What Can I Do With Medical Administrative Skills?

A Medical Administrative Assistant working-at-her-desk

Many students are curious as to where the skills being taught in the Medical Administrative Assistant program, here, at Northwest Career College, can be used when they have completed their program. The nice thing about Medical Administrative Assisting is that a person with skills required for the position can work anywhere, whether it is in a small private medical office or a large hospital or clinic. Every clinic, private practice, hospital, surgery center, etc., has the need for administrative assistance, and the requirements will vary according to the wants and needs of the providers and managers. You will find, however,..


Hire Profits in Law Firm

Law Firm examination board discussing resume

With clients putting pressure on law firms to keep rates low and associate salaries on the rise at many firms, firm leaders are increasingly looking to adjust their staffing models, oftentimes placing more responsibilities on their paralegals. More firm leaders are looking to nonlawyer staff members, such as paralegals, to take over duties that may have once fallen on first-year associates, industry observers said. It has allowed them to lower the costs for clients and in many cases increase the firm's profit margin. But as those tasks fall on other professionals, firms will likely hire fewer new lawyers to fill..


Cancer and Massage: Healing after Mastectomy

Breast Cancer and Massage therapy

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, and is the second-leading cause of death in women. Each year, more than 180,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. With these sobering statistics, the likelihood of encountering a client with breast cancer also increases.   The concern that increasing circulation via massage will cause the spread of cancer is unfounded. Cancer can spread with little or no activity, such as sleeping, breathing, eating, walking, etc. Therefore, there is every reason to believe that gentle, light or compassionate touch can be administered safely and effectively, provided that..


Health Insurance and Politics

Man preparing an health Insurance Claim Form

Most of us have at least heard of the Affordable Care Act, better known as “Obamacare”.  We may not understand all of the complexities of the program, but we probably are aware of some aspects that impact our own personal coverage and out of pocket expenses. In today’s world, politics has a long arm; it reaches just about every aspect of our daily living from the tax we pay on fuel every time we fill our tanks to the insurance card we carry in our wallet.   In the Medical Billing community, every election has special impact as it may..


Medical Billing and Coding Ethics

Medical Billing and Coding Ethics

What are ethics? What does the word mean when used in conjunction with a profession dealing with protected health information and millions of dollars annually? All those considering a career in the Medical Billing and Coding field should not only understand the term, but also live it. It is widely known that businesses and organizations that employ ethical practices in their every day dealings with the public are more likely to gain the trust and business of these same people. Ask yourself: wouldn’t you rather deal with a business that had a reputation of honesty and integrity? I know I..


Deep Tissue Massage for Everyone

Deep Tissue Massage Therapy

No Pain, No Gain? No way! Deep Tissue Massage for Everyone   Deep tissue massage is a technique that focuses primarily on the deeper layers of muscles and the fascia. Sometimes this technique involves the therapist using firmer pressure in order to reach these key areas and get them to release, which is why this particular massage is oftentimes recommended for people who are comfortable with a slightly more intense touch.   However, deep tissue massage can also refer to gentle yet sustained pressure targeting the myofascial layer. The belief that deep pressure equals pain is a myth; however, the..


The Employee Evolution

Pharmacy technician woman employee

The term evolution generally creates a vibe of positive growth and change. When people hear it, thoughts are sparked of Darwinism, the Apple company starting as a fledgling business in the home of Steve Jobs, and how civilization began with cave people. Overall, evolution conjures feelings of positive development; change for the good of all.   Evolution can have a different tone and that is evident in the workforce currently. The employee has evolved from being a master in one specialty to a being who holds numerous responsibilities. The pharmacy technician is now someone who prepares medications, manages inventory, takes..