Produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians.
Assist in the provision of food service and nutritional programs, under the supervision of a dietitian. May plan and produce meals based on established guidelines, teach principles of food and nutrition, or counsel individuals.
Plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. May supervise activities of a department providing quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research.
Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.
Conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources.
Investigate and describe the determinants and distribution of disease, disability, or health outcomes. May develop the means for prevention and control.
Specializes in working with elderly persons. They may have a degree in gerontology, or they may be trained in nursing, sociology, psychology, or other human service-related professions. The job roles of gerontologists fall under four broad categories: Direct Service, Education and Training, Program Planning and Evaluation, and Administration and Policy.
Provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. May serve as a resource to assist individuals, other healthcare workers, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.
Plans, develops, and administers health record systems for hospitals, clinics, community health centers, or similar facilities. The health information management professional collects, analyzes, and manages the information that steers the health care industry. In dealing with patient records, the health information manager must respect individual patient privacy yet contribute to quality care by organizing the medical data. These information specialists are skilled in the following areas: health care database and database systems, medical classification systems, flow of clinical information, relationship of financial information to clinical data, uses and users of health care information, and medical legal issues and security systems.