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A Day In The Life Of A Phlebotomist

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Responsible for drawing blood through a procedure known as venipuncture, phlebotomists take blood for tests, transfusions, research, or donations. Most phlebotomists work in hospitals, medical or diagnostic laboratories, blood donation centers, and doctors offices. Working as a phlebotomist can be an extremely rewarding career, as you’ll spend your entire day helping people, but what does a day in the professional life of a phlebotomist look like? Starting Early Phlebotomists normally start their day early, around 5 or 6am. This is because they are responsible for ensuring that blood results are both consistent and accurate. In order to ensure this, they..


How To Deal With Stress Before Your Exam

Students balance books on their head and sitting down cross-legged signifying that they are relaxed because they know how to deal with stress.

Exams cause stress, there’s no doubt about it. The pressure that you are under to achieve can make the period running up to your examination a very stressful one. Too much stress can have a negative effect on you both physically and psychologically. Insomnia, panic attacks, loss of appetite, anxiety, depression and irritability are all symptoms of high stress levels and can damage your ability to study properly and recall information during your exam. So how do you deal with the stress of exams? Here at Northwest we are always concerned about our students’ welfare, so we’ve put together these..


What’s It Like To Work In A Dental Practice?

A female dental assistant using a camera to look at patient's teeth up close.

Here at Northwest Career College, we think that it’s important that you have real world experience of how a dental practice works as part of your education, which is why we offer externships with all of our dental administrative assisting courses. Obviously, every workplace is going to be different, but if you’re considering a career as a dental administrative assistant we’ve put together a few general ideas on what it’s like to work in a dental practice. Working In A Dental Practice The work is fast paced - To fit in the maximum amount of time to provide treatment for..


How Do I Become A Conservation Officer In Nevada?

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Conservation officers, sometimes also referred to as fish and game wardens, enforce state and federal laws protecting natural resources, mainly fish and wildlife. Here in Nevada, game wardens have patrol duties over the entire area of the state; approximately 110,000 square miles. Individual wardens can patrol an area of up to 3,235 square miles, while a select few are responsible for patrol areas of nearly 10,000 square miles. Principle Duties Observation and inspection - One of the main duties of a conservation officer is to observe hunters, fishermen, and trappers to ensure they are complying with state and federal law..


The Benefits Of Going Back To School As A Veteran

Back to school as a veteran

It can be difficult to make the transition back to civilian life after a career in the military. One of the ways to ease that transition is to take advantage of the VA education and training benefits to return to education and acquire new skills. Despite the unique challenges faced by veterans, studies indicate that they earn their degrees at a similar rate to non-veterans. But a degree isn’t the only advantage of returning to education, in this article we’ll look at some of the other benefits associated with going back to school as a veteran. Benefits for Veterans Easing..