A report just released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced that in April 2015 the number of job openings across the country reached 5.4 million, the highest level since December 2000 when the BLS started publishing that data. The total number of people employed (nonfarm…

The concept of Interprofessional Education (IPE) is when students from two or more health care professions learn together during part of their professional training. The goal is to develop collaborative practices, reduce medical errors, and improve the overall quality of patient-centered health…

Whether you’re studying to be a certified pharmacy technician, medical assistant or any other medical profession, there’s no reason that your education has to be limited to the classroom. In fact, there’s a great deal you can do over your weekends to gain valuable experience and…

Definition
Pharmacology, a term derived from the Greek word pharmakon (“poison” in classic Greek, “drug” in modern Greek) is a branch of biology and medicine that is concerned with the study of drug action. Specifically, pharmacology is the examination of the interactions between a…

The medical coding profession is going to see a complete overhaul with the implementation of ICD-10. The collection of disease codes is set to replace the current standard, ICD-9 no earlier than Oct. 1, 2015. This new deadline is the result of the latest in a series of delays that have been…

Whether you’re interested in pharmacy technology or getting a vet tech degree, research suggests a college education is a surefire way to improve your earnings over the long term. A multitude of surveys, student testimonies and articles examining the job market for college graduates has caused…

As you near the end of your medical assisting program, it’s time to start studying for the certified medical assistant exam offered by the American Association of Medical Students. While you don’t necessarily have to be certified in order to get hired, employers are more inclined to give you a…