Articles tagged with health sciences

8 Tips for Having a Happy, Healthy Holiday Season

These days, most people realize that health and wellness is based on more than just your diet. But developing a holistic, healthy lifestyle is easier said than done. But it is possible to have a healthy holiday season! Despite what it seems, the holidays are a perfect time to implement some healthy habits and encourage your loved ones to do the same.

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!

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.

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).

What Does a Medical Lab Tech Do?

It’s important to know that not all healthcare careers involve direct patient care. There are in-demand opportunities in the field that allow you to work behind-the-scenes while still having a positive impact on people’s health. Becoming a medical lab tech (MLT) is one of those opportunities.

Pharmacy Technician Requirements: Is Certification Worth it?

Pharm tech jobs are expected to increase by 20 percent through 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). With the right training, one of those jobs could be yours. We’ve scoured job postings and spoken to industry experts to bring you the trifecta of skills, education and certification you need to be a marketable pharmacy technician.

Health Informatics vs. Health Information Management: Making a Choice

Both careers fall under the umbrella of health IT, but they require different skills, offer different opportunities and employ different types of people. This is why it’s important to research both options before making a decision. You came to the right place. Below you’ll find a side-by-side comparison of health informatics and health information management. Review the information to get a better idea of which career is better suited to you and your career aspirations.

12 Benefits of Becoming a Medical Assistant

Becoming a medical assistant isn’t for everyone, but there are a handful of benefits for those who are willing to put in the work. We identified 12 of the top advantages with the help of Denise Stead, national coordinator for medical assisting at Rasmussen College.

What is a Medical Lab Technician? A Career Under the Microscope

If you have a flair for science, an eye for detail and you love the idea of solving a medical mystery that could help save a life, you may be destined to become a medical lab technician! But before you sign on the dotted line, we gathered government data and some expert insight to give you behind-the-scenes look at this career.

What Can You Do With a Health & Wellness Degree?

A health and wellness degree can allow you to capitalize on the opportunities in healthcare and benefit the lives of patients. But what can you do with a health and wellness degree specifically? We identified some of the top opportunities available in the field.

8 Different Medical Careers for Weak Stomachs

You’ll be happy to hear that it’s possible to have the best of both worlds: an environment that won’t upset your stomach and a rewarding career that allows you to make a difference in the lives of others. Learn about eight options that meet the criteria for which you’re looking.

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