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5 Other Surgery Career Options

5 Other Surgery Career Options

Have you always dreamed of being the star of the operating room? Does the idea of a high-pressure surgical environment fill you with excitement? Then you’ve probably thought a lot about becoming a surgeon.

The problem for you, as for many others, is the time and financial commitment required. Going to medical school to become a surgeon takes years and an enormous amount of money. Or maybe you’re not worried about the time commitment and just curious to see what other options are out there. The good news is that becoming a full-fledged surgeon isn’t the only way to work in the operating room.

These are 5 other surgery career options to get you in that room. Continue Reading…

How Snapchat Surgeons Transform the Industry’s Image

Are Snapchatting Plastic Surgeons Ruining Their Industry's Image?

Snapchat is the fastest growing social network for teenagers and millennials. In fact, experts believe that one in five Americans used Snapchat during 2016. Medical professionals, especially plastic surgeons, have jumped on this trend, and have found a niche on Snapchat among viewers who want to check out graphic surgical content.

But while there are doctors and surgeons hoping to make a lasting imprint on modern medicine, there is a concern in the medical community that the growing social media trend might hurt the professional bond between doctor and patient. Continue Reading…

What is the Role of a Medical Assistant?

What Is the Role of a Medical Assistant?

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If you’ve ever thought about becoming a medical assistant, your first question was probably, “What exactly does a medical assistant do?” It’s a tricky question to ask because medical assistants have perhaps the most varied role in the medical field. Yes, even more than nurses.

Don’t believe us? Let’s look into the details here. Continue Reading…

Differences Between Cardiac Sonography and Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Difference Between Diagnostic Cardiac & Medical Sonography

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It’s hardly surprising that interest in allied healthcare careers like cardiac sonography and diagnostic medical sonography is on the rise. Everyone – from students who want a career in medicine without spending years in medical school to people looking for a career change – is taking an interest in these fast-growing fields.

The bigger question for most is, “Which field is best for me?” Here, we look at two popular careers and break down all the differences you need to understand to choose the best allied healthcare career for you. Continue Reading…

How Changes in the Affordable Care Act Will Affect Healthcare Workers

The Future of the Affordable Care Act for Healthcare Workers

There’s no denying it’s been a hectic few years for healthcare workers. From the passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) back in 2010, changes have been coming fast. Now, with the election of Donald Trump, the uncertainty attached to this past year’s rising premiums has only increased.

So what is the future of the ACA and how will it affect average healthcare workers across the country? First, let’s look at what’s been happening for the past year. Continue Reading…

12 Fantastic Christmas Gifts for Healthcare Professionals

12 Great Christmas Gifts for Healthcare Professionals

The holidays are a joyous time – aside from the frantic search for unique Christmas gifts for the people you care about most. The stress and pressure can turn anyone into a Grinch. This is particularly true for those medical professionals in your life. You know how hard they work every day. More than anyone, they really deserve an extra cool Christmas gift.

So here’s our ultimate list with 12 great gifts for healthcare professionals from Doctors and Nurses to Phlebotomists and Medical Assistants. Continue Reading…

Occupational Guide: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Occupational Guide: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

The healthcare sector is enormously appealing for people looking to begin a new career for good reason. It’s dynamic, impactful and growing. What worries many is the prospect of going to medical school. The good news is that there are many well-paying and fast-growing careers that don’t require years at an expensive medical school.

One of the best you’ll find is diagnostic medical sonography. For anyone looking for a rewarding career in allied healthcare, or a career change later in life, it’s undoubtedly one of the best options out there. Here’s why: Continue Reading…

The Top 3 Healthcare Advancements of the Year

The Top 3 Healthcare Advancements of the Year

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Key advancements in healthcare might not always be obvious, but right now, they’re set to completely transform the industry within a few years.

All three of these improvements in medical technology and practices are transitioning from the early stages of testing and coordination into the later stages when they’ll transform healthcare.

If you have even a passing interest in the impact of technology in healthcare, these are the three trends you absolutely must be following. Continue Reading…

Best Allied Health Job Opportunities on the East Coast

Best Allied Health Job Opportunities on the East Coast

If you’re like lots of people looking for an allied health career, you’re willing to move to find the best opportunities, but probably not too far. For many Americans, that means the east coast. To help you get a good idea of where the best allied health career opportunities can be found, as well as a state that matches your ideal lifestyle. We broke down all the data so you don’t have to.

From Maine all the way down to Florida, here’s a comprehensive guide to finding an allied health job on the east coast. Continue Reading…

Key Differences Between Surgical Tech and a Surgeon

Key Differences between Surgical Tech and a Surgeon

Surgery is an exciting, high-stakes field. Whether you’re heading off to college for the first time or beginning continuing studies, it’s important to weigh up the pros and cons of each possible medical career path.

Rather than spending half a lifetime becoming a surgeon, studying to be a surgical technologist is an efficient and rewarding way to experience the excitement of an operating room.

Read on to find out how surgeons and surgical techs compare when it comes to education, salary, job duties and personal requirements. Continue Reading…

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