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How to Find a Job as a Pharmacy Tech

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Pharmacists are widely considered to be at the heart of pharmacies, dispensing medications prescribed by health practitioners, making sure those medications are suitable for patients, and advising patients on how to take them. Pharmacy technicians support pharmacists and ensure that the pharmacy runs smoothly. Without their help, pharmacies just wouldn’t function.

The demand for pharmacy technicians is set to rise 9% by 2024 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So there are excellent job opportunities for pharmacy techs with all levels of training and credentials. Continue Reading…

Everything You Need to Know About Neurodiagnostic Tech Salary and Jobs

Everything You Need to Know About Neurodiagnostic Technologist Salaries and Jobs

When you think about career choices are brain waves on your mind? If you love technology and the inner-workings of the human brain, a career in neurodiagnostic technology might be your future path.

In this fascinating career, neurodiagnostic technologists are at the forefront of contemporary medicine, working with the latest diagnostic equipment to read and study the brain, as well as nervous system activity.

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Why Cardiovascular Techs Are in High Demand

Why Cardiovascular Techs Are in High Demand

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Cardiovascular technologists are integral members of the medical team. Using state-of-the-art technologies, cardiovascular techs use EKG machines to analyze heart function and ultrasounds to detect defects like arrhythmia, blockages, blood clots, and congenital heart disease in patients of all ages. Their findings can mean the difference between life and death.

Registered cardiovascular technologists usually perform electrocardiograms and other non-invasive testing under the supervision of a doctor. More experienced cardiovascular techs may be depended upon to perform a wide variety of diagnostic testing, including more invasive procedures like cardiac catheterization procedures. Continue Reading…

Medical Assistant vs Licensed Practical Nurse

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If you’ve considered studying to be a medical assistant or a licensed practical nurse, you may have already given thought to a variety of careers in the medical field.

There are so many paths to choose from, and education, salary, and career trajectory are crucial. With the right research, however, you’ll find the perfect job that will offer you the chance to change and save lives. Continue Reading…

Work in Healthcare Without a Medical Degree

Work in Healthcare Without a Medical Degree

We love the idea of the ivy-covered buildings and intense academic study of a college education, but let’s face it: University isn’t for everyone.

With student debt at record levels and more people training for new careers later in life, people have many reasons for wanting to skip the degree to get into a career in healthcare. But one thing is for sure: There are plenty of great options in allied healthcare careers that let you get started working without a degree. Continue Reading…

Is Phlebotomy Certification Necessary?

Is Phlebotomy Certification Necessary?

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Phlebotomy: It’s an essential part of medicine and a job that’s in demand. It’s an exciting position where you draw blood for testing in a variety of environments, including hospitals, diagnostic centers and doctors’ offices. This field is relatively easy to break into, and provides a fast foot in the door to the medical profession.

While phlebotomy certification and licensing aren’t necessary to get started, they have many benefits. Continue Reading…

Pros & Cons: Medical Sonography Certificate vs Degree

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Medical sonography is a unique and rewarding career. You’ll be an active part of a patient treatment team, seeking answers to medical questions. From tracking the progress of a pregnancy to checking for breast cancer, the possibilities of this career are limitless.

For prospective medical sonographers, there are several ways to break into this field. You can study through either a certificate program or a degree program. Both are great ways to achieve a successful career in medical sonography.

However, there are certainly advantages and disadvantages to each path. The question remains: Which is the right path for you?

Note: all photos by Wisconsin Tech Colleges.

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Midlife Career Change? Try Allied Healthcare

Midlife Career Change? Try Allied Healthcare

The American job market is more dynamic than ever, with opportunities to find new careers even for people with decades of experience in other fields. This is particularly true in allied healthcare, with healthcare training programs offering flexible and affordable course schedules to get you into a new career within months.

Just what is it that makes allied health careers so appealing for a midlife career change or mid-career switch? We’ll break down all the details and explain what opportunities are out there for you.

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Comparing EEG Tech and Other Neurology Careers

Many of us are fascinated by the brain and its complex inner workings. For those who want to work in a field related to the brain, it can be daunting sorting through all of the career possibilities. Neuroscience has a multitude of branches. Clinical neuroscience (neurology), molecular neuroscience, and neuroimaging are just a few examples. Then within each of those branches, you have roles for doctors, scientists, technologists, and more.

If you’re looking at changing careers to a job in one of these areas, you may want to consider a career with fewer years of training, such as an EEG technologist. With that in mind, here’s a complete breakdown of how this career relates to other careers in neurology.

Let’s start with the basics of what an EEG technologist does and then compare this career path to other similar options. Continue Reading…

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