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NTHS Member at AIMS Education Wins National Scholarship

Piscataway, NJ, June 15, 2020.  Christiana Nigowski, a current surgical technologist student and member of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) at AIMS Education has been named one of the 2020 recipients of the Jon H. Poteat Scholarship. Christiana was chosen as one of the 250 NTHS members to receive this $1,000 scholarship, based on her ability to consistently exemplify the seven character attributes of NTHS – Skill, Honesty, Service, Responsibility, Scholarship, Citizenship, and Leadership.

“Ms. Nigowksi is well deserving of this scholarship. As a frontline healthcare worker during this global pandemic, to share this news with her during these times was so rewarding for me as the school’s NTHS advisor. We can’t wait to see her incredible successes in just a few short months as she begins her new healthcare career.”

Christiana was inducted into NTHS based on their outstanding performance in their Career and Technical Education classes.  She is an accomplished member of NTHS and will be part of the association of surgical technologists (AST). After graduation, she plans on pursuing her career as a certified surgical technologist.


About the National Technical Honor Society: NTHS was established in 1984 with the purpose of honoring student achievement and leadership in Career and Technical Education (CTE). Since 1984, NTHS has served over 1 million members.  In 2005, the NTHS scholarship fund was launched, awarding over $2 million in scholarships since that time to enhance and enrich the career opportunities of their members. With chapters in both secondary and postsecondary schools across the country, NTHS is the national leader in providing recognition for excellence in CTE. NTHS serves over 100,000 student members annually throughout the U.S. and U.S. territories, and is based in Flat Rock, NC.

About the Jon. H. Poteat Scholarship: The Jon H. Poteat Scholarship is one of 280 scholarships NTHS offers their members every year. Named in honor and memory of their Co-Founder, this scholarship program is reserved exclusively for secondary and postsecondary NTHS members who are currently enrolled in an active chapter. These scholarships are awarded annually to members who consistently exemplify the seven character attributes of NTHS – Skill, Honesty, Service, Responsibility, Scholarship, Citizenship, and Leadership.

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Best Paying Healthcare Jobs in New York and New Jersey

Medical jobs are financially rewarding and offer a range of opportunities with great career prospects. The salaries of most entry-level physicians and healthcare professionals are higher than the national average for the US. What’s more, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects impressive growth among all related occupations in terms of demand and pay.

If you are currently considering a medical field career, there are two main directions to consider. You can strive for a more senior position which comes with higher responsibilities and salary, and become a physician. Or perhaps complete professional training and obtain a certificate or associate’s degree to work in the field of allied health.

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5 Allied Healthcare Professions With Shortage of Staff

The field of allied health is rapidly expanding in the US. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows employment growth across the vast majority of occupations in the healthcare field. The increasing demand for certified healthcare professionals comes hand in hand with a scarcity of qualified staff. And the good news is that you can complete most training programs and obtain certification in less than 2 years of study.

While almost all allied health jobs are growing at a steady pace, some are growing faster than others. This results in better employment opportunities in certain healthcare professions. If you are seeking employment or considering a career change, it is worth exploring them before choosing a training program.

To help you make an informed decision, we created an overview of the 5 allied health jobs with a shortage of staff. Read on to explore the careers in demand and the training you need to pursue employment in them.

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Neurodiagnostic Technologist Career on the Rise – What Is New?

Neurodiagnostic technology stays at the forefront of contemporary medicine. As the field is constantly advancing, there is an ever-growing need for qualified technologists. The demand is increasing proportionally with the salary which is very competitive and projected to continue growing over the next decade.

Neurodiagnostic technologists work with specialized equipment to analyze and monitor the nervous system functions of patients. They perform a variety of tests to assist in diagnosing and identifying neurological problems. The technological innovations in the field make a career in NDT a great choice for people who love both medicine and science. If you are looking for opportunities in the medical field and can commit to life-long learning, it is a great choice for you.

Read on to learn more about the current trends in neurodiagnostics and gain useful insight about NDTs salary and job outlooks.

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The Major Benefits of Having an Allied Healthcare Certificate

Allied healthcare jobs are a great choice for both young people and those looking for a midlife career change. Most career options don’t require spending years in medical school but still offer financially rewarding opportunities for professional development. To secure an entry-level position, you often have to complete a specialized certificate training program. Although it is not always compulsory, getting certified can also be a huge benefit to your career.

To help you learn more about the certificate programs and their benefits, we created this overview. You are about to dive into the reasons for completing a certificate training program. Read on to explore the major benefits of having an allied healthcare certificate.

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5 Fastest-Growing Medical Careers in New Jersey

The ever-growing and aging US population leads to a higher demand for healthcare professionals and more hospital jobs. As a result, the medical positions across the country are increasing at a fast pace.

Allied healthcare professions are not an exception. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment within the field is growing much faster than the average for all occupations. They project growth of 14% during the next decade.

We will explore 5 of the most promising medical careers in New Jersey. Have a read through to learn everything you need to know about the job specifics, entry-level requirements, and career outlook.

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Letter to the Pharmacy Tech Community about COVID-19

Dear Colleagues,

Pharmacy Tech Program Director David Oldenhage

David Oldenhage, AIMS Education Pharmacy Technician Program Director

As our current climate continues to change due to the COVID-19 virus, our industry continues to have an immediate need. Protecting yourself is the ultimate priority and if you are currently in the field, either in ambulatory or institutional settings, remember to practice good hygiene and safe guard yourself against those that might be compromised.

Being in the field myself, we must always take the time to follow proper <795> and <797> guidelines, and remember to watch your eyes, face, mouth, and fingers. Ensure the safe handling of stationary items and work stations, and follow standards of practice implemented by your place of employment.

Now is the time to give back to the profession that you all have dedicated your careers to. Some may decide on going to school to educate or continuing your education beyond what you accomplished, and others may simply have a heartfelt need to help in the field. Our profession is on the front line of this global concern and our strength is our education, compassion and willingness to help.

As of today, pharmacies across the United States are open and looking for help. I recently  searched on Indeed, LinkedIn and 3 local newspapers and found 297 new opportunities for pharmacy technicians in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Union, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean counties. If you are looking for employment due to being laid off from your current job, or looking to garner an opportunity immediately, now is the time.

For my current and future colleagues, if you are not yet licensed in the State of New Jersey as a pharmacy technician, go to the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs website. On the Board of Pharmacy page, click on applications and forms. You will need to create a profile to register and then you can submit an online application. If you need support, I am available anytime.

To my colleagues who are nationally certified, licensed as pharmacy technicians in NJ, or former students, navigate the positive and remember that you got into this profession to be front line emergency personnel because of your character, caring ability, and mindfulness. My sincere thoughts are going out to all of you during this time. I am so proud of you for your continued dedication during a time when it is most needed.

Stay well,


Why Are Healthcare Professionals as Important as Doctors Amid a Pandemic

The COVID-19 outbreak is challenging the US healthcare system and its employees in unprecedented ways. With the cases and the number of victims rapidly increasing, currently the US is the most affected country in the world. As a result, hospitals operate under a lot of pressure and unavoidably struggle to treat the overwhelming number of infected patients. That’s why US clinicians are urged to prioritize urgent and emergency visits to manage the workload.

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Jobs in High Demand: Allied Healthcare Professionals

Medical jobs have always been in demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational outlook handbook, jobs within the field of healthcare will expand even more over the next 10 years. This growth is projected to add 1.9 million new vacancies and thus increase employment by 14 % in the upcoming decade. Among the medical specialists expected to be in high demand, are surgeons, physicians, and physical therapists.

Medical careers, however, do not refer only to M.D.’s. Allied healthcare practitioners are another group of medical specialists that are in high demand.

The field of allied healthcare is rapidly expanding. It includes a wide range of career options that don’t require a medical degree. We’ve put together a list of the sectors and relevant careers offering the best opportunities in terms of job outlook and salary.

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Health Education and Prevention Can Save the US Economy Billions of Dollars

Medical care is costing our economy billions.

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The majority of the US population is at risk of falling victim to diabetes, cancer or cardiovascular disease. This isn’t bad news just for you — the research evidence is actually concerning the entire nation.

Treatment of the most wide-spread lethal and chronic illnesses costs a huge amount of taxpayers’ money each year. For example, Americans spent roughly 3.65 trillion on health care in 2018. That total is about the same size as Spain and Canada’s entire economies — combined.

As a matter of fact, the majority of common diseases are to some extent under our control. The behavior and lifestyle of each individual can positively contribute to personal and national health, as well as to the US economy.

Then how do we start living differently? Preventative action and health education are proven to have a direct positive impact on the number of sick patients and the bills associated with their treatment. This summarizes the first and most important step towards making a long-lasting change – prevention.

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