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What is professionalism, and why is it important in health care careers?

Although this is a difficult concept to define, it often has to do with the way the general population believes a “professional” should appear or behave within that particular field. Patients and clients must have confidence in their practitioners, but they may not if you do not look and act “the part.” Personal hygiene and a sense of confidence are definite musts. Take the time in college to develop your own professionalism as you prepare for a career in health care. Learn more about professionalism in general and professionalism in health care.

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