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Why Medical Assistants Matter to Patients

Medical assistants make a difference. They help clinics and physicians’ practices run more smoothly and efficiently while supporting patients. Demand for medical assistants’ skills is growing at a healthy rate. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 29% growth over the 2016-2026 period, adding about 183,900 new job openings to the economy[i]. A major part […]

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What Classes Do I Need to Become a Pharmacy Technician?

What Classes Do I Need to Become a Pharmacy Technician? Thinking about becoming a pharmacy technician? Demand for healthcare is growing each year. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that demand for pharmacy technicians will grow by 12% over the 2016-2026 period, an addition of up to 47,600 new jobs.[i] Becoming a […]

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How Long Does It Take to Become a Medical Assistant?

If you love helping people and are interested in a healthcare career path, becoming a medical assistant is a great choice. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that job openings for medical assistants should grow 29% over the 2016-2026 period, adding as many as 183,900 new positions to the economy. This is a much […]

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What Are Some Skilled Trade Occupations?

Tired of going from job to job? Look for a career in the skilled trades instead. In a world where four-year college degrees are touted as the end-all, be-all for qualifications, skilled trades are an option many people overlook. Many skilled trades offer satisfying work that has the potential to bring in a good living. […]

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How Long is Pharmacy Technician Training?

Pharmacy technician training programs prepare you for an entry-level position working with licensed pharmacists. At Altierus Career College, we offer a diploma program you can complete in as little as 8 months. What Do Pharmacy Technicians Do? Pharmacy technicians work directly under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Their duties include: Collecting and recording information […]

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How to Become an Electrician in Texas

Thinking of becoming an electrician in Texas? It’s a great career choice. The work is varied and satisfying, especially if you enjoy working with your hands and solving problems. In addition, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects steady growth of 9 percent over the next eight years at the national level. There are plenty […]

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Do Medical Assistants Draw Blood? (And Other Questions)

Thinking about becoming a medical assistant? It’s a great time to do it: according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job openings for medical assistants could grow by as much as 29 percent between 2016-2026—as many as 183,800 new jobs nationwide. That’s much faster than the projected job growth of 7 percent across all […]

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How Do I Become an HVAC Technician?

Looking for a satisfying career path? If you enjoy working on construction sites, repairing machinery, and applying science to practical projects, then heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) could be the right field for you. HVAC technicians help keep buildings comfortable and safe through the movement of air. They also play a role in providing […]

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Before Sitting for Your Surgical Tech Certification Exam: What You Need to Know

You’ve come a long way since those early days when you were just starting to consider a surgical tech program. The finish line is drawing closer and you’re ready to move on to what comes next — the beginning of your career as a surgical tech. If you’re like many aspiring surgical tech professionals, you may […]

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Choosing the Right Path to Earning Your Medical Billing and Coding Certification

If you’ve decided to pursue a career as a medical billing and coding professional, you’ve made a smart move. Employment in this field is predicted to grow 13%, or faster than average, from 2016-2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).* Here’s the problem: You’re not the only person who will be entering into […]

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