Why Should You Consider a Career as a Medical Assistant?


The healthcare field offers a wide variety of career opportunities, and they all enable people to make a difference. Medical assistants are a great example; they undertake a multitude of administrative and clinical jobs. Have you considered a career in this field? There are several reasons why you should. Job growth It can be very… Read more »

What Is Causing Distractions in the Operating Room?



In the operating room, even the most routine surgery can take a sudden and very serious turn. The most critical cases may even be a matter of life and death. In that environment, distractions are more than annoying; they can lead to errors that could cause severe complications or even endanger the patient’s life. What… Read more »

Which Personality Traits Lead to the Best Surgical Techs?



With most jobs, certain characteristics can be predictors of success, while other traits may be hindrances. The same is true with the surgical technology field. What traits are associated with success in this field? Active Listening Motor Skills Good with Machines Staying Grounded in High-Pressure Situations Being Part of a Team Active listening during surgery… Read more »

Is Sleep Deprivation Affecting Your Healthcare Career?



  When you get enough sleep, you may feel like you’re on top of the world. How about when you don’t get enough sleep? You may feel sluggish, tired, and even a little out of sorts. It may have an impact on your work, too. What does sleep deprivation do? If you don’t get enough… Read more »

Sterile Techs Need to Continue Their Education in These Areas


Sterile techs work behind the scenes, but their work is critically important in any healthcare setting. Continuing education is important for them, as it is for people who work in other aspects of healthcare. What does a sterile tech do? Sterile processing technicians are not directly involved in patient care, so many patients are completely… Read more »

How to Determine If You’re Ready to Move for Your Career


Are you considering a move for your career? If so, there are several important factors to consider. Let’s take a look at several of them here. Personal responsibilities If you are thinking that things, including your work life, would be better somewhere else, it’s a good time to make a list of all the things… Read more »

Thinking About Being a Surgical Tech? Why You Need to Go Back to School



If you are considering a career as a surgical technologist, you may have some questions. We’ll answer two of the most common questions here, so if you are considering this career, please read on. How long do I need to go to school? Although individual programs may vary, typical surgical technology programs prepare individuals, through… Read more »

What Is the Difference Between a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Vocational Nurse?



When patients are receiving care, they might notice nametags on their caregivers and wonder about the differences between a Registered Nurse (RN) and a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). It’s important to note that, in some states, the LVN is synonymous with the LPN, or Licensed Practical Nurse. Education and Training There are some similarities in… Read more »

How Does a Healthcare Staffing Agency Help Your Career?



A job search can be a very lonely endeavor. Even when you have support from family members and friends, it can still feel like no one really understands the highs and lows of a job search. However, when you work with a staffing agency, you have a partner every step of the way. Access to… Read more »

How Can You Lead from a Supporting Healthcare Role?



Is leadership limited to managers, administrators, and other supervisory personnel? Although many people believe it is, the truth is that people can lead from different positions, including supporting roles. Let’s consider some ways to lead from a supporting role. Take responsibility in your job Some people go to work, do what is required, and go… Read more »