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Cool careers for girls in health
Pasternak, Ceel, 1932-
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Publication Information:
Manassas Park, Va. : Impact Publications, 1999.
Physical Description:
146 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Profiles ten women who work as nutritionists, doctors, dentists, or other health professionals and explains their duties and how they prepared for and got their positions.

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R692 .P37 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Career

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Written especially for girls aged 11 to 14, this title profiles 11 women working in health. Each woman reveals how she broke into her field, the nature of her work, and why she loves what she does. Books in this popular, highly acclaimed series take a fascinating look at exciting non-traditional careers for women. Filled with inviting graphics and photographs, each volume describes the careers of 10-11 women. These women were like some girls today -- they dreamed of successful careers but often didn't know what they wanted to do or how to go about pursuing a career that would be meaningful to them. Through sharing their stories, they provide young readers with good role models and excellent advice for preparing for their particular careers. The upbeat and informative pages, written in an age-appropriate style, encourage career exploration and broaden girls' career horizons. This book also provides: A personality checklist for each job; Skills and physical demands; Education requirements; Lists of books, videos, and websites; Salary range; Organisations and professional associations to contact.

Author Notes

Ceel Pasternak is a noted editor who has created award-winning magazines covering workplace issues. Linda Thornburg is well-recognized for her writing on human resource and career topics for business audiences. Together they bring more than 30 years' expertise to this visionary effort to record the work experiences of today's women.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5 Up-Inspirational and easy to read, this guide gives teenage girls ideas for many health-related occupations and career paths. Physicians, nursing specialists, a dentist, a personal trainer, a nuclear medical technologist, a physical therapist assistant, and a clinical dietitian are all represented. Each chapter profiles an individual in an interesting and dynamic job attained through years of investigating, learning, and hard work. Along with each profile, the authors present some career-preparatory advice, a few choices for further reading, and lists of professional organizations to contact for more information. Recent salary ranges are included, plus sidebars that give historical facts about women who have left their marks on contemporary medicine. Each chapter also gives a time line of the professional's career path as well as a checklist of the personal qualities that indicate potential suitability for each line of work. Blythe Camenson's Real People Working in Health Care (VGM Career, 1997) and Lois Edwards's Great Careers for People Interested in the Human Body (UXL, 1993) give similar kinds of information, but they are not specifically aimed at female audiences. This current resource goes beyond the educational and training requirements and gets into the heart and soul of what it takes to succeed in this field.-Diane P. Tuccillo, Mesa Public Library, AZ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Nadine Eads
Special Introductionp. 1
Physician in Private Practicep. 7
Educator, Clinical Nurse Specialistp. 17
Emergency Medicine Physicianp. 29
Dentistp. 45
Chiropractic and Naturopathic Physicianp. 57
Family Nurse Practitionerp. 69
Certified Nurse Midwifep. 81
Personal Trainer and Counselorp. 93
Nuclear Medical Technologistp. 107
Physical Therapist Assistantp. 117
Clinical Dietitianp. 129
Getting Started On Your Own Career Pathp. 139
What To Do Now
Recommended Reading
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