School of Health Sciences Blog

This healthcare blog features healthcare articles and infographics about career and educational paths within the healthcare industry. Written by healthcare faculty and students at Rasmussen College, you'll be sure to find relevant information about careers and educational paths in the medical field.

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Keeping Up With Healthcare in Technology: 10 HIT Blogs Worth Following

How can one possibly keep a pulse on the current developments in technology and healthcare? The best answer is to follow healthcare blogs specializing in tech. If you work in HIT or are just interested in the field, you’ll want to keep tabs on some of the top healthcare blogs. Here are 10 we think are worth keeping tabs on.

6 Ways to Prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Exam

It’s the last hurdle standing between you and your future career: the pharmacy technician exam. You’re confident that the knowledge and hands-on training you acquired in school has prepared you to pass the test, but you still can’t help but feel nervous. Get some expert advice to help you ace the exam.

5 In-Demand Medical Field Jobs That Don’t Require a Masters Degree

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could capitalize on the exciting opportunity in healthcare without losing almost a decade of valuable time in school? Well you’re in luck! We identified five growing medical field jobs you can land in four years or less. Keep reading and you may just stumble upon your future medical career!

The Anatomy of a Healthy Medical Assistant Resume

Your medical assistant resume can make a big impression on employers—if you know which skills and experiences to highlight. We spoke with hiring and resume experts to find out how you can make your medical assistant resume stand out from the crowd.

Skills You Need to Perform Medical Administration Duties

Medical administration duties can range from data entry and insurance billing to taking X-rays and assisting in patient care. We combed through government information and job-analysis data to identify some of the most common medical administration duties. Keep reading to see if this sounds like the career you’ve been seeking!

3 Thriving Healthcare Jobs for Introverts

Luckily there are as many career paths in the healthcare industry as there are personality types, which means you have options even if you prefer working alone. Get the scoop on three ideal healthcare jobs for introverts like you.

What Does a Medical Lab Tech Do?

It’s important to know that not all healthcare careers involve direct patient care. There are in-demand opportunities in the field that allow you to work behind-the-scenes while still having a positive impact on people’s health. Becoming a medical lab tech (MLT) is one of those opportunities.

The Lingering Problem of Retained Surgical Items

Despite advancements in medicine and surgical techniques, retained surgical items continue to be a problem in the medical community. Read on to learn how items get left behind, what the cost is for the community and what you can do about it.

6 Benefits of Working a Holiday in Healthcare

Obviously spending holidays away from your family is not ideal, but it’s an unfortunate reality of the profession. Before you turn your back on the idea, we have some insight that might change your mind. We polled the pros to identify some little known benefits of working on a holiday.

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