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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2015 Holiday Gift Guide for Medical Assisting Students

If anyone deserves a spectacular gift this holiday season, it’s these hardworking folks! But that doesn’t mean they’re easy to buy for. If you’re stumped on what to buy the soon-to-be healthcare professional in your life, you came to the right place. These practical present ideas will make this season as a student a bit easier and a lot more fun!

Putting a Microscope on Hospital Employee Health

Hospitals are one of the most dangerous places you can work. Does this mean you need to choose a new career path? No! It just means you have to be aware of the hazards and know how to prevent them. Keep reading to learn how you can stay healthy and safe in a healthcare work environment.

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.

What is it Really Like Being a Community Health Worker?

Before you decide to pursue a career as a community health worker, you need to know the ins and outs of the job. We connected with a variety of community health workers to give you a realistic view of the profession. Keep reading for a sneak peek into this rewarding healthcare career.

Medical Assistant vs. Patient Care Technician: What You Need to Know

Do you want to work with patients in a medical facility, assisting doctors and taking care of others? Are you concerned that this job description only fits a nurse? It doesn't! Helping to heal the sick and injured isn't a job that's limited to nurses and doctors. In fact, there are several careers in which you can work closely with patients and be a role model for others, For now, let's focus on two of these growing medical careers: medical assistant (MA) versus patient care technician (PCT).

Keeping Up With Technology in Healthcare: 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 Master's 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!

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