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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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Becoming a Dental Assistant: The Career That Makes Everyone Smile

If you’ve ever pictured yourself working in the dental industry but haven’t wanted to invest the amount of time and money it would take to become a full-fledged dentist, you still have options. There are a number of different career paths you can go down that could make it possible for you to work in […]

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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 take to get a pharmaceutical degree, you still have options. There’s another type of profession that will allow you to work in the field that requires less upfront investment: the […]

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6 Steps To Becoming a Pharmacy Technician

A pharmacy technician is a healthcare provider who performs pharmacy-related functions and is responsible for assisting the pharmacist with dispensing prescription medication to customers. If you’ve ever needed to fill a prescription, it’s likely that you’ve interacted with a pharmacy technician at some point in the past. This career has an excellent outlook, and if […]

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What is Medical Billing and Coding? Covering the Basics

You’ve been searching for a career that will get you where you want to be: professionally employed and with a competitive salary. The challenge is finding an industry where demand is high and you can get your foot in the door fast. If this is you, then medical billing and coding is a great place […]

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