Alumni Spotlight – Meet Kristin Heersema

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Kristin Heersema was always going to work with animals; she’s been riding horses since she was 6-years old and her first job, at the age of 14, was in a mom & pop pet shop. At 16, she went to work at PetSmart, becoming Store Manager before concentrating on her studies at Carrington College…

Spotlight on: Medical laboratory technicians

Medical laboratory technicians have an important role to play in health care.

If completing labs was your favorite part of science class, then becoming a medical laboratory technician may be right for you. Because the quality of care a doctor or nurse is able to give a patient is often determined by test results, medical laboratory technicians have an important role to…

You’re Not ‘Just a Student’ Anymore?

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Are you going on clinical rounds or leaving for your externship soon? If you can’t wait to show off the skills you’ve learned in your program, be it Medical Assisting, Veterinary Technology or any of our other Carrington College California programs, then attending a clinical or an…

Graduate Spotlight – Meet Julie Ann Ernst

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Julie Ann Ernst is a two-time graduate of Carrington College California. In 2006 she graduated from the Dental Assisting program at our Citrus Heights campus, and just last week she graduated with an Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from our Sacramento campus.
Julie’s first…

Qualities valued in a respiratory therapist

Do you have the qualities you need to be a respiratory therapist?

So you’re thinking about becoming a respiratory therapist, but do you have what it takes? In addition to developing certain skills and having an aptitude for technology and complex procedures, the best respiratory therapists need to possess other important qualities that will help them provide…

Why You Should Watch What You Eat

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At Carrington College we want our students to set a good example to your friends, family and future patients when it comes to your health and well being, and that includes knowing about good nutrition.
It’s shocking to know that the following common ingredients in our food* are actually banned…

How to be a better dental assistant

There are always ways to become a better dental assistant.

After earning a dental assistant degree and entering the working world, it’s important to constantly be looking for ways to improve patient care and be the best dental assistant you can be. While dental assistant school will give you the tools you need to be successful, it’s up to you to…