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How Can I Become a Registered Nurse?

Registered nurses usually take one of three education paths: a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN), an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN), or a diploma from an approved nursing program. Registered nurses must be licensed. Education In all nursing education programs, students take courses in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology, and other social …

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How to Become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Becoming a licensed practical or licensed vocational nurse (LPN or LVN) requires completing an approved educational program. LPNs and LVNs must have a license. Education LPNs and LVNs must complete an approved educational program. These programs award a certificate or diploma and typically take about 1 year to complete, but may take longer. They are …

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How to Become a Clinical Lab Technologist

Clinical laboratory technologists typically need a bachelor’s degree. Technicians usually need an associate’s degree or a postsecondary certificate. Some states require technologists and technicians to be licensed. Education An entry-level job for technologists usually requires a bachelor’s degree in medical technology or life sciences. A bachelor’s degree program in medical laboratory technology, also known as …

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How to Become a Physical Therapist

Physical therapists need a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. All states require physical therapists to be licensed. Education In 2017, there were more than 200 programs for physical therapists accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). All programs offer a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. DPT programs typically last 3 years. …

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How to Become a Physician or Surgeon

Physicians and surgeons have demanding education and training requirements. Physicians typically need a bachelor’s degree, a degree from a medical school, which takes 4 years to complete, and, depending on their specialty, 3 to 7 years in internship and residency programs. Education Most applicants to medical school have at least a bachelor’s degree, and many …

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Physician Assistant demand to grow 31% by 2028

Career Outlook for Physician Assistants Employment of physician assistants is projected to grow 31 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for healthcare services will increase because of the growing and aging population. Growth of the population means more need for healthcare services generally, and members of the …

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How to Become a Physician Assistant

Physician assistants typically need a master’s degree from an accredited educational program. Earning that degree usually takes at least 2 years of full-time postgraduate study. All states require physician assistants to be licensed. Physician assistant graduate school applicants typically have experience caring directly for patients. Education Most applicants to physician assistant education programs already have …

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How to Become a Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienists typically need an associate’s degree in dental hygiene. Programs usually take 3 years to complete. All states require dental hygienists to be licensed; requirements vary by state. Education Dental hygienists typically need an associate’s degree in dental hygiene; they may also get a bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree programs in dental hygiene are available …

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Job Growth by Industry over the next decade: Healthcare ranks 2, 3 and 4

What are the hot jobs of the future? No one knows for sure, but the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) identifies occupations that are projected to grow from 2018 to 2028. BLS expects total U.S. employment to increase 5 percent over the decade, resulting in about 8.4 million new jobs. Nearly half of those …

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