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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The Zika Virus and the Conundrum of Women's Health

It’s a big year for the Zika virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the virus a public health emergency — and predicted up to four million infections this year alone. Mosquitoes are the main culprit behind the spreading virus, though it can also be transmitted through sexual contact. With the 2016 Summer Olympic Games set for Rio de Janeiro — the epicenter of the outbreak — all eyes are turning to the unnerving epidemic.

6 Examples of Positive Workplace Health Practices

Whether you’re interested in workplace health for yourself, your employees or as a future health and wellness professional, this resource is for you. Familiarize yourself with what’s working for other companies and learn how you can help foster a healthy workplace.

Why Your Science Background Aligns Perfectly in a Medical Lab Career

Becoming a medical lab technician (MLT) would allow you to take advantage of the exciting career growth in healthcare while also capitalizing on your love of science. You’ll be making a difference in a technical, behind-the-scenes job. Hear one student's story about making the transition.

Examining 5 Commonly Confused Radiology Careers

Many radiology job titles sound similar, even though they refer to different job duties and career paths. That’s why we did the research to compare five popular radiology careers so you can determine the best option.

5 Coveted Careers in Healthcare Non-Medical Professionals Need to Consider

The truth is that careers in healthcare are as diverse as the benefits they offer. Whether you’re good with numbers, you’re highly organized or you’re a technology aficionado, there are careers in healthcare that could perfectly suit your skill set. Familiarize yourself with five types of healthcare careers you’ve probably never considered.

What is a Health Information Technician? A Sneak Peek at this Behind-the-Scenes Career

While we see the fantastic results of the HIT workforce, it can be hard to picture what a job in HIT actually looks like. Who stands behind the HIT curtain? What is a health information technician, anyway? We did some research and spoke to professionals in the field to get the real story. Read on to sneak a peek behind the scenes and step into the shoes of an HIT professional.

What Healthcare Workers Need to Know About Radiation Effects

No one wants to sacrifice their well-being for their career. It’s important for anyone considering a job in healthcare to understand the effects of radiation and what the industry is doing to protect its workers. We’ve done the research and spoken to a radiology expert to get all the answers you’re looking for. Find out the truth about radiation effects and what you can do to stay safe!

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