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Look for a Demand OccupationA Demand Occupation is defined as follows.

The hierarchy for qualification is the Regional Demand
(the occupation had a entry wage equal to or greater
than 90% of the Economic Development Region (EDR) negotiated
wage as an average of all LWIA’s in the EDR AND at
least 25 annual average job openings in the EDR);
State Wide (the occupation qualified for at least
5 of the Regional Demands and thus was added to all
ten EDR lists); Career Cluster (the occupation is
listed on at least one of the six career clusters
Illinois has identified as priority [data is available
under the career clusters on the The National
Association of State Directors of Career Technical
Education Consortium website at ]), and Regional
Request (an LWIA received approval of a request to
add an occupation code to its EDR list based on substantiative
data and information supporting a need in the region).
NOTE: Only those occupations with a Source of Regional
Demand or State Wide will be eligible for incentive
bonus award under the Minimum Training Expenditure
policy requirements.

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  • Acupuncturists treat many common ailments. They do this by inserting thin needles through the skin at specific points on the body. Acupuncturists also use other methods of traditional Chinese medicine.
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    Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) give care to ill or injured people. If patients need more care, EMTs drive them to medical facilities.
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    Anesthesiologists are doctors who give patients drugs to relieve pain or put them to sleep during surgery.
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    Veterinary technologists and technicians perform various animal health care duties to help veterinarians.
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    Orthotic and prosthetic specialists design, build, and fit orthopedic braces, surgical supports, and artificial limbs. They usually work from doctors' prescriptions.
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    Dental assistants help dentists with patient care, office tasks, and lab duties.
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    Athletic trainers help prevent and treat injuries in people who are physically active.
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    Medical laboratory technicians conduct tests to help detect, diagnose, and treat diseases.
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    Cardiovascular technologists and technicians help doctors identify and treat cardiac (heart) and vascular (blood vessel) problems.
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    Cardiovascular technologists and technicians help doctors identify and treat cardiac (heart) and vascular (blood vessel) problems.
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    Cardiovascular technologists and technicians help doctors identify and treat cardiac (heart) and vascular (blood vessel) problems.
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    Medical assistants help care for patients. They carry out routine treatments, conduct lab tests, and maintain office records.
  • Nursing assistants give personal care to patients in hospitals and nursing homes. They work under the direction of nurses and doctors.
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    Occupational therapists help people regain or learn daily living or work skills.
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    Surgical technologists prepare for and assist with surgical procedures.
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    Chiropractors treat patients with health problems related to back, neck, and other joint damage.
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    Dietitians plan diets for patients and educate people about eating healthy foods. Some dietitians supervise food preparation and service.
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    Medical assistants help care for patients. They carry out routine treatments, conduct lab tests, and maintain office records.
  • Nursing assistants give personal care to patients in hospitals and nursing homes. They work under the direction of nurses and doctors.
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    Dietitians plan diets for patients and educate people about eating healthy foods. Some dietitians supervise food preparation and service.
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    Dietitians plan diets for patients and educate people about eating healthy foods. Some dietitians supervise food preparation and service.
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    Physical therapists treat patients to relieve their pain and increase their strength and mobility.
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    Physical therapist assistants help patients regain physical function after illness or injury.
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    Medical laboratory technicians conduct tests to help detect, diagnose, and treat diseases.
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    Dental assistants help dentists with patient care, office tasks, and lab duties.
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    Dental laboratory technicians make and repair dentures, crowns, and bridges.
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    Dental hygienists clean teeth and teach clients how to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
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    Dental laboratory technicians make and repair dentures, crowns, and bridges.
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    Dentists examine patients’ teeth and mouth and correct dental problems.
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    Dentists examine patients’ teeth and mouth and correct dental problems.
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    Dental laboratory technicians make and repair dentures, crowns, and bridges.
  • Dermatologists treat conditions and diseases of the skin, hair, and nails.
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    Dietetic technicians help dietitians provide nutrition care. They may run food service facilities.
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    Dietetic technicians help dietitians provide nutrition care. They may run food service facilities.
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    Dietitians plan diets for patients and educate people about eating healthy foods. Some dietitians supervise food preparation and service.
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    Anesthesiologists are doctors who give patients drugs to relieve pain or put them to sleep during surgery.
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    Chiropractors treat patients with health problems related to back, neck, and other joint damage.
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    Family and general practitioners help people maintain and improve their health.
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    Internists treat people who have illnesses that don't require surgery. They also promote and maintain overall health of adults.
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    Obstetricians and gynecologists treat female patients. They focus on women's health, including pregnancy, birth, and general well-being.
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    Optometrists examine patients' eyes to diagnose vision problems. They prescribe corrective lenses or other treatments.
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    Pediatricians treat the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth to 21 years.
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    Podiatrists diagnose and treat disorders and injuries of the foot and lower leg.
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    Cardiovascular technologists and technicians help doctors identify and treat cardiac (heart) and vascular (blood vessel) problems.
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    Cardiovascular technologists and technicians help doctors identify and treat cardiac (heart) and vascular (blood vessel) problems.
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    Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) give care to ill or injured people. If patients need more care, EMTs drive them to medical facilities.
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    Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) give care to ill or injured people. If patients need more care, EMTs drive them to medical facilities.
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    Medical scientists conduct research to find causes of and treatments for disease.
  • Exercise physiologists use physical activity to treat people who are ill. They also help healthy people improve or maintain their fitness or performance.
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    Optometrists examine patients' eyes to diagnose vision problems. They prescribe corrective lenses or other treatments.
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    Family and general practitioners help people maintain and improve their health.
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    Athletic trainers help prevent and treat injuries in people who are physically active.
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    Podiatrists diagnose and treat disorders and injuries of the foot and lower leg.
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    Family and general practitioners help people maintain and improve their health.
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    Health information technicians collect, code, and maintain medical information about patients.
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    Health services administrators plan and direct the delivery of health care.
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    Medical laboratory technicians conduct tests to help detect, diagnose, and treat diseases.
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    Home health aides care for elderly, recovering, or patients with disabilities, in their own homes.
  • Personal and home care aides provide services to elderly, disabled, and ill clients so they can live in their own homes.
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    Home health aides care for elderly, recovering, or patients with disabilities, in their own homes.
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    Home health aides care for elderly, recovering, or patients with disabilities, in their own homes.
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    Health services administrators plan and direct the delivery of health care.
  • Nursing assistants give personal care to patients in hospitals and nursing homes. They work under the direction of nurses and doctors.
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    Dental hygienists clean teeth and teach clients how to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
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    Home health aides care for elderly, recovering, or patients with disabilities, in their own homes.
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    Respiratory therapists evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders.
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    Internists treat people who have illnesses that don't require surgery. They also promote and maintain overall health of adults.
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    Medical laboratory technicians conduct tests to help detect, diagnose, and treat diseases.
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    Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) care for people who are sick, injured, or have disabilities.
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    Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) care for people who are sick, injured, or have disabilities.
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    Dietitians plan diets for patients and educate people about eating healthy foods. Some dietitians supervise food preparation and service.
  • Massage therapists rub, knead, press, stroke, tap, thump, and stretch their client's muscles and connective tissues. This provides relaxation and improves health and well-being.
  • Massage therapists rub, knead, press, stroke, tap, thump, and stretch their client's muscles and connective tissues. This provides relaxation and improves health and well-being.
  • Massage therapists rub, knead, press, stroke, tap, thump, and stretch their client's muscles and connective tissues. This provides relaxation and improves health and well-being.
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    Medical appliance technicians build, fit, and repair artificial limbs, braces, and supports.
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    Medical assistants help care for patients. They carry out routine treatments, conduct lab tests, and maintain office records.
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    Medical equipment preparers clean and sterilize surgical instruments and medical equipment. They also prepare instruments and equipment for use.
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    Medical equipment repairers install, test, adjust, and repair medical equipment.
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    Medical laboratory technicians conduct tests to help detect, diagnose, and treat diseases.
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    Medical laboratory technologists conduct complex tests to help detect, diagnose, and treat diseases.
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    Health services administrators plan and direct the delivery of health care.
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    Health information technicians collect, code, and maintain medical information about patients.
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    Medical scientists conduct research to find causes of and treatments for disease.
  • Medical secretaries perform office duties that use their knowledge of medical terms and procedures.
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    Medical sonographers use ultrasound equipment to examine and test areas of a patient's body.
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    Medical transcriptionists listen to taped recordings of medical procedures and doctors’ visits and transcribe them into organized reports.
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    Psychiatric aides care for patients with mental disorders.
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    Psychiatric technicians assist in the care and treatment of patients who are mentally ill or have developmental disabilities.
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    Medical laboratory technicians conduct tests to help detect, diagnose, and treat diseases.
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    Medical laboratory technologists conduct complex tests to help detect, diagnose, and treat diseases.
  • Midwives care for pregnant women before, during, and immediately after childbirth. They deliver babies for low-risk pregnancies.
  • MRI technologists use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to take pictures of the interior of the body.
  • Naturopathic physicians are primary care doctors. They treat patients using natural remedies and practices. They are also called naturopaths.
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    Nuclear medicine technologists give patients radioactive drugs or radiation treatments.
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    Nurse anesthetists administer anesthesia to patients before surgery. They care for and monitor patients during and after the surgical procedure.
  • Nurse practitioners serve as primary and specialty care providers. They treat and care for patients with a broad range of health issues. They often specialize in a treatment area or in working with certain patients.
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    Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) care for people who are sick, injured, or have disabilities.
  • Registered nurses care for patients who are ill or injured.
  • Nursing assistants give personal care to patients in hospitals and nursing homes. They work under the direction of nurses and doctors.
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    Health services administrators plan and direct the delivery of health care.
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    Dietitians plan diets for patients and educate people about eating healthy foods. Some dietitians supervise food preparation and service.
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    Obstetricians and gynecologists treat female patients. They focus on women's health, including pregnancy, birth, and general well-being.
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    Obstetricians and gynecologists treat female patients. They focus on women's health, including pregnancy, birth, and general well-being.
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    Occupational therapist assistants help people with disabilities develop skills. They work under the supervision of occupational therapists.
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    Occupational therapists help people regain or learn daily living or work skills.
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    Surgical technologists prepare for and assist with surgical procedures.
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    Medical assistants help care for patients. They carry out routine treatments, conduct lab tests, and maintain office records.
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    Optometrists examine patients' eyes to diagnose vision problems. They prescribe corrective lenses or other treatments.
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    Optometrists examine patients' eyes to diagnose vision problems. They prescribe corrective lenses or other treatments.
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    Dental hygienists clean teeth and teach clients how to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
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    Dentists examine patients’ teeth and mouth and correct dental problems.
  • Nursing assistants give personal care to patients in hospitals and nursing homes. They work under the direction of nurses and doctors.
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    Dental assistants help dentists with patient care, office tasks, and lab duties.
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    Dental laboratory technicians make and repair dentures, crowns, and bridges.
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    Dentists examine patients’ teeth and mouth and correct dental problems.
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    Orthotic and prosthetic specialists design, build, and fit orthopedic braces, surgical supports, and artificial limbs. They usually work from doctors' prescriptions.
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    Orthotic and prosthetic specialists design, build, and fit orthopedic braces, surgical supports, and artificial limbs. They usually work from doctors' prescriptions.
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    Medical appliance technicians build, fit, and repair artificial limbs, braces, and supports.
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    Occupational therapists help people regain or learn daily living or work skills.
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    Respiratory therapists evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders.
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    Physician assistants (PAs) provide health care services under the supervision of doctors.
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    Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) give care to ill or injured people. If patients need more care, EMTs drive them to medical facilities.
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    Dentists examine patients’ teeth and mouth and correct dental problems.
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    Pediatricians treat the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth to 21 years.
  • Personal and home care aides provide services to elderly, disabled, and ill clients so they can live in their own homes.
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    Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists provide medicines and other health care products to patients.
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    Pharmacists dispense drugs and provide information about their use.
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    Pharmacy aides help pharmacists with clerical duties.
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    Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists provide medicines and other health care products to patients.
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    Medical laboratory technicians conduct tests to help detect, diagnose, and treat diseases.
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    Physical therapist aides care for patients suffering from injuries or disease.
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    Physical therapist assistants help patients regain physical function after illness or injury.
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    Physical therapists treat patients to relieve their pain and increase their strength and mobility.
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    Athletic trainers help prevent and treat injuries in people who are physically active.
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    Physician assistants (PAs) provide health care services under the supervision of doctors.
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    Anesthesiologists are doctors who give patients drugs to relieve pain or put them to sleep during surgery.
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    Family and general practitioners help people maintain and improve their health.
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    Internists treat people who have illnesses that don't require surgery. They also promote and maintain overall health of adults.
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    Obstetricians and gynecologists treat female patients. They focus on women's health, including pregnancy, birth, and general well-being.
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    Pediatricians treat the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth to 21 years.
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    Podiatrists diagnose and treat disorders and injuries of the foot and lower leg.
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    Surgeons perform surgery to diagnose and treat patients.
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    Podiatrists diagnose and treat disorders and injuries of the foot and lower leg.
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    Orthotic and prosthetic specialists design, build, and fit orthopedic braces, surgical supports, and artificial limbs. They usually work from doctors' prescriptions.
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    Medical appliance technicians build, fit, and repair artificial limbs, braces, and supports.
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    Psychiatric aides care for patients with mental disorders.
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    Psychiatric aides care for patients with mental disorders.
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    Psychiatric technicians assist in the care and treatment of patients who are mentally ill or have developmental disabilities.
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    Psychiatrists diagnose and treat people who have mental illnesses.
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    Physical therapists treat patients to relieve their pain and increase their strength and mobility.
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    Radiation therapists use beams of radiation to treat tumors.
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    Radiologic technologists use special equipment to create images of internal organs, tissues, and bones.
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    Radiologic technologists use special equipment to create images of internal organs, tissues, and bones.
  • Radiologists are doctors who interpret x-rays and other medical images.
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    Recreational therapists plan and carry out treatments and activities for patients.
  • Registered nurses care for patients who are ill or injured.
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    Physical therapist assistants help patients regain physical function after illness or injury.
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    Health services administrators plan and direct the delivery of health care.
  • Personal and home care aides provide services to elderly, disabled, and ill clients so they can live in their own homes.
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    Home health aides care for elderly, recovering, or patients with disabilities, in their own homes.
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    Respiratory therapists evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders.
  • Registered nurses care for patients who are ill or injured.
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    Surgical technologists prepare for and assist with surgical procedures.
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    Medical sonographers use ultrasound equipment to examine and test areas of a patient's body.
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    Athletic trainers help prevent and treat injuries in people who are physically active.
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    Medical equipment preparers clean and sterilize surgical instruments and medical equipment. They also prepare instruments and equipment for use.
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    Surgeons perform surgery to diagnose and treat patients.
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    Dental assistants help dentists with patient care, office tasks, and lab duties.
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    Surgical technologists prepare for and assist with surgical procedures.
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    Surgical technologists prepare for and assist with surgical procedures.
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    Recreational therapists plan and carry out treatments and activities for patients.
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    Psychiatrists diagnose and treat people who have mental illnesses.
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    Medical scientists conduct research to find causes of and treatments for disease.
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    Medical sonographers use ultrasound equipment to examine and test areas of a patient's body.
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    Veterinary technologists and technicians perform various animal health care duties to help veterinarians.
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    Veterinary technologists and technicians perform various animal health care duties to help veterinarians.
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    Medical scientists conduct research to find causes of and treatments for disease.
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