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Meet our instructors: Megan Deras Gardner MS, CNS®, CCN, DCES, CKNS℠, CPT, FNS

Posted by CLIMB Center on June 10, 2021

A graduate of the National University of Natural Medicine with a Master of Science in clinical nutrition, Megan went on to earn the gold standard in nationally recognized certifications. She is credentialed with the Board of Certified Nutrition Specialists (BCNS®), currently one of only a few practicing in Oregon. 

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, CLIMB Center, Functional Nutrition

Continuing Your Career As A Pharmacy Technician

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on June 08, 2021

As quality of life continues to improve here in the Portland area, the importance of high-quality pharmacies providing life-sustaining medicine grows with it. One of the key careers within pharmacies is pharmacy technicians, the staff who support the pharmacist and complete key tasks within the pharmacy. This career takes much less training than becoming a pharmacist, while still offering excellent pay and opportunities. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that pharmacy techs make on average $35,100 per year. However, since this profession is in very high demand, pay may come closer to $20 per hour. 

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, Pharmacy Technician, institute for health professionals

How You Could Benefit From Getting a Project Manager License

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Topics: CLIMB Center, Project Management, Remote Career Training

How You Can Get Ahead With Web Design and Development Courses

The internet is key to so many companies and industries, and every single website has to be created and maintained by someone with knowledge in web design. Learning web design, unlike some other computer-related fields, is incredibly straightforwardAfter a short course, you can launch a variety of careers in web design. After establishing expertiseweb designers can continue learning new programming languages and new elements or software, building your skills to be more versatile and keep up with the times. 

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Topics: CLIMB Center, Remote Career Training, Web Design

Interested In Medical Coding? Take Anatomy and Physiology for Coders

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on May 24, 2021

Medical coders, also known as Medical Records and Health Information Specialists, are in high demand around the Portland area and beyond. With Oregon Health & Science University Hospital, as well as Adventist, Providence, and Legacy Good Samaritan, Portland is in many ways the healthcare hub of the state. Given the complexity of the healthcare and insurance world, these high-demand professionals have a relatively quick educational pathway to a job that makes on average $44,090 per year. 

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, Medical Coding, institute for health professionals

Making a Career As A Dental Health Specialist

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on May 21, 2021

Portland’s population is constantly expanding and with it, there is a steady rise in the need for excellent dental care in our community. While any given practice may have one or a few dentists, each practice has excellent paying jobs like Dental Hygienists or Dental Assistants that require less extensive training periods than going through a full dental program.  

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, institute for health professionals, dental assisting

Continuing Your Career With A Property Manager License

The Portland housing and rental market is red hot, and rental properties can offer job opportunities. However, if you’re looking to manage rental property in Oregon, you must first obtain a property manager license. While this may seem like an inconvenient step to take, it’s one that will help Oregon residents stay in compliance with the law while entering a field that’s reliable and high-demand. 

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Topics: CLIMB Center, Property Management License, Remote Career Training

Continuing Your Career As An Education Professional

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Education Professional

Explore the Optician Assistant Training program at PCC

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on May 03, 2021

There's a growing field in Portland that you've got to see to believe! No, really! At PCC you can get started in a career as an Optician Assistant after just one term in the Optician Assistant Training program. On the last day of class you can turn your resume in to a potential employer. 

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, institute for health professionals, Optician ABO

How will the disruption to global trade affect my business?

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on April 08, 2021

by Warren Banks

U.S. ports are slammed. 

Why? Because of COVID-19, and stimulus payments, which have led to (among other things) a big spike in online orders. 8% of consumer disposable income used to go for air travel, hotels, movie theaters, plus other theater and entertainment in general. Much of this money is now going to buy goods from overseas and causing a shortage of supply, in addition to congestion.

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Topics: Small Business, CLIMB Center, Global Trade, International trade

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