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3 Common Employment Settings for Physical Therapy Assistants

by Tim Brunicardi

Are you interested in becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), but not sure what type of employment setting is best for you? If so, this blog dives into the three common employment settings PTAs can choose from when working in the field.

Breaking Down Ohio’s Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Test

by Tim Brunicardi

Are you interested in becoming a State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA)? A STNA, which takes direction primarily from either a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN), usually provides nursing-related services to persons in long-term care facilities.

How the Cyber Security Industry Can Help Keep Your Health Information Confidential

by Tim Brunicardi

According to a recent post on the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) webpage, the biggest threat facing the health care industry doesn’t come in the form of a disease. To the contrary, it comes in the form of computer hackers who are skilled in the art of stealing confidential patient information.

How Interoperability & Patient Matching Have Impacted the Health Care Industry

by Tim Brunicardi

Interoperability and patient matching are two processes that are helping Health Information Management professionals establish a link between a patient’s medical history and their socioeconomic needs.

From LPN to RN — Hocking College's Transition PN2RN Program

by Tim Brunicardi

Have you ever considered becoming a registered nurse (RN)? If so, there are many reasons for becoming one, such as:

The Advantages of Becoming a Health Information Specialist

by Tim Brunicardi

Are you interested in working in the health care industry, but don't want to be on the front line? If so, perhaps you should consider becoming a health informatics specialist. A health informatics specialist takes patient information and transcribes it into a digital format. These professionals also coordinate, store, and maintain computerized medical records. As a result, their efforts help doctors, patients, hospitals, and insurance companies work together more efficiently and effectively.

Hocking College’s Cannabis Lab Technician Program Receives HLC Accreditation

by Tim Brunicardi

On Friday, Sept. 21 Hocking College received accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to move forward with their new Cannabis Lab Technician program. This decision gives Hocking College the distinction of being the first institution of higher learning in the U.S. to offer an associate degree program of this nature.

October Marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month

by Tim Brunicardi

The purpose of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to make people all over the world more knowledgeable about this disease. In conjunction, government agencies, medical societies, and nonprofit organizations work with survivors to raise money to fund research, educate women about the importance of getting regular mammograms, as well as detail methods of prevention and early detection.

Get Positive Results When Getting a Medical Lab Technician Degree

by Tim Brunicardi

There is currently a documented shortage of working laboratory professionals in the U.S., and according to the latest bi-annual survey performed by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), laboratory professions are seeing a range of vacancy rates from about 5% for anatomic pathology departments to roughly 9% for chemistry departments.

The Results Are In: Job Opportunities for Medical Lab Technicians are Promising

by Tim Brunicardi

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2017 medical lab technicians made a median pay of $51,770. They also state that the outlook for this profession is up 13% and there will be 42,700 job openings in this field between 2016-2026.

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