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Medical Jobs Lesson

Medical jobs require specialized training. Doctors, surgeons, and dentists graduate college and then attend medical schools. Some nurses need a college degree, but some don't. X-ray technicians and ultrasound technicians attend classes to earn a certificate in their field. (3-page lesson)

Doctor Giving a Patient a Shot
A Doctor Giving a Patient a Shot

Doctor

Doctors help sick people.

The doctor in this picture is preparing to give a young patient a shot.

After doctors graduate from college they go to medical school.

It takes about eleven years to become a doctor.



Surgeons Operating on a Patient
Surgeons Operating on a Patient

Surgeon

Surgeons are doctors who operate on patients.

For example, surgeons preform heart operations and organ transplants.

After doctors graduate medical school, they can train to become surgeons.



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