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7 Signs That Becoming a Paralegal Is the Career for You

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Getting a position in the field of law has always come with the perception that you need to spend many years and thousands of dollars on becoming a lawyer. The reality is that most law firms wouldn’t be able to without their vital paralegals, and training to become a paralegal can take as little as nine months! The importance of paralegals to the modern legal sector can be seen in the rising demand for them. Employment for Paralegals is expected to increase 8% from 2014-2024, faster than average for all occupations according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics...


5 “Facts” About Dental Assisting That Just Aren’t True

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Dental assistant isn’t a job that, at first glance, isn’t that easy to understand. The job title is pretty open-ended and most people are more familiar with the responsibilities of their dentist, rather than their dentist’s assistant.   This has led to some misconceptions about exactly what a dental assistant does. Well, we at Northwest want to debunk some of those myths and emphasize that dental assistants are a vital part of any dental team. Becoming a Dental Assistant is Easy While it is true that it is possible to become a dental assistant without first attending a formal dental..


How to Master “Legal Writing”

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Strong writing skills are essential to your job as a paralegal. The legal industry relies on good communication, and written communication is one of the most commonly relied upon modes. Between emails and letters to clients, opposing counsel, and court officers and various pleadings and responses, paralegals play an important role in helping ensure that the law firm clearly transmits its message. Present Your Position In Active Voice You can find a lot of great tutorials out there about how you can learn to write in active voice. I’ll give you the same advice I received in high school from..


Three Things You May Not Know About Financial Aid For Veterans

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Financial aid for veterans is money provided by the federal government, normally in the form of non-repayable grants, to assist veterans in transitioning into civilian life by allowing them to purchase property or re-enter education. You Still Qualify For Federal Student Aid Even if you are receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits, you can still receive federal student aid as well. If you would like to apply for federal student aid, then you will have to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can save yourself some time by making sure you gather all the documents..


What Does it Take to Become a Medical Assistant?

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Becoming a medical assistant means becoming part of the beating heart of any medical practice and taking on a wide range of duties and responsibilities. As a medical assistant, you’ll be caring for patients, engaging in a wide variety of clerical duties, and serving as an integral part of a larger health-care delivery team. So, if you are looking for a career that challenges you but allows you to make a real difference in people’s lives, then the role of a medical assistant may be right for you. Medical Assistant Responsibilities As a general rule, Medical assistants are responsible for..


What Questions Will I Be Asked In My Pharmacy Technician Interview?

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Looking for a new job is both exciting and challenging, and finally landing an interview validates that your hard work is paying off. The type of questions you’ll be asked depend on the industry and position. The questions will also vary according to the corporate culture and the interviewer’s particular style. For those looking to begin work as a pharmacy technician, questions usually relate directly to the pharmaceutical industry and how well you work with others. Consider these likely questions to help prepare for a winning interview: Why Do You Want To Work Here? A career as a pharmacy tech..


Working As An Office Massage Therapist

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The vast majority of Americans work in an office and work-related stress has become one of the major healthcare factors of the modern workforce. 62% of US workers routinely find that they end the day with work-related neck pain, 44% reported stressed-out eyes, 38% complained of hurting hands and 34% reported difficulty in sleeping because they were too stressed-out To counteract the rising rate of workplace stress and it’s physical consequences, companies are increasingly employing in-office massage therapists. A 15-minute chair massage has been proven to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, help staff concentrate more effectively, and reduce the risk of..


What Is It Like To Work As A Phlebotomist?

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Phlebotomy is the practice of drawing blood from a patient and taking the specimen to the laboratory to prepare for testing. As such, phlebotomists draw blood from patients, a procedure known as venipuncture, for tests, transfusions, research, or donations. Most phlebotomists work in hospitals, medical or diagnostic laboratories, blood donation centers, and doctors offices. A Day in the Life of a Phlebotomist This is a general overview of a typical day in the life of a phlebotomist. It’s important to note that this is only meant to give you an idea of what a normal day might look like, and..


What Is The Difference Between A Dental Technician, Assistant, And Hygienist?

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Are you interested in a career in dentistry? You don’t have to be a dentist to reap the benefits of this exciting and rewarding field. There are many excellent job prospects at various levels of this industry. Three of the most common roles in the dental field are Dental Techs, Dental Assistants, and Dental Hygienists. In this blog post, you’ll earn the difference between each of these roles and find out which one is right for you! What is a Dental Tech? Dental Techs, also known as Dental Technicians, work in a laboratory environment and construct, fit, and repair dental..


How To Join The JAG Corps?

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When people think of the US military, they don’t often think of lawyers, until you mention the JAG Corps. Popularized by the ten season CBS legal drama television show, JAG Corps actually stands for the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, and while they may be involved in fewer firefights and car chases than in the show that spawned NCIS, the still fulfill a vital role in providing legal advocacy in the armed forces. What Does The JAG Corps Do? Each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, including the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard has a JAG program...