Examining good and bad debt for college students

Learning the difference between good and bad debt is an important part of a college education.

One of the keys to paying for college, and your lifestyle during college, is to avoid taking on bad debt.
It is very likely that you will have to accrue some amount of debt while in school. However, in order to maximize the long-term advantages of your degree, whether it comes in medical billing…

New technology helping to make dental visits a painless process

New technology is making a trip to  the dentist's office a much more enjoyable experience.

For years, the mere thought of going to the dentist has been a painful one, and nobody knows that better than the certified dental assistants who have to deal with those patients that come squirming into the dentist office. But now, with the help of new technology, much of the pain and anguish…

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…

Future looks bright for nursing profession

Nursing is one of the most recession-proof jobs in the current economy.

As the Affordable Care Act continues its full rollout heading into 2014, the need for nurses is growing exponentially. That need, along with public awareness of the wealth of job opportunities available upon graduation, has led so many people to enter registered nursing programs across the…

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…

5 traits needed to work in medical billing and coding

Cultivate these traits for a career in medical billing and coding.

Completing a medical coding program or medical billing program will give you important skills necessary to have a successful career in this field. However, there are other qualities you’ll need to cultivate if you’re going to be fully prepared to take on this rapidly growing career.1 In fact,…