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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: Pharmacy Technician, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, 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: Pharmacy Technician, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Healthcare

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: Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Healthcare

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.

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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: Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Healthcare

10 Facts About the Medical Coding Profession

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on August 10, 2017

The medical coding profession is an integral part of the healthcare system. By assigning codes to the description of a patient’s condition, medical coders help to keep the flow of accurate information between doctor and patient as well as insurance companies. What is more, jobs in this field are booming! The Bureau of Labor and Statistics is anticipating a 15% increase in medical records and health information technician jobs between 2014 and 2024 – much faster than average. While this profession is important and in demand, there is still a lot about it that many people are unaware of.

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Topics: Healthcare, Medical Coding, Entry Level Healthcare Careers

Credit or Non-Credit? How to Decide Which Dental Assistant Program is Right for You

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on July 06, 2017

Becoming a dental assistant is a great opportunity into the growing healthcare field. Dental assistants help dentists throughout exams and procedures, offering great care to patients. As a dental assistant, you’ll meet patients of all ages, providing support while improving their health.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers

Why Nurses Transition into Clinical Trials & Research

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on June 15, 2017

As a nurse, you can provide care in a variety of settings, from primary care in a physician’s office to intensive care at a hospital. Now more than ever, many nurses are working in a different setting: clinical research.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Clinical Research

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