Prenatal Massage Class is Taught at Northwest Career College in Las Vegas

Prenatal Massage Class is Taught

Therapeutic massage has been used for centuries to improve overall health, reduce stress, and relieve muscle tension. Modern investigation and research has shown that prenatal massage therapy can be an instrumental ingredient in women’s prenatal care and should be given careful consideration. Even though most massage schools such as Northwest Career College offer a course in prenatal massage, it is best to find a massage therapist who not only has received this training in massage school, but is also certified in prenatal massage.   Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve..

Table Manners: Northwest Career College’s Professionalism for Massage Therapists

Table Manners

An old saying goes, “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression,” is quite true in the professional world, and in every day human to human encounters. We form opinions about people within seconds of meeting or speaking with them. A good first impression is essential because a bad first impression is difficult to overcome.   The image you present to your customers has everything to do with your level of success in your business. Portraying your professional image goes beyond a clean and neat uniform and short fingernails. There are several elements that are key..

What Does A Dental Assistant Do in School?

What Does A Dental Assistant Do in School

A quality dental assistant training program such as the one offered at Northwest Career College builds the foundation for dental assistants to perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties.   Dental Assistants can also work chair-side as dentists examine and treat patients. The dental assistant’s job is to make patients as comfortable as possible in the dental chair, prepare them for treatment, and obtain their dental records.   Additionally, certified dental assistants hand instruments and materials to dentists and keep patients' mouths dry and clear by using suction or other devices   Dental Assistants also sterilize and disinfect..

Should I become a Medical Administrative Assistant?

Should I become a Medical Administrative Assistant

Medical Administrative Assistants manage the daily ebb and flow of patients through a doctor’s office. Whether they greet you upon arrival or work behind the scenes – ensuring shot records are in order, scanning insurance cards and collecting co-payments – these professionals manage a fast-paced and often hectic environment. Medical Administrative Assistants may also assist with medical reports, take medical histories, arrange hospitalization and order surgical or medical supplies – in addition to answering phones and directing patients. Medical Administrative Assistants may work at outpatient care centers, in physicians’ offices and hospitals or in the offices of other health practitioners,..

Why “Hello” Is Really Important In the Healthcare Field?

Why “Hello” Is Really Important

Where does patient contact start for a healthcare office? Some might say the first contact comes when the patient first enters the clinic or even from the first phone call. First impressions are everything for success in any type of business, healthcare is no different. The first person patients come into contact with are the ones who set the tone for the entire visit that person is often A Medical Administrative Assistant. The front desk is where the right tone is established often by someone trained as a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant in Las Vegas who can create that perfect..

Should I become a Phlebotomist?

Should I become a Phlebotomist

Few people probably know the term phlebotomist, but it’s the health care professional who draws blood and ensures the proper amount is taken and that all blood is properly labeled. Anyone who chooses this field has to be comfortable with blood, needles, databases, test tubes and blood vials. You will draw blood, verify the patient’s or blood donor’s identity, label the blood and enter patient information into a database. You’ll assemble and maintain equipment as well to prevent infections or other complications. Phlebotomists also tend to reassure nervous patients who don’t like needles, and some of them will explain what..

Should I become a Paralegal?

Should I become a Paralegal

“Behind every great lawyer is a great paralegal” is a sentence scrawled on many a magnet and coffee mug. And there’s some truth in the saying, because paralegals aid attorneys in nearly every facet of the legal profession. From drafting motions to summarizing reports of legal precedent, a paralegal can help lighten a lawyer’s load tremendously. Like lawyers, paralegals can specialize in certain types of law, such as criminal, corporate, immigration and family. Also known as legal assistants, paralegals’ involvement in cases depends on their employer’s discretion. Some have a high degree of responsibility and autonomy, while others are restricted..

Should I become a Dental Assistant?


Admit it: You think every scrub-wearing worker in the dentist’s office is either a dentist or dental hygienist. Some of them are, but some of the other professionals performing integral tasks in running the office and facilitating care are actually dental assistants. And what do they do?   The short list of their duties includes preparing patients for treatments and teeth cleanings, plus sterilizing instruments. They often assist dentists during procedures by using suction equipment to clear patients’ mouths. Dental assistants might also process oral X-rays and help maintain patient records. Depending on their licensing and certification, dental assistants might help with fluoride..

Why Do Women Suffer from Gastrointestinal Disorders More Often Than Men?

Why Do Women Suffer from Gastrointestinal Disorders

I was wrapping up an anatomy and physiology lecture of the digestive tract in my Medical Assisting Class at Northwest Career College when one of my students asked a great question “why do women suffer more from gastrointestinal disorders than men?” Statistically women suffer from more GERD (heartburn), Nausea, bloating, constipation/diarrhea and gallbladder dysfunction. Although the statistics are very clear the causes are often left out. Is it hormonal? Is it psychological from stress? Is it how we are made?   After doing quite a bit of research this is what I found. It’s all of the above. In regards..