Jobs a CDL Qualifies You For

With a CDL (commercial driver’s license) you’ll be on the road to an exciting career…and potentially, several exciting careers. Yes, you could be clocking 100,000 to 110,000 miles a year as a long-haul driver but, if you don’t p...
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How to Get Started in Electrical Trades

Electricians are important to everyday life in America. Imagine a world without electricity, if you can. No electrical lights or traffic signals. No home or office air conditioning. No cell phone chargers. That’s just a start, but you get the idea...
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Trends in Welding

Welding is an “old” technique made “new” through the advent of technology. First developed more than three thousand years ago when the Sumerians and Egyptians discovered how to allow copper with silver and time to make bronze, we...
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How Medical Assistants Also Can Learn Basic X-Ray Skills

Medical assistants who also wish to be trained in basic x-ray skills certainly could go back to school and enroll in a Radiologic Technology program to receive imaging training. That would enable them to work with a variety of imaging technologies in ad...
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Space Firms Are Looking for Skilled Workers

NASA may not be the agency it once was, but that doesn’t mean the U.S. space program is dead. Far from it. Florida’s Space Coast region is seeking a new, high-tech workforce to ramp up activity and fill jobs with such companies as SpaceX, B...
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Becoming a Nurse Innovator Entrepreneur

When nurse Rebecca Love, MSN, RN, ANP, addressed the National Student Nurses’ Association Convention recently, she labeled her herself a “Nurse Innovator Entrepreneur.” Those are three words that typically don’t go together, but ...
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What Does an X-Ray Technician Do?

Editor's Note: This article has been updated for more recent advancements within the radiologic technician field. This article was originally published in March 2016. X-ray technicians, or radiologic technicians, typically work in hospitals, d...
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Why You Should Get Your Dental Education

Why get into the dental profession? The Dental Assistant National Board (DANB) says dental assisting on among the top 25 fastest growing careers, while the American Dental Association (ADA) reports dental hygiene is one of the country’s 30 fastest...
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How HVACs are Helping People with Seasonal Allergies

We’ve all been there: the air is filled with pollen and other particulates that damage car finishes and…even worse…afflict people with seasonal allergies. What can be done to alleviate the situation? For cars, a good cleaning and par...
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Trends for Electricians During Electrical Safety Month

May is National Electrical Safety Month, established to bring awareness about home electrical safety to families. Throughout the month, electricians are being encouraged to tell their customers to have their electrical equipment checked out, cleaned and...
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How to Become a Health Information Technologist

What is a health information technician (HIT)? Basically, they sort, code, file and ensure the accuracy of patient health care information, typically working in hospitals, doctor’s offices, out-patient care centers or long-term care facilities. In...
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What do Health Information Technologists Do?

In some ways, the title alone explains much of what Health Information Technicians do. However, as with most things in life, it’s not as simple as that. As most of us who’ve seen a doctor recently know, the healthcare industry has evolved fr...
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How to Know if Massage Therapy is the Right Career for You

Do you think you want to become a Massage Therapist, but you’re not sure if it’s really the right career choice for you? Well, you could take Owl Guru’s one-minute quiz to see if massage therapy and you are a match. But, before you go...
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What Skills Are Needed To Be An EMT?

EMTs (Emergency Medical Technician) are pretty special people. They care for those who are sick or injured and in need of emergency care before getting to a hospital. Because patients’ lives often depend on an EMT’s ability to quickly react ...
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What Types of Welding Careers Are Hot Right Now?

Call them “welders,” “cutters,” “solderers,” or “brazers”… they’re all pretty much the same and most people simply call them welders. Welding is an “old” career that never really g...
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Nursing Among Most Meaningful Jobs

There’s more to choosing a career than just salary expectations. Most people want to do something they really enjoy while achieving the satisfaction of a job well-done. When exploring the top 20 college programs that lead to meaningful careers, Pa...
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Improving Outcomes Through Cultural Competence

Jana Lauderdale, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, identifies herself as “a Comanche Indian and a nurse.” Early in her career, Lauderdale recognized the need to learn more about cultural competence – the process of a nurse seeking the best ways to work...
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Could A Nursing Career Be Right For Me?

Have you ever wondered if a career in nursing could be the right path for you? Nursing, also considered the nation's most ethical profession, remains in high demand and the wealth of job opportunities is predicted to continue growing. If you think this ...
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The Story of Florence Nightingale

All nurses today follow in the footsteps of Florence Nightingale, who is known as the pioneer of modern nursing. Her hard work and life-long devotion to helping others made her a hero, leaving modern nursing candidates with big shoes to fill. Being a nu...
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Healthy Nurses Make Better Nurses

Again this year, we will celebrate National Nurses Week May 6-12.  Last year, the American Nurses Association had designated 2017 as the "Year of the Healthy Nurse." That’s not a redundancy. According to LeAnn Thieman, four of every 10 nurse...
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