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10 Careers for People Who Can't Sit Still

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Health Care
You have to be on your toes to care for the needs of others.
You have to be on your toes to care for the needs of others.
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Careers in health care offer endless opportunities that require stamina and lots of energy. Many jobs center on taking care of sick people and getting them healthy. Hospital nurses typically work 12-hour shifts, sometimes making hourly rounds on a dozen or so patients throughout the day. A doctor's day can start at 6 a.m. and last into the night. After medical school -- when a novice physician serves his or her residency -- the new doctor actually stays in the hospital for several days at a time, on call 24 hours a day, catching naps here and there between seeing patients.

Pharmacists also put in long hours, standing and walking to prepare and dispense prescription medicine and give advice to customers. Paramedics often work side by side with firemen, pulling three and four day shifts at a time.

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