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How to Become a Physical Therapist: 5 Steps to Your Dream | How to Become a Physical Therapist

Below, we’ve outlined the 5 steps you need to learn in order to know how to become a physical therapist.

Via Jacqueline Eadi
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This article was very helpful in outlining some of the steps an individual needs to take to become a physical therapist and some of the different aspects of physical therapy. I had no idea the various specializations of physical therapist. They all seem interesting, and i will definetely have to look further into each of the specializations. I also had no idea that you had to take a national and a state examination. I always thought you needed to take just a national examination, but it turns out each state has different examinations. I think it is a good requirement that Physical therapists must renew their license every two years. This way, it forces them to keep up to date on any new knowledge and current technologies. This ensures that patients are getting the best treatment.

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How to Become a Veterinarian

How to Become a Veterinarian | Health Science Careers | Scoop.it
You may want to become a veterinarian if you love animals, have a strong aptitude for science and want a career in a health-related occupation. Find out what traits you need to succeed in this field. Learn about education and licensing requirements.
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This article gave me a broad idea of what one must do to become a vet. This article got me thinking if I want to work with animals or humans. I think I would rather have a career helping out humans more than helping out animals, but I will still consider a career in becoming a vet, since I the job involves aspects that I enjoy, such as medicine and working with animals. Admissions into vet school is quite competitive, so if I do decide to go into this career, I need to make sure I have a back-up plan in case I don’t get admitted into vet school. In addition, there are a lot of exams that a vet must pass before he or she can practice. I also need to figure out a way to get the money to pay for the schooling. I would probably have to take some loans out to pay for graduate school.  I still remain interested in this career, but it is not my top choice.

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Registered Nurses : Occupational Outlook Handbook : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Registered Nurses : Occupational Outlook Handbook : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | Health Science Careers | Scoop.it
Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.
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This articles gave all sort of information about being a nurse. It lised median salary, job descriptionan and outlook among other things. What stood out is the common tasks of nurses. After realizing nurses have to clean up some pretty disgusting fluids and matter, I do not want to be a nurse. I like that they help patients, but I do not want to deal with such gross stuff on a daily basis.

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Medical Doctor - How to Become a Medical Doctor

Medical Doctor - How to Become a Medical Doctor | Health Science Careers | Scoop.it
How to become a medical doctor, also known as a physician.
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This article was very informative on the steps and years it takes to become a doctor. After reading this, I am pretty sure I don't want to become a doctor. I enjoy medicine and helping people out, but I want to do other things in my life such as travel while I am in my twenties and thirties. This article showed me how much work doctors put in to actually become a doctor. Also, this article got me thinking about money. It takes a lot of money to go through so many years of medical school. I don’t have that kind of money, and I don't want to spend the rest of my life trying to pay it off. I would rather find a different career in the health science field that requires a little less school, but still helps people out.

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Psychologists : Occupational Outlook Handbook : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Psychologists : Occupational Outlook Handbook : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | Health Science Careers | Scoop.it
Psychologists study mental processes and human behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how people and other animals relate to one another and the environment.
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This articles gave all sorts of information about being a psychologist. It provided details on what they actually do, their median salary and education needed. My likes about this job is that they really help patients out and make a decent amount of money. What I dislike about it is that one needs a lot of education (meaning go into debt to pay for education) before being able to actually practice psychology. Becoming a psychologist still remains one of my top choices though.

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