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Arkansas Workforce Center at Van Buren
(479) 474-7061
1500 E. Main Street (72956 - Physical Zip Code)
Van Buren, AR
 
Arkansas Department of Workforce Services - Van Buren
(479) 471-0019
605 Alma Blvd. Circle
Van Buren, AR
 
Staffmark
(479) 452-1078
4300 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
 
FirstStaff
(479) 452-9292
1330 S Waldron Rd
Fort Smith, AR
 
United Auto Workers Local 716
(479) 646-1071
5523 S 28th St
Fort Smith, AR
 
Western Arkansas Employment
(479) 474-7061
1500 Main St
Van Buren, AR

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TEC Staffing Services
(479) 785-3022
19th & Rogers
Fort Smith, AR

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United Steel Workers Local 9452
(479) 646-6766
5501 S 28th St
Fort Smith, AR
 
Tec Staffing Services
(479) 785-1000
4516 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
 
Arkansas Workforce Center at Fort Smith
(479) 783-0231
616 Garrison Ave, Room 101
Fort Smith, AR
 
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Oncologist

How to become an Oncologist

An oncologist is a medical physician who specializes in the study of cancer.

In order to become an oncologist, you must first become a medical doctor. This requires hard work and a strong conviction to succeed. In high school, the basic required courses would include the sciences: biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics: calculus, trigonometry, algebra and geometry.

Following this career path involves dedication, a strong desire, a vast amount of studying, large student loans or availability of funds, plus four years of medical school. The first two years are generally spent in a classroom setting while the final years provide hands-on experience in a clinical setting.

Upon completion of medical school and receiving the M.D. designation - Doctor of Medicine degree - a physician can enter into a 2-3 year residency program at an approved hospital in the study of cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, in 2007, over 559,000 people died from cancer while at the same time another 1.4million people were diagnosed with cancer for the first time.

What does an Oncologist do?

An oncologist is a medical physician who diagnoses and treats patients with cancer.

This involves the study of tumors, managing chemotherapy regimens of patients, pain management, along with the assessing and re-assessing of cancer patients.

As it can be a very trying time for a patient who has been diagnosed with cancer, this specialty also involves a high level of patient care, which takes into factor the emotional and spiritual health of the patient as well as the medical diagnosis. An oncologist must possess very good communication skills and a genuine desire to help people.

Oncologists can work in hospitals and specialized medical centers. They can also practice at university hospitals and research facilities or teach medical students.

A medical oncologist uses chemotherapy medications in the treatment of cancer while a surgical oncologist performs surgical procedures to remove tumors. A radiation oncologist specializes in using therapeutic radiation to treat cancer.

Further specialties for an oncologist include gynecology, pediatric, or even veterinary oncology. An oncologist can also specialize in a specific type of cancer, for example, breast, lung, prostate or melanoma cancers.

An oncologist could pursue a career in research in the field of cancer, which would involve studying prevention, genetics and causes. Oncologists can also be involved in palliative patient care whereby, even though a patient is in a terminal situation, they continue to ensure that the patient receives the best care possible.

What skills or qualities do I need to become an Oncologist?

If you are thinking about becoming an oncologist, you must be prepared to spend 4 years obtaining a medical degree plus an additional 2-4 years in an oncology residency program at a cancer hospital.

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