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Healthcare Employment Areas / OpportunitiesHealthcare Employment Areas: The healthcare industry includes everything from small town private practices of physicians to busy hospitals that provide thousands of varied jobs. The healthcare industry consists of the following nine segments:

Hospitals - Large hospitals provide complete healthcare services. Some hospitals specialize in the treatment of Children and Certain types of disease. Hospitals provide inpatient services, where the patient stays overnight, and outpatient services where the patient visits a clinic within the hospital. Due to rising costs there is a trend for outpatient services.

Nursing and residential care facilities provide inpatient services to those who need continuous nursing care. Many facilities specialize in Rehabilitation or Geriatrics, where Nursing Aides provide most of the care.

Physicians offices, account for over one third of all health care facilities. Physicians can practice privately or with a group of healthcare professionals of different specialties.

Dentist offices, account for 20% of all healthcare facilities in the U.S. Some dental practices specialize in certain forms of dentistry and usually comprise of a few members of staff.

Home health care services, is one of the fastest growing segments of the healthcare industry. This is mainly due to reduced costs, patient's preferences, and advancement in technology.

Offices of other health practitioners. This includes offices of optometrists, chiropractors, podiatrists, psychologists, occupational and physical therapists, audiologists, dietitians, speech-language pathologists, and other health practitioners. It also includes offices of alternative medicine practitioners i.e. homeopaths, acupuncturists, hypnotherapists, and naturopaths.

Outpatient care centers: This includes outpatient mental health and substance abuse centers, freestanding emergency centers, and Kidney dialysis centers.

Other ambulatory health care services, includes blood and organ banks, pacemaker monitoring services, smoking cessation centers and ambulance transport services.

Medical and diagnostic laboratories, offer diagnostic services to the medical profession or directly to a patient. In these laboratories blood is analyzed, CT scans are interpreted and clinical tests are preformed.

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