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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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!

What is Zika Virus? 9 Critical Questions You Need Answered NOW

Before you get too swept up in all of the hype, you still have some questions: What is Zika virus exactly? And as it encroaches closer to home, what does it mean for you? We’re here to answer your most commonly asked questions. Here’s what you need to know about the Zika virus.

5 In-Demand Healthcare Jobs that Don't Require a Degree

We identified five healthcare career paths that you can get started on without earning a degree—at least for the time being. Keep reading to get acquainted with these in-demand opportunities that will allow you to start making a difference while earning a paycheck.

8 Healthcare IT Certifications That Will Impress Employers

You don’t want to pass up an opportunity to diversify your expertise and make yourself even more relevant to employers. But you’re probably wondering where to start. There are countless HIT certifications out there today, and sorting through the alphabet soup of acronyms can be overwhelming. That's why we did the work for you!

Not-So-Stupid Cupid: 19 Natural Health Benefits of Being in Love

We are fixated with falling in love – and for good reason. What you’re feeling isn’t just in your head – your entire body reacts with a ripple effect of health benefits when you’re in the throes of love. Learn about the health benefits you can expect in your next whirlwind romance.

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