Health careers

Health careers

Healthcare job profiles featured in the Chicago Tribune.

Pharmaceutical sales: Prescription for the health-inclined

November 27, 2011

Pharmaceutical sales: Prescription for the health-inclined

When thinking about pharmaceutical sales, a person's mind might jump immediately to a company selling one particular drug to doctors. But there's more to pharmaceutical reps than selling pills. In fact, companies like Hospira sell many different injectable drugs to many different areas in hospitals.

School nurses keep students healthy

October 21, 2011

School nurses keep students healthy

Nurses are everywhere, from doctors' offices to hospitals and in the military. But the nurse in most young people's lives is their school nurse.

Nursing demand creates education jobs

11:20 AM EDT, July 1, 2011

Nursing demand creates education jobs

As the number of aging baby boomers continues to grow, so does the need for health care. To meet demand, colleges and universities across the country have to expand enrollment in their health-related programs, specifically nursing care. They're having a hard time doing that.

Dental lab technicians mix technology with craftsmanship

1:20 PM EDT, June 20, 2011

Dental lab technicians mix technology with craftsmanship

If you're looking for a career in dental health that offers a blend of science and art, consider the field of dental laboratory technology.

Chicago AIDS Research Center pools resources

December 26, 2010

Chicago AIDS Research Center pools resources

More than 25 years ago, an announcement was made that a doctor from the National Cancer Institute had isolated the virus that caused acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS. That same announcement said that a vaccine for AIDS would be available for testing before the 1990s.

Nurse practitioners fill critical roles in expanding field

September 27, 2010

Nurse practitioners fill critical roles in expanding field

In every profession, there are those who pursue advanced education and training to achieve top-level expertise. Nurse practitioner (NP) is the title given to nurses who attain such proficiency in their field. Recent studies by PayScale.com show that the top-end salary for NPs can exceed $93,000 annually, and demand for healthcare professionals is growing faster than that of any other career.

Licensed clinical social workers have simple goal

June 23, 2010

Licensed clinical social workers have simple goal

The work of the modern day social worker has been muddied through various facets, one of those being television. TV shows usually portray social workers as middle-aged, white women who are taking care of the kids by day and fighting for community justice at night. In reality, the field of social work is vast, encompassing many different skills and values.

Male nurses? They're simply nurses

May 11, 2010

Male nurses? They're simply nurses

The days of referring to a nurse who happens to be a man as a "male nurse" have come and gone.

On the move: Northwestern nurse practitioner's responsibilities allow little time for rest

May 4, 2010

On the move: Northwestern nurse practitioner's responsibilities allow little time for rest

Laced into her sneakers, Jennifer Sullivan hits the ground running at 6:30 a.m. four days a week.

Operating room nurses rely on quick thinking, thorough approach

May 3, 2010

Operating room nurses rely on quick thinking, thorough approach

Anyone familiar with medical dramas on television see the pressure-soaked world of perioperative nurses, or operating room nurses, on a weekly basis.

Social work careers: In times of trouble, social workers extend lifeline

April 10, 2010

Social work careers: In times of trouble, social workers extend lifeline

In a variety of ways, social workers help people help themselves.

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