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nurse
/ˈnɝs/
noun
someone who has been trained to care for injured or sick people, particularly in a hospital
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nutritionist
/nuˈtɹɪʃənɪst/
noun
someone who is an expert in the field of food and nutrition
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occupational therapist
/ˌɑːkjʊpˈeɪʃənəl θˈɛɹəpˌɪst/
noun
a branch of health care that is primarily concerned with promoting people's health and well being through occupation
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ophthalmologist
/ˌɑfθəˈmɑɫədʒɪst/, /ˌɑpθəˈmɑɫədʒɪst/
noun
a physician who specializes in the and treatment and study of diseases of the eye
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optician
/ɑpˈtɪʃən/
noun
a person whose job is to test people's eyes and sight or to make and supply glasses or contacts
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optometrist
/ɑpˈtɑmətɹɪst/
noun
a professional whose job is examining people's eyes and telling them what type of glasses they should wear
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orderly
/ˈɔɹdɝɫi/
noun
a hospital attendant whose job is to help medical staff with activities that do not require special medical training
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paramedic
/ˌpɛɹəˈmɛdɪk/
noun
a trained individual who gives medical aid to people in emergency before taking them to the hospital
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PA
/fɪzˈɪʃənz ɐsˈɪstənt/
noun
a person who is licensed to diagnose and treat illness and disease under the supervision of a licensed physician
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attendant
/əˈtɛndənt/
noun
someone who lives with a sick or disabled person to take care of them
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caregiver
/ˈkɛɹˌɡɪvɝ/
noun
someone who looks after a child or an old, sick, or disabled person at home
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caretaker
/ˈkɛɹˌteɪkɝ/
noun
someone hired to oversee and care for a property, person, or group
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physiotherapist
/fˈɪzɪˌoʊθɪɹˌeɪpɪst/
noun
a professional whose job is treating physical disorders concerned with movements of limbs by giving massages, exercises, etc.
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pharmacy technician
/fˈɑːɹməsi tɛknˈɪʃən/
noun
a healthcare professional who assists pharmacists in dispensing medications, managing inventory, and processing prescriptions in a pharmacy setting
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pharmacy assistant
/fˈɑːɹməsi ɐsˈɪstənt/
noun
a healthcare professional who helps pharmacists with tasks like dispensing medications, managing inventory, and processing prescriptions in a pharmacy setting
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speech therapist
/spˈiːtʃ θˈɛɹəpˌɪst/
noun
a professional who helps individuals improve their communication and swallowing skills
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physical therapist
/fˈɪzɪkəl θˈɛɹəpˌɪst/
noun
a healthcare professional who specializes in helping individuals improve mobility, relieve pain, and restore function through exercises and physical interventions
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respiratory therapist
/ɹˈɛspɹətˌoːɹi θˈɛɹəpˌɪst/
noun
a healthcare professional who evaluates, diagnoses, and treats patients with respiratory disorders using treatments, therapies, and ventilator management
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radiology technician
/ɹˌeɪdɪˈɑːlədʒi tɛknˈɪʃən/
noun
a healthcare professional who performs diagnostic imaging procedures, such as X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, and other imaging studies
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senior nursing officer
/sˈiːnjɚ nˈɜːsɪŋ ˈɑːfɪsɚ/
noun
someone who is in charge of all nursing services in a hospital
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sister
/ˈsɪstɝ/
noun
a female nurse who is in charge of a hospital ward
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specialist
/ˈspɛʃəɫəst/, /ˈspɛʃəɫɪst/
noun
a doctor who is highly trained in a particular area of medicine
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surgical technician
/sˈɜːdʒɪkəl tɛknˈɪʃən/
noun
a healthcare professional who assists surgeons and other members of the surgical team during surgical procedures
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EEG technician
/ˌiːˌiːdʒˈiː tɛknˈɪʃən/
noun
a healthcare professional who performs electroencephalogram (EEG) tests to measure and record electrical activity in the brain
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patient care technician
/pˈeɪʃənt kˈɛɹ tɛknˈɪʃən/
noun
a healthcare professional who provides direct care to patients in a variety of healthcare settings
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ultrasound technician
/ˌʊltɹɐsˈaʊnd tɛknˈɪʃən/
noun
a healthcare professional who uses specialized equipment to perform ultrasound examinations and capture images of internal body structures for diagnostic purposes
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emergency medical technician
/ɪmˈɜːdʒənsi mˈɛdɪkəl tɛknˈɪʃən/
noun
a healthcare professional who provides pre-hospital emergency medical care
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therapist
/ˈθɛɹəpəst/, /ˈθɛɹəpɪst/
noun
a person who is trained to treat a particular type of disease or disorder, particularly by using a specific therapy
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herbalist
/ˈɝbəɫəst/, /ˈhɝbəɫəst/
noun
a practitioner who specializes in using the medicinal properties of plants for promoting health and treating various health issues
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epidemiologist
/ˌɛpəˌdiˌmiˈɑɫəˌdʒɪst/
noun
a professional who studies and analyzes the patterns, causes, and effects of diseases within populations to improve public health
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nurse practitioner
/nˈɜːs pɹæktˈɪʃənɚ/
noun
an advanced practice nurse who can provide a wide range of healthcare services, including diagnosis and treatment
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registered nurse
/ɹˈɛdʒɪstɚd nˈɜːs/
noun
a licensed healthcare professional who provides a variety of medical care to patients
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licensed practical nurse
/lˈaɪsənsd pɹˈæktɪkəl nˈɜːs/
noun
a healthcare professional who provides basic nursing care under supervision after completing specific education and passing a licensing examination
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CNA
/sˈiː ˈɛn ˈeɪ/
noun
a healthcare professional who provides basic patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN) in healthcare settings
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hypnotist
/ˈhɪpnətɪst/
noun
someone who uses hypnosis to induce a relaxed state or address specific conditions in individuals
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hypnotherapist
/hˈɪpnoʊθˌɛɹeɪpˌɪst/
noun
a person who utilizes hypnosis to treat people with physical or emotional problems
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hospital social worker
/hˈɑːspɪɾəl sˈoʊʃəl wˈɜːkɚ/
noun
a professional who helps patients and families navigate healthcare systems, offering emotional support and resources
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hygienist
/ˌhaɪˈɡɛnɪst/, /ˌhaɪˈɡinɪst/
noun
a dental professional who focuses on preventive oral care through cleaning and patient education
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doula
/dˈuːlə/
noun
a trained professional who offers support to pregnant individuals and their families before, during, and after childbirth
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aromatherapist
/ɐɹoʊmɐθˌɛɹəpɪst/
noun
a trained professional who utilizes essential oils and their therapeutic properties to promote physical and emotional well-being in clients
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acupuncturist
/ˈækjuːpˌʌŋktʃɚɹˌɪst/
noun
a person who is trained in acupuncture
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clinician
/kɫɪˈnɪʃən/
noun
a health care professional who treats and examines patients through direct contact
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consultant
/kənˈsəɫtənt/
noun
someone who gives professional advice on a given subject
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healer
/ˈhiɫɝ/
noun
a person believed to be able to cure diseases or treat people using natural powers
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homeopath
/hˈoʊmiːˌɑːpæθ/
noun
someone who treats an ill person by giving them small doses of the substance that caused their illness
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naturopath
/nˈeɪtʃɚɹˌɑːpæθ/
noun
a health practitioner who treats illnesses using natural remedies, rather than artificial drugs
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analyst
/ˈænəɫɪst/
noun
a licensed practitioner who uses talk therapy to help people with their thoughts and feelings
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dental hygienist
/dˈɛntəl hˈaɪdʒiːnˌɪst/
noun
a licensed professional who cleans teeth and provides preventive dental care to patients
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dental nurse
/dˈɛntəl nˈɜːs/
noun
a trained healthcare professional who assists dentists in providing oral healthcare services to patients
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