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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How to Become a Medical Assistant: 5 Steps You Can't Ignore

If you’re interested in getting on the fast track for a career in healthcare, but you don’t want to be in school for years and years, you probably already know that a job as a medical assistant would be ideal for you. Take a look at our 5-step guide to becoming a medical assistant and get ready for the career of your dreams!

What is a Pharmacy Technician, Anyway? A Glimpse Behind the Counter

So what is a pharmacy technician, anyway? What do they do besides hand out prescriptions to parents with sniffling children? If you’ve ever admired the astute pharmacy techs behind the counter and wondered if it would be the right career fit for you, read ahead for a glimpse behind the counter.

What Does a Medical Administrative Assistant Do?

We spend a lot of time at hospitals and clinics and the first person we usually see when we walk in the door is the receptionist-but what does a medical administrative assistant do aside from check you in?

7 Sun Safety Habits You Should Start Implementing Today

As you can see, sun safety is no joking matter! But that doesn’t mean you have to spend your summer indoors. There are several ways you can protect yourself and your family from the harmful effects of the sun. Keep reading to learn about seven sun safety habits you should incorporate into your summer routine this year!

6 Federal Healthcare Laws & Regulations Shaking Up the Industry

Federal healthcare laws can be confusing, but it’s essential for every healthcare professional to be familiar with them. We’re demystifying six healthcare regulations you need to know. Thanks to this breakdown from our experts, you’ll be prepared to act within the law in the healthcare field.

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.

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