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Electrolysis vs. Laser hair removal



Electrolysis vs. Laser hair removal

Perhaps you have been searching for the most effective method to get rid of unwanted hair. It’s true there are many options out there. This is where the popular electrolysis vs. laser hair removal battle comes into place. These two hair removal systems are effective yet it’s important you understand the differences between them before picking one. Electrolysis seems to yield more permanent results. Laser will only work […]


Common duties of a medical assistant



Common duties of a medical assistant

In today’s job market becoming a medical assistant has its rewards. You will be able to join the workforce way sooner than other careers, work in many locations, and get certified in any state. Medical assistant jobs are also expected to increase around 29 percent through 2022. But before exploring this career it’s good you learn about the common duties of a medical assistant.


Testing for Zika virus



Testing for Zika virus

The Zika virus is spreading quickly across Central and South America. It’s uncertain what is causing the infectious disease since most cases don’t even have symptoms. Zika virus symptoms usually last up to seven days and they resemble dengue fever. So far no deaths have been reported. Although the Zika virus spreads mainly through mosquito bites, it’s a sexually transmitted disease, which can also spread by […]


Electrolysis hair removal technician job outlook and salary info



Electrolysis hair removal technician job outlook and salary info

We live in a world obsessed with beauty. This is why careers in the beauty industry are blooming so quickly right now. There are many opportunities available in this field, especially for electrolysis hair removal technicians. Prospective students should explore their options and reach out to a UVI counselor if they have any specific questions about this amazing career. But let’s check out what’s the estimated job outlook and salary information for an electrolysis hair removal technician.


How to become a cosmetic laser technician?



How to become a cosmetic laser technician?

Some careers can be quite rewarding, especially the ones where you can make someone smile along the way and help them find what they were looking for. Laser technology has become very advance these days and it’s widely adopted by professionals in the beauty industry. Choosing a career in this field has many advantages. But how can anyone become a cosmetic laser technician? And what is it all about? These are questions you should explore before considering this career. […]


Study tips for the medical assistant test



Study tips for the medical assistant test

Perhaps you have worked through many obstacles to get where you are right now in your medical assistant training and career. There is still one important obstacle you need to overcome, and that is the medical assistant test. But in order to overcome this obstacle you must first prepare the right way. Although certification […]


What you need to know about Medical Billing and Coding



What you need to know about Medical Billing and Coding

I’m sure you’ve heard commercials and seen ads on TV about medical billing and coding, but you might be wondering what this is all about. Here we’ll give you a little more insight as to what medical billing and coding is and what individuals who train to do this actually do [...]


Why you should take CNA Classes in Miami?



Why you should take CNA Classes in Miami?

Many individuals says say that nursing school is hard and the pay isn’t even all that great. Aside from this, nursing school is expensive and extremely time consuming. This is why most begin to consider taking CNA classes. Becoming a CNA is a great alternative to becoming a nurse and provides some of the same benefits. The following are some of the five best reasons to become a CNA...


Electrolysis License Renewal in Miami



Electrolysis License Renewal in Miami

If you are looking to get your electrolysis license renewed, you have most likely already gone through the process at least one time. The process of getting your electrolysis license and getting it renewed differs from state to state. But in most states, in order to perform laser hair removal and electrolysis services, you must have your license up to date and renewed every few years. It is important that you stay informed about the newest techniques and safety procedures when performing electrolysis services. Most facilities will not let you practice if your license is not valid or it has expired. This is why it is essential that you are aware of when your license expires and when you must renew it.


Phlebotomy Career Training in Miami



Phlebotomy Career Training in Miami

Phlebotomists are an essential part of the team at every clinical laboratory. These professionals specialize in drawing blood from patients using micro techniques and venipuncture, and taking the specimens to the laboratory for testing. Most phlebotomists work in either doctors’ offices, clinical laboratories, or hospitals. Phlebotomy often serves as a great stepping stone towards other careers in the healthcare field. Depending on the certification or additional training obtained, a phlebotomist can move up to become head phlebotomist or a nursing assistant.


Medical Assistant School in Miami



Medical Assistant School in Miami

What exactly do medical assistants do?

Medical assisting has become one of the highest growing careers in the past few years. Many know that nursing and medical school can be extremely difficult and time consuming. In fact, most individuals that attend medical assisting school see this career as a great alternate. After the proper training and courses, students are ready to work in the medical field doing what they love.


Why it is important to take computer classes in Miami?



Why it is important to take computer classes in Miami?

The emergence of new technology, especially computer technology, has altered and influenced the way we live our lives. While we may not notice it, it influences the way we communicate, learn, think, and see the world around us. As technology continues to evolve, computers will also evolve and become more sophisticated requiring us to keep up and stay updated. Computer classes in Miami can help you stay up to date and get familiar with the different aspects of computer technology and allow you to use this knowledge in your current and future career.


What is Medical Billing and Coding?



What is Medical Billing and Coding?

What exactly does medical billing and coding consist of? Well, after this summary, we promise you’ll have a full understanding of what it is.

When a patient visits their primary doctor for a routine check up or need any kind of medical exam or procedure in a hospital or private practice, a team of medical office workers perform their daily tasks to work with the individual’s insurance company. As important, in order to assess and cover any claims made and receive payment for the services executed by their health care provider. Evidently, because this is not an easy task, medical billers and coders are required to [...]


How to become a Certified Nursing Assistant?



How to become a Certified Nursing Assistant?

Want to become a nursing assistant but don’t know where to start? Not to worry, you’ve come to the right place.

Working as a nursing assistant can be one of the most rewarding careers in the patient care industry or an open walkway into better paying and more hands on job opportunities. Are you having trouble figuring out how to become a certified nursing assistant? Is a career change long over due?


Certified Medical Assistant Salary in Miami Booms in 2015!



Certified Medical Assistant Salary in Miami Booms in 2015!

If you have ever considered becoming a medical assistant in South Florida, now is the perfect time to do so! Here’s why!

The demand for jobs in the medical industry have been booming since the downfall of the economy back in 2006. It is definitely safe to say that medical assistance is within these categories and is also one of the largest growing careers in the United States. A little over 200,000 medical assistants alone are expected to be needed in the next year and is expected to hold an incredible 29% demand rate in the next 5 years. That is almost [...]


Medical Billing and Coding Jobs in Miami flourish in 2015



Medical Billing and Coding Jobs in Miami flourish in 2015

Who are certified medical billers and why are they so important to the healthcare industry?

Many individuals think of the healthcare industry and automatically think of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. While these individuals are crucial to our wellbeing, the people in charge of maintaining the success of the industry are actually professional medical billers. Because medical billers are [...]


Working as a Phlebotomist. Where can I work?



Working as a Phlebotomist. Where can I work?

The short answer? Anywhere! The long answer? There is no place on earth where a phlebotomist is not crucial!

Whenever individuals encounter the need and requirement of medical attention or assistance, you will find employment opportunities for phlebotomists, and because unfortunately no human being is immune to all illnesses and diseases around the globe or to any injury, there is no where that provides medical attention that refuses to employ phlebotomists. Although phlebotomists can work in hospitals, there are a great amount of different locations that can serve as employment opportunities to these professionals. Phlebotomists can work [...]


What is an EKG Technician?



What is an EKG Technician?

With a developing economy, many jobs are making their way up in demand and growth, especially in the health care industry such as EKG specialist.

Now that I got your attention, are you now wondering, what is an EKG Technician?

A medical team at a hospital or at a private practice can consist of many individuals who suit different and important roles in the health of patients such as doctors, nurses, phlebotomists, nursing and medical assistants along with radiology and lab techs. EKG specialists also form a part of this team however [...]


Phlebotomy Career Training is now considered one of the top careers!



Phlebotomy Career Training is now considered one of the top careers!

One of the least common medical careers has now become one of the best considered careers in the industry and it’s not hard to see why.

Very few people have heard, let alone come to know what the term phlebotomy means, but it is actually something we have all taken part in, with someone we have come to unconsciously dislike. A phlebotomist is actually a healthcare professional who is in charge of [...]


Reasons to become a Medical Assistant



Reasons to become a Medical Assistant

Do you love medicine, but don’t want to spend 10 years in school? Here you will find some reasons to become a medical assistant. It could easily be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make in your life.

First thing is first, there is a lot of thought and passion that must go into the decision of switching careers, especially when you have established a family and a home. Endless amounts of years and student debt can seem very unappealing to those who so passionately desire to take on studies in the medical field. However, we all know that continuing an education is not only beneficial [...]


The Influence of Certified Nursing Assistant Skills Training



The Influence of Certified Nursing Assistant Skills Training

Have you ever just woken up and thought you could be a CNA and not have to worry? Well, there are many acquired skills that go along with being a CNA and they are only accomplished through training. When discussing this job, the skills and training are crucial. The skills that you obtain will help you provide the best care to all of your patients. A great nursing assistant should consist of the following skills [...]


Why It’s a Good Time To Be a Medical Assistant



Why It’s a Good Time To Be a Medical Assistant

Why It’s a Good Time To Be a Medical Assistant According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assistants are expected to remain in high demand throughout the United States for the next decade or so, and most likely beyond that point. Demand is being driven by an increased need for patient care in both [...]


Rewarding Career in Healthcare



Rewarding Career in Healthcare

Rewarding Career in Healthcare Whether you’re a recent high school graduate wondering what to do with your life, or a middle-aged adult wondering where the time has gone, something had lead you to consider a career in healthcare. Maybe it appeals to your natural, caring nature. If you can picture yourself at the bedside of a […]


Interested in Becoming a Phlebotomist?



Interested in Becoming a Phlebotomist?

Do you enjoy being around people and offering support when necessary? Are you interested in working in the healthcare industry where you can play a role in treating and diagnosing illnesses? If so, you may find becoming a phlebotomist the beginning of a rewarding career. Learn what it takes to become a phlebotomist and what the career outlook may be.


What a Laser Hair Removal Specialist Does



What a Laser Hair Removal Specialist Does

The Role of a Laser Hair Removal Specialist Many people like careers that are a little out of the ordinary and provide a different type of challenges while still being rewarding. This is often when students choose to become laser hair removal specialists. Does this sound like a career that you would enjoy? If so, [...]


What Does a Medical Billing and Coding Professional Do?



What Does a Medical Billing and Coding Professional Do?

What Does a Medical Coding and Billing Professional Do? Billing and coding is a popular career field, and it is no surprise. Coding professionals are often able to work from home, and their hours are typically flexible. There is a constant need for billers and coders with health training. It is important for a coder [...]


Benefits of Becoming a Medical Assistant



Benefits of Becoming a Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant-An Exciting Career Option for You In a slow economy, there continues to be a consistent demand for those who are qualified to work in the field of medicine. A career as a medical assistant offers a great deal of versatility and opportunities for advancement. Medical assistants are professionals that work alongside physicians to […]