From California, USA:
I am finishing up my college degree and would like information on various good jobs in related to diabetes. I know about jobs such as diabetes educator, pharmaceutical sales, etc., however, I am curious if there are other less well known positions of which I may not be aware.
In addition to diabetes education and pharmaceutical sales, there are several related fields which help individuals with diabetes. Think broadly about positions in nutrition (hospital, clinic or private practice dietitian, academic faculty in nutrition) or exercise (health club trainer, exercise physiologist with a diabetes center). Other health fields which work with people with diabetes include physical therapy and occupational therapy. Even child life workers have a role with helping children deal with diabetes. Mental health professionals, such as social workers and psychologists, all work with people with diabetes. Because diabetes is so widespread, almost any health career will involve work with people with diabetes.
Other fields of science or even engineering can be related diabetes. Research scientists work in laboratories or in clinics on diabetes-related issues. Even engineers work on developing new devices and products for use in diabetes care.
Original posting 31 Oct 2006
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