Academic Advice

Each blog, written by our subject matter experts, will explore topics ranging from healthcare news, academics, student life, nursing, career skills and much more.

Four Reasons Now is a Great Time to Become a Medical Office Assistant

on Saturday, 10 December 2016. Posted in Academic Advice

Four Reasons Now is a Great Time to Become a Medical Office Assistant

If you have a knack for organization, the ability to work well with a team, and a genuine interest in helping people, pursuing a career as a medical office assistant may be a good option for you. Not only does this job provide an entry-point to working in the healthcare industry, professionals trained in this role are in high demand — and the need for more medical office assistants is expected to increase over the next several years. Here are four reasons why now is a great time to join to pursue a career as a medical office assistant.

Healthcare Graduate's Advice: 'Be Determined and You Will Succeed'

on Saturday, 10 December 2016. Posted in Academic Advice

Healthcare Graduate's Advice: 'Be Determined and You Will Succeed'

Corazon Joaquin worked for nearly a decade as a caretaker before deciding she wanted to make a career change. She enjoyed her job — particularly because it allowed her to work closely with people and provide help to clients who needed care — but she was ready to make a move and try something new.

For this Healthcare Graduate, ‘Learning is a Constant Experience’

on Friday, 16 September 2016. Posted in Academic Advice, Healthcare Insights, Stories

For this Healthcare Graduate, ‘Learning is a Constant Experience’

Kathleen Gallimore was working as a housekeeper when she decided that she needed a change, she wanted something that could lead to a long-term career where she could continue to grow. One thing stood in her way — she didn’t have her high school diploma. So, as her first step to forging a new path, she enrolled online in James Madison High School.

Five Education Programs to Help You Get a Job in Healthcare

on Thursday, 07 April 2016. Posted in Academic Advice, Healthcare Insights

Five Education Programs to Help You Get a Job in Healthcare

Employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 19 percent by 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau for Labor Statistics. This growth will result in 2.3 million new jobs, more than any other group of occupations. Many factors contribute to this growth, including the aging Baby Boomer population and the increase in individuals with access to health insurance through the Affordable Healthcare Act. Basically, it’s not a bad time to be working in healthcare.

Five Icons Who Prove It’s Not Too Late to Achieve Your Career Goals

on Wednesday, 23 March 2016. Posted in Academic Advice

Five Icons Who Prove It’s Not Too Late to Achieve Your Career Goals

No one enjoys failure. When you experience a setback in life or in your career, it’s hard not to feel discouraged or to lose motivation. But for many successful people, failure has played a major role in their eventual rise to the top. Here are five famous icons who prove that it’s never too late to achieve your goals.

These Five Tips Will Change the Way You Study for School

on Monday, 14 March 2016. Posted in Academic Advice

These Five Tips Will Change the Way You Study for School

Going back to school while working full-time means that study sessions are a precious thing. Your time is limited, and you need to get things done. One of the best ways to maximize your time dedicated to coursework is to have a distraction-free space. Here are five tips for creating the perfect study area to keep you productive.

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