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Our Foundations of Clinical Research Program Highlights

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 07, 2019


Clinical research offers rewarding careers for people who want to make a difference in healthcare. Year after year, this field experiences tremendous growth with jobs constantly opening up across the public and private sectors. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that this field will grow by more than 13 percent by 2026, which is nearly double the industry average of seven percent.

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Clinical Research, institute for health professionals

Interested in a career in Clinical Research? 3 Key Things You Need to Know.

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 18, 2018

Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) have a vital role in the healthcare industry. They help advance medical knowledge and patient care by monitoring clinical trials, ensuring compliance with trial protocol, reviewing case report forms and working closely with clinical research coordinators (CRCs). In some cases, the success of clinical trials rely heavily on the skills and competence of the CRA.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Clinical Research

What to Expect as a Patient Access Specialist

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 13, 2018

We’ve all faced the dread that comes with going to a doctor or hospital. And in some cases, a poor first impression is all it takes someone for someone to turn around and leave, even if it means missing out on necessary treatment. That first impression is everything - and it’s what you’ll be able to provide as a patient access specialist.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Patient Access, institute for health professionals

Pharm Techs Enjoy Hot Job Prospects, Upward Mobility and Stability

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on August 22, 2018

Pharmacy technician job prospects continue to represent a success story in the American economy in 2018. Data from 2017 demonstrates there were nearly 80,000 job postings nationwide – with over 1,700 opportunities listed in the Portland-metro region. At PCC’s Institute for Health Professionals, students in the pharmacy technician program enjoy flexible schedules and can become qualified in just six months. 

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Topics: Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Pharmacy Technician, institute for health professionals, Portland Community College

[Infographic] Is a Pharmacy Technician Job in Your Future?

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on June 28, 2018

Are you exploring entry-level healthcare opportunities and interested in looking into becoming a Pharmacy Technician? 

A pharmacy technician works under a pharmacist's direction in retail pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, pharmaceutical companies and other health care facilities. They fill orders for patients, manage third party insurance reimbursements and complete an array of other related tasks. The Institute for Health Professionals Pharmacy Technician Program is a two part course totaling 

160 hours and combines online learning with onsite lab practicums.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Pharmacy Technician

Looking to Enter the Healthcare Field in 2018?

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 15, 2018

Due to a continuously growing demand for healthcare services, healthcare job opportunities continue to be among the fastest growing in the nation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, out of the 20 fastest growing jobs in the United States, 11 of those positions are in healthcare.

Employees are needed for all levels of positions, from entry-level to high-level administrators. People from unique backgrounds and with a variety of skills and life experiences are vital to ensure all community members receive quality healthcare.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers

How to Kickstart Your Career in Clinical Research

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on October 27, 2017

Clinical research explores new ways to deliver medical care, from new medicines and treatments to improved diagnostic tests. Clinical researchers play a vital role in advancing medical care and improving the health and lives of people across the globe.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Clinical Research

Top Reasons to Consider the Growing Field of Phlebotomy

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on October 12, 2017

Not all healthcare jobs require years of expensive training. As a phlebotomist (or phlebotomy technician), you can gain an entry-level position in the medical field. You can start a fast-paced, detail-oriented career in phlebotomy where you spend time caring for patients, helping them receive the right care for their needs. These jobs, like other healthcare positions, offer strong job security, good benefits and good pay. Learn more about opportunities offered from the PCC Institute for Health Professionals. 

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Phlebotomy

The Importance of Medical Terminology in the Healthcare Field

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on October 03, 2017
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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers

What You Need to Know When Starting a Career in Healthcare

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on August 22, 2017

Healthcare jobs make up some of the fastest growing positions in the country according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A career in healthcare provides you with job stability, good pay and an opportunity to help others.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers

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