Medical Laboratory Careers – the healthcare jobcast

Welcome to Andrea Santiago’s Healthcare Jobcast! A short news segment on the world of healthcare careers.

Is a career working in a medical laboratory a good fit for you? If you are seeking a medical career that has a high impact on patient outcomes, but doesn’t require you to interact directly with patients, working in a medical lab may be a great option for you. Also, there are a number of different roles available at a variety of educational, training, and salary levels.

Healthcare Job Market Update through April/May 2010

Welcome to Andrea Santiago’s Healthcare Jobcast! A short news segment on the world of healthcare careers.

The job market for healthcare has remained very dynamic, even throughout the recession. Recently many reports have been published on which careers have grown the most during the first few months of 2010. Today’s jobcast highlights reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, several job boards, and healthcare periodicals regarding which health careers are seeing the greatest demand. Get all the job market highlights without having to scour the internet for the data from the various sources.

The Green Jobcast #29 – Solar/Biofuels/Wind/Smartgrid

The Green Jobcast, episode 28, is a short news segment with information about green jobs making headlines across the country. This week news about solar jobs & the biggest ever wind farm. (download mp3) (3 min)

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Construction of what could become the largest wind farm in the world will begin in eastern Oregon after the U.S. Air Force said it will no longer block the $2 billion project over concerns about radar interference. Oregon officials announced construction of theShepherds Flat wind farm project can begin on schedule in May.

The project calls for building 338 wind turbines on 32,000 acres in remote areas of Gilliam and Morrow counties. The project is expected to bring more than 700 construction jobs to Oregon and create a clean renewable energy system capable of generating 845 megawatts of power which is the equivalent of a nuclear plant. Caithness Energy is the New York company developing the project. GE will supply the wind turbines. According to an AP article, “Ross Ain, Caithness executive, said work will begin in May with completion expected before the end of 2011. In addition to the local jobs, Ain estimated the project will add about 16,000 jobs nationally, including manufacturing, fabrication and transportation.”

In solar news…Southern California Edison and SunLink, a solar manufacturing company, have agreed in terms for SCE’s massive new solar project. The project will assist in the installation of nearly 50 megawatts of solar panels in the San Bernardino and Eastern Los Angeles counties by this time next year. The project represents nearly 20 percent of SCE’s projected 250 megawatts of solar installations, which will be installed over the next five years.

The project should create an estimated 800 future jobs in California in the next few years. For more information on SCE and their future projects, you can contact the company here. You can also contact SunLink here for other solar opportunities.

Colorado governor Bill Ritter said at a speech last week in Washington, D.C at the GJGJ conference, that his new energy economy is producing results, including 2,500 jobs from Denmark-based Vestas Wind Systems, which made Colorado its North American manufacturing hub, and 700 jobs from SMA Solar, which is opening a manufacturing plant in Colorado this summer, its first outside Germany.

In biofuel news …there is growing concern that more jobs are being lost due to Congress’ inaction on renewing the $1-a-gallon federal biodiesel tax credit.

At The Maple River Energy biodiesel plant near Galva, Iowa. 12 of the facility’s 18 employees are being laid off until the biodiesel blenders credit is reinstated: …About 2,000 biodiesel jobs have already been lost this year in Iowa. The IRFA warns those layoffs could become permanent if Congress doesn’t act soon. Some leaders have promised the bill will be considered before Memorial Day.

Finally …Duke Energy to create Smart Grid jobs…Duke Energy will now be the proud recipient of $204 million from the Department of Energy, or “DOE,” the company reported today, after finalizing the agreement. The funds will be put towards the company’s smart grid projects in its five-state service territory including Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and the Carolinas.

Specifically, Duke will use the maximum about of funds allowed per project under the DOE Smart Grid Investment Grant Program – $200 million – to modernize the company’s power distribution system.
The remaining $4 million will go towards the installation of digital equipment on the Carolina’s transmission system. According to company officials, both projects aim to save and/or create 1,000 new jobs and stimulate the economy. Gianna Manes, Duke Energy senior vice president and chief customer officer, said that the stimulus money will help maintain leadership in modernizing the electric grid while simultaneously revitalizing the nation’s economy.

Oncology Careers on the Healthcare Jobcast

Welcome to Andrea Santiago’s Healthcare Jobcast! A short news segment on the world of healthcare careers.

This weeks episode: Oncology Careers

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Oncology is the medical specialty focusing on the treatment of cancer patients. With cancer being one of the leading health issues in the country, this is a very in-demand field that includes a wide variety of medical careers. Learn more in this week’s healthcare jobcast.

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Interview with an Entrepreneur: Conchtees.com

On jan 6th JobRadio.fm was the featured promotion over on iwearyourshirt.com…jason and evan who run the site asked their viewers to leave a comment on who among them has the most interesting job, jason and evan then picked a winner… that person is Alan Seales of ConchTees.com, and he joins us for this special edition of the podcast. (download mp3) or Play live:

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– we’ll get your website but first u also have a day job is that correct?

– what is your ecommerce site about?

– why did you start it

– what have you learned about ecommerce or starting a website that you might like to share with the listeners?

-any advice for others who might be considering starting their own ecommerce site?

New Year, New Health Career – What’s Hot for 2010

Welcome to Andrea Santiago’s Healthcare Jobcast!

This weeks episode: New Year, New Health Career – What’s Hot for 2010

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If you work in healthcare, or want to work in healthcare, here are the hot trends and healthcare fields to watch for 2010! Do you want to know where the jobs are in healthcare this year? Tune in to the first healthcare jobcast of the decade

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Biggest windfarm in world coming to Oregon, Green Jobcast #21

The Green Jobcast, episode 21, is a short news segment with information about green jobs making headlines across the country. This week news on the worlds biggest windfarm to be built in Oregon (download mp3) 3 minutes 45 sec

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“Green” jobs increased at close to three times the rate of total jobs in California between 1995 and 2008, according to a new report. The report, called “Many Shades of Green: Diversity and Distribution of California’s Green Jobs,” was releasedlast week by the nonpartisan organizations Next 10 and by Mountain View-based Collaborative Economics, a research and consulting firm. According to the report, as the California economy slowed between 2007 and 2008, total employment fell 1 percent, but green jobs grew by 5 percent.

Between 1995 and 2008, total jobs in California grew by 13 percent, while green jobs grew by 36 percent, from 117,000 to 159,000 jobs, and green businesses increased by 45 percent, according to the report.
Sacramento led the state with green job growth of 87 percent between 1995 and 2008, from 7,019 jobs in 1995 to 13,102 jobs in 2008. Sacramento was followed by San Diego (57 percent), the Bay Area (51 percent) and Orange County and Inland Empire (50 percent), according to the report.

General Electric has won a contract to build the biggest wind farm in the United States in Oregon. The wind farm will be located in Shepherds Flat, Oregon and when completed will be the biggest wind farm in operation in the world.

It will cover 30 square miles and will produce 845 megawatts of power, enough to power 235,000 homes. Shepherd Flats is located in the Northeast portion of Oregon. The construction phase will provide approximately 400 jobs during construction, but will provide less than 50 permanent jobs after completion.

In Michigan Saginaw County leaders are trying to attract a solar manufacturer’s project that could bring 500 jobs and a $250 million solar investment has gained a foothold.

Saginaw County leaders this week gave their blessing to efforts to obtain $10 million in state Community Development Block grants and set up a renaissance tax zone.

Norcross, Georgia-based Suniva wants to build a 200,000-square-foot manufacturing center if it can get state and federal grants and loans in a planned 235-acre renewable energy park at the northwest corner of M-52 and M-46 in Thomas Township.

New solar plant planned near Hinkley California

According to the Contra Cost Times Victorville energy company is planning to build a 250-megawatt solar electric plant near Hinkley, which will create dozens of news jobs and provide electricity for about 250,000 High Desert residents.

The Abengoa Mojave Solar plant will be built on a large swath of land nine miles northwest of Hinkley, north of Highway 58 and east of the Kramer Junction. It will employ 68 full-time workers, from top management down to unskilled laborers once it begins operation, said Percy Della, spokesman for the California Energy Commission. Construction is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2010, with a targeted completion date of fall 2012.

Payroll for the two-year construction project is estimated at $272 million, with about 830 workers on site per day and more than 1,100 workers on site at the peak of construction. Local expenditures during the construction phase are expected to be more than $100 million, Della said.

Revi’s 7 job hunting secrets

This is new audio from Revi Goldwasser a career coach who conducts free monthly teleclasses at interviewtipsandsecrets.com. Check out her recent teleclass with 7 job hunting secrets. Download mp3 or play below. (50 mins/50MB)

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She’ll cover the following:

1st SECRET:
The biggest reason why laid off employees are having such a hard time finding a new job and what you can do about it

2nd SECRET:
One of the biggest mistakes unemployed professionals make and a simple solution to fix it

3rd SECRET:
One of the best places to look for a job that no one even thinks about

4th SECRET:
The worst mistake that job seekers make when they apply for a job

5th SECRET:
The worst mistake job seekers make when they complete an application

6th SECRET:
The worst answer you can give on an interview when an employer asks, “What Is Your Weakness?” …Bonus: I will reveal one of my 5 perfect answers to this killer question

7th SECRET:
Job Board Resume Databases – How to get your resume noticed against the millions of other resumes out there!

About Revi

Revi Goldwasser is the founder and CEO of Wall Street Personnel, a financial services recruiting firm as well as JobsOnWallStreet.Com a leading financial online job board. Revi has been a recruiter since 2000, and has established relationships with hundreds of employers. Revi has personally coached tens of thousands of job seekers and has helped many of them find new jobs. Revi is a nationally renowned leading authority on how to find a job in today’s competitive job market. Revi has been quoted in the NY Sun, New York City Job Market Update, Recruiter.com, Mywire.com, Informationweek.com, and many other publications.

all about Advanced Practice Nursing Careers

This week on the healthcare Jobcast (#20) Andrea talks about Advanced Practice Nursing Careers (download mp3) 3 min

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Advanced practice nurses are some of the highest earners in the nursing field, and also have some of the most in-demand skill sets. If top pay and clinical authority are high on your wish list for a great nursing career, an advanced practice nursing career may be a great option for you! There are many different types of advanced practice nursing careers – learn about a few different roles, as well as the pay, and the requirements for becoming an advanced practice nurse.

NOTE: this will be Andrea’s last jobcast for 2009. Look for new ones in early 2010. Thanks for listening!

How to Become a Cardiovascular Technologist (CVT)

This week on the healthcare Jobcast (#19) Andrea talks about how to become a CVT (download mp3) 3 min

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Working as a cardiovascular technologist (CVT) is one of many dynamic allied health careers in the field of cardiology – also known as cardiovascular medicine. CVTs assist cardiologists in the cardiac cath lab, identifying and repairing blockages in the arteries. This week’s jobcast explores how to become a CVT, as well as information about the job duties and average income.