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Resources for Medical and Health Professional Writers
General Medical Reference
Where to go to check what responsibilities are part of the job you are interested in. Don't forget to check current job postings too.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
From the Bureau of Labor Statistics at the US Department of Labor. Describes hundreds of jobs, including:
-What They Do
-How to Become One
From the US Department of Labor's Education & Training Administration.
-Detailed occupational skills & characteristics
-Career assessment tools
Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT)
This is an older title from the Department of Labor that can still be helpful for getting a sense of what people in certain jobs actually do.
O*NET Interest Profiler
For those of you who still don't know what you want to be when you grow up.
Medical and Health Professional Writing