Healthcare job profiles featured in the Chicago Tribune.
November 27, 2011
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.
October 21, 2011
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.
11:20 AM EDT, July 1, 2011
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.
1:20 PM EDT, June 20, 2011
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.
December 26, 2010
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.
September 27, 2010
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.
June 23, 2010
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.
May 11, 2010
The days of referring to a nurse who happens to be a man as a "male nurse" have come and gone.
May 4, 2010
Laced into her sneakers, Jennifer Sullivan hits the ground running at 6:30 a.m. four days a week.
May 3, 2010
Anyone familiar with medical dramas on television see the pressure-soaked world of perioperative nurses, or operating room nurses, on a weekly basis.
April 10, 2010
In a variety of ways, social workers help people help themselves.
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