Posted by Willy Franzen on May 3, 2009. Jobs updated daily.
|Respiratory Therapist NICU - PRN - JVMC|
West Jordan, UT
|Respiratory Therapist - PRN - JVW|
West Valley City, UT
|Per Diem Respiratory Therapist|
|RN II Med/Surg ICU (ICU) FT Nights|
San Antonio, TX
|Cardiac Stress Technician|
|Patient Care Technician-PCT Oncology|
|Transplant Coordinator - Organ Acq-Heart - 6 Months Fixed-Term (1.0 FTE, Days)|
Palo Alto, CA
|Patient Care Technician-PCT Oncology Unit|
Yesterday I got some bad news. A good friend and one of the best people in the fly fishing community was diagnosed with lung cancer a few months ago. It’s not a pretty picture, but if anyone can beat it, it’s him. Since he’s been on my mind since yesterday, I thought it would only be appropriate to take a look at the American Lung Association today. They’re a nationwide non-profit organization that aims to “save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.” Whether it’s a lifelong smoker who is facing a life and death situation or a kid who is growing up with asthma (like me), the American Lung Association is there to help – mostly “through research, education and advocacy.”
Another reason that I decided to feature the American Lung Association is that a reader e-mailed me to rave about her internship with the organization. That’s always a good sign! The American Lung Association has locations all across the country – there are local chapters and regional offices as well. I’m not sure if you can approach them individually about jobs, but I do know that the American Lung Association’s Jobs page includes jobs in a variety of locations. Right now the entry level pickings are kind of slim. There are positions in Accounting and Software Development/IT, but they’re probably a little too advanced for a new grad. There are also a couple of volunteer positions (one in Customer Service Coordination and one in Administrative Coordination) that you might want to consider. I don’t normally recommend that, but after hearing about a Found Your Career student who volunteered his way into a contract job, I think it might be worth trying. How you apply depends on which position you’re going for, so head over to the American Lung Association’s to get all of the details. And remember, it’s pretty easy to track down contact info for people at the organization, so you may want to go that route to find information about more entry level opportunities.
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