Vocational Trade Schools Versus Two- and Four-Year Colleges

Career Planning, Health
They All Teach--What's the Differences? Vocational trade schools, two-year schools and four-year colleges: any can provide an education, but how are they similar and how are they different? Vocational Trade Schools Timeline - Vocational trade schools tend to offer the shortest time from beginning to graduation--usually nine to eighteen months.  This can offer several advantages, including low tuition, less lost work time for working adults, and the fastest track towards the desired career. Many vocational schools design their programs with flexibility or in a concentrated format so students have a better chance of completing the course work when compared with taking classes only during the day for years at a time. Purpose - Vocational programs are usually offered by educators that provide only vocational training. These schools train workers for…
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How to Open a Private Massage Therapy Practice

Career Planning, Health, Massage Therapy
Simple Steps to Success in Massage Therapy Massage therapy has become mainstream and available everywhere in the US. Though the types of massage therapy varies, the steps for opening a private practice are straightforward. Complete an education in massage therapy. You must learn how to perform at least one type of massage therapy as well as learn the protocols for offering massage therapy in a clinical setting. Become a licensed massage therapist. Nearly all US states and territories require licensure for people to practice massage therapy. Passing the examination also allows you to call yourself a "licensed massage therapist." Select a location. The structure must be zoned for commercial use, so check with your local municipality. Ideally, your location should have a waiting area, public restroom, and private changing area/massage…
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How to Become a Successful Massage Therapist

Career Planning, Health, Massage Therapy
                    Massage Therapist Aptitude and Education Are Key Massage therapist as a career can offer remunerative and rewarding employment. To become a successful massage therapist, you need to: Possess compassion and caring. In an intensely hands-on care giving role, a massage therapist must above all display empathy, balanced with professionalism. Patients expect the massage to provide relief for physical and emotional tension, yet receive this care in a clinical environment. Complete education in massage therapy. You need to learn the many techniques and at least one or more styles of massage therapy to effectively treat patients. The massage therapy school should allow students sufficient hands-in practice, as well as class work. The school should also focus on helping students pass the…
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How to Become a Dental Assistant

Career Planning, Dental Assisting, Health
A dental assistant cares for patients during their visits, performs diagnostics such as x-rays, and--as their job title denotes--assists the dentist during procedures and exams. A dental assistant enjoys a career that's generously remunerative, well respected, and personally rewarding. So how do you become a dental assistant? Possess compassion. Dental assistants, like the dentists they help, should enjoy serving people and display a genuine sense of caring, friendliness and positive "chair-side manner." Many patients feel uncomfortable with dental procedures. Some deeply fear visiting the dentist. The dental assistant can help make a potentially frightening experience much easier to tolerate. In this sense, the dental assistant can help a dentist build the practice, since referrals play a vital role in the growth of any dental office. Know the dental assistants career.…
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How to Select a Dental Assistant Training School

Dental Assisting, Health
A dental assistant training school provides graduates with entry into the dynamic world of dental assisting. Attending a dental assistant training school represents the first step in becoming a dental assistant, but how does a student select the right dental assistant training school? Consider the following factors before you choose a dental assistant training school: Reputation - Does the dental school possess a respected reputation in the industry? Dental offices recruiting more dental assistants will certainly look more favorably upon applicants that have graduated from a school they admire than one that's obscure or with questionable practices. It's also important that former graduates relate their experience at their dental assistant training school provided them with the level of academic rigor required by the industry. Has the dental assistant training school…
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How to Become a Medical Coding Specialist

Career Planning, Health
A medical coding specialist supplies a vital service to a medical business. While the health care providers seeing patients may start the billing process with the electronic medical records (EMRs) they generate, these only record the kind of care patients receive. They don't automatically generate bills. It's up to the medical coding specialist to translate that record of care into the codes that can bill health insurance companies and generate reimbursement for the services. Health insurance companies pay certain rates for certain types of care in specific cases. A coding specialist ensure that the physician, patient and insurance company all receive what they're entitled to. Becoming a medical coding specialist is challenging; however, with the right aptitude and willingness to learn, one can work as a health coding specialist. Medical…
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Healthcare Claims Specialist Jobs, Salary and Requirements

Career Planning
Unlike many medical career paths, healthcare claims specialists jobs are in high demand, pay a good salary and have a low prerequisite requirement. Health claims specialist jobs are available in a variety of medical settings, from hospitals to independent doctor's offices to institutions. If you enjoy the medical field, yet don't want to provide hands-on care to patients, consider the opportunity offered by health claims specialist jobs. High Demand Medical claims specialists jobs are growing. The Department of Labor's outlook for job growth indicates that Healthcare claims specialists jobs will increase by 13 percent in the next few years. That's above-average growth. Health claims specialist jobs are still required. The advent of electronic medical records (EMRs) has not diminished the need for Healthcare claims specialists since these experts must take…
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How to Become a Medical Assistant

Career Planning, Medical Assisting
If you are interested in studying to become a medical assistant, your employment outlook is great. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates for medical assistants "much faster than average" job growth through 2026--29 percent, to be exact. That means lasting job security for anyone who works as a medical assistant. Prerequisites to Be a Medical Assistant Fortunately, the prerequisites to work as a medical assistant are pretty straightforward. You need either a high school diploma or a general education diploma, also called a GED. Although aptitude in math and science can help a medical assisting student, particular coursework in high school isn't required. Education to Be a Medical Assistant You must complete an education to work as a medical assistant. At Harris School of Business, you can choose among: Medical…
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Why is Accreditation Important?

Career Planning
If you've looked at Harris School of Business' website, you've likely noticed that we're accredited. It's part why Harris is a respected business school among the many places you could seek an education in the most employable career paths. So why is accreditation a big deal? Why should you attend an accredited school? What is Accreditation? Harris School of Business is accredited by several different bodies, depending upon the degree program. Our Cherry Hill, NJ, Danbury, CT, Linwood, NJ, Upper Darby, PA, and Wilmington, DE campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training, Washington, DC. Our Dover, DE, and Voorhees, NJ campuses are accredited by The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, Arlington, Va. Our Surgical Technology program is accredited programmatically by The Accrediting Bureau…
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Medical Assisting Jobs: What type of employment can you get with a medical assisting diploma/associate degree?

Career Planning, Medical Assisting
Working on your medical assistant education? Or perhaps you're still considering jobs in medical assisting? It's only smart to look ahead to consider what type of employment opportunities await you after completing medical assisting education, as well as the job trends, job demands and career paths for medical assisting. Rising Medical Assisting Demand The demand for medical assisting careers is predicted to continue to rise, according to the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. From 2016 to 2026, the Bureau has predicted 183,900 more jobs available in medical assisting nationwide. That's great news for anyone considering pursuing education in medical assisting, since it's very likely they can readily find employment as a medical assistant. Why We Need More Medical Assistants According to the American Association of Retired Persons, 10,000…
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