Allied Health: Illinois by Learning Express Editors

By Learning Express Editors

This most recent version within the LearningExpress Allied healthiness sequence opens the door to a red-hot in Illinois. The booklet incorporates a entire rundown of person kingdom certification and licensing standards; an entire directory of Allied overall healthiness measure and certificates courses within the country, and large lists of significant employers, hiring and wage developments, and extra.

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Information technicianseveryone from the largest health systems to the one-man clinicswill have to have them because the information demands will require it," says Thomas. " Meanwhile, it's a safe bet that you'd benefit by learning at least some basic computer skills no matter what allied health occupation you choose. Some clearly require it, such as medical record technicians who have to manage huge databases containing patient medical history and billing data. But the use of computers is becoming more the norm for most allied health occupations, everything from using a PC to enter or access a patient's treatment plan and progress reports, to Page 1/14 operating high-tech equipment used to diagnose, treat, and monitor patients.

EEG Technologists conduct tests using EEG (electroencephalograph) equipment, which records electrical impulses in the brain, to assist neurologists (physicians who study the brain) in treating patients with neural disorders such as brain tumors, strokes, and Alzheimer's disease. EKG Technicians are cardiovascular technicians who perform EKG (electrocardiogram)testing to record and monitor electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. ) Genetic Counselors advise patients, often prospective parents, on matters related to hereditary diseases and disorders such as Down's Syndrome, muscular dystrophy, and pre-birth spinal or organ malformations.

Here's a quick look at what lies ahead. Allied health is a huge field, encompassing a wide range of career choices and all different types of people. In terms of employment growth, it's booming. The healthcare industry as a whole is expected to produce roughly 4 million more jobs by the year 2005. Added to the current employment level, that amounts to some 13 million people working to meet this country's healthcare needs. Only a small percentage of these workers will be the doctors, surgeons, and other professionals who have spent several years in medical school earning their right to practice.

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