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Can people get a job in the health field if they have a contagious disease?

I have Hep B and I'm planning on going to school for ultrasound in July. But would it even be worth paying all that money for school if I wont be able to get a job because I have this disease? I mean, I'm pretty sure I'm not going to be handling any needles or anything to cut myself. Or does that not even matter and I just wont get hired anyway? Please help, what are my options?

Asked By: - 12/14/2010
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I'm guessing you could, but it would be very difficult.
Answered By: Johnny Smuggins - 12/14/2010
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For ultrasound, where you are just running a scanning wand over a person, I believe that it will be ok. Hep B is transmitted thru close contact. As long as you don't mind, ask the school regarding this. Also, if you know the ways Hep B is transmitted you could avoid this type of contact in all situations not just... More
Answered By: Bunnee - 12/14/2010
 
It's contagious via the blood, not food or water. Unless, your "typhoid mary" you should be ok. Don't beat yourself up, eventually the viral load may subside; that is if you're not immunocompromised.
Answered By: meds672 - 12/14/2010
 
i think it will be very difficult for you
Answered By: David Rasel - 12/17/2010
 
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