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5 Reasons Why Now Is a Great Time to Start a Medical Billing and Coding Career

Medical Billing and Coding Career

Medical billing and coding is a fast-paced and rewarding career at the center of some of the most significant and most exciting medical technology shifts in the last decade. So, if you are looking for a career where your work really makes a difference, here are five reasons why now is a great time to start a medical billing and coding career. You Don’t Need to Go to Medical School If you’ve always dreamed of working in the medical field but have never had the year or hundreds of thousands of dollars needed to attend medical school, then we have..


When Can We Expect a COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine

In response to the current COVID-19 crisis, 240 different coronavirus vaccines are being worked on with 40 already in the clinical trials. In this article, we’ll be looking at the effect those vaccines could have, where they are in the development process, and when they could be available.  Why Is a Coronavirus Vaccine Important? According to the World Health Organization, immunization currently prevents 2-3 million deaths every year from a vast range of diseases, including diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, influenza, and measles.   Since the start of the outbreak, the total number of coronavirus cases has exceeded 34million, resulting in 1.01million..


Four Steps to Becoming a Paralegal

Paralegal Certification

Paralegals are a hugely important part of the U.S. criminal justice system, and becoming one means setting yourself up for an exciting and impactful career in the legal field. In this article, we’ll be looking at how you can take the first steps on that career path with four simple actions. Get the Right Qualifications In order to become a paralegal, you will first need to obtain the right qualifications. At the bare minimum, this means an associate’s degree in paralegal studies. Here at Northwest, we offer a student-focussed program with both online and on-campuses classes that will fit around..


Learning Language Basics in Four Steps

Learning Language Basics

For many first-time language learners, the idea of learning a whole new language can be overwhelming. In today’s article, we’ll be looking at how you can start learning the useful basics of a language in just four easy steps. Have Specific Goals  If you goal is just to become fluent, then you’ll need to be learning for years before you hit any achievable milestones. Plus, with such a non-specific goal it can be difficult to see that you’re making any progress at all, which in turn can be very frustrating.   Instead of just setting out to learn a language..


Desk Yoga for Medical Administrative Assistants

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Working as a medical administrative assistant means spending large periods of time in front of a computer or sitting in an office chair. While filing all of those patient reports might be vital to the running of the healthcare provider you work for, it’s not so good for your back. So, if you find yourself falling into the typical office hunch and the back and shoulder pain that comes with it, here are some yoga poses you can do at your desk to help relieve the tension. Seated Crescent Moon The crescent moon pose works by eliciting a deep stretch..


New Study Shows Massage Measurably Reduces Stress

Massage reduces Stress

Most massage therapists will be able to tell you in detail about how effective massage therapy is at reducing stress. While the science might have lagged behind the practitioners a little, scientists from the University of Konstanz in Germany have provided measurable proof that massage triggers the body’s parasympathetic nervous system (PSNS). What Is the Parasympathetic Nervous System? The parasympathetic nervous system is one of three parts of the human autonomic nervous system. Often referred to as the ‘rest and digest system,’ the PSNS controls many of the subconscious processes they body undergoes when it is at rest.    The..


Why Dental Assistants Love Their Job

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The Dental Assisting National Board sends out an annual dental assistant salary and satisfaction survey to get the opinions of dental assistants across the country on the best and worst parts of their job.   In this article, we’ll be looking at the reasons dental assistants gave in the DANB’s 2018-2019 dental survey as to why they love their careers. Because They Are Proud of Their Profession The vast majority of respondents to the DANB survey reported that the essential factor that made them love their job is pride in their profession.    As with many who work in the..


3 Signs You Would Suit a Career as a Legal Assistant

legal assistant

Are you considering a career in criminal justice, but aren’t sure which area you want to move into?  Becoming a legal assistant, sometimes known as a legal secretary, requires a mindset and set of aptitudes. If you recognize any of the talents you see below, you might suit a career as a legal assistant. You’re a Team Player Being a legal assistant means you’ll be the beating heart of any legal firm, supporting the attornies and paralegals while they fight for their client. You might not ever get you day in front of the jury, but you’ll be responsible for..


A Brief History of White-Collar Crime

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The term white-collar crime can often be confusing for those without a legal background because it covers many different types of crime. The term itself was coined as far back as  1939 and encompasses the full range of frauds committed by individuals, business, and government professionals.    In this article, we’ll be taking a closer look at white-collar crime, its history and, a few famous examples. What Is the Definition of White-Collar Crime? While the broad range of crimes that fall under ‘white-collar’ preclude an exact definition, most white-collar crimes as committed to obtain or avoid losing money, property, or..


How to Become a Traveling Medical Assistant

Traveling Medical Assistant

Medical assistants are one of the few careers you can choose where you have the option to remain mobile. Traveling medical assistants have the opportunity to move between healthcare providers, offering their services where they are needed most.    In today’s article, we’ll be looking at what the role of a traveling medical assistant entails, and how you can qualify for it. What Does a Traveling Medical Assistant Do? In terms of role responsibilities, traveling medical assistant do perform much the same duties as a standard medical assistant. These duties include:    Organizing medical records and patient files Scheduling medical..