Surgical Techs Make the Operating Room a Safer Place

Every day, thousands of people find themselves in situations where they end up in an operating room. Many critical procedures take place in operating rooms and whether or not a person survives a procedure has a lot to do with the medical staff as well as the operating room. A recent report about patient safety revealed that approximately 25 percent of post-surgical complications arose from 11 percent of surgeons in the United States. This report shows that surgeons and their medical staff can mean the difference between a successful surgery and one filled with complications. Surgical Technicians are in a

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What Makes a Good Dental Assistant?

Not everyone grows up dreaming of becoming a Dental Assistant. However, as many young people often find out through thorough research on the web, becoming a dental assistant can be a great career choice. Did you know that the demand for dental assistants is expected to grow over the next ten years? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the dental field will enjoy growth and opportunity. Almost every town in America needs a dentist and dentists have a strong need for well-trained dental assistants. Being a good dental assistant means being organized, thorough, friendly, communicative, patient, but most of

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Top Misconceptions About Surgical Techs

Some professions in the healthcare industry are more common than others. For example, growing up, we often get see and hear about doctors and nurses. However, as we get older, we learn that there are many more professions that make up the healthcare industry. One profession is the surgical technician. Although they are quite common in operating rooms, most people are under the impression that the surgeons are only assisted by nurses when they’re in fact assisted by surgical technicians in addition to nurses. As a result, many people are either unaware that surgical techs exist or have heard about

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Melinda Wilkes Scholarship Winner: Lauren Ponga

Congratulations to Lauren Ponga of the Veterinary Technician program. She is the recipient of the September 2019 Melinda Wilkes Scholarship Award! The scholarship is based on demonstrated scholastic achievement and potential for success in the students chosen field of work.

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5 Things to know about being a Vet Tech

Vet Techs are hardworking, well-trained, compassionate individuals and they play a very important role at Pet Hospitals, Veterinary Offices, and Pet Clinics. In fact, without veterinary technicians, veterinarians would have a hard time getting anything done. Here are 5 things to know before pursuing a career as a vet tech. #1 Vet Techs are in demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), demand for veterinary technicians will expand at a rate of more than 20 percent over the next ten years. This is three times the average for all professions surveyed. This means that over the next

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Why become a medical assistant

There are many reasons to become a medical assistant. Medical Assistants are almost always in demand, so you tend to get job security and good pay. But there are other reasons that make this a rewarding and fulfilling career. Medical assistants play a large role in healthcare as well as the community. They are crucial to creating a healthy environment where people can work, thrive, and grow. Medical Assistants get to heal people on a daily basis. People who are hurt, need help, and want to be healthy. These are people who are mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, brothers, sisters, grandfathers,

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