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What Can You Learn in an HVAC Program?

If you’re interested in a hands-on career path, you may have considered heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) as one option. On the surface, HVAC might sound simple: it’s just about installing air conditioners and making sure radiators work, right? In reality, HVAC is a technical field that requires you to learn a broad range […]

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Six Qualities of a Great Nurse

Registered nurses (RNs) are the front line of the healthcare system. More than 2.9 million RNs were at work in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), making nursing the largest health occupation by far. Nurses provide direct care to patients and play a critical role on treatment teams in hospitals, clinics, […]

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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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