Welding Offers Multiple Career Opportunities

Welding has a history that dates from the Bronze Age when metal fusing was first discovered. Since that time, welding has played a big role in our lives…from what we drive to where we live.   More than half the products made in the countr...
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Life After Nursing School

Making the transition from nursing school to that first nursing job can be nerve-racking. No longer will situations be theoretical or in a classroom setting with notes and an instructor guiding students through each step. Now, situations will turn into...
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HVAC Video Tips from Mike Rowe

Mike Rowe is still known as “the dirtiest man on TV,” a reference to his days as host of “Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe,” which paid tribute to the men and women who do the jobs the rest of us can’t…or won’t do. A...
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What’s Your Career Type?

Most people need some sort of preparation prior to entering a career. But what should you study or train for if you’re not sure what you want to do after graduation? The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests the first step should be to explore ...
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Nursing Simulation Lab Learning Success

Everyone, at some point in their lives, will need to visit the hospital and require nursing care. As a result, nurses are always under intense scrutiny to provide safe and effective patient care. Patients trust their lives to healthcare professionals an...
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How Technology is Shaping the Future of Surgical Technicians

Today we live in a world with astonishing medical technologies. For example, the creation of robots for use in the operating room allows us to prepare and perform surgeries in a more precise way. And medical technology will only keep evolving and contin...
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7 Reasons Tractor-Trailer Driving Is a Good Career Choice

Truck driving is a career that sometimes doesn’t get the respect it deserves. However, drivers are in high demand almost everywhere across the country. According to Trucking Info, finding and keeping qualified drivers, especially in the long-haul...
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What Does a Sterile Processing Technician Do?

The roles of sterile processing technicians and surgical technologists often get confused. That’s probably to be expected since there is a degree of crossover in the training each receives as well as the duties they perform. Both have a lot to do ...
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What’s the Difference Between a Job and a Career?

At Fortis, education programs are designed to prepare students for the career or job of their choosing. What’s the difference? In a nutshell, a job is something one does to earn a living, while a career is a series of related jobs that provide the...
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What Does a Medical Lab Technician Do?

Certified medical lab technicians are responsible for collecting, testing and evaluating the results of doctor-ordered samples for diseases and other health problems. They typically find jobs in hospitals, laboratories, physician’s offices and uni...
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Why Cybersecurity Jobs Are More Secure Than Most

Are you looking for a career that won’t disappear anytime soon? You may want to investigate the booming cybersecurity field. According to a recent McClatchy news article (“Want a sure-fire job? Train to fight computer hackers”), compa...
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Mike Rowe on Electrical Trades

Nearly everyone remembers Mike Rowe from his TV commercials or his days as host of the popular TV series, “Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe.” That program became a tribute to the men and women who filled so-called “dirty” jobs that most...
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What Does a Pharmacy Technician Do?

Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of pharmacists. They are responsible for dispensing and administrating medicine to patients and/or healthcare professionals, with duties that include preparing and filling prescriptions for patients, issui...
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Mike Rowe On the Importance of Skilled Trades

Baltimore born and raised, Mike Rowe is many things – a TV host, writer, narrator, producer, actor, spokesman and an ardent advocate of skilled tradesmen. While Rowe has nothing against people with a four-year college education, he believes that ...
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It’s National Dental Hygiene Month

Do you know what October is, besides the first full month of autumn? It’s National Dental Hygiene Month, which makes it a perfect time to thank your dental hygienist for that brilliant smile! And what better way to repay them than taking steps to ...
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What Do Licensed Practical Nurses Do?

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), or as they’re known in some states, Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), are one of the most important and prominent careers in the nursing field. While there’s no “One-Size-Fits-All” description o...
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What’s the Difference Between a Dental Assistant and a Dental Hygienist?

So, you want to work in a dental office, but aren’t really sure if you should prepare to become a dental assistant or a dental hygienist. Is there a difference between the two?   Both dental assistants and dental hygienists work under the s...
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Career Benefits of Learning a Skilled Trade

Skilled trade programs are growing in popularity because they meet the needs of students who want a hands-on education.  Most training programs for a career in the trades will lead to job opportunities sooner than programs at a community college or...
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What Certifications Does a Massage Therapist Need?

Massage therapists are certified professionals who use touch to ease a variety of ailments, including muscular spasms, pain, stiffness and poor circulation throughout the body. Among other healing techniques, in combination with essential oils and lotio...
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What Is A Hybrid Class?

All students learn differently, so the best teaching practices and programs typically include a variety of tools to engage visual, auditory and kinetic learners. There have been studies that show many online classes are as effective as classroom instruc...
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