What To Do On The Day Of An Exam?

The Day Of An Exam

Exam day is here, you studied all semester and now you are ready to take on that final challenge that can make or break your grade. Obviously, exam season is one of the most stressful times in a student’s life, so to help out we’ve put together some physical and mental strategies to help you get the best out of the big day. Physical Strategies Sleep: While it might be tempting to forego sleep in order to cram in a few extra hours of studying, don’t give in to that temptation. All the studying in the world won’t matter if..


4 Great Reasons To Choose Massage Therapy As A Career

Massage Therapy As A Career

Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions you can make in your life. The job you choose will take up around 40 hours of your week, every week, for most of your life, so finding the right job is hugely important. There’s nothing worse than hating a job you’ll be spending most of your time doing.   Many people are now finding that massage therapy is an excellent career choice, providing great job satisfaction, great earning potential and a fantastic fit for their other lifestyle commitments.   Massage therapy is also a growing sector, with employment for..


Why Train As A Medical Administrative Assistant?

Medical-Administrative-Assistant

A career as a medical administrative assistant offers a range of fantastic benefits, from a great earning potential to high job satisfaction. As an administrator you will be a key part of any healthcare practice, ensuring that everything runs like clockwork and that your colleagues have the resources in place to deliver the best healthcare possible. So if you are thinking about retraining, or what your first career choice should be, here are the top reasons to become a medical administrative assistant.   1. It’s a role that’s in demand - The ageing population in the U.S. has prompted a..


4 Tips For Veterans Returning To Education

Veterans-Returning-To-Education

Returning to education can be a difficult experience for most people. If you are a veteran returning to civilian life that difficulty can be increased by the unique challenges veterans face, including feelings of isolation, lack of confidence and coping without the structure provided by the military.   Here at Northwest Career College, we are committed to providing the best educational opportunities possible for our country’s veterans, from providing advice on VA Funding to educational support on our courses. As part of that commitment we’ve put together these four tips for veterans returning to education.   1. Take full advantage..


The Importance Of Communication As A Dental Assistant

Communication As A Dental Assistant

The ability to communicate effectively is one of the most critical skills that a dental assistant can cultivate. The core of any dental practice is made up of several groups, patients, dentists, hygienists and administrative staff. As a dental assistant, it is your responsibility to learn how to interact, and communicate with, all of these groups as part of your day-to-day job. Clear And Efficient Communication Communicating with patients - As a dental assistant, the most important group of individuals you will be communicating with are the patients at your dental practice. As the face of your practice, you’ll often..


What To Look For In A Healthcare Employer?

A Healthcare Employer

Part of finding the perfect healthcare job is ensuring you have the skills and qualifications that make you stand out from the crowd. Just as important as that is doing your research on potential employers and to make sure they match the values you look for in a healthcare provider. Courses like the one offered by the Medical Administrative Assistant School here at Northwest Career College will give you the skills you need, but you’ll need to do a little research of your own to find you perfect employer. What to Look For The size of the organization - The..


A Day In The Life Of A Phlebotomist

A Phlebotomist

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

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?

Dental-Practice

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?

Conservation Officers

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..