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What Is The Difference Between A Paralegal And Lawyer?

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Paralegals and Lawyers both play a hugely important job in the American legal system, but if you are considering a career as one or the other, the difference between their roles and responsibilities can be a little difficult to understand. So, if you are trying to choose between training as a lawyer and training as a paralegal, here are some of the key differences. Job Duties There is a fair amount of overlap between the duties performed by lawyers and paralegals. Both are expected to do significant amounts of research and prepare the legal documents for the case they are..


5 Must-Read Blogs For Dental Assistants

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A with any profession, it’s important that dental assistants keep up with the latest in industry developments and do their best to network with other professionals. One of the simplest ways to do this is to read dental assisting blogs, contributing to industry-relevant discussions and learn from the experts in the field of dentistry. Reading a dental blog could not be easier, you can just pop it up on your phone when you have a spare five minutes and here are 5 dental assistant blogs you should definitely be reading! Dental Assistant Life The Dental Assistant Life blog serves up..


How To Invoice As A Freelance Medical Biller And Coder

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One of the best parts of qualifying as a medical biller and coder is the opportunity to work for yourself as a freelancer. Almost 22% of all medical billers and coders working in the U.S. work on a freelance basis, and while freelance work isn’t for everyone, for some, the chance to set their own hours and work in the comfort of their own home is ideal. The best part about doing freelance work is getting paid, but in order to do that, you need to be able to invoice for your work in a timely and accurate fashion. Getting..


How To Keep Your Patient Calm During A Dental Procedure

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At some point in our lives, we will all need to undergo a dental procedure, whether it is as simple as a checkup and clean or as complex as the surgical removal of a damaged tooth. While almost nobody enjoys visiting the dentist, one in ten people in the U.S suffers from some form of extreme dental anxiety.   One of the primary duties of a dental assistant is to make sure that patients are as comfortable as possible during the procedure. Helping patients with dental anxiety is part of that responsibility and one in ten of the patients that..


How To Prep For Your Dental Administrative Assistant Interview

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As with any administrative assistant, dental administrative assistants often have a wide range of duties, from the clerical to the medical, to perform. While this does make for an interesting and eventful career, it does also mean that the interview questions for an administrative assistant job to be wide-ranging as well.   So if you have recently graduated and are looking to join the exciting world of healthcare administration, here are a few tips to help you prepare for your first interview as a dental administrative assistant. Hard Skills Interview Questions: What to Expect Hard skills are the basis of..


How To Balance School And Family Time

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Balancing your education with your personal life can be a difficult balancing act, especially if you are juggling the needs of your course with being a parent. Many parents who want to return to education or retain into a new career path are worried about the effect it will have on their ability to care for their child. The good news is it is possible to do both and around 25% of all the students in the U.S. are already doing it. So if you are thinking of getting back into education and want to know how to balance school..


Is It Safe to Perform CPR on a Pregnant Woman?

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Cardiac arrest is something that can strike at any time and sadly this includes during pregnancy. Pregnancy does put an extra strain on a woman’s body and this can sometimes, although rarely, trigger cardiac events.   Performing CPR on a pregnant woman can be challenging, but is very much possible. The primary goal of performing CPR on a pregnant woman is to stabilize the mother, as this normally results in the best case scenario for the child. Can Pregnancy Cause Cardiac Arrest? Because the circulatory system of the mother and baby are conjoined during pregnancy, there is an increased need..


How Does Foam Rolling Work?

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The foam rolling technique is becoming increasingly popular amongst those who use massage as a treatment, from physical therapists to athletic trainers. This technique, also known as self-myofascial release, involves using a foam roller, lacrosse ball, Theracane or even your own hands to apply pressure to specific points of your body, assisting in the recovery of  your muscles and allowing them to return normal function.   The technique itself has been around for some time, and yet has risen to prominence only recently. Part of the reason for it’s rising popularity is its effectiveness, with many adherents reporting reduced muscle..


How To Stay Organised As A Paralegal

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Organisational skills are fundamental to the role of the paralegal, allowing them to manage calendar systems, track court dates and timings, and meet deadlines for filings. As a large part of a paralegal's duties can involve case research, keeping that research properly organised is vital. Documents in a legal case are useless unless they are properly filed and indexed so that the documents may be pulled quickly and easily.   Thankfully, organisational skills are something that can be learned and built upon, even if you are not a natural organiser when you start your paralegal training. To help you improve..


How To Become A Correctional Officer In Nevada

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In 2016 the State of Nevada has approximately 13,637 people incarcerated state prison. In order to maintain these prisoners in a safe and secure environment, the state’s Department of Corrections employs over 2,400 people. Correctional officers are a vital part of Nevada’s criminal justice system, ensuring that those incarcerated in the state serve out the full extent of their sentence, while also facilitating prisoner participation reformative activities such as educational activities and vocational training. In this article, we will be looking at how you can become a correctional officer in the state of Nevada and what the educational, physical and..