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What’s The Difference Between a Pharmacy Technician and Pharmacist?

Difference Between Pharmacy Technician and Pharmacist

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If you’ve ever picked up a prescription at your neighborhood pharmacy, you’ve definitely spoken with a pharmacist, and more than likely a pharmacy technician. Both of these health professionals work together to ensure timely medication processing, customer assistance, and more.

The biggest difference between these two professions, however, comes down to education. In this article, we unpack each sector’s educational requirements, job responsibilities, and career prospects.

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Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Salaries in NJ

Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Salaries in New Jersey - AIMS Education

Welcome to the world of medical billing and coding! As a crucial member of the allied healthcare team, you’ll provide expert assistance to patients, insurance companies, and medical providers alike.

Before you become a certified billing and coding specialist, however, you’ll probably want to know what kind of salary you can expect.

To start your career off on the right foot, we’ve compiled everything you need to know about billing and coding salaries in New Jersey and its neighboring states– once you finish your medical billing and coding training program, that is!

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Best MRI Technologist Career Opportunities in the US

Best MRI Technologist Career Opportunities in the US

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Why should you consider an allied health career as an MRI technologist? Well, with annual salaries that fall well above the average American income – and excellent job growth in nearly every state – there are fantastic career prospects around the country.

For people looking to start a new career as an MRI technologist, the question remains: Where should you go for the best career prospects? We’ve sorted through data via the Bureau of Labor Statistics to find the best MRI tech salaries by state.
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The History and Future of Surgical Technology


The History and Future of Surgical Technology  - AIMS Education

The first documented surgical procedures date back to Ancient Egypt around 3500 years ago. Legend has it that they were performed by knowledgeable priests to treat various maladies. These priests almost certainly required assistants to help with the procedures, which is probably the only thing that hasn’t changed since those ancient surgeries.

Today, it would be impossible to imagine what surgery would be like without the helping hands of a surgical technologist.

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Is AI the Future of Medical Assistant Jobs?

Is AI the Future of Medical Assistant Jobs? - AIMS Education

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly gaining momentum across many industries. In the health sector, its impact is set to fundamentally change medicine, from drug research and development to patient care.

With technology becoming a part of everyday life – and the healthcare industry adopting more of the latest developments – AI has become a topic of discussion, especially among medical assistants.

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Your Guide to a Sterile Processing Technician Career

Occupation Guide: Sterile Processing Technician

Whether you’re looking for a new career – or have recently graduated from high school – allied health careers are excellent choices for many Americans. This goes double for the sterile processing technician field, which offers flexible working hours, plenty of upward mobility, and quick entry into the healthcare sector.

Signing up for a sterile processing certification program is the first step towards an exciting career in the healthcare field. Read our step-by-step career guide to explain what it entails, the opportunities that exist, and the easiest ways to get started in this growing field.

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21 Reasons Why You Should Be a Cardiac Monitor Technician


Cardiac monitor techs use non-invasive cardiology techniques to assist physicians and nurses in interpreting and diagnosing heart-related conditions. From Holter monitoring to EKGs to stress tests, these allied health professionals can detect arrhythmias, irregular heartbeats, and even cardiac arrest while it’s happening.

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What Is Allied Healthcare and What Does It Entail?

What Does “Allied Healthcare” Mean?

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If you’re on the lookout for a fulfilling, in-demand career, you’ve probably encountered the term “allied health.” But what’s the difference between the medical and allied health sectors, and what do these jobs involve?

Let’s take a look at where the term comes from, what it means in healthcare today, and most importantly, what it can mean for your future career.

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