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Meet Shannon Corby – Personal Support Worker

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Shannon Corby, 42, is a Personal Support Worker. She went back to school in 2012 after being a stay-at-home mom for more than a dozen years and got a PSW certificate from the Board of Education.

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A Personal Support Worker (PSW) provides compassionate care to those in need in long-term care facilities, palliative care centres and hospitals, and in clients’ homes.

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After graduating from college as a dental hygienist, Denise Campbell became a self-employed, freelance dental hygienist filling in as needed at various dental offices. She met her current employer thanks to a temp job and has been there full-time for several years.

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Nothing beats a beautiful smile, and it is thanks to the dental hygienist at the dentist’s office who makes sure your teeth sparkle. Cleaning teeth and gums is probably the most important part of the job, and as a dental hygienist you are trained to use various instruments to scrape plaque and then polish teeth with special toothpaste and an electric polisher.

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Caroline has been in private practice in Toronto for more than 20 years. In the early part of her career, she also worked with infertility patients at the reproductive biology unit at Toronto General Hospital.

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Maria Medved is an associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of Manitoba, where she has worked for the last seven years. She also has been a licensed psychologist for over 10 years and practices in clinical psychology, neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology.

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Interested in the workings of the mind? If so, you may be interested in the field of psychology or psychiatry. Experts in mental health work with patients one-on-one – Sigmund-Freud-like – to work through a range of issues from obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, and depression to mild anxiety.

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