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Pharmacy Technician vs. Pharmacist: What’s the Difference?

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in the field of pharmacy, but you don’t necessarily want to spend the time and money it would ...

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How to Motivate Yourself to Study in Tough Times

2020 has been a year for the history books. For many people, it’s also been an incredibly difficult year because of the global pandemic. Even if the coronavirus has not directly affected your health or your job, it may have impacted you in other ways. You may be feeling isolated because you can’t visit family […]

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How Medical Assistants Contribute to Patient Care

Looking to train for a new career in healthcare? Consider training to become a medical assistant. Medical assistants (MAs) help clinics, practices and hospital departments run smoothly by providing both administrative and clinical support. In fact, medical assistants can play an important role in ensuring patients receive quality care. Here are just a few ways […]

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Tips for Adjusting to Virtual Learning

The coronavirus pandemic has sent many colleges and universities online this year. At Altierus Career College, we’ve always offered a blend of virtual and in-person learning, because we recognize that virtual coursework offers our students additional flexibility when it comes to completing their programs. This year, we are relying on our virtual classes more so […]

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Common Questions About the NCLEX-RN® Exam

Interested in becoming a nurse? You’re definitely not alone this year: according to a recent article in U.S. News and World Report, some nursing schools are seeing many more applicants as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] If you’re looking into what nursing education involves, you’ve probably read about the coursework you can expect, what […]

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What Is a Non-Traditional College Student?

Are you a recent high school graduate? Are you financially dependent on your parents? Are you single, without children or other caring responsibilities? If you answered “no” to any of those questions, that means you’re what the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) calls a “non-traditional” college student. The NCES defines non-traditional college students as […]

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What Are the Different Massage Therapy Styles?

Interested in training to become a massage therapist? Massage can offer clients many benefits, from relaxation to renewed range of motion. In a massage therapy training program, you’ll learn foundational concepts in human anatomy and physiology, along with several different massage styles. These aren’t just individual techniques—they’re entirely different approaches to treating patients. Each style […]

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Career and Technical Education—A New Way Forward after COVID-19?

The coronavirus crisis has impacted every sector of the economy. In the U.S., this has led to job losses on a scale not seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Since the start of the crisis, as many as one in four U.S. workers has filed for unemployment for the first time—some 40 million […]

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Surgeon, Surgical Technologist, Surgical Nurse—What’s the Difference?

The operating room is where lives are saved and improved. It’s also a fast-paced workplace with many pairs of hands at the ready, helping ensure procedures run as smoothly as possible. If you’ve never been a surgical patient, the number of people in the OR for major operations may surprise you. For example, during a […]

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Tips for Career Searching During an Economic Downturn

40 million Americans have lost their jobs in the last three months due to the coronavirus crisis.[i] It can be difficult to process numbers that large—and difficult to think about where to start looking for work if you’ve lost your own job. However companies are still hiring. In fact, LinkedIn’s “Grad’s Guide to Getting Hired” […]

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Why Industry Certification Matters

At Altierus Career College, we offer students the opportunity to pursue industry certification along with a degree or diploma in many of our programs. This is because we want to ensure you enter the job market ready to stand out as a candidate. Industry and professional certification is one way to achieve that. But does […]

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