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…

Obesity deadlier than previously thought

The obesity mortality rate in the U.S. may be higher than previous thought.

The prevalence of obesity in the United States is a serious issue of which many members of the health care field, including those in medical assisting, are well aware. There has been a dramatic rise in extreme obesity rates for both adults and children,1 and now new research has surfaced…

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….

Top tips for getting a job in dental assisting

Use these tips to score a job as a dental assistant.

As you complete your dental assistant training and get ready to embark on your new career, the first step you’ll need to take is to form a job searching strategy. There is certainly no shortage of jobs in the field – employment is projected to grow at the astounding rate of 31 percent between…

Healthy eating for the busy college student

Utilize your local grocery store to stick with a healthy diet.

One of the problems many college students run into is that between class, work, an active social life and, possibly, taking care of a family, they don’t have the time or energy to stick with a healthy diet.
College students are notorious for eating pizza and fast food and drinking sugary sodas….