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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Nurses Find Gratification in Their Profession

As we look to National Nurses Week, May 6-12, it’s a good time to consider where…and how…nurses are gratified by what they do. From a career perspective, nurses generally feel rewarded and gratified in terms of the joys nursing bring...
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Nurses Represent Diverse Demographics

While we celebrate National Nurses Week each year in May--because of their ongoing contributions to quality healthcare--nurses should be celebrated every day. They’re that important. Since our nation’s population has become more diverse alo...
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What Does a Patient Care Technician Do?

Those who want to work in the medical profession have a number of career options besides being a doctor or nurse. One of those is Patient Care Technician or PCT – often also called a hospital or patient care assistants or orderlies. What is a pat...
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How Can I Get My Commercial Driver’s License?

Is that a trick question? Well, yes…and no. While the requirements for getting a commercial driver’s license, or CDL, do vary slightly from state to state, we can provide four steps that will serve as a basic guide on what to expect. Befor...
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Wanted: Nursing Instructors

The demand for nurses of all types remains strong. As a result, job growth within the nursing profession has been ranging from faster than the average for all jobs…to much faster than average. Some specialty nursing professions, such as nurse ane...
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Six Steps to Becoming a Nurse Anesthetist

Working as a nurse anesthetist can be quite rewarding. The career offers a high degree of personal satisfaction, it benefits others, and the salary can be relatively generous. Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) often do similar work as anes...
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How to Become a Medical Laboratory Technician

Also known as clinical laboratory technicians, medical technicians, or just medical lab techs, medical laboratory technicians conduct important lab tests to help detect, diagnose and treat, or prevent, disease. Duties they perform in...
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How to Get Started in Healthcare Management

Healthcare managers serve administrative or leadership roles in healthcare facilities, typically managing a department or the entire facility. According to healthcaremanagement.com, the best advice for future healthcare administrators is to start planni...
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What Surgical Nurses Do

Surgical nurses help surgeons during an operation and look after patients, before, during and after a surgery. To become a surgical nurse, you first must be a licensed registered nurse (RN), then go through a two-year peri-operative training program or ...
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