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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5 Unique Surgical Tech Skills You Need to Succeed

Surgical techs play a unique, hands-on role in the medical field and the skills needed to succeed are just as unique. The usual descriptors like "team-player" and "dedicated" are all great to have, but these five skills identified by surgical techs will help you stand out.

6 Ways TV Shows Get Hospital Jobs All Wrong

Watching doctors and nurses race through the hospital to save a patient’s life, you find yourself wondering if that’s what it’s really like to work in a hospital. It certainly looks like drama, tension and mysterious, life-threatening illnesses lurk around every corner. Does your favorite medical TV show get hospital jobs right, or is it taking liberties with the truth?

7 Compelling Reasons to Consider Working in the Healthcare Industry

The healthcare industry offers a variety of compelling careers, no matter what your skills and interests may be. The best part? They all come with appealing benefits that just might pique your interest. Read on to discover seven compelling reasons to consider a career in the healthcare industry.

5 Reasons Former Athletes Make All-Star Physical Therapist Assistants

You don’t have to exit the athletic arena to enter the working world. In fact, your experience in sports is excellent preparation for becoming a physical therapy assistant (PTA). After consulting with physical therapy experts, we compiled a list of reasons why former athletes would excel as PTAs.

The Ultimate List of Healthcare Jobs You Can Launch in 2 Years or Less

Whether you're heading to school for the first time or you're taking the leap and switching careers, you're probably looking for an option that can get you in the field quickly. This list of healthcare jobs offers a snapshot of 11 in-demand careers that will allow you to start getting paid to make a difference in just two years or less.

6 Reasons Becoming a Surgical Tech Is Worth It

Surgical technologists go by many titles: Surgical tech, operating room technician, scrub tech or surgical assistant. But regardless of what you call them, they all play an integral role on the operating room team. Learn about some appealing perks of playing this role.

10 Insights You Won’t Find in the Medical Lab Technician Job Description

If you’re thinking of pursuing a medical lab technician career, it’s always good to learn as much as you can about the role. To help with this, we compiled a list of insider tips and insight from the medical lab professionals who know there’s more to the job than what you’ll find in a help wanted ad.

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