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Which Healthcare Career Path is the Best One for You?

Posted on Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Research shows that from 2016 to 2026, the healthcare occupation sector will grow by 18%, outpacing job growth in the general economy by 12%.

Are you interested in becoming a part of a team of healthcare professionals?

If so, the path to a healthcare career is paved with opportunity. It's also wider than you might expect. Before you head down this journey, it helps to narrow your focus and find your niche. 

We created this guide to help you explore different options and discover the one that suits your interests and talents. Read on for the practical advice to use as you navigate the healthcare career opportunities out there.

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Topics: healthcare education, allied health career, health professions

Congratulations to NMC’s Fall 2019 Graduates

Posted on Tue, Dec 17, 2019

Nebraska Methodist College welcomed its latest line of nursing and allied health graduates at commencement ceremonies held at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church on December 13.

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Topics: health professions, nursing, commencement

Congratulations to NMC’s Summer 2019 Graduates

Posted on Fri, Aug 09, 2019

Nebraska Methodist College welcomed its latest line of nursing and allied health graduates at commencement ceremonies held at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church on August 2.

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Topics: health professions, nursing, commencement

How to Choose the Best Respiratory Therapy Program for You [Worksheet]

Posted on Fri, Jul 12, 2019

You’ve done your career research. You know you want to be a respiratory therapist.

But do you know what to look for in a respiratory therapy program? How to tell if it will be worth the money, let alone the time and effort? Which factors could help you decide between two programs that appear to be the same?

To help you take a deeper dive into what sets one respiratory care program apart from another, we’ve prepared a comparison worksheet for you to download, print and use.

Based on a questionnaire template created by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for use by prospective students, this worksheet will help you organize the program information that's crucial to your success.

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Topics: allied health career, health professions, respiratory care

6 Personality Traits of a Good Respiratory Therapist

Posted on Fri, May 31, 2019

 

“Can you go into a room and brighten somebody’s day?”

That’s the first question LaToya Sharp, a registered respiratory therapist, asks when someone wants to know what it takes to make it in this career field.

“Helping someone with breathing problems to feel better, laugh, share, or just smile makes me feel like I’ve kicked the winning field goal for my team,” LaToya says. “You must be sensitive to the individual person’s experience and truly care. That’s when you know the respiratory field is for you.”

Experts say there are at least six key qualities required to be a good respiratory therapist. Do you have what it takes?

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Topics: allied health career, health professions, respiratory care

Respiratory Therapy Could Be the Second Career You Should Have Tried First

Posted on Fri, Mar 29, 2019

Justin Druskis, 32, didn’t set out to become a respiratory therapist. Three years ago, he didn’t even know the career field existed. He just knew he was unhappy at work.

“I had a master’s degree in international business and was a director for a real estate development firm,” Justin said. “Yet I sat behind a desk wondering why I was miserable.”

Talking this over with a buddy of his, Justin said, “You’re always happy with your job. Tell me exactly what it is you do and why you like it so much.”

Turns out, Justin’s buddy is a respiratory therapist.

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Topics: alumni spotlight, allied health career, health professions, respiratory care

Congratulations to NMC’s Fall 2018 Graduates

Posted on Tue, Dec 18, 2018

Nebraska Methodist College welcomed its latest line of nursing and allied health graduates at fall commencement ceremonies held at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church on December 14.

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Topics: health professions, nursing, commencement

Congratulations to NMC’s Summer 2018 Graduates

Posted on Tue, Aug 07, 2018

Nebraska Methodist College welcomed its latest line of nursing and allied health graduates at summer commencement ceremonies held at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church on August 3.

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Topics: health professions, nursing, Master of Occupational Therapy

Methodist Hospital Volunteen Explores Her Future in Healthcare at NMC Career Camp

Posted on Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Eager to help others? Check. Comfortable around blood? Check. Interested in a healthcare career? Check.

All of these things come naturally to Lyndsay Hunter, 17, who has grown up believing healthcare is the right choice for her.

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Topics: healthcare education, health professions, preparing for college

LaToya & Mitch: A New Grad & Her Healthcare Hero

Posted on Tue, May 29, 2018

LaToya Sharp's graduation celebration was made extra special thanks to a surprise visit from the healthcare hero who inspired her to become a respiratory therapist.  

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Topics: student spotlight, health professions, commencement, respiratory care

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