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Hematologist Job Description, Career as a Hematologist, Salary, Employment - Definition and Nature of the Work, Education and Training Requirements, Getting the Job

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Training/Educational Requirements: Specialized medical degree and license

Median Salary: $235,929 per year

Job Prospects: Good

Job Description


As a specialized physician, a hematologist treats disorders of the blood. These can include many different conditions, and a hematologist must be knowledgeable enough to treat all of the different types, which may include disorders with blood cells, bone marrow, and the vascular system in general.

As hematologists are specialists in blood disorders they may work with patients who have everything from anemia to cancer to sickle cell disease, and everything in between. They work as any other type of physician to begin the process by consulting with their patients to understand their symptoms and gather valuable information. They are often referred by primary care physicians as a specialist in this field is required for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan, so they may also utilize physician’s notes and records in the treatment of their patients.

Hematologist may spend some of their time in a laboratory, looking at the blood samples collected from their patients. They use this to form the basis of their diagnosis and may have to perform a great deal of research as part of their job responsibilities. Hematologists may prescribe and perform many different tests, procedures, and blood work to gather as much information as they can on their patient to ensure that an appropriate diagnosis is provided. They work with their patients every step of the way to understand what the condition is and what the prognosis and associated treatment plan is. Hematologists may perform surgeries as part of a patient’s treatment plan.

Hematologist must run their practice as any other physician would. If they are part of a smaller staff or practice or if they run their own, hematologists must handle all business aspects, including the management of their staff. If they work as part of a larger group or at a hospital directly, they may be involved in committees or research initiatives. Though hematology is a specialization, some of the responsibilities are the same as any other type of physician.

Training/Educational Requirements


There is a rather extensive educational requirement for hematologists. They must complete medical school and gain a license, as any other type of doctor would. Beyond that, they must receive an advanced degree in hematology, as this is their focus. Hematologists may even declare and focus on a specialization beyond hematology, such as pediatrics if they wish to treat children with blood disorders. A student of hematology must travel a long road to fulfill all of the educational requirements for this specialization, sometimes taking up to ten years.

It is important to keep up with the licensing requirements, which may vary by state. There is usually an ongoing training requirement of some sort so that the hematologist keeps current within their field. It is expected that most hematologists will attend industry events, workshops, or seminars to keep up with new trends or findings so that they can better serve their patients. While on-the-job training comes with experience, any additional training can help to keep an hematologist competitive and in the best capacity to serve their patients.

How to Get Hired


IBeyond meeting educational requirements and obtaining a license, hematologists get hired based on their experience is a great way to get hired. Any internship or residency work focused in this area can provide an excellent way to get hired as a full-time hematologist.

As an hematologist moves throughout their career, it is important to develop and maintain good relationships with doctors, particularly primary care physicians. Because referrals from primary care doctors make up a lot of a hematologist’s client base, relationships between general physicians and hematologists can play a major factor in a hematologist being hired by a patient. Having good relationships with insurance companies and previous patients can also work well because word-of-mouth and other referrals serve as one of the best ways to get hired. Keeping a good reputation in the field and demonstrating solid experience as an hematologist who provides excellent care for their patients is another great way to keep the clients coming.

Job Prospects, Employment Outlook, and Career Development


The outlook for hematologists is good because it is a specialization that more and more patients are requiring. And because the health care industry is doing well in terms of jobs and demand, this specialization is growing. This all means that there are excellent opportunities for jobs for hematologists. Since there are a variety of different ways that hematologists may practice their specialization, this too contributes to more jobs and increased potential for career advancement.

Working Environment


The working environment for an hematologist is quite similar to that of any other physician. This involves working in treatment or exam rooms, where the hematologist may consult with and diagnose patients. Hematologists usually have a private office where they may handle research and paperwork. They may expect to spend some of their time in a lab analyzing blood samples, and they may spend part of their time at a hospital or medical facility, performing procedures or surgeries. Hematologists may travel between these different environments to handle patient care, and therefore the environment may change by day. Because they will deal with some stressful circumstances, hematologists must be able to keep their patients calm.

Salary and Benefits


Hematologists can expect to receive about $235,929 per year. This may vary based on the manner in which they practice, the years of experience that they posses, as well as the geographical location in which they work. This means that the salary range may be anywhere between $181,348, for those just starting out, to upwards of $600,000 for those that have a great deal of experience and a good reputation in the field. As this is a specialized type of medicine, there are usually great benefits associated with it, such as medical coverage; pension; paid vacation, sick days, and holidays; a flexible work schedule; and the potential for many others. Hematologist may have their own practice, and this means that they are responsible for their own benefits, but this also contributes to a much higher salary as well.
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over 6 years ago

Dude I'm 15 and I used this for PBS class too. :D

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over 5 years ago

Hahaha i used this for my PBS class too. I seem to come to this site a lot to finish my career journals haha. Anyone else from NLHS here? Turner or Doran?

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over 5 years ago

I used this for biomed career journals and i must say this is a fanntastic site !!

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over 6 years ago

I used it for my PBS class toooo!!!!

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over 5 years ago

PBS class for the win xD

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over 5 years ago

i used this for my PLTW class

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over 6 years ago

Hi, my name is Mariah... and Im only 13 years old. I have this pre-algebra class, and I had to do some research on how what I want to become has to do with math. This website didnt quite have anything to do with the math... but it did have a lot of other information that i did need. This website really helped me out.. Thanks

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over 5 years ago

Im in PBS.... but I love it!!

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over 5 years ago

Everyone used it for PBS XDXDXD

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over 5 years ago

Hahaha i used this for my PBS class too. I seem to come to this site a lot to finish my career journals haha. Anyone else from NLHS here? Turner or Doran?

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over 6 years ago

I was researching about hematologist for my PBS class and this info really helped me..

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almost 6 years ago

Dude... PBS for sure on this!

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over 4 years ago

I used this for my PLTW class and it really helped:)

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about 6 years ago

PBS is the reason im here too!

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over 5 years ago

i thought this site was extremely helpful i also am using it for a pbs class and to the one who thought this site wasnt helpful and was a copy no one said you had to use it

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over 5 years ago

i used for pbs,too! it is a lot of help! :) hey, pbs peeps! ;)

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over 5 years ago

PBS homeowrk done.

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over 6 years ago

hmmmmm yea im doin this for my PBS class too. and it's outstanding how this job really is. but just wandering have you heard anything about HeLa cells? i learned them in class today. there's a sad story to behind it. : (

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over 5 years ago

PBS for the win!!!! this site is almost all i use for career journals anymore

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over 5 years ago

i use this 4 my PBS class too

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over 5 years ago

I used this for PBS too lol

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over 5 years ago

I used this for PBS too lol

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over 5 years ago

me and claculus student were here! we sued it for our PBS class also! woooooooo principles of biomedical scieneces yeaaaa!! rage!!!!

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over 5 years ago

Soo I used this for PBS too(: Does anyone else hate this class as much as me? I'm only taking it because I want to be a nutritionist...

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over 5 years ago

This article greatly helped me in a report for my PBS class keep up the good work

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over 3 years ago

I feel as if everyone is here for PBS or PLTW
I'm also here for PBS

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over 3 years ago

holy crap EVERYONE is using this for PBS! This thing was gold for my career journal :)

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over 5 years ago

I used this for my PBS class too ! c(:

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over 6 years ago

fantastic web site I've been doing career journals for the longest and i just learned about this web site and its such a great way to get info for my PBS homework :))

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over 5 years ago

i used it for my PBS class toooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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over 5 years ago

PBS!!! :)))

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over 5 years ago

Careers journals for Mrs. Maldonaldos PBS class finally finished!!!

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over 5 years ago

im in PBS too. almost done with my report since this cite was really helpfull

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over 5 years ago

ohh wow, I'm documenting this site for my PBS class, and i just saw that. that's funny!

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over 6 years ago

Hi!!! I am only 14 years old and i have researched hematology up and down. I have my fair share of problems including one invloving blood! (Von Willibrands) The study of hemotology and the fact tht u can help people in the process makes me very excited. I hope to some day become a hematologist!

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almost 2 years ago

PBS SQUAD HERE

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almost 2 years ago

lol used this for PLTW as well ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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over 2 years ago

WE USE THIS FOR PBS WITH MICHELE DAVLANTIS RN!!!

I HATE THIS CLASS AND CAREER JOURNALS

AN MY LIFE

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over 3 years ago

PLTW PBS. I really don't like Career Journals.

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over 3 years ago

PBS go Montana!

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over 4 years ago

PBS HOMIEEEEE

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over 4 years ago

Haha!! Campo Verde High School Biomedical Sciences all the way! :DDDDDD

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over 5 years ago

i used this for PBS too! I HATE THE CLASS, all this carear journal stuff is complete bogus! but i love how we all used the same sight!! too funny.

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over 5 years ago

go cv my pleseks room

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over 5 years ago

Everyone used it for PBS XDXDXD

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over 5 years ago

Gotta love PBS....

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over 5 years ago

There needs to be a site where all things PBS are, so it could be a lot simpler. Just saying.

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over 5 years ago

PBS as well!

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over 5 years ago

I used this for PBS too.... lol. This class is dumb..

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over 5 years ago

Late night PBS homework! :)

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almost 7 years ago

I would love to be a hematologist because I love the job already that's why i'm trying hard in school so i could be it, because it's seems really interesting to me

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over 5 years ago

Lol @ everyone using this for PBS. Efffff career journals!

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over 5 years ago

I used this for PBS too lol

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over 5 years ago

I used this for PBS too lol

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over 3 years ago

Mah God PBS is awesome

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over 3 years ago

I used this for my PBS class and the information was helpful but I feel like there could be more specific information. My teacher is so strict...

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almost 5 years ago

my friend has a blood disorder so she wants 2 be a hematologist when she gets older and in 6th grade i helped her study it so thats y im usin this job 4 my project this year cuz i know so much about it

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almost 5 years ago

this is very helpful

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about 6 years ago

WOW!!!!!....I'm only 13 and this is interresting : i came across it when when i had to write an essay for science class. And its very helpful!!!

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over 2 years ago

PBS #MR.JANCHAR #DOM #JD #BRUCE #OHIO

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over 2 years ago

PBS #Janchar #JD #DOM #BRUCE #OHIO

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over 2 years ago

Lol Biomed fror the win!

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over 3 years ago

Well since everyone already said it, I don't have much to say besides; I used this for my PLTW: Biomedical Class also. lol. This site helps a lot with my career journals. short and sweet. Lets go GHS (Grafton, Wisconsin!)

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over 5 years ago

PBS. I go to Ferris HS

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over 5 years ago

I used this for PBS too.... lol. This class is dumb..

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over 4 years ago

this site saved me hours of research on this d*** computer. thank you stateunivresity.com :)

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over 4 years ago

this site saved me hours of research on this d*** computer. thank you stateunivresity.com :)

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over 1 year ago

Principals of Biomedical Sciences, more like
Principles of Bull Sht.

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over 1 year ago

PBS boys!!!! this sight is dope

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over 2 years ago

Lolol boomed career journals amirite.

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over 2 years ago

PBS for the win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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over 3 years ago

Wow my own class too.....does like every pbs student go to this site?

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over 3 years ago

PBS -.-

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over 3 years ago

PBS! PBS! PBS! PBS! PBS! PBS! PBS!

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over 3 years ago

This is a very helpful site for the biomedical (PBS) career journals. I just hope they're would have been more daily activities.

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over 3 years ago

This website has been really useful to my career journals. SO much easier. this is such a relief. Thank you!!!!!

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over 3 years ago

PBS for the win! BTW it helped but I need more daily activities and a better citation. We need APa man....

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over 3 years ago

I'm using it for my PBS class too!!!!!! It's really was perfect for those stupid career journals!!!!!!

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over 3 years ago

I used it for my PLTW class too LOL.

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over 3 years ago

haha this is hilarious i am using this website for my PBS class too!

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over 3 years ago

pbs nigguhz

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over 3 years ago

wow. using this for PBS class too! soooo helpful

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almost 4 years ago

This really helped me on my PBS career journals! Thanks for the help!

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about 4 years ago

PBS!!!!! wow the PBS family is conected to this website, lolol.(florida)

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over 4 years ago

SO is everyone in PBS? (Me too)

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over 4 years ago

I used for PLTW PBS TOO!!!!!!!!

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over 4 years ago

I'm in PBS too!!! :) so helpful

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over 4 years ago

Plus, your ideas of right clicking to sight seems to make no sense to me when there are more organized and specific ways to sight, like of which is assigned in my PBS class.


Sincerely

Odie James

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over 4 years ago

It worked well for me in bio-medical sciences. Thank you all for it, but please change the length of the title. Its hard to site it with that long a title.

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over 4 years ago

yeaaa me too real cool website goooooooo PBS

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over 4 years ago

hello my name is joy and we were doing some research in class and i really liked this page because it helped out alot because i was really struggling with this project but i learned alot from this particular page and it helps me to know all about hematologists, because when i get older this will be my career, And again thanks..


Sincerly Joy Blossom

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over 4 years ago

PBS here. i seem to be in the majority.

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over 4 years ago

Stebbins PBS all the way!!!!!! (OHIO)

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over 4 years ago

PBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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7 months ago

Ayyyyyyyyyye!!!! 2016 rn but its gonna say im inn 2017. THE GOVERNMENT IS LYING #STAYWOKE and yoooo theres gonna be the death of a gorilla, beware yall he fvcks sh!t up. And watch out for Trump too. Peace dawg

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over 1 year ago

LOL. Everybody here is from PBS

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over 1 year ago

I'm pretty sure everybody is here for PBS. lol anybody from RSHS?

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over 1 year ago

lol same using for biomed class as well

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over 1 year ago

I used this for my PBS class! C: Along with another site.

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over 3 years ago

lol why is every comment on here about the PBS program

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over 4 years ago

I think everyone is using this for PBS lol

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over 4 years ago

this site saved me hours of research on this d*** computer. thank you stateunivresity.com :)

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over 4 years ago

Stebbins PBS all the way!!!!!! (OHIO)

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over 5 years ago

LOL thats hilarious is everyone in MRS.C's Class using this cite?????

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7 months ago

ayyy PBS people!!

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over 1 year ago

i used it for biomed pltw on a career journal about hematologist it helped mee too

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over 1 year ago

Biomed career journals!

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over 1 year ago

career journal for PBS due tomorrow and its midnight this site is saving me

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over 1 year ago

same for PBS

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over 1 year ago

wooo PBS class seems to be quite a hit on this website. Glad its here though. Saved me :D

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over 5 years ago

okay. To start out you all need help. why are you using this site? There is no real information here. This is all copied from some other site. Try and use some intelligent thinking and THINK about what you click on before you click on it. Are you all that ignorant? Just look at how poor this information is organized. I think you all need to go back and re-write your career journals because if I was your teacher, and you had this website cited on the documentation source section I would give you absolutely no credit and probably make you do it again. Now I hope I have made myself clear when I say that this cite is completely useless. Thank you.

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over 1 year ago

Guys I used this for my PBS class too!!! With Ben Janchar.

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over 1 year ago

so much PBS

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over 2 years ago

Thanks, i am a 12 year old and i was interested in hematology because we were learning about that in science and thats what i want to be when i grow up

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over 5 years ago

okay. To start out you all need help. why are you using this site? There is no real information here. This is all copied from some other site. Try and use some intelligent thinking and THINK about what you click on before you click on it. Are you all that ignorant? Just look at how poor this information is organized. I think you all need to go back and re-write your career journals because if I was your teacher, and you had this website cited on the documentation source section I would give you absolutely no credit and probably make you do it again. Now I hope I have made myself clear when I say that this cite is completely useless. Thank you.

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over 1 year ago

I used this for my PBS class too

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over 1 year ago

bro totally used this for PBS

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2 months ago

this was so much help this had everything i needed for my avid class

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6 months ago

PBS career journals!!! XD

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6 months ago

PBS Yeah - This has like all the info in it! I have Turner for PBS! - Best teacher!

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about 1 year ago

what dergee you need