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What It Takes To Stay Employed

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When meeting with prospective employers and hiring managers, I constantly find myself asking them, "What do you look for in an employee?" I have many ideas of what makes for a valuable employee but it is advantageous to get a pulse on what current hiring businesses are looking for in a prospect. Qualities such as being knowledgeable, experienced, properly credentialed, and amiable frequently top the list. However, there is one answer that surprises me every time. One of the most repeated responses is "I want an employee to be here". By "here" they mean at work and on time. Numerous..


Expected growth in Medical Billing and Coding Jobs

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Medical Billing and Coding is part of what the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) classifies as Medical Records and Health Information Technicians. According to BLS reports, the Bureau expects much faster than average growth. Demand for Health Information Technicians is expected to increase because of the rapid growth in the number of medical tests, treatments and procedures to be recorded. With an aging population, it only makes sense there will be an increase in contact with healthcare services. Of course, this growth will require trained technicians to enter demographics, process charges, and insure that the physicians are being properly..


Sports Massage

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Sports massage is designed to prepare the athlete for their best performance, reduce fatigue, and relieve muscle swelling and tension. During physical activity — especially strenuous — muscle tension builds up in the body’s soft tissues. Due to overextension or overuse, minor injuries and lesions occur in these tissues that can cause a great deal of pain and poor athletic performance. Sports massage helps alleviate pain and prevent such injuries that greatly affect flexibility, mobility, response time, and overall performance in athletic events.   One of the most common setbacks for athletes is delayed-onset muscle soreness, more commonly known as..


Why I Love Being a Medical Assistant

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Medical Assistant was never a job to me, it was a calling. Many medical assistants move on to higher education but I never sought that out because I was so happy with my part in the medical industry. There are so many choices of specialties and types of venues that most anyone can find something and someplace that suits them. We have traditionally been locked into office clinics, however, we are breaking into urgent cares and even hospitals working under hospitalists.   Assistant providers to make a difference in the lives of the concerned and frightened patients is very rewarding..


Proud to be a Pharmacy Technician

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I am proud of my profession. My occupation has blessed me with the opportunity to touch lives, help heal people, and contribute to the health and betterment of our country. Being part of the United States' most trusted profession is an honor on so many levels that it inspires me to want to do more. Over the years, I have developed quite a list of things that can be done by the pharmacy technician to help make us better. Here are 5 things pharmacy people should consider doing to improve:   1) Read - Not only are we required to..