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Can You Afford That Healthcare Education? Ask These Tuition and Fee Questions Before Applying

Employment in the healthcare industry is rocketing. A recent 1report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that 346,000 new healthcare jobs were created in 2018—up from 284,000 in 2017. If you are a student looking to kick-start your career,...

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9 Reasons You Will Love Becoming an Occupational Therapy Assistant

A career as an Occupational Therapy Assistant is a fulfilling one, since you are able to help people and develop relationships with patients. As an OTA, you provide opportunities to help others live a better life while helping expand the healthcare economy. Why...

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Top 5 Benefits of Blended Learning in Healthcare Education

Technology has continued to be integrated into our lives in ways we often don’t think about. Around 10-15 years ago, even something as simple as a cell phone was a luxury that only a fraction of the population had. Today, young kids have smartphones...

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Tips for Nursing Students Going Back to School

Are you planning to take the next step and pursue additional nursing education? Going back to nursing school can be overwhelming, especially if it’s been a while since you’ve studied and prepared for exams. Some nagging questions may be in...

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3 Reasons Why You Should Become a Medical Assistant

If a career in the medical field appeals to you but you aren't sure what you want to focus on, you might want to consider starting out as a medical assistant. Read on to learn what the role of a medical assistant entails. Often the first point of contact...

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What Can You Do with an Associate Degree in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing?

There is currently a rise in demand for healthcare workers, making becoming a nurse a great career path. In order to care for the country’s aging population, especially with the increase of members of the baby boomer generation going into retirement,...

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Becoming a Dental Assistant – A 10-Step Guide

A dental assistant is a popular career choice for several reasons, one of them being the growing demand for quality dental care and the fact that the field of dental assisting is flourishing. With research advancements in dentistry and an increased demand...

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Non-Clinical Career Options in the Healthcare Industry

Working in healthcare can prove to be extremely rewarding. The act of being involved in the healing process of your patients will make you proud to be part of the industry. It's more than just a way to earn money, it is also a way to contribute positively...

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Four Reasons to Start a Medical Billing and Coding Career

A career in Medical Coding and Billing allows you to become part of the medical industry without going through an extensive clinical training program. This career path requires candidates to understand, process and dispatch medical paperwork on behalf...

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Role of Externships in Healthcare Programs

After students complete their courses in healthcare, many students find themselves having a difficult time when they face real-time challenges on a job. These challenges could include coping with unfamiliar technology, shift hours, psychological and professional...

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Three Reasons to Get Started in Surgical Technology

Originally created during the Second World War, the role of the surgical technologist has evolved into one that continues to be an increasingly integral part of surgical procedures. Surgical Technologists in Previous Years Even back during the World War...

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Fast Track Healthcare Careers - Clinical Opportunities in Under a Year

There is often a misconception that in order to get a job in the healthcare industry, you have to get a degree that could take multiple years to get. However, there are some diplomas you can earn in under a year, so you can start your career in this...

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Advancements in Healthcare Technology - Benefits for Today’s Healthcare Students

As with all other aspects of our life, technology advancements are rapidly replacing many things that we used to do manually, and the healthcare industry is no exception. From patient registration, to data monitoring and lab tests to self-care tools,...

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New Key Roles for Pharmacy Technicians

Have you been considering a career in pharmacy and asked, “What does a pharmacy technician do?” There are multiple skills a pharmacy technician needs in order to thrive in this career. In the past few years, the role of a pharmacy technician...

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A Diploma or An Associate Degree - Which is Better for You?

Both a diploma and an associate degree strive to provide students with a deep understanding of science to provide a solid base at the beginning of each student’s healthcare career. Needless to say, both are excellent programs that offer hands-on...

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ACC-OC PTA Program Director Named 2019 ABHES Master Teacher of Year

Dr. Janice Lwin was named Master Teacher of the Year by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) for her work in the physical therapist assistant program at American Career College-Orange County. Lwin was nominated for the award by ACC-Orange...

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