What Jobs Can I Get With A Criminal Justice Qualification?

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A criminal justice degree is a gateway to a wide ranging selection of career opportunities that encompasses everything from working as part of Nevada’s Gaming Control Board as a Gaming Investigator, to patrolling the wilderness as a Fish and Game Warden. Below are just some of the jobs that you can pursue as a graduate of our Criminal Justice School. Police Officer Average annual salary - $55,010   Police Officers make up the backbone of any state’s law enforcement division and are on the frontline of crime prevention in the U.S. Working within the community to both prevent crime and..

How Empowering Medical Assistants Helps To Improve Patient Care

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Medical Assistants (MAs) are a fundamental part of any healthcare practice, providing vital administrative and patient-facing support that contributes towards the delivery of a higher standard of care and service. As part of an emerging healthcare trend, the often underutilized MAs are being empowered to become a key part of a focus on comprehensive and coordinated care.   Part of the drive to empower MAs is the increasingly diverse patient population and increased demand for healthcare in the U.S, generated by an aging population. By elevating the role of the MA, the pressure on a given practice’s physicians is reduced,..

Why Take A CPR Course?

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According to the American Heart Association, sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in adults, with more than 325,000 cases being reported each year. Having someone on hand with a working knowledge of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), can make a significant difference in an emergency situation.   If a trained individual is able to start performing CPR on a victim immediately, the victims chances of survival increase by more than 40%. On the other hand, for every minute treatment is delayed, the victim’s chances of survival are reduced by 10%. But the chance to save lives isn't the only..

Am I Eligible For Title IV Federal Student Aid?

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Title IV funding provides financial assistance towards the costs of education for more than 13 million students across the US every year. For many, this funding is a gateway to access higher education courses they might otherwise not be able to afford. The U.S. Department of Education awards more than $120 billion a year in grants, work-study funds and loans to cover expenses such as tuition and fees, room and board, books, supplies, and transportation. Title IV aid can also be used to pay for other education-related expenses, such as a computer and dependent care.   Title IV Federal Student..

Making Blood Draws Part Of Patient-Centered Care

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Blood draws are the most common invasive medical procedure in hospitals worldwide, with roughly 760 inpatient draws bring conducted every minute in the United States alone. In addition to being a hugely common procedure, blood draws are also a vital one. While difficult to exactly quantify, a commonly stated statistic is that laboratory results contribute to nearly 70% of all clinical decision-making.   Because of the ubiquity of blood draws as a standard component of healthcare delivery, and its invasive nature, blood draws represent an ideal area in which to innovate and focus on patient-centered healthcare. What Are The Problems?..

5 Essential Skills A Dental Administrative Assistant Needs

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A dental administrative assistant (DAA) is a fundamental part of any dental practice, integrating with all parts of the business and providing vital administrative support. Here at Northwest Career College, our Dental Administrative Assistant Program will give you the skills and experience you need to perform as a DAA, but there are also crucial skills you can develop, while you are with us, that will help to set you apart from other candidates when it comes to finding a DAA position. Key Skills Approachability: While the responsibilities of the DAA are primarily administrative, they do work as part of a..

What is Medical Billing and Coding?

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Medical billing and coding is a two part system that is a fundamental function of the modern healthcare system. By codifying medical treatments, healthcare providers can bill insurance companies or individuals for the services they perform. This process in known as the “reimbursement cycle.”   To make things simpler, let's split billing and coding into two seperate sections and explain what they are, and how they affect the larger healthcare systems, in a little more detail. What Is Medical Coding? At its simplest, medical coding is the practice of giving every injury, diagnosis, and medical procedure a numeric, or alphanumeric,..

The Evolving Role of Pharmacy Technicians

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Pharmacy technicians are the backbone of any pharmacy. Instrumental to the successful running of the practice, they support pharmacists in a variety of different roles and across a range of settings. However, because they occupy this supporting role, the position of the pharmacy technician is traditionally seen as one of limited function, serving as clerks or cashiers while the more technical or clinical duties are handled by the pharmacist.   In reality, higher patient volume, and an increasing workload for pharmacists, has necessitated an ongoing change in the responsibilities technician are expected to take on. A growing number of pharmacy..

How Much Can I Earn As A Paralegal in Las Vegas?

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual wage of a paralegal in Nevada is approximately $54,700, putting Nevada in the top ten states for paralegal earnings. The wage range over the course of an average career is between $31,153 and $64,385, including benefits, profit sharing, and bonuses.   The amount that you can earn as a paralegal is affected by a number of factors, such as your experience, qualifications, field of work, and whether you are certified or not. Understanding how these factors affect your potential wages is an essential step in maximizing your earning potential. Factors..

How To Become A Gaming Surveillance Officer

A Gaming Surveillance Officer

Nevada's gaming surveillance officers are a fundamental part of the state's gaming industry, providing necessary oversight and security for both management and customers. Their importance to the Nevada gaming industry is reflected in their wages, which are some of the highest available, for the role, in the US.   The gaming industry's total economic impact in Nevada during 2016 was nearly $69 billion, making it the single most significant financial contributor in the state. The sector also accounted for 468,000 jobs during the past year, totaling around 36% of Nevada's combined employment base. The sheer success of the gaming industry..