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A weekly conversation about following your passions and your paycheck.

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Is it really worth it for doctors and nurses to learn to write well? Some medical schools say yes — but their reasons might surprise you.

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This week, the Food and Drug Administration seeks to add a writer/editor to its Consumer Health Information team in Maryland. There is also demand for health reporters and editors at print and online media outlets nationwide.

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From Adweek's annual Hot List, this week in Career GPS we look for health-related jobs in thriving media outlets.

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If health policy is your passion, pursue a career in health media advocacy with the Berkeley Media Studies Group. Also listed are various reporter and editor positions at health organizations in the Midwest and East Coast.

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Twitter and Facebook rule our social media lives, but LinkedIn can also be a useful place to find sources and learn about the media organizations we want to work for.

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This week, various medical centers and health organizations are recruiting dynamic professionals to manage their health communication services and programs.

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Chris Seper is looking for an editor for MedCity News and while he's not looking for a social media expert, he does want someone who understands search and writing for the web. This week in Career GPS, he answers questions about the position.

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Take part in improving the quality of health care for people over 50 as a Senior Writer/Editor for UnitedHealth Group. Also see other job opportunities in various health topics.

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Global health and international development blogger Alanna Shaikh gives tips for translating and working with translators to talk about health more clearly.

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HIPAA privacy rules often scare health professionals away from blogging and social media. But three nurse-bloggers at BlogWorld LA last week said they can converse online about their careers without fear by following these common-sense guidelines.

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