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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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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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Best of Both Worlds: The Benefits of Blended Learning

Technology has changed our lives in so many ways over the last 20 years. As access to the Internet went from a hobby for computer lovers to an essential service, the ways we shop, socialize and work have all been transformed. So have the ways we learn. If you’re looking to train for a new […]

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Surprising Links Between Dental Health and General Health

You know that taking care of your teeth is important. Did you know that your dental health can also impact the health of your heart, your mental and social wellbeing, and possibly even affect your risk of developing type II diabetes? Medical research is beginning to draw the links between health in the mouth, the […]

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6 Qualities Dental Assistants Need for Success

Interested in becoming a dental assistant? These professionals play an important role in the delivery of dental healthcare, working alongside dentists and dental hygienists to keep patients comfortable and safe during procedures. They also handle many administrative tasks in dental offices. Rising demand for dental care means dental assistants job prospects look strong for the […]

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Retail vs. Hospital Pharmacy Tech Jobs: What’s the Difference?

Interested in training for a career as a pharmacy technician? Pharmacy techs play an important role in helping pharmacists provide medication to the public. That’s part of the reason why pharmacy technician is an in-demand healthcare career. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that demand for pharmacy technicians could grow by as […]

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