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Biology Teacher, Secondary
Teachers act as facilitators or coaches, using interactive discussions and “hands-on” approaches to help students learn. They utilize “props” or “manipulatives” to help children understand abstract concepts, solve problems, and develop critical thought processes. To encourage collaboration in solving problems, students are increasingly working in groups to discuss and solve problems together. Preparing students for the future workforce is the major stimulus generating the changes in education. To be prepared, students must be able to interact with others, adapt to new technology, and think through problems logically. Teachers provide the tools and the environment for their students to develop these skills.
Curator, Health and Medical Science Museum
Oversee health and medical science museum collections and historical sites; acquire items through purchases, gifts, field exploration, and intermuseum exchanges; conduct research, and design and prepare exhibits.
Health Educator
Health educators teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. They develop programs and materials to encourage people to make healthy decisions.
Librarian, Medical
Provide health information about new medical treatments, clinical trials and standard trials procedures, tests, and equipment to physicians, allied health professionals, patients, consumers, and corporations. They help physicians provide quality care to patients, help patients find information, answer consumers’ questions, and provide information to the health care industries.
Teacher, Postsecondary Nursing, and Instructors
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research.
Teacher, Postsecondary, Health Specialties
Teach courses in health specialties, such as veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, therapy, laboratory technology, and public health.
Teacher, Postsecondary, Recreation and Fitness Studies
Teach courses pertaining to recreation, leisure, and fitness studies, including exercise physiology and facilities management.
Technician, Medical Library
Library technicians help librarians acquire, prepare, and organize material, and assist users in finding information. They assist readers in the use of library catalogs, databases, and indexes to locate books and other materials; and by answering questions that require only brief consultation of standard references. Library technicians compile records; sort and shelve books; remove or repair damaged books; register patrons; and check materials in and out of the circulation process.
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