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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

6 Challenges to Becoming a Healthcare Leader

Posted on Tue, Apr 05, 2016

Healthcare-Leaders.jpgIf you’ve been a part of the healthcare field for a few years, you’re probably ready to tackle new responsibilities. Maybe you want to switch departments, work in a different sort of environment or vie for a promotion.

You should be commended for this decision. Modern healthcare is filled with an array of options suited to the abilities you possess and your interests as a professional.

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Topics: healthcare education, allied health career, health professions

Making the Leap From HOSA to a Healthcare Career

Posted on Fri, Mar 25, 2016

If you’re a member of HOSA, then you’re already well on your way to a rewarding career as a health professional. As someone who’s passionate about helping other people, you’re probably willing to do whatever it takes to make your dream a reality.

But that doesn’t mean there won’t be roadblocks. Not everyone in HOSA is actually going to wind up with a job in healthcare. If you’re really committed to having a successful position in this rewarding field, we want you to remember these six tips. They’re absolutely critical when it comes to transitioning from HOSA to a healthcare career.

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Topics: healthcare education, allied health career, preparing for college

How Being a Pharm Tech Now Can Help Your Career Later

Posted on Mon, Mar 21, 2016

You don’t need to become a pharmacist to work in a pharmacy. In fact, you don’t even need a degree. You can jump straight into the field if you’re willing to get the proper certification.

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Topics: new programs, allied health career, Professional Development

7 Reasons Respiratory Therapy Is Lifting Off

Posted on Tue, Mar 15, 2016

Respiratory therapy is the most in-demand healthcare career no one seems to be talking about. Despite a fantastic job outlook and evidence of a continued need for qualified individuals, respiratory care just doesn’t get the buzz it deserves.

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Topics: healthcare education, allied health career, respiratory care

Medical Assistant Program Helps Shari Make an Impact

Posted on Wed, Mar 09, 2016

Shari knows what she wants: a meaningful healthcare career that will open the door for more educational opportunities.

And it seems like she is well on her way: She recently transferred to the Nebraska Methodist College Medical Assistant program after nine months at a traditional university.

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Topics: allied health career, student spotlight

Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Pregnant With Possibility

Posted on Tue, Jan 12, 2016

The image of the doctor hovering over a pregnant woman to reveal the first glimpse of a baby is one that’s become ingrained in our minds thanks to pop culture.

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Topics: allied health career, health professions, sonography

9 Facts You Never Knew About Medical Assistant Certification

Posted on Fri, Nov 20, 2015

Medical Assistants are in high demand right now. Yet in spite of this, we still get a lot of questions about just what it means to be a medical assistant.

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Topics: healthcare education, allied health career

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