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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 ...

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Frequently Asked Questions About How to Become a Medical Assistant

Medical assistants are part of the support staff at clinics and physicians’ offices. They perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep their office or department running smoothly and ensure patients are seen promptly by the physician or nurse on duty. Duties of a Medical Assistant What do medical assistants do? Medical assistants carry out a […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About HVAC School

Looking at heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) schools? Training to become an HVAC technician offers you the opportunity to learn and apply many different concepts from science, mechanics and more—all to help people and businesses keep air comfortable and healthy. Finding the right HVAC school matters. At Altierus Career College, you can complete our […]

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Medical Assistant vs. Physician Assistant: What’s the Difference?

Looking to train for a new career that can make a difference in your community? Healthcare is the place to be. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare sector is projected to add 2.4 million new jobs over the 2019-2029 period—more than any other industry.[1] If you’re researching healthcare career paths, you […]

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How to Become a Pharmacy Technician – Frequently Asked Questions

Interested in training to become a pharmacy technician? People who work in this occupation have the chance to make a difference in their communities by helping ensure patients have access to safe prescription medication. At Altierus Career College, you can complete our pharmacy technician diploma program in as few as eight months of study and […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Becoming a Nurse

Registered nurses (RNs) are the front line of the healthcare system. Working as part of a team with physicians and other practitioners, nurses provide direct patient care in a variety of settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, nursing homes and more. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), RNs make up the […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Becoming a Dental Assistant

Interested in our dental assistant diploma program? Read answers to some of the most common questions we get about training to become a dental assistant with Altierus—and about the dental assistant career path—here. Duties of a Dental Assistant What does a dental assistant do? Dental assistants perform office support in dental practices and also assist […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Becoming a Massage Therapist

Interested in pursuing a career that doesn’t take years to train for, supports the well-being of others and gives you the option of going into business for yourself? Massage therapy training could be right for you. This page covers some of the most frequently-asked questions we receive about training for—and working as—a massage therapist. Duties […]

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HVAC Questions: How Do Refrigerants Work in My Air Conditioner?

Did you use your air conditioner more often this summer? It wouldn’t be a surprise if you did: the summer of 2020 was the hottest on record for the Northern Hemisphere.[i] While you stood in front of your A/C cooling off, you may also have wondered how that wonderful machine works.  The answer is refrigerants. […]

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Tips for Preparing for Your Nursing Clinicals

If you’re interested in training to become a nurse, you probably know that student nurses complete clinical rotations as part of their training. During clinical rotations, you will gain supervised hands-on experience in the medical/surgical, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) and psychiatric departments. You’ll also have the opportunity to interact with patients as a nursing […]

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How To Get Motivated To Study

2020 has been a year for the history books. For many people, it’s also been an incredibly difficult year because of the global pandemic. Even if the coronavirus has not directly affected your health or your job, it may have impacted you in other ways. You may be feeling isolated because you can’t visit family […]

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