This book contains expert guidance on exploring and choosing the perfect job for you. Health care touches all our lives. Whether you're young or old, sick or healthy, you are profoundly affected by the nation's enormous health care system, of which hospitals and doctor offices are only a small part. The infrastructure needed to provide necessary services is enormous, and the different approaches to health care are vast. A satisfying, lucrative career in health care awaits you, no matter what your passion is. Before you invest your time, money, and effort, let "Careers in Health Care" provide you with an accurate portrayal of what various specialties entail.This concise yet comprehensive guide provides numerous tips for finding and keeping the job that's right for you. Whether your interests lie in the laboratory, operating room, library, corporate office, pharmacy, or ambulance, this updated edition will help you: develop a clear understanding of the various careers in health care Key in on the specialty that's right for you - from art therapist to biomedical engineer to dental assistant to cardiologist; find the education and training you'll need to pursue your specialty; familiarize yourself with current salaries and the best job prospects. An overview of each profession explored here offers information on setting, salaries, and employment statistics, along with information and resources to get you started. "Careers in Health Care" is the first step in preparing yourself for what to expect and what skills you need in order to succeed, no matter which path you choose.