| You Do What? - I'm a Doula
by Grace Lombardo and Jenna Connour - Apr, 2015
If you are considering a career in labor and delivery, but you value the relational aspect rather than the medical aspect of the delivery process, you may want to pursue a career as a doula. DONA International defines a doula as a “trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical...
| I Want to Be a - Physician Assistant
by John G. McGinnity and Tim Muma - Feb, 2015
If you're like many people, you've heard of the position of physician assistant, but you probably aren't too sure about what these individuals are tasked with on a daily basis. John McGinnity, president of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, talks with Tim Muma about the skills and personality traits that fit into this profession. John also fills us in on what it takes to get started on the path to a successful caree...
| I Want to Be a - Forensic Pathologist
by Marcus Nashelsky and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
Don't worry if you don't know what this position entails, as that's why LJNRadio brings on experts in each field and career. Tim Muma is joined by Dr. Marcus Nashelsky, vice president of the National Association of Medical Examiners, to discuss the ins and outs of being a forensic pathologist. He breaks down the long educational path and what it's really like on a day-to-day basis, often contrary to what TV and movies depict....
| I Want to Be a - Registered Dietician
by Sarah Krieger and Jenna Connour - Oct, 2014
As experts in nutrition and diet, registered dieticians and nutritionists have a variety of responsibilities which can include: assessing patients’ health needs and diet, creating meal plans, researching the latest nutrition information, and documenting their patients’ progress. To learn more about this career path, LJNRadio speaks with Sarah Krieger, a registered dietician and nutritionist, and the spokesperson for the Academ...
2015 Healthcare Executive Resume Trends
by Lisa Rangel - Nov, 2014
The American Hospital Association recently published their 2015 Environmental Scan which outlines many of the changes and challenges facing the healthcare industry in the coming year. From hospital mergers to new laws going into effect and affecting the environment, this sheds an interesting light on what healthcare executives need to know in order to prepare their resumes. Address financial, infrastructure and HR i...
Ready for a High-Paying Hospitality Career? Consider These Resume Adjustments
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Nov, 2011
The hospitality industry offers a large number of amazing employment opportunities, largely due to its vast array of career options. Whether you’re looking to become an executive chef or casino general manager, you could easily boost your income into the six-figure range. But doing so will require making some adjustments to your resume. Highlight and Quantify Leadership When you embark on a career in the hospitality in...
What Makes Your Nursing Resume Stand Out From the Pack?
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Nov, 2011
If you’re just getting your start in nursing or are a seasoned professional looking to switch jobs for the first time in years, the idea of facing competition in your job search can be quite intimidating. Fortunately, you can use your resume as a leveraging tool to give you the advantage you need. Nurses are undoubtedly highly sought after and valued for their expertise within the health care industry, but this doesn’t mea...
When CVs Are Right for Health Care Jobs
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Aug, 2011
The health care profession is one of the only in the United States that, depending on the circumstance, requires either a standard resume or curriculum vitae (CV). If you are entering the field, under which circumstances should you prepare one or the other? What Is a Curriculum Vitae? First, let’s take a quick look at what a curriculum vitae is. Curriculum vitae (CV) means “the course in one’s life”. This document is...
Key Resume Tips for the Health Professional
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2011
Working as a health professional is an amazingly rewarding career. Not only do you get to help individuals physically and emotionally, but you have a chance to work in a stimulating environment. The great news is that health professionals are in high demand, which means there are a lot of jobs out there waiting for you. But this doesn’t mean you will automatically score any job you apply for. You still need to create a gr...
60 Weeks to a Health Care Career
by Marcia Robinson - Nov, 2009
The next time you have a doctor’s appointment, note how much time you actually spend with your personal physician vs. how much time you spend with medical office support staff. If you are like most people, you might find you spend more time with the office assistants and medical support staff than you do with your doctor. I have nothing against doctors; I love mine! As a career management professional, I often get asked abo...
Continuing Education Requirements: Plan Ahead to Avoid the Last Minute Rush!
by Mary Gormandy White - Jul, 2007
Have you completed your continuing education requirements yet this year? If you have, congratulations on planning ahead! If not, now is the time to start looking for classes so that you don’t find yourself scrambling for hours at the last minute. Waiting until the last minute to take care of mandatory CE can be very stressful and counterproductive. If you work in a field that requires continuing education credits in or...
Pharma Sales: Breaking Into to the Industry
by Teena Rose - Apr, 2006
Pharmaceuticals are always a hot consumer sector, and with the aging baby boomers coming online, it’s a sector sure to grow in the coming years. But gaining employment into the industry isn’t easy. Competition is fierce and companies can choose from the cream of the crop. So, how do you become part of that creamy crop? College Graduates Wanted There was a time when pharma reps completed their degrees in chemistry or biolo...
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