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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Why You'd Want an HVAC Career

Why become an HVAC technician? Because it’s always nice to be needed. Not only could you be on-the-job in a highly stable career amid a fluctuating economy but, because HVAC jobs aren’t being outsourced, you could also become the next super-...
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Would A Career in Healthcare Be A Good Fit for You?

Fortis proudly offers a wide variety of healthcare training programs including medical assisting, medical assisting with basic X-Ray, medical billing and coding, medical office administration, ECG/Phlebotomy/Lab Assisting, health information technology,...
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America Needs Skilled Workers

President Trump has proposed a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan to rebuild America’s old, sometimes crumbling roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects over the next 10 years. The plan faces a number of questions…among them: Does th...
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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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