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NMC’s ACOTE-Accredited Master of Occupational Therapy Program Will Help Meet Growing Demand

Posted on Tue, Feb 13, 2018

 

Do you know which health profession is among the most in-demand and fastest-growing careers in the nation?

From 2016 to 2026, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 24 percent growth for the occupational therapy profession. An additional 31,000 occupational therapists (OTs) will be needed by 2026.

Nebraska Methodist College is helping to meet this growing need with its new Master of Occupational Therapy program, which recently earned five-year accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

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Topics: occupational therapy, allied health career

LaToya Called to Healthcare Career While Taking Care of Son

Posted on Mon, Sep 25, 2017

You’ve been by their bedside.

Maybe it was your grandpa or your mom. Maybe it was your brother or your daughter. But you were there for them.

Life threw you a curveball, and you rose to the challenge. You became their caregiver. 

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Topics: student spotlight, respiratory care, allied health career

PTA Program Natural Step for Exercise Science Majors

Posted on Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Exercise science can be a popular major for college students at liberal arts schools with a passion for sports and wellness. But what if your exercise science major isn’t working out?

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Topics: physical therapist assistant, allied health career, health professions, fitness

Bachelor’s Popularity Skyrockets in Respiratory Care Field

Posted on Wed, Nov 23, 2016

For years, the entry point and the typical education among Respiratory Care practitioners has remained the Associate’s degree.

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Topics: respiratory care, allied health career, health professions

Multispecialty Sonography Program The Perfect Fit for Ishah

Posted on Fri, Oct 28, 2016

For Ishah, a second year Multispecialty Sonography student at Nebraska Methodist College, the dream of becoming an imaging specialist doesn’t have a typical start. Many people grow up with their sights set on this in-demand job, doing everything they can to become the person who conducts imaging procedures on pregnant stomachs, internal medical issues and more.

Ishah’s choice was a little more practical.

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Topics: sonography, student spotlight, allied health career

Record Growth in Healthcare Careers: What That Means For You

Posted on Wed, Sep 07, 2016

The healthcare field is experiencing unprecedented growth. And it’s not just in one area; from surgical technology to occupational therapy and everything in between, the entirety of healthcare is expanding at an astonishing rate.

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Topics: healthcare education, health professions, allied health career

PTA Versus Physical Therapist: What’s the Difference?

Posted on Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Physical therapists play a critical role in the lives of their clients, but the effect that physical therapist assistants have is no less critical. In fact, PTAs enjoy rich, rewarding careers filled with opportunities to have a significant impact on countless individuals.

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Topics: physical therapist assistant, allied health career, health professions

What Does a Physical Therapist Assistant Do?

Posted on Wed, May 18, 2016

Allied health is filled with careers centered around all aspects of care, but none provides the level of interaction quite like that of a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA).

Today, we’re pulling back the curtain on what it means to be a PTA, showing you what to expect from this career and highlighting the many benefits that come with the ability to change lives on a regular basis.

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Topics: allied health career, health professions, physical therapy assistant

Neurosurgeon Reveals What Makes a Good Surg Tech

Posted on Thu, May 12, 2016

No one interacts with surgical technologists firsthand quite like surgeons do. So what better way to get an inside peek at life as a surg tech than to speak with a prominent surgeon?

I recently spoke with Dr. Bill Thorell, MD, Director of Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery for Nebraska Medicine, to find out what he looks for in a surgical technologist. Dr. Thorell speaks to Nebraska Methodist College surg tech students every year, and his presentation is eye-opening to those who are about to embark on their own careers in the operating room.

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Topics: allied health career, surgical technology, health professions

Kimberly Shows Resilience In Respiratory Therapy Program

Posted on Tue, May 10, 2016

Kimberly’s life's mission is to help everyone “breathe a little easier.”

But that wasn't always the case. Prior to attending Nebraska Methodist College, she worked in a call center for nine years before saying “enough.” She wanted a career where she could both provide for her family and put her people skills to good use.

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Topics: allied health career, student spotlight, respiratory care

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