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Industrial Electrical Technician vs. Electrical Construction Technician: What’s the Difference?

If you’ve been looking at electrical technician trade schools, you may have been surprised to learn there’s more than one type of electrical tech. As electrical systems and the components they power become more complex, it has become impossible for any training program to cover all the different customer needs there are. As a result, […]

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What is Medical Billing and Coding? Covering the Basics

Looking to get on a new career path? If your career sweet spot is a field that makes a difference behind the scenes of healthcare, has strong projected job growth, and doesn’t require years of training, medical billing and coding (MBC) could be right for you. But what is it? This article takes you through […]

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Do Dental Assistants Need a License?

Looking at dental assistant training programs? If you’re interested in getting started in this career, you may have questions about what you’ll need to learn in your program. You may also be wondering if dental assistants need licenses to work, like nurses or surgical technologists. The short answer is, “It depends!” Different states have different […]

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Do Medical Assistants Need Certification?

Considering pursuing a career as a medical assistant? You may be looking into the qualifications and training needed to get started in the field. As a college that offers a Medical Assistant Diploma program, one of the questions we hear most from prospective students is: do medical assistants need certification to work in the field? […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Our Trade School in Tampa

Interested in training for a new career? There are many trade schools in Tampa to choose from—we’re glad you’re considering Altierus Career College! This page answers some of the most common questions people ask about our Tampa campus. Is Altierus Career College Accredited? Yes. Altierus Career College is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of […]

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What Is the MBLEx Exam?

If you’re interested in training to pursue a massage therapy career, you’ve probably run across mention of the MBLEx exam before. MBLEx stands for “Massage and Bodywork Licensure Examination”. Like the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEx) for nurses, the MBLEx is a standardized test massage therapy program graduates have to take in order to obtain […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Going to Surgical Technologist School

Interested in a healthcare career path that doesn’t require a four-year degree? If you’re a person who’s known for close attention to detail and you have a strong interest in surgery, consider enrolling in surgical technologist school. Surgical technologists support surgeons, nurses and other medical personnel during surgical procedures. They also play an important role […]

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Should You Pursue Dental Assistant Training?

Looking for a new career path in healthcare? Maybe you’ve considered becoming a dental assistant. It’s a popular choice. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job openings for dental assistants are projected to rise by 7% nationally over the 2019–2029 period—almost twice as fast as the overall job growth rate of 4%.[1] Plus, […]

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How to Become an Industrial Electrical Technician: Frequently Asked Questions

Interested in an electrical career path? There’s more than one way to work in the industry. Altierus Career College provides training for two types of electrical technicians: electrical construction technicians and industrial electrical technicians. The knowledge and skills required for these two occupations overlap in many areas, but they have different purposes. On this FAQ […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Becoming an Electrical Construction Technician

There’s more than one way to work as an electrical technician. At Altierus Career College, we provide training pathways for electrical construction technicians and industrial electrical technicians—two career options that require a similar foundation of knowledge and skills, but have very different goals. This FAQ page looks at the electrical construction technician pathway. We explain […]

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