control Sanitarian Plan, develop, and execute environmental health programs Work includes organizing waste disposal procedures for schools and government Set and enforce standards concerning food, sewage and waste disposal Bachelor’s prep in environmental science is minimal

6 Other Support Service Personnel Biomedical Equipment Technician Service and maintain equipment in the facility Equipment includes: EKG machines, blood gas analyses, radiological, anesthetic, and others that may be electrical, mechanical or hydraulic. On the job training or a 2 year degree

7 Other Support Service Personnel Central Service Technician AKA sterile supply technician Assemble, clean and store diagnostic and surgical equipment Training is through a 2 year college or may be on the job

8 Environmental resources and hazards Environmental control a. Biosphere: the air, crust of the earth and water b. Ecosystems (ecology): living and nonliving parts of the environment that support a chain of life c. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): federal agency that sets and regulates the standards for environmental factors

9 Environmental resources and hazards Diseases and health conditions linked to the environment (1)Emphysema-disease of the lungs, usually caused by smoking (2)Lead poisoning-metal that was used in paints and gasoline (3)Carbon monoxide poisoning- air pollution from car exhaust, clear odorless gas (4)Lung cancer-known to result from exposure to asbestos fibers which were used in insulation

10 Laboratory Career Terms Microorganisms Organisms so small they can only be seen through a microscope (ex. Bacteria, viruses) Hematology The study of blood Pathogens Disease producing organism Histology The study of tissues

11 Laboratory Careers Pathologist: medical doctor who examines specimens of body tissue, fluids, and secretions to diagnose disease. In many hospitals, pathologist supervise the laboratory

12 Laboratory technologist AKA clinical laboratory scientist (CLS) Performs clinical laboratory testing and analyzes the results using independent judgment. Calibrates equipment Work under the supervision of the pathologist or lab supervisor Usually complete a 4 year degree

13 Medical Laboratory technicians AKA clinical laboratory technologist (CLT) Perform daily task under the supervision of the laboratory technologist or pathologist Responsibilities include preparation of tissue slides & perform simple blood test. Complete at least 2 years of training

14 Medical Laboratory Assistants Perform routine test under the supervision of the technologist Complete 2 years training in a community college or 1 year on the job in a hospital setting.

15 Life Scientist Study living organisms and life processes including growth and reproduction Many areas of specialization are possible in research and development Requires a master’s or doctorate degree

16 Life Scientist or researchers Microbiologist-study bacteria, algae, viruses and other microorganisms that cause disease Virologist-research the method by which viruses infect cells and cause disease Biochemist-study the chemical nature of living things

17 Phlebotomist Obtain and process blood specimens May be trained on the job or in a community college

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