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Scholarship Opportunity

Staples is offering BIG scholarship prizes: One (1) Grand Prize: a $50,000 Scholarship, awarded in the form of a check co-payable to the winner and winner’s school. Four (4) First Prizes: a $25,000 Scholarship, awarded in the form of a check co-payable to each winner and each winner’s school. To qualify for up to $50k … Continued

Phenomenal Women Speaker Sessions

Phenomenal Women Speaker Sessions

Join us as we kick off our Phenomenal Women Speakers Session, The Beauty of Strength and Empowerment on August 28th and 6:30pm at City College Miami, 9350 Building, 2nd floor, Room 207. Our speaker guests will include: Commissioner Darline B. Riggs and Christie Grays, President -I AM CHIC. Make sure to RSVP over on our Facebook event. More … Continued

Cardiovascular Sonography – What can I do with it?

Cardiovascular Sonography – What can I do with it?

Have you always wanted to see what’s on the inside of a person? We mean, literally, see inside. As in, the high-tech world that is cardiovascular sonography. Most people probably know what a “sonogram” is and associate it with checking out the little guy or gal getting all grown up during those 9 months of … Continued

Do You Dream of Anesthesia Technology?

Do You Dream of Anesthesia Technology?

The individuals working in the healthcare industry are a co-dependent group – and it’s no problem. It’s actually a good thing. The truth is, the giant medical machine that is healthcare, would have a tough time functioning without the strong internal relationships between the key players providing care to the rest of us. Just like … Continued

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid & Scholarships

You’ve thought long and hard about the career that is right for you. You weighed the options carefully and you know, without a doubt, that this is what you want to do for a living. You’ve probably even chosen the best school for turning your dream career into a reality. There’s just one thing standing … Continued

Vet Tech Life – An Inside Look

Vet Tech Life – An Inside Look

If you look up the definition of a Veterinary Technician in the urban dictionary, you’ll probably agree it is a fitting one. VET-ER-I-NAR-Y TECH-NI-CIAN – Noun; 1. Lover of animals. 2. Calmer of Humans 3. Clinic necessity. Yes, a vet tech has many roles in a veterinary clinic and most veterinarians would agree that they … Continued

Ways a Surgical Technologist Impacts the Operating Room

Ways a Surgical Technologist Impacts the Operating Room

A good surgeon treats the disease; a great surgeon treats the patient who has the disease. In the majority of instances, however – neither is possible without a skilled Surgical Technologist by the physician’s side in the operating room. If you’re looking for career that allows you to help people on a daily basis, consider … Continued

Filling the Skills Gap: Classroom to Career

Filling the Skills Gap: Classroom to Career

In today’s workplace, one of the biggest concerns facing employers and educational institutions alike, is the growing disparity between the skills college graduates possess versus the skills required by employers seeking to hire qualified personnel. Some data suggests that while over 50% of graduates believe they are fully prepared for their career choice, less than … Continued

Benefits of Online Classes

Benefits of Online Classes

If you are one of the countless people who long for an 8th day of the week because there never seems to be quite enough time to accomplish everything on your to-do list, it might be hard to imagine how you could possibly add more to your plate. Enrolling in classes to pursue your dream … Continued

Top Reasons to Become a Medical Office Administrator

Top Reasons to Become a Medical Office Administrator

Most people would agree that of all the professions you can choose to work in, the healthcare profession is one of the most admirable. And it’s easy to recognize the contributions of the talented doctors and nurses diligently working in healthcare every day to keep the rest of us healthy. But there are a multitude … Continued

Benefits of a Career as a Medical Assistant

Benefits of a Career as a Medical Assistant

Behind every great Doctor or Nurse, there is typically an amazing Medical Assistant, providing essential support. Because Medical Assistants are trained to assist with both clinical and administrative duties, it’s easy to see why they are an indispensable part of the healthcare industry. So indispensable in fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects Medical … Continued

Student Entrepreneur: Jessica Rios Serrano

Student Entrepreneur: Jessica Rios Serrano

Jessica Rios Serrano is exhibiting her entrepreneurial talents and drive as she has secured a booth and sells her custom jewelry at the Orlando Flea Market on S. Orange Blossom Trail. Her company, “JR Jewelry” is on full display amongst many other vendors in south Orlando every weekend. Jessica’s business began as a hobby when … Continued

CVS Student: Ericka Gonçalves

CVS Student: Ericka Gonçalves

Ericka Gonçalves is not your typical CVS student. She went into the CVS Program after finishing a degree in Medical Assisting, a field that still appeals to her. Her interest in the medical field goes back to childhood. As she says, “I’ve always wanted a back up plan for the future. I’ve always wanted it … Continued

City College Celebrates National EMS Week

City College Celebrates National EMS Week

“Saving lives, one person at a time.” Emergency Medical Service professionals (EMTs and Paramedics), out there working on the front lines every day would likely agree and understand that “helping one person may not necessarily change the world, but it will change the world for that person.” It’s safe to say that when you’re an … Continued

LPN to RN: The advantages of becoming a Registered Nurse

LPN to RN: The advantages of becoming a Registered Nurse

There’s no question that nursing is truly an art form – the art of caring for others. It is also true that the steady demand for qualified nursing professionals shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the nursing industry will see a 15% increase in jobs … Continued

Nursing – More of a Calling than a Career Choice

Nursing – More of a Calling than a Career Choice

What it means to be a nurse can be summed up in 15 words: “Care for one, that’s love. Care for few, that’s family. Care for hundreds. That’s nursing.” City College is proud to celebrate National Nurse’s week! National Nurse’s week is celebrated every year from May 6th to May 12th, coinciding with the birthday … Continued

Allied Health: 6 Awesome Careers

Allied Health: 6 Awesome Careers

  Allied healthcare careers are extremely diverse. There is something for everyone, and no matter what your interests might entail, the chances are good that you will find a niche to fit your unique set of wants and desires.. So, If you are thinking that a career in healthcare might be the perfect fit for … Continued

5 Quality Traits Every Paralegal Should Have

5 Quality Traits Every Paralegal Should Have

  You think you’ve got what it takes to pursue a career in the legal arena.  You watch crime dramas and read suspense novels, and try to solve cases along with your favorite characters.  You pride yourself on being a scrupulous individual; and, friends and family may have referred to you as a perfectionist.  Perhaps … Continued

Top Reasons Why an Externship is a Vital Part of Any Healthcare Program

Top Reasons Why an Externship is a Vital Part of Any Healthcare Program

Health training programs prepare you for the skills you will need to pursue your chosen career in healthcare. Most quality Healthcare training programs are made up of classroom theory, hands-on labs, clinical rotations with preceptors, along with externship experiences.  An externship is a great way to gain on-the-job experience in a real-world setting. An externship … Continued

A Day in the Life of an Obstetric Nurse

A Day in the Life of an Obstetric Nurse

Obstetric nurses, or OB nurses, have one of the most unique and rewarding jobs in healthcare. These nursing professionals are responsible for helping welcome babies into the world and taking care of them during their first few days of life. They care for the entire family during the miracle of childbirth and are instrumental figures … Continued

Do You Know How Much You Owe on Your Student Loans?

Do You Know How Much You Owe on Your Student Loans?

April is Financial Literacy Month This is the perfect time to check in on your student loan balances—even if you are still in school! Many students, especially those who have multiple student loans, do not know how much they owe. For example, if you can afford to pay interest-only payments while you are in school, … Continued

City College Celebrates World Health Day!

City College Celebrates World Health Day!

City College Proudly Celebrates World Health Day 2018 It’s that time of year again– World Health Day! Every year, on April 7th, the World Health Organization (WHO) sponsors this amazing global health campaign. This year’s theme is “Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere”. The focus is on universal health coverage (UHC).  Over half of the people … Continued

Not Just Ambulances – Discover All the Places Paramedics Work

Not Just Ambulances – Discover All the Places Paramedics Work

Where Do Paramedics Work? Working as a paramedic is an exciting and important career. As a trained and certified paramedic you will be responsible for quickly assessing patients at the scene of an emergency, making fast decisions, and implementing emergency care. This requires quick thinking, calm under pressure, and the ability to problem solve. Most … Continued

The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Pediatric Nurse

The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Pediatric Nurse

Everything You Need to Know: How to Become a Pediatric Nurse If you are passionate about medicine and enjoy spending time with kids and teenagers, then a career as a pediatric nurse might just be the right path for you. Pediatric Nursing is a lucrative, rewarding profession where you get to fix and nurture tiny … Continued

AT Program Students: Yulieser Oris & Julio Proenza

AT Program Students: Yulieser Oris & Julio Proenza

Yulieser Oris and  Julio Proenza, both professionals who immigrated to the United States from Cuba, are finding new professional satisfaction through the Anesthesia Technology program at City College, Miami. According to Yulieser Oris, a December 2017 graduate, “The Anesthesia Technology program has changed my life in a positive way; even though, I am a doctor … Continued

Business Management Student: Krystal Martinez

Business Management Student: Krystal Martinez

Krystal Martinez, a Business Management student, began her studies in October of 2017 is all about being organized. She carries three backpacks for each of her classes which are College English, Business Principals, and Essential Math 2. Krystal works full time as a roofer for  Gainesville Roofing Inc., and she is a full-time student, full-time … Continued

CVS Student: Alishia Torrence

CVS Student: Alishia Torrence

Alishia Torrence has headed off to externship, and while her fellow City College Hollywood campus Cardiovascular Sonography students are happy for her, they will miss her presence in the classroom. She has been one of those rare students who works just as well in a group setting as on her own. She’s the kind of … Continued

City College Celebrates Women’s History Month

City College Celebrates Women’s History Month

In the words of Virginia Slims, “We’ve come a long way, baby!”  Generation Z, Millennial and Generation X women have grown up in a time where women were expected to go to school, work and still maintain the tenets of motherhood and wifedom.  Women in the last 50 years have embraced the shift in their … Continued

What is it Like to Work in the OR?

What is it Like to Work in the OR?

A career in the health industry is a great choice if you love to help people and want to get into a career that is growing and that will provide you with stability and a good income. All areas of healthcare are growing faster than most other industries. This means that positions in a number … Continued

8 Reasons You Should Consider a Career in Law Enforcement

8 Reasons You Should Consider a Career in Law Enforcement

Did you know that January 9th was National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day? On this day set aside to recognize officers, everyone has a chance to thank those professionals who put their own safety at risk to serve the public. And if you have ever looked at them with respect and admiration, maybe you also wondered … Continued

City College is Granted Prestigious Accreditation by ABHES

City College is Granted Prestigious Accreditation by ABHES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: City College – Fort Lauderdale 2000 W. Commercial Blvd. Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 City College is Granted Prestigious Accreditation by Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)  Specialized Health Care Accreditation Illustrates City College’s Continuing Dedication to Filling Florida’s Ongoing Shortage of Health Care Professionals   (Miami, … Continued

Paramedicine: What Are the Practitioner Levels in the Field?

Paramedicine: What Are the Practitioner Levels in the Field?

Paramedicine practitioners play a crucial role in public safety. As first responders they are often the first people on the scene of an accident or crime, providing first aid, life support, and transportation to the hospital. These dedicated professionals literally save lives. No day on the job is like any other, and while the work … Continued

What Can You Do with a Business Administration Degree?

What Can You Do with a Business Administration Degree?

A business administration job is so much more than just a job. In reality, it’s a career. Business administration is a broad field with so many opportunities to work in a variety of positions for big companies, small businesses, non-profit organizations, and even your very own company. With an education in business administration you can … Continued

The Top Skills You Need for Medical Administration Duties

The Top Skills You Need for Medical Administration Duties

Allied health careers are growing much faster than most other jobs, which means that choosing any one of these health care support careers is a smart move. Allied health refers to those jobs that support the work of doctors and nurses, and that includes medical office administrators. These are the health professionals responsible for ensuring … Continued

Top management jobs for business degree holders

Top management jobs for business degree holders

You know you want a career in business. However, this type of career covers a lot of ground and a vast number of industries, not to mention career paths. With job titles like administrator, appraiser, accountant, analyst, assessor, examiner, investigator, and manager, it can be confusing. What do these titles mean, and what do these … Continued

Do you have the skills for a career in surgical technology?

Do you have the skills for a career in surgical technology?

America’s medical community continues to grow and evolve, and more skilled workers are in demand every day. One field that many people don’t know about is a career in surgical technology. An integral member of every operating team, those who become a surgical technologist assist the surgeon and other healthcare workers to ensure completion of a … Continued

The Complete Guide to Becoming a Private Investigator

The Complete Guide to Becoming a Private Investigator

The life of a private investigator is unpredictable. While some cases involve computer research and gathering information from public records, most investigators conduct investigations in the field performing surveillance, interviewing witnesses, and information gathering to assist client’s in achieving a goal.  A typical client may be an individual, an insurance company or an attorney.  If … Continued

The Top Daily Duties of A Medical Assistant

The Top Daily Duties of A Medical Assistant

A career in medical assisting is both rewarding and challenging. All careers in health care, but especially those in medical assisting, are growing much faster than the average growth in jobs. This is also a lucrative career that doesn’t require extensive training. With just an associate’s degree, you can be prepared to earn more than … Continued

What is the Right Medical Assistant Career Path for You?

What is the Right Medical Assistant Career Path for You?

A lot of people choose a career in medical assisting because they have a passion for health care and helping people but also because they want to get into a great career faster. Diploma and certificate programs for medical assisting typically take two years or even less and can lead to an immediate position right … Continued

The Complete Guide to Becoming a Paramedic

The Complete Guide to Becoming a Paramedic

To become a paramedic requires commitment and training through the right program. A lot of work goes into landing a job in this field, but once you do you get to enjoy a career that is meaningful and that makes a difference to people every single day. You will actually save people’s lives doing the … Continued

NFPA scholarships for Paralegal students

ATTENTION LEGAL ASSISTING/PARALEGAL STUDENTS   NFPA (National Federal Paralegal Association) is offering a scholarship to paralegal students.   The application is online at NFPA’s website: paralegals.org.  On the right side of the homepage there is the link to the application for the PCCE or PACE scholarship.  The deadline is July 1, 2017.  It is by Thompson/Reuters. … Continued

The 4 Entry-Level Healthcare Careers in Highest Demand for 2017

The 4 Entry-Level Healthcare Careers in Highest Demand for 2017

Entry-level healthcare jobs are great for serious students looking for a quick and rewarding career change. The field is growing faster than most others, which means there are thousands of opportunities for those with the right education and training. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), healthcare occupations are growing much faster than … Continued

Top 3 Most Popular Business Careers for Business Degree Holders

Top 3 Most Popular Business Careers for Business Degree Holders

Careers in business are in high demand with many college students turning to management, accounting, finance, and other business-related majors hoping for a challenging and rewarding career with room for advancement. The good news is that there is plenty of need for workers educated in business fields. Even better, there are a lot of positions … Continued

Medical Assisting Specialties: What are the different types of Medical Assistant?

Medical Assisting Specialties: What are the different types of Medical Assistant?

Looking for an exciting, rewarding and in-demand career? Look no further than the medical and healthcare industry. Advances in medical treatments and prevention come at a lightning-fast pace. Consider this – hand-washing wasn’t a common medical practice to prevent infection until the 19th century! Today, we are making great strides in gene therapy, spinal cord treatment, early cancer detection and … Continued

What Allied Health Career is Right For You ?

What Allied Health Career is Right For You ?

  Allied health careers are in high demand, with positions offered in settings as disparate as hospitals, ambulatory care, military bases, Veteran’s Administration and private medical practices. Allied health professionals are different from those working in nursing, medicine, and pharmacy. Instead, according to the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, they may use scientific principles … Continued

A Guide to the Best Healthcare Degrees

A Guide to the Best Healthcare Degrees

There is a rising demand for skilled workers in the health care industry – and not just for doctors. If you are interested in a career in health care, City College located in several cities in the state of Florida offers a wide variety of health care programs and educational opportunities. Here is a quick … Continued

EMS Program Graduate : Greg Oppenheim Testimonial

EMS Program Graduate : Greg Oppenheim Testimonial

For me, the EMS program at City College (Hollywood) was the perfect fit. Coming back to school in my late 20s, in a completely different field than I had been in for years, City College was the perfect size for me and from day one made me feel comfortable and excited. Two of the things … Continued

About EKG Sonography Careers

About EKG Sonography Careers

What is an EKG? It looks like just another medical acronym – but what is an EKG? A simple definition of an EKG (or electrocardiogram) is that it is a test to measure the heart’s electrical activity. Many people who know to ask, “What is an EKG?” have known someone who has had this test done but … Continued

Health Care Programs Presentation

For future students coming into City College for surgical tech, what you are going to expect is a very intense fast-moving experience. If you come to join the medical assisting program, you will learn the medical terminology that the healthcare field and their clinic are using. The anesthesia technology program is basically the right hand … Continued

8 Examples of Life as an Anesthesia Technician Assistant

8 Examples of Life as an Anesthesia Technician Assistant

With plenty of available positions for people with the right level of training and the appropriate certification, careers in health care are booming right now. From medical assistants to nursing assistants and patient care technicians, the options are varied. One of the most exciting of all health care positions is working as an anesthesia technician. … Continued

What Can You Do with a Degree in Criminal Justice?

What Can You Do with a Degree in Criminal Justice?

Skilled criminal justice professionals are in high demand to serve and protect communities throughout the country.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of people working in the protective services industry is 3.35 million professionals nationwide.   Did you know Florida is ranked the fourth largest employer for criminal justice professionals in the … Continued

What Does it Take to Get Through Paramedic Training?

What Does it Take to Get Through Paramedic Training?

It takes a lot to get through paramedic training because it is a tough job that requires physical stamina, calmness under pressure, medical knowledge, the ability to make quick decisions, and the compassion to be kind to patients even in tough situations. Education requirements for paramedics are intense, and not everyone who begins a program … Continued

How to Become a Certified Anesthesia Technologist ?

How to Become a Certified Anesthesia Technologist ?

Working with anesthesia is a very tricky business. Surgeons need a team of skilled professionals to help keep the patient as safe as possible before, during and after the surgery. The anesthesiologist and/or nurse anesthetists is responsible for keeping the patient unconscious and pain free during the surgery and it is the responsibility of the … Continued

The Complete Guide to Your Career as an Anesthesia Technologist (AT)

The Complete Guide to Your Career as an Anesthesia Technologist (AT)

Skilled Anesthesia Technologists (ATs) are in high demand in emergency, delivery and operating rooms in hospitals and outpatient care centers throughout the country. Anesthesia Technologists are important team members for anesthesiologists, physicians, surgical teams and patients during all procedures, treatments and surgeries that require the administration of anesthesia, numbing agents and pain management.   Did … Continued

3 Most Fascinating Criminal Justice Courses at City College

3 Most Fascinating Criminal Justice Courses at City College

  Crime Doesn’t Pay. But It Sure Is Interesting. Let’s face it: crime is interesting. We don’t want it to happen to anyone — it can be traumatic for everyone involved. But we sure do like learning about it. Why else would there be so many crime movies, crime TV shows and crime novels? But … Continued

Top 5 Healthcare Careers in 2 Years or Less

Top 5 Healthcare Careers in 2 Years or Less

Did you ever dream about a career in healthcare or medicine? Did you abandon that dream because you believed that too much training is required? If this sounds like you, then we’ve got good news. There are plenty of great jobs in healthcare that require 2 years of study — or less! Here’s just a … Continued

Emergency Medical Services : a Career for a Hero!

Emergency Medical Services : a Career for a Hero!

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics are in high demand. The field in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is expanding not only in Florida, but throughout the U.S. With the increase of our older population in the U.S., opportunities in this exciting and rewarding field will continue to grow. Employment of EMTs and Paramedics is expected … Continued

Saving Lives With A Career In Emergency Medical Services

Saving Lives With A Career In Emergency Medical Services

Can you imagine saving lives every day, just by doing your job? That is the daily reality for emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics, and it could be yours too. These emergency health care providers work in ambulances, with firefighters, on ships, on air craft, and in emergency rescue situations. Their quick actions save lives … Continued

A Day in the Life of a Private Investigator

A Day in the Life of a Private Investigator

At City College you can get the training and skills that will allow you to get a job in the exciting field of private investigating. You don’t have to join the police force to be a detective. There are plenty of opportunities for trained private investigators to work for lawyers, insurance companies, banks, department stores, … Continued

How To Land A Job Interview

How To Land A Job Interview

When you’re sending out your resume to potential employers, the most important thing you need to do is to stand out from the crowd. Here are just a few ways you can do this to increase your chances of getting an interview:   HIGHLIGHT YOUR EXPERIENCE Hiring new works is a big ordeal for companies … Continued

Become an Anesthesia Technologist in Two Years or Less!

Become an Anesthesia Technologist in Two Years or Less!

Start Your New Career as an Anesthesia Technologist in Just Two Years or Less!   Just imagine, if you will, a career in a fast paced environment where you’re helping patients, children and families. You are working in a major hospital with an educational degree and having your national certification in a specialized health career. … Continued

The Benefits Of Completing A Degree Online : MyCity Online

The Benefits Of Completing A Degree Online : MyCity Online

If you’re thinking about taking classes online, chances are you have a busy schedule, and you’re juggling work and home commitments. You want to be successful taking your classes, and you know you’ll need a lot of support. So where do you go from here? How will you get to your ultimate goal of walking … Continued

4 Signs You Should Pursue A Career In Mental Health Technology

4 Signs You Should Pursue A Career In Mental Health Technology

Searching for a career that offers more than a paycheck? Providing hands-on care, guidance and positive role modeling for patients, mental health technician professionals are essential members of the treatment team. In fact, due to the growing number of chemical dependency rehabilitation programs along with senior services provided by social service agencies, there is an … Continued

5 Cool Facts About The Human Body

5 Cool Facts About The Human Body

When you enroll in City College’s Surgical Tech program, you’ll study human anatomy and physiology. There’s a lot to learn, but for many students it’s one of the most interesting parts of the program. Here are just a few examples of why there are few things on Earth cooler than the human body.  1. All … Continued

5 Things You Can Expect When You Begin A New EMT/Paramedic Career

5 Things You Can Expect When You Begin A New EMT/Paramedic Career

Choosing to pursue a career in emergency medical services is by far one of the most rewarding decisions you can make. Providing life-saving care, EMT/Paramedics are one of the most important and valuable healthcare professionals on the frontlines today. However, if you’ve ever thought about pursuing a new career as a paramedic, you also likely … Continued

Are You Interested In Getting A Degree In Veterinary Technology? Here’s What You Need To Know

Are You Interested In Getting A Degree In Veterinary Technology? Here’s What You Need To Know

Does working as a veterinary technician sound like a dream come true? If you’ve ever considered a career in veterinary technology, you’ve come to the right place. Integrating lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice, City College’s Veterinary Technology Program can prepare you for a rewarding career in this incredible field. Find out now what you need … Continued

Five Important Things to Consider When Choosing a Career College

Five Important Things to Consider When Choosing a Career College

Choosing a career college, like City College, is not the same as choosing a typical four-year university. Unlike those academic institutions, career colleges are focused on teaching you relevant skills through programs that confer diplomas, certificates, and degrees that will set you on the path to your dream career. Like other universities, choosing your career … Continued

3 Signs City College’s Private Investigation Program Is Right For You

3 Signs City College’s Private Investigation Program Is Right For You

Have you recently thought about making a major career change?     Reported to be growing at a rate over 11% annually over the 2012-2022 decade according to the BLS, private investigation has quickly become one of today’s hottest fields. A financially rewarding career providing plenty of adventure and intrigue, private investigation is one extraordinary … Continued

The Skills of a Good Private Investigator

The Skills of a Good Private Investigator

We like to think of a private investigator as a hard-boiled guy in a fedora. Cigarette in mouth, he roams the dark city streets, solving crimes with his wits. The fact is that private investigation is a profession. And like any profession, it requires training in a particular set of skills.   So what does … Continued

The Ups and Downs of a Career as a Vet Tech

The Ups and Downs of a Career as a Vet Tech

For animal lovers, being a vet tech sounds like the perfect job.   Who wouldn’t want to be around dogs and cats all day? But experienced vet techs will tell you that it’s not all kittens and puppies. There’s a lot more to the job than cute furry creatures. So if you’re considering a career … Continued

What Can I Expect to Learn in a Good Anesthesia Technology Program?

What Can I Expect to Learn in a Good Anesthesia Technology Program?

The basic job of an Anesthesia Technician (AT) is to assist an anesthesiologist. But this simple description belies the fact that ATs have a wealth of expertise and knowledge. One way that ATs demonstrate their know-how is by getting certified. This means passing the Technologist Certification Examination (which, by the way, can also lead to … Continued

4 Interesting Facts About the History of Anesthesia

4 Interesting Facts About the History of Anesthesia

1. The Man Who Made Anesthesia Famous Was Hated in His Own Time Anesthesia first entered the public consciousness on October 16, 1846. That was when William T.G. Morton, an enterprising dentist, administered ether to a young man who needed a tumor removed from his neck. The surgery was a success, and the modern age … Continued

Intro to EMT Equipment

Intro to EMT Equipment

An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic is an allied medical professional whose career is dedicated to helping the sick or injured. It’s one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs on the planet. Working as an EMT or paramedic requires quick thinking, nerves of steel—and serious training. In almost any given emergency situation, a … Continued

The Benefits of Online Education

The Benefits of Online Education

Once upon a time when you wanted to take a course the classroom was pretty much your only option. But those days are gone. While some people are still dubious about online education, it seems pretty clear that the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. Here are some of the biggest advantages of online study. Time. Higher … Continued

The 5 Qualities of a Successful Health Care Administrator

The 5 Qualities of a Successful Health Care Administrator

In many aspects health care is a business like any other. The accounting side of a business works in the same way for one that makes widgets as it does for a medical practice. However, it is totally different when you’re dealing with people’s health—which is why there is definitely a special set of characteristics … Continued

The History of Emergency Medicine

The History of Emergency Medicine

The story of emergency medicine begins on the battlefield. “He who desires to practice surgery must go to war,” wrote Hippocrates, the famous doctor of ancient Greece, in 400 BCE. Soldiers had to deal with all the same health issues as civilians—dehydration, malnutrition, infectious disease—as well as the infinite variety of war wounds. Greek doctors … Continued