Health care jobs outlook for 2014

Several health care professions were on a recent list of Top 50 jobs for 2014.

Between the aging baby boomer population and the millions of Americans who are expected to get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, the health care industry should be one of the fastest-growing sectors of the economy in the coming years. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics…

Learning from and avoiding budgeting mistakes

Learn how to budget while you're in college so that the skill can serve you well later in life.

Budgeting is important in any stage of life, but for college students it takes on added meaning.
Most college students, or anyone who is at the stage in life where they are considering pursuing something like a medical assistant degree or getting dental assistant training, are short on cash, so…

A guide to jobs in the health care industry

The health care industry is one of the best to find a job in these days.

When it comes to finding a job in America these days, the going can sometimes be rough. Many industries aren’t hiring at all, or they are only taking on temporary and contract workers, and others are working their current employees harder than ever.
But as discouraging as those things might be…

Things college students should think about when planning a career

When it comes to deciding on a career, there are a lot of things to consider.

One of the most vexing problems facing many college students is deciding whether to follow their dreams or pursue a practical, often more financially rewarding, career path.1
Decisions, decisions
Someone in a medical assistant program, for instance, might be thinking about whether to take a job…

Nursing careers require these skills

Hone these skills to become a great nurse.

If you’re thinking about a nursing career you’ve no doubt considered the medical skills that nurses need to master, but what about those skills that will take you from being a good nurse to a great one? Many people choose careers in health care because they want to make a difference in the…

Networking tips for nurses

Nurses can use these networking tips.

A nursing career is not only built on developing the skills and expertise needed to make you a great nurse, it also requires a bit of strategic networking. Although networking is a term most commonly used in business, it can also be used to advance nursing careers. Whether you just graduated or…

Use these tips to combat compassion fatigue

Use these strategies to combat emotional fatigue.

People who work in the field of health care, whether they are physicians or have a career in medical assisting, are the caregivers of patients. Filling this role means working in an emotionally challenging environment and doing your best to affect positive change while caring for others….