03 10 2022

The healthcare sector is rife with opportunities and as the world keeps evolving new opportunities will keep unfolding. This article is a continuation of the previous one which summarizes the job roles of listed career pathways. We hope you find these final 25 as insightful as the last 30.

1.) Neurodiagnostic technician

They work with other healthcare personnel to conduct neurodiagnostic tests on patients including electroencephalograms, magnetoencephalography, and polysomnograms.

2.) Nuclear medicine technologist

These technologists prepare radioactive drugs and administer them to patients for imaging or treatment. They also offer technical assistance to professionals who deal with radioactive drugs.

3.) Nurse

The basic responsibilities of a nurse include: Preparing patients for medical examinations, investigations, and treatment; administering medications and treatments as directed by the doctor; monitoring patients for side effects; developing, implementing, and evaluating patient care plans with the medical team; wound care, etc.

4.) Nursing assistant

The main duty of a nursing assistant is to offer physical assistance such as bathing, grooming, toileting, eating, and moving, and ensuring that patients receive appropriate nutrition to patients.

5.) Occupational health and safety specialist and technician

These health workers are charged with inspecting, testing, and evaluating workplace environments, equipment, and practices to ensure they are in accordance with safety standards and government regulations.

6.) Occupational therapist (OT)

In addition to working with patients to help them function maximally in activities of daily living, they work with individuals who sustain workplace injuries to help get them back to the workplace.

7.) Occupational therapy assistant and aide

As the name implies, Occupational therapy assistants help patients with the therapeutic activities determined by their OT.

8.) Optician

Opticians work with ophthalmologists and optometrists to help fit patients for spectacles and contact lenses.

9.) Optometrist

Optometrists are trained to examine patients' eyes, test their vision, offer advice on visual problems, and prescribe spectacles or contact lenses as required.

10.) Orthotist and Prosthetist

Orthotists and prosthetists design and develop medical supportive devices such as artificial limbs for patients after measuring and fitting.

11.) Perfusionist

Perfusionists are responsible for operating extracorporeal circulation equipment in hospitals. In addition, they monitor patients connected to this equipment.

12.) Pharmacist

Though not limited to these, Pharmacists basically dispense drugs and offer advice regarding safe dosages and administration.

13.) Pharmacy technician

These technicians aid Pharmacists to dispense prescription drugs to clients or health personnel in an outpatient pharmacy or hospital setting. Other duties include but are not limited to packaging and labeling prescriptions, organizing inventory, and collecting insurance information.

14.) Phlebotomist

Phlebotomists are trained to collect blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations.

15.) Physical therapist

Otherwise called Physiotherapists, physical therapists employ a variety of techniques, including hands-on approaches, to help patients deal with pain and problems with movement.

16.) Physical therapist assistant

Physical therapy assistants help patients with the therapeutic activities determined by the physical therapist.

17.) Psychiatric technician and aide

These health workers are trained to care for people who have mental illnesses and developmental disabilities.

18.) Radiation Therapist

These healthcare professionals work with physicians and other health personnel; they administer radiation treatments to patients with cancer and other ailments.

19.) Radiologic technologists i.e medical radiographers. Their job roles have been discussed in the previous article.

20.) Recreational therapist

Recreational therapists employ fine arts, crafts, dance, etc., to help people dealing with depression, stress, and anxiety recover basic physical, mental, and social abilities.

21.) Respiratory therapist

Respiratory therapists attend to patients suffering from lung diseases such as asthma or emphysema and see to other duties associated with the therapy.

22.) Speech-language pathologist

Speech-language pathologists evaluate, diagnose, and manage patients with communication and swallowing disorders due to health conditions such as stroke, cleft lip, palate, etc.

23.) Sterile processing technician

These technicians are responsible for decontaminating, preparing, sterilizing, and distributing surgical instruments for hospitals and surgery centers.

24.) Surgical technologist

Also known as operating room technicians, surgical technologists are charged with preparing operating theaters, arranging instruments, and assisting doctors during surgeries.

25.) Transplant coordinator

Transplant coordinators plan and coordinate in-hospital transplant services, assist medical staff in organ retrieval, evaluate medical data of potential organ donors and transplant recipients, and other functions that allow for the efficiency of the process.

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