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...


10 Tips For Keeping Your Head During Your Exams

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For most students, the end of the year means exam time! We know that this period can be a nerve-racking and stressful experience. So we’re providing you with these ten tips for staying relaxed, both while studying and during the exam itself. Studying For The Exam 1. PLAN PROPERLY Trying to cram all your studying in on the night before a big exam is never a good idea. The most likely outcome is that you’ll start feeling overwhelmed by the amount of work that you’re desperately trying to memorize. Under such stress and pressure, it will be difficult to retain..


How To Get The Most From Your Educational Financial Aid?

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Step 1: Fill Out The FAFSA Every year, the U.S. Department of Education gives over $120 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds to more than 13 million college students, making it the largest provider of student financial aid in the country. In order to receive their share of these funds, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who complete the FAFSA can qualify for up to $30,000 in aid. Nearly every student is eligible for some form of financial assistance, and it costs nothing to apply. To complete the FAFSA, students will need..


The Importance of Vocational Training

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Vocational training and education are designed to prepare students for specialized occupations with technical training in the skills essential to the trade. Here at Northwest we strongly believe that real-world experience is just as important in building your skillset as classroom teaching is, which is why we offer an externship with nearly all of our courses and our instructors all have a wealth of real-world experience to offer. Real-World Experience Vocational training is all about gaining the necessary skills and techniques to succeed in a specific industry. Classes at a vocational school, like practical dental assistant training courses, give students..