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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

How to Work Full Time and Still Complete Patient Access Specialist Training Online

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on June 07, 2017

Patient access specialist training can help you land a great, entry-level position in the healthcare industry, one of the fastest-growing industries in the nation. It can help you begin a career with many future opportunities and bring you the satisfaction of knowing you are helping others receive the care they need.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Patient Access

Is Becoming a Pharmacy Tech the Right Career Path For Me? 5 Questions to Help You Decide

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on April 17, 2017

Pharmacy technicians perform an important role in pharmacies across the country. Working under a pharmacist’s direction, pharmacy technicians help fill prescription orders, communicate with insurers and patients and perform a wide range of tasks that help people get the medicine they need for better health.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Pharmacy Technician

Career Opportunities in Clinical Research

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

Clinical research skills and knowledge are a great tool for those in entry-level medical jobs hoping to advance their career or simply gain more extensive knowledge into healthcare. If you're a nurse, phlebotomist, pharmacy technician, dental assistant/ hygienist, physicians assistant, nurse practitioner, or in a similar profession, clinical research can broaden your horizons and open new avenues of employement such as:

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Topics: Healthcare, Clinical Research, Entry Level Healthcare Careers

Top Characteristics Needed to be a Happy, Successful Patient Access Specialist

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 01, 2016

Patient access specialists are key members of the care team at hospitals, doctors’ offices, and outpatient centers. They provide outstanding patient service while helping to manage the important financial aspects of patient care.

We talked to Lisa Morrison, Director of Patient Access at Kaiser Permanente and instructor at PCC Institute for Health Professionals, about what characteristics make for a successful career as a patient access specialist. Lisa is passionate about helping students interested in the career achieve their goal of becoming a patient access specialist.

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Topics: Patient Access, Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers

Top Characteristics Needed to be a Happy, Successful Sterile Processing Technician

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on October 26, 2016

Sterile processing technicians help keep patients safe from infection in hospitals, surgery centers, and doctors’ offices across the country. These healthcare professionals take care of operating rooms, surgical instruments and other tools to ensure they stay clean and infection-free. Though the job is crucial to patient safety, it comes with unique challenges.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Sterile Processing Technician

Life of a Sterile Processing Technician: From the Beginning - the What and Why

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on October 24, 2016

Sterile processing technicians perform a vital, lifesaving role within hospitals, surgical centers, and doctor’s offices. By ensuring a sterile environment and tools, sterile processing technicians prevent the spread of infections and keep patients safe.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Sterile Processing Technician

Happy National Pharmacy Technician Day

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on October 20, 2016

October is American Pharmacists Month and what better way to celebrate than to recognize your favorite pharmacy technicians on October 18. Now is the time to spotlight the people who make valuable contributions to the practice of pharmacy day in and day out.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Pharmacy Technician

Life of a Patient Access Specialist: From the Beginning - the What and Why

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on September 30, 2016

Patient access specialists are a vital part of the care team at almost every hospital, healthcare center and doctor’s office in the country. As the first person who patients meet, patient access specialists can immediately put patients at ease and help them have a smooth, safe healthcare experience.

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Topics: Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Healthcare, Patient Access

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