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What You Should Consider Before Joining a Dental Administrative Assistant School

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When you are first setting out on the road to becoming a dental administrative assistant, the first major decision you have to make is which school to enroll with for your training. This is an important decision, as the quality of the support that your school provides you with can have a significant impact on how smooth the start of your career is.   So, if you are considering a career as a dental administrative assistant here are some factors to consider when choosing your school. Do They Offer an Externship? An externship is your opportunity to put the skills..

5 of the Strangest ICD-10 Codes

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Medical coding can seem like a rather dry and humorless profession, until you realize that the basis of modern medical coding is that there needs to be a code for every possible medical procedure and diagnosis.    And we mean every single one.   So whether you’re considering joining the medical billing and coding profession, or are an old hand, here are five codes we are pretty sure you’ll only come across once. Hopefully.   W61.62XD - Struck by Duck, Subsequent Encounter This needs breaking down. Let put the whole struck by duck thing to one side for the moment..

What You Need to Know Before Working in a Pharmacy

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One of the benefits of working as a pharmacy technician is that you have a certain amount of choice in where you choose to work. You could work in an outpatient setting, or in a busy hospital, but one of the most common setting is in a retail pharmacy.    If you are planning on qualifying as a pharmacy technician with us, and want to know more about this particular workplace, here are some things you need to know before working in a pharmacy. Your Hours Probably Won’t Be Set One of the pros of working in a pharmacy is..

What to Consider Before Becoming a Paralegal


Working as a paralegal can be an enjoyable, exciting, and rewarding career, but before you sign up to study with us, there are few things that you need to know about the profession that will help you get to grips with your new career choice. You Will Be Getting Involved in Cases  If you just read the basic job description of the paralegal, it might seem like their sole responsibility is to support the attorneys in their work. However, this isn’t exactly true.   While proving support to the attorneys by maintaining and organizing files, conducting legal research, and drafting..

5 Non-clinical Healthcare Career to Consider

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Not everyone working in the medical sector has to be involved in primary care. All healthcare providers thrive as much on logistics and administration as much as they do on the skills of their care providers.    After all, even the best doctor cannot provide effective care if they don’t have the medicines or equipment they need. So, if you are considering a career in the healthcare sector, but want an option that isn’t clinical, here are 5 to consider. Marketing and Communications If you have a flair for engaging other people and communicating in a clear and effective way..

Choosing the Right Dental Assistant Training School

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One of the hardest decisions you’ll face when starting out on the road to becoming a dental assistant is choosing the right dental assisting school for you. In this article, we’ll be looking at what makes a good dental assisting school and what factors you should consider when choosing one. Do They Offer an Externship? A good externship allows students to get a good grip on what the responsibilities of their role are in real life. They also allow for networking and mentorship opportunities that can be invaluable in establishing you in your career.    With this in mind, you..

How to Become a Successful Massage Therapist

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Working as a massage therapist can be an immensely rewarding career, but, unlike some other careers, getting started and becoming successful as a massage therapist isn’t particularly clear cut.   If you’re interested in starting a career in massage therapy, here are some tips you can use to get started. Get Trained Massage therapy as a career requires an intricate knowledge of the techniques of massage and how they can be applied to a patient. Learning these techniques and their applications requires attending a well-regarded massage therapist school.   The good news is that this doesn’t have to be a..

4 Types of Criminal Investigation You’ll Encounter as a Legal Assistant

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Because of the vital nature of their working, legal assistants can be found across the length and breadth of the American legal system.    This wealth of opportunities means legal assistants can find work in almost any field of law and the responsibilities of the role mean they can be exposed to a number of different criminal and civil investigations.    To give you an idea of what you might come across in the workplace, here are four types of criminal and civil investigations you’ll encounter as a legal assistant. Cybercrimes Cybercrimes are a growing concern for law enforcement and..

Why Diversity in Law Enforcement Is Important

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Diversity in law enforcement is a concept entangled with political interpretations and sensationalist media, but just because a question or concept is difficult does not mean it isn’t worth exploring.   Today, we’ll be looking at diversity in law enforcement and why it is so vital to the proper prevention of crime and keeping people safe. Better Communication Communication is vital for effective law enforcement and crime prevention. Law enforcement officers are there to serve the community and their jobs are made that much harder if that cannot communicate effectively.   Addressing this can be as simple as teaching officers..

The Benefits of a Medical Externship

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While classroom teaching is hugely important to learning the ins and outs of being a medical assistant, at some point you’re going to get dropped into the real world, and having some real-world experience already under your belt is going to help smooth that transition.   That is why we here at Northwest offer an externship at local healthcare providers to all of our medical assisting students. If you’re wondering why an externship is so important, strap in, because we’re about to show you. Like Being on the Job, But With a Safety Net  A medical externship isn’t like the..