Graduate Spotlight – Meet Megan Beckle

Student Megan Beckle

Megan Beckle, aged 34, is a mom, a wife, and a medical assistant. She started the Medical Assisting program at our San Jose campus on November 6th 2012, and graduated July 27th this year. This is an inspiring story of a long-time stay-at-home mom who knew it was time to go back to…

8 Things You Should Make Time For Today

Make Time For Today

Time is precious – no doubt. But with busy lives, if you’re not careful you can soon discover that you’ve forgotten to find time for some of the important things, and the important people, in your life.
We know our programs are demanding, and as a Carrington College student you’ve got a lot of…

How to survive x-ray technician clinicals

Aspiring x-ray technicians can use this advice as they take on clinicals.

As you’re studying to become a radiologic technologist, also known as an x-ray technician, you will inevitably reach the point in your training where things are a bit more hands-on: clinicals. While the word can sound intimidating, all it really means is that you will be taking the skills you…

What you need to know about FAFSA

Don't forget to fill out your FAFSA!

Whether you plan to go to college to begin a medical billing career or become a pharmacy technician, you’ll probably need a little financial aid to help you out with the cost of tuition. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as FAFSA, is released January 1st and must be…

World’s newest panda cub is thriving

A panda cub was born at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., recently.

While most people who earn veterinary technician degrees find themselves working with cats, dogs and other common household pets, some will get the opportunity to care for more exotic animals. The truly talented and lucky ones might even get the chance to be a part of something special, like the…

Where do veterinary technicians work?

Veterinary technicians work in many different environments.

When you make the decision to enroll in a veterinary technology program, it’s important to think about the environment in which you would like to work after graduation. Veterinary technicians¬† have the opportunity to help animals in a variety of environments, including offices, private clinics…

Major concern over compounding pharmacies still lingers

Concerns have been raised over the products being distributed by compounding pharmacies.

A 2012 outbreak of fungal meningitis that was traced to a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts has made tighter regulation of those facilities – where different pharmaceuticals are mixed to create medication for specific patient needs – a major issue publicly, politically and in the world of…