Career Spotlight – Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting

Medical assistants work mostly in primary care, a steadily growing sector of the health care industry. To keep up with the constantly evolving field, more health care employers are turning to the support of medical assistants to deliver patient care as efficiently as possible. Compared to the…

Graduate Spotlight – Meet Patrice Perkins

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Born in San Jose, CA, Patrice Perkins moved to Stockton, CA, with her family at the age of 11. After graduating high school in 2008, Patrice started out her college career thinking she wanted to be a pharmacist. She enrolled at a community college as a chemistry major, before switching to…

14 Facts you probably didn’t know about taxes

Taxes

Tax Day – April 15th – will soon be here, and millions of Americans are scrambling to file their taxes…(or apply for an extension!) As we’re confident that most of our Carrington College students & graduates have filed by now, we thought we would bring some levity to the subject. Here are a…

In Their Shoes – Veterinary Assisting

Veterinary Assisting

There are two sides to every story, and sometimes as a professional, it can help to put yourself in another person’s shoes. It can give you a different perspective on a work or personal situation, and it might just make you think differently about the way you do things.
To work as a veterinary…

Faculty Spotlight – Meet Ninette Lyon

Ninette Lyon

Ninette Lyon, RDA, CDA, EFDA is the Dental Assisting Program Director at our Carrington College Portland, Oregon, campus.  We are very grateful to Ninette for finding the time to talk with us; when we spoke, she was temporarily covering both morning and afternoon classes due to a colleague’s…

Do You Know ‘Life’s Simple 7’?

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Many Carrington College and Carrington College California students are enrolled in one of our allied health programs. But you don’t need to be in a program like Medical Assisting, Practical Nursing or Respiratory Care to know how to stay healthy.
‘Life’s Simple 7′ is a list of suggestions…

Are You Being SMARTER With Your Goals?

Smarter Goals

Do you know the difference between an idea and a goal? With a goal, you have a plan for moving an idea to reality. If you think to yourself ‘Someday I’d like to be a nurse…’, that’s an idea, a dream or a wish; it’s not a goal. While ideas and dreams have a place in our lives, a goal is only a…