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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 ...

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Five Important Qualities of a Great Pharmacy Technician

If you’re looking for an in-demand career path that offers the opportunity to help others, consider training to become a pharmacy technician. Pharmacy technicians provide customer service in retail and hospital pharmacies, filling prescriptions under the direction of a pharmacist. Pharmacy technicians will portion out pre-prepared medications and compound custom medications. According to the U.S. […]

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A Day in the Life of a Surgical Technologist

September 15-21 is National Surgical Technologists Week. During this week, we celebrate the important contribution surgical technologists make to operations every day. If you’re not familiar with what surgical technologists do—or if you’re interested in pursuing a surgical tech career—this article describes their daily duties and responsibilities. While every operation is different, there are common […]

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Many Ways to Care: Nursing Specialty Paths

Interested in training to become a nurse? If you earn your Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) and your nursing license, you can look forward to entering the job market with in-demand clinical skills. You can also look forward to making a difference in the lives of patients and their families every day. Another attractive […]

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Time Management Tips for Working College Students

Considering going to college, but wondering if you’ll be able to make time to study? It’s a common concern among students who need to work. Managing the school-work-life balance is possible, but you’ll need to level up your time-management skills. Here are some tips for getting a handle on your time so you can earn […]

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Six Benefits of Career Colleges vs. Universities

Considering going to school to open up the door to more career opportunities? While you may be exploring earning a bachelor’s degree at a traditional four-year college, there’s another option. Career colleges offer an alternative route to new career paths in high-demand fields such as healthcare, skilled trades, and computer information technology. Here are six […]

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Why Nursing Is the Most Trusted Profession

Happy National Nurses Week! Every year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) recognizes the impact and achievements of the nursing profession during the week of May 6-12. This year’s theme is “4 Million Reasons to Celebrate”, a reference to America’s 3.9 million registered nurses (RNs).[i] According to the 2017 National Nursing Workforce Survey, RNs are the […]

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Five Reasons Why Parents Should Go to College

Are you a parent who’s debating whether you should return to college while your children are still young? You’re not alone: according to a 2017 report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, the number of undergraduate college students raising children grew by 30.2% from 2004-2012 (the most recent eight-year period for which national statistics […]

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What Can You Learn in a Nursing Degree Program?

It’s a good time to become a nurse. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for registered nurses is projected to grow 15% over the 2016-2026 period, adding more than 400,000 new jobs across the country.[i] Earning potential for RNs is also strong, with the lowest 10% earning $48,690 and a national median […]

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A Day in the Life of a Dental Assistant

March 3-9, 2019 is Dental Assistants Awareness Week™,[1] and as a career college that helps train students for dental assistant careers, we want to celebrate. Dental assistants help keep dental practices moving, doing everything from stocking supplies to providing patients support during procedures. We want to highlight how dental assistants make a difference in their […]

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What Do Surgical Technologists Do in the OR?

Interested in training for a career in health care? You’ve probably seen surgical techs at work on TV dramas set in operating rooms, but what do they really do? Also known as surgical techs or scrub techs, surgical technologists play a critical role in keeping the OR running. They help surgeons perform procedures while ensuring […]

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