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What Does a Medical Coder Do?

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As modern medical practice comes to rely more and more on the use of electronic health records (EHRs), the position of medical coder has become central to the healthcare sector. Because of this, employment for medical billers and coders is projected to grow by an extraordinary 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you are looking for a career that allows you to be key to the modern healthcare system without needing to spend years qualifying as a doctor, then medical billing and coding might be the jobs for you. What Exactly Do..


How Northwest Can Help You Find a New Career in Phlebotomy

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Employment for phlebotomists with a Registered Phlebotomy Technician qualification is expected to grow 25 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than average for all occupations according to the United States Department of Labor. On top of that, phlebotomy technician salaries are on the rise, with a Phlebotomist with an RPT earning, on average, between $34,480 to $49,060 a year. With the need for qualified phlebotomy technicians on the rise, read on to find out how Northwest Career College can help you find your new career in this exciting field. We’ll Help You Get Your RPT (Registered Phlebotomy Technician) Qualification Phlebotomists..


8 Easy to Follow Tips for Exam Success

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Exam season is always a tough time for students. It’s stressful, hectic, and most people are glad to see the back of it.   While we here at Northwest Career College are proud of the effort our students put into their exams and the excellent results they achieve, we recognize that exam time is hard on them. So, to make things as easy as possible and lend a helping hand, here at 8 easy to follow tips to help you on the road to exam success. Make the Most of Your Study Time The best way to study isn’t just..


How Spanish Came to Be the Second Language of America

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When asked the question “which country has the most Spanish speakers?” the answer seems simple, right? Spain!   Well, actually Spain only has the 4th largest population of Spanish speakers in the world and the real answer might be closer to home than you think.   There are 41 million native Spanish speakers in the US plus a further 11.6 million who are bilingual, putting the US ahead of Colombia (48 million) and Spain (46 million) and second only to Mexico (121 million). Even around 6% of Alaskans are Spanish speakers.   With an expected 138 million Spanish speakers by..


Why Study to Be a Medical Administrative Assistant at Northwest Career College?

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Medical assistants are fast becoming the core of the US healthcare sector and there are more and more job opportunities opening up to working in this amazing and ever-changing field. Employment for medical assistants is expected to grow 29 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than average for all occupations according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.   Here at Northwest Career College, we are passionate about giving our medical assisting students with the best possible opportunities, like externships with local healthcare providers and both academic and hands-on training.   If you are considering training as a medical assistant, here..


Are Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists the Same Thing?

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It is fairly common for people to mistake dental hygienists for dental assistants and use these two terms interchangeably. However, the role of the dental hygienist is sharply different from that of a dental assistant and they both play different roles within any dental care team.   If you are thinking of taking up a new career, or studying for a qualification, in the dental assisting field, and are confused about what the differences are between these two, here is our short guide to the roles of the dental assistant and the dental hygienist.  What Does a Dental Hygienist Do?..


5 Areas of Law You’ll Cover as a Legal Assistant

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Becoming a legal assistant means becoming a key part of a normally fast-paced legal practice and having to multitask, dividing your attention between multiple important and diverse tasks.    As a legal assistant, your understanding of the law and the lawyer’s needs are critical. That’s why, at Northwest Career College, your Legal Assistant School Instructors are comprised of experienced legal professionals including attorneys, paralegals, and seasoned specialists.    Our instructors are able not only to teach you the law but also to guide you as to the many ways a legal assistant integrates into a Las Vegas law practice.  ..


Can Massage Help With Lower Back Pain?

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Approximately,85 percent of all American adults will experience some form of back pain during their lifetime and lower back pain remains one of the leading causes of job disability in the world. The most common form of prescribed relief from lower back pain is opioid pain relievers. In the United States, opioid prescription for low back pain has increased, and opioids are now the most commonly prescribed drug class and rates of opioid prescribing in the US and Canada are two to three times higher than in most European countries. However, in the face of rising concerns about the use..


Eight Blogs for Criminal Justice Students

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Criminal Justice is an amazing field to study and seek qualifications in, with a wide range of specialties and areas of interest. While this range of possibilities makes it a fantastic field to look for a career in, it can also make it hard to decide what field you might want to focus on. So, if you are considering a career in Criminal Justice, or you are a student here at NCC and are looking for more information on potential future careers, here are eight fascinating blogs that act as a great introduction to the field and an amazing resource..


Should Flavored E-cigarettes Be Banned?

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In reaction to the looming federal ban on certain types of flavored e-cigarettes, currently being led by New York and Michigan who have already banned most flavored e-liquids, vaping enthusiasts are stocking up on e-liquid.   Groups like the American Vaping Association are also warning of a return by many vapers to smoking cigarettes in the face of wide-scale vaping bans.   The reason for the impending federal ban is that there have been 530 reported cases of lung injury in the US as of September 19th. The use of e-cigarettes has also been linked to seven deaths in six..