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How PCC Trains Mental Health First Aid in Portland, Oregon

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on September 25, 2021
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Topics: Mental & Behavioral Health, institute for health professionals, mental health first aid

How to Become a Dental Assistant

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on September 08, 2021
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Topics: Healthcare, institute for health professionals, dental assisting

How and Why the Brain Changes with Interpersonal Neurobiology

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

Think about your own life and some of the big questions you ask yourself: 

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Topics: Mental & Behavioral Health, Interpersonal Neurobiology, institute for health professionals

Train the Trainers: Become Certified to Train Yoga Teachers

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on August 27, 2021

Yoga has grown to become one of the biggest sectors within sports clubs and other physical fitness services. In total, yoga is a more than $9 Billion industry. While this industry is incredibly influential, it's also a steady career for many yoga instructors, as well as a source of rewarding work that provides interpersonal connections and a feeling of making the world a better place for the people you teach. 

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Topics: Integrative Healthcare, institute for health professionals, Yoga

How a PCC Student Became a Pharmacy Technician in the Pandemic

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on August 25, 2021

Pharmaceuticals is a growing field, and the demand for pharmacy techs is high. It is a field that never has a shortage of work. However, just like in other industries, current events have made working in the pharmacy even more difficult than it was before. 

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

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

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

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 to Boost Immunity with Ayurveda and Yoga

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 05, 2021

by Instructor, Ann Wagoner

According to the ancients, there are many ways to boost immunity. By looking to the timeless wisdom of India in Ayurveda, the science of life, as well as to Yoga, we can find many simple practices to put in place. Yoga is much more than stretching, it is the union of the polarities of mind, body and consciousness that we can observe in the breath. In Ayurveda, the three pillars of health are: Food, Sleep and Self-Control. The food choices we make influence our health. We can let food to be our medicine. A healthy sleep routine promotes rest, rejuvenation and the removal of wastes from the body. Self-Control (Brahmacharya) is an aspect of health that is often overlooked.

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, institute for health professionals, Ayurveda, Yoga

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