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Job Descriptions: Medical, Health and Disability Fields

Updated/Revised Date: 2019-02-06

Synopsis: Listing of job descriptions including how to apply for a job in a certain field and training or qualifications required for a particular position of employment.

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The Disabled World job description category offers a listing of various fields of work mainly concentrating on disability employment opportunities for people with a disability. Articles cover areas such as how to apply for employment in a certain field, plus training or qualifications required for the particular line of work you are interested in.

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A job description is defined as a list that a person might use for general tasks, or functions, and responsibilities of a position. It may often include to whom the position reports, specifications such as the qualifications or skills needed by the person in the job, or a salary range. Job descriptions are usually narrative, but some may instead comprise a simple list of competencies; for instance, strategic human resource planning methodologies may be used to develop a competency architecture for an organization, from which job descriptions are built as a shortlist of competencies.

A job is a collection of tasks and responsibilities that an employee is responsible to conduct. A task is a typically defined as a unit of work, that is, a set of activities needed to produce some result, e.g., vacuuming a carpet, writing a memo, sorting the mail, etc. Complex positions in the organization may include a large number of tasks, which are sometimes referred to as functions. Job descriptions are lists of the general tasks, or functions, and responsibilities of a position. Typically, job descriptions are used especially for advertising to fill an open position, determining compensation and as a basis for performance reviews.

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Wordcloud featuring words related to employment.

Stenography Typing Filing and Related Jobs:

Consists of jobs regarding to making, classifying, and filing primarily verbal records. Includes activities, for example transmitting and receiving data by machines equipped with a typewriter-like keyboard, cold type typesetting, word processing, and operating machines to duplicate records, correspondence, and reports, to emboss data on metal or plastic plates for addressing and similar identification purposes, to sort, fold, insert, seal, address, and stamp mail, and to open envelopes.

Jobs In Education:

Includes the administration of federal, state, and private programs for which a background in education is required. Includes aides who assist classroom teachers by instructing sections of classes, coaching individual pupils, and grading papers, but excludes aides where educational preparation is not specific and tasks of jobs include various clerical or service tasks.

Computing and Account Recording Jobs:

Consist of keeping and verifying records of business and financial transactions, receiving and disbursing money in banks and other establishments, operating data processing and peripheral equipment, computing and verifying amounts due for goods and services, preparing payrolls, timekeeping records, and duty rosters, combining data and performing computations to create statistical records, and computing costs of production in relation to other factors to determine profit and loss.

Health Care Careers

If you want to start a health care career, but don't want to train as a clinical professional, then administrative careers, such as medical billing and coding, can prepare you to play a vital role in this ever-growing industry. The increase in health care services will lead to a greater need for billing and coding professionals to translate the paperwork.

You don't have to be a doctor to work in the health care industry; you can become a medical biller or coder and build a long-term career opportunity that is essential to the financial well-being of the health care industry. Become an essential part of the administrative side of health care and watch your future take shape!

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