Healthcare Insights

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

Introducing the Madison School of Healthcare

on Tuesday, 18 October 2016. Posted in Healthcare Insights

Introducing the Madison School of Healthcare

Jobs in healthcare are on the rise — in fact, the industry is expected to have more employment opportunities than any other sector between 2014 and 2024. With the heightened need for highly-trained medical professionals, Ashworth College has launched the Madison School of Healthcare.

Here’s Why We Need More Pharmacy Technicians Video

on Monday, 17 October 2016. Posted in Healthcare Insights

Here’s Why We Need More Pharmacy Technicians Video

Pharmacy technicians play a critical role in healthcare. They are the pharmacist’s right hand when it comes to assisting patients, from collecting information to fill prescriptions and keeping track of inventory, to providing direct customer service. And as pharmacists’ role shifts to include more clinical tasks, pharmacy technicians are stepping up to take on even more duties. Watch this video to see why it’s a great time to join this growing field.

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.

Four Healthcare Trends Affecting Nursing Professionals

on Thursday, 08 September 2016. Posted in Healthcare Insights, Nursing

Four Healthcare Trends Affecting Nursing Professionals

Registered nurses are the largest healthcare occupation, with 2.8 million RN jobs in 2014. It’s no wonder that nurses are so often referred to as the “beating heart” of healthcare. As the industry goes through some rapid changes, it’s important that nurses are able to adjust and adapt to meet the needs of the patients they serve.

Want a Healthcare Career? Take Some Advice from These Grads

on Thursday, 01 September 2016. Posted in Healthcare Insights

Want a Healthcare Career? Take Some Advice from These Grads

If you are thinking about enrolling in an online healthcare degree program, you might have a few questions, from “how will I balance school with work and my personal life?” to “how can I set myself up for success?”

Employer Q&A: How to Get a Job as a Pharmacy Technician

on Tuesday, 05 July 2016. Posted in Healthcare Insights

Employer Q&A: How to Get a Job as a Pharmacy Technician

Janet Jones first stepped foot behind the pharmacy counter as a junior in college, over 12 years ago. After finishing her undergraduate degree, she became certified as a pharmacy technician, and worked for a year before enrolling in pharmacy school.

Three Reasons Now is a Great Time to Start a Medical Coding & Billing Career

on Friday, 01 July 2016. Posted in Healthcare Insights

Three Reasons Now is a Great Time to Start a Medical Coding & Billing Career

The healthcare industry is growing leaps and bounds—and the field of medical billing and coding is no exception. Professionals with medical coding and billing training, typically referred to as health information technicians, organize and manage health information data to maintain quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security. If you have a knack for organization, good attention to detail, and, most importantly, want to help patients in the process of receiving the care they need, this field might be for you. Plus, the time to start a career in medical billing and coding has never been better. Here are three reasons why:

Why it’s a Great Time to Become a Pharmacy Technician

on Monday, 06 June 2016. Posted in Healthcare Insights

Why it’s a Great Time to Become a Pharmacy Technician

If you’re considering enrolling in a pharmacy technician training program, now is a great time. The healthcare job market is booming, and the role of pharmacy technician is no exception. The need for trained, experienced professionals is growing—according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for pharmacy technicians are expected to grow 9 percent between 2014 and 2024, faster than the average rate for all occupations, resulting in approximately 407,200 jobs.

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