New medical coding standards are a long time coming

Medical coding standards will completely change when ICD-10 is implemented.

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…

College – worth the cost?

College pays off.

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…

Study tips for aspiring medical assistants

As you prepare to take the certified medical assistant exam, use these study tips.

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…

5 Memory tips for pharmacy technicians

Pharmacy technicians can use these tips to improve their memories.

Whether you are studying for your Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam or are already on the job, having a good memory is a requirement for having a career in pharmacy technology – after all, it’s important to remember the difference between the various prescriptions that you fill.1 If…

Pharmacy technicians can improve their focus with these 3 tips

Improve your focus in the pharmacy by using these tips.

Throughout your career in pharmacy technology, you will notice that the job requires a great deal of focus. Pharmacy techs count tablets and measure prescriptions, so it is vital that they are able to concentrate and pay attention to small details.1 If you find that your mind has been…

Tips for talking to your college professor

Not being afraid to talk to your professors is one of the most effective ways to ensure your success in college.

One of the best ways to ensure your success in college is to have no fear when it comes to asking teachers questions. Many college students, especially new ones, feel intimidated by their professors, afraid that by asking them questions they might not appear to be capable students. But in fact,…

How to manage your schoolwork while in college

Properly managing your schoolwork is key to finding success in college.

For college students, finding effective ways to manage the workload is essential to a successful academic career. And that sentiment rings especially true for students who have added pressures outside school, like jobs or family responsibilities.
Here are some schoolwork management tips that can…