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Medical: Career and Education Opportunities in Louisiana

Medical: Medical Managers administer and run the operations of hospitals and doctors' offices. They provide the business and operations skills that make it possible for health care professionals to focus on their patients while knowing that their offices are working well.

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Louisiana has a population of 4,492,076, which has grown by 0.52% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Pelican State," its capital is Baton Rouge, though its largest city is New Orleans. In 2008, there were a total of 2,576,960 jobs in Louisiana. The average annual income was $36,091 in 2008, up from $35,340 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Louisiana was 6.8% in 2009, which has grown by 2.3% since the previous year. Roughly 18.7% of Louisiana residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Louisiana include petroleum products manufacturing, petroleum refineries, and basic chemical manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Longue Vue House & Gardens, the Reverend Zombies House of Voodoo, and the Louisiana Children's Museum.


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Healthcare Manager

Healthcare Managers plan, direct, or coordinate medicine and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations. Healthcare Managers need to respond to the actions of other and coordinate activities with them. They also need to speak clearly and communicate with others.
Nurse Clinician

Nurse Clinicians plan, direct, or coordinate the daily patient care activities in a clinical practice.