So You Want to Be a Cosmetologist

After watching countless hours of YouTube tutorials, swatching hundreds of eye-shadow palettes and perfecting your friend’s cat-eye look – you’re finally ready to take the step to become a licensed cosmetologist. While turning your pas...
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What Does a Cosmetologist Do?

Kevin Aucoin, Paul Mitchell, Estee Lauder. Before they were internationally known beauty sensations, they were cosmetology students. If you’ve ever had a bad haircut, horrible manicure or a botched “makeover” – then you know wha...
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Differences between a Dental Assistant and an Expanded Function Dental Assistant

----Editor's note: Updated 9/14/2018--- What’s the difference between a dental assistant and an expanded function dental assistant? Many students ask this question. Is there a benefit to embarking further studies to become an expanded function de...
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What Can I Do In Electrical Trades?

If you’re interested in becoming an electrician, you’ll have a wide range of career routes you can follow, from working as an electrical systems technician or an in-home installer to working on high voltage (HV) systems.  Electricians ...
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4 Reasons Why Pharmacy Technicians are in High Demand

In 2016, approximately 4.45 billion prescriptions were dispensed. Behind each was a pharmacy technician who worked tirelessly to ensure patients get the medications they need. They perform everything from verifying information, repacking bulk medication...
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How To Start Your Nursing Career

----Editor's Note: Updated on 9/7/2018---- If you’re a nursing student or graduate, planning out how to get your career started can be a daunting task. While exciting, the prospect of landing your first job in nursing can be both frightening and ...
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Are You Eligible to Become A Certified Medical Assistant?

Medical assisting has emerged as one of healthcare’s hottest, fastest-growing careers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), medical assistant employment is expected to grow 29 percent by 2026. The career can offer a worthwhile salary...
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How to Become a Nursing Instructor

If you’re a nursing student, or working nurse, who’d like to share your knowledge and experience as a nursing instructor, there are a few things you’ll need to consider. First, nurse educators are registered nurses who have obtained a...
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What Career Paths Exist Within HVAC Technology?

Why should you consider a career in the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) sector? Well, for one, job growth continues to be strong for skilled trades – especially for air conditioning specialists with the summer months upon us. Anot...
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How to Achieve a Work-Life Balance as Dental Assistant

The role of dental assistant is an important one in a dental office, as well as being a fulfilling career. Luckily for dental assistants, their career also is ranked among the top jobs for a great work-life balance, which makes it a bit easier to achiev...
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Is Pharm Tech A Good Fit For You?

While not a pharmacist, a pharmacy technician is the right-hand man, or woman, to the pharmacist. They assist in the preparation of prescription medications and work alongside the pharmacist to ensure medications are filled, processed and given to patie...
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Radiologic Technicians Are in High Demand

With baby-boomers getting older, healthcare practitioners expect they may see an increase in certain medical condition, such as Alzheimer’s and cancer, which depend upon imaging for making diagnoses. Because trained professionals are needed to ob...
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How Has Technology Changed the Welding Profession?

Welding has been around for some 2,000 years, beginning with pressure welding in the Bronze Age. To say it has been changed by technological improvements since then would be an understatement. Some of the new technology is designed to help alleviate th...
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Inspiring New Nurse Innovators

Nancy Hanrahan, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, is committed to evolving nursing’s reputation from a passive profession to one of recognized and essential innovators in the field of healthcare. An internationally renowned leader in innovative nursing interventio...
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Calling All Skilled Trades Workers

Born and raised in Baltimore, Mike Rowe believes in the value of hard work. He’s also a champion of skilled trades, saying America is headed toward a potentially crippling shortfall in people trained to do the jobs four-year college graduates can&...
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Welders, Are You Familiar with These Techniques?

New welding technology constantly is being developed and brought to market. As a result, it’s become more important than ever for welders to keep current with these technologies and the welding techniques they generate. Four techniques that have ...
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Why Medical Assistants Love Their Profession

Ask a medical assistant why he or she loves what they do and you’ll probably get a wide range of answers. Two of the top reasons likely boil down to: (1) knowing that you are making a difference in patients’ lives every day, and (2) the dive...
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Why Math Skills Are Important to Becoming an LPN

Do you need basic math skills to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)? In a word: “Yes!” While it’s true programs, pumps and calculators may do most of the math work for LPNs day-to-day, if you need to treat patients at the scene o...
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How to Become an Electrical Systems Technician

So you want to become an electrical systems technician – do you know what the career actually entails? Electrical systems technicians aren’t exactly electricians, although much of the education and training is similar. Electrical systems tec...
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A Day in the Life of a Medical Assistant

As a medical assistant, your day begins the minute you walk into the office. First up will be listening to phone messages from overnight and scrolling through your emails to see if there are high-priority cases demanding attention. Next, it’s into...
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