5 Tips to Help Healthcare Professionals Stay Healthy at Work

Categories: Medical Billing and Coding

In most roles in the medical field, at some point you will find yourself in close proximity to a patient who is feeling under the weather, and who may even be contagious. Throughout the year, and especially during cold and flu season, it’s important to keep these helpful tips in mind to stay healthy at work. 1. One of the best things you can do to stay healthy at work is to wash your hands often and wash them well. Viruses that you pick up on your hands are often even more infectious than those that are airborne from a patient’s sneeze or cough. It is also a good idea to keep a small bottle of hand sanitizer at your desk or in the pocket of your scrubs, and to keep your hands away from your face. 2. Get plenty of sleep. By getting seven to eight hours of sleep…

Top 4 Reasons to Work in Healthcare

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Working in the healthcare industry can be physically and emotionally demanding, but it can also be extremely rewarding. While health careers like Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting, and Medical Billing and Coding certainly present their own unique challenges, each can provide a sense of fulfillment in the knowledge that you are helping people. Here are four reasons you should seriously consider pursuing a career in healthcare. Make an Impact. Many healthcare workers work with people in some capacity, and they make a difference in peoples’ lives on a daily basis. There are Different Types of Jobs. Healthcare offers a careers for people with different educational backgrounds or experiences. Never a Dull Moment. This is a fast-paced industry, and many days will present you with something different. Opportunity for Advancement. Many positions in the industry offer a clear path to advancement, and organizations will run their own career ladder programs. If you’re…

Helpful Job-Hunting Tips for Massage Therapists

Categories: Massage Therapy

When you begin your search for a job as a Massage Therapist, there are several important factors to keep in mind. Instead of blindly searching – stop and create a vision for yourself as a Massage Therapist. What do you envision about your Massage Therapy job? What kind of environment do you envision – spa, chiropractic, naturopathic, or even starting your own business? There are many ways to start searching for jobs as a Massage Therapist. Be sure to utilize your school’s career services. Arizona College’s Career Services department can assist you with community relationships, mock interviews, resume assistance, and job leads. It is also important to take ownership of your career by searching on a variety of online job boards.  Social networking can play a crucial role in obtaining a position by introducing you to the local massage therapist community.  If there is a place that piques your interest,…

Job Growth: Why Dental Assistants are Smiling in 2012

Categories: Dental Assisting

There are many reasons why Dental Assistants are smiling in 2012 – including job growth in this expanding allied health field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the job outlook for Dental Assistants from 2010-2020 is projected to increase 31% –faster than average for the majority of occupations in the United States. As there has been research linking oral health to general health, the need and attention to high-quality dental care likely will increase. Most Dental Assistants work in dental offices, community health centers, or hospitals that provide dental services. This profession includes a range of responsibilities from hands-on patient care to sterilizing instruments, from preparing the patient and examination room to record keeping and administrative tasks. Some Dental Assistants choose to continue their education and go on to become Dental Hygienists, performing other specialized duties and fulfilling additional responsibilities. The requirements to become a Dental Assistant vary…

OSHA Tips for Safety in a Medical Setting

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In a medical setting, safety management is a crucial business initiative that ensures employees, patients, and visitors feel safe and secure. OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, states that people have a right to a safe work environment and that employers must take all necessary precautions to maintain safety in a workplace setting. To ensure a safe and healthy work environment, there are many tips for maintaining safety in a medical setting including environmental safety, equipment safety, and proper handling of hazardous materials. Environmental safety involves maintaining a safe environment for staff and patients. Medical offices can be a dangerous place if safety risks are not managed properly. No matter the environment – whether it is a waiting room, an exam room, or a reception area – all areas must be free of hazardous materials, comply with licensing regulations, and be sanitized. Additionally, any tools within these areas must…