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Guide on Becoming a Medical Assistant in California

Have you always wanted to work in a medical setting, but don't want to attend school for years? Then a job as a medical assistant might be a good career for you. Medical assistants work in a variety of roles in medical offices and clinical settings supporting the licensed staff with technical tasks.

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How to Become a Dental Assistant in California

Dental assistants perform a variety of patient care and administrative duties. They take x-rays, schedule patient appointments and assist dentists during dental procedures.

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The Guide to Pharmacy Technician Jobs and Programs in California

Are you interested in math, anatomy, physiology, and health care? Would you like a career that combines these interests? Then pharmacy technology may interest you.

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Learn More About a Career as a Medical Administrative Assistant

Medical secretaries act as the glue that holds together all the other pieces of the health care experience and allow doctors and other professionals to deliver the best possible care to patients.

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Guide to Medical Billing and Coding

Medical billing and coding are at the cornerstone of today’s health care revenue system, ensuring payers and patients reimburse providers for their services. As the industry continues to grow, rewarding careers in the health care sector are expected to rise.

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Respiratory Therapist Jobs, Training, Programs, and More: The Complete Guide

Respiratory therapists care for individuals affected by respiratory diseases, like asthma and COPD, and other causes of breathing difficulties. They take blood samples, perform pulmonary functioning tests, develop respiratory care plans and provide life support services for patients.

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Nursing in California: Plan Your Career as an RN or LVN

Nurses are, above all, caregivers. People who feel drawn to caring for people, who love helping others and who want to make a difference in the world can choose a career in nursing.

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How to Become a Vet Assistant: Career Guide

Veterinary assistants play an important role in ensuring the well-being of animals who visit veterinary offices. Vet assistants provide support to veterinarians and provide preventive, routine, emergency and postoperative care to pets and other nonfarm animals.

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Trades Careers: How to Work as a Maintenance Technician

Industrial machinery mechanics repair and maintain factory equipment and other industrial machinery. Industrial maintenance technology has its basis in engineering, and industrial maintenance technicians should be familiar with hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical systems as well as computers.

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How to Become an HVAC Technician in California: Career Guide

HVAC technicians are vital in maintaining a comfortable and clean indoor environment, as well as food production and storage. From the manufacturer to the retailer, at home or at work, if it must be heated, cooled and conditioned, there is an HVAC-R technician making it happen.

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How to Become a Surgical Technologist in California: Surgery Technology Career Guide

Surgical technologists, also known as operating room technicians, have a huge role in the preparation for operations. They set up operating rooms, arrange equipment and help doctors during surgeries.

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Information Technology Career Path

As technology evolves at a rapid pace, so does the need for information technology professionals to service computers and technology systems. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports employment in computer and information technology jobs is expected to grow 11% between 2019 and 2029. That’s much faster than average compared to all occupations.

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How to Become a Business Office Administrator: A Career Guide

A career in a business office administration field can be a rewarding path, giving you job security, a good salary, and a chance to make important contributions to a business. While many upper-level business positions require that you have a graduate degree, there are also plenty of entry-level positions that will hire candidates who haven’t attended college.

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How to Become a Dental Hygienist: Career Guide

Do you have an interest in dental health and oral hygiene? Then you should consider pursuing a dental hygiene career. As a hygienist you will play a pivotal role in the dental office and in each patient’s oral health as you perform routine care, discuss preventative measures, and screen for dental diseases.

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Learn More About a Career as a Veterinarian Technician

Does your love of animals run deep? If you can envision a life of helping animals, a career as a veterinary technician (or vet tech) may be the right choice for you. Dedication to the proper treatment and care of animals, whether you wish to work with exotic animals or cats and dogs

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Help Advance Your Career in Health Care With A Health Care Management B.S.

A health care management bachelor's degree is a great option for someone looking to earn their first degree or advance their career. Completion of this degree may lead to jobs such a manager of a non-clinical department, or, if you are already a clinician, a leadership role in your area of expertise.

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How To Become A Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

If you love helping people and you are interested in a career in diagnostic imagery, or ultrasound technology, sonography may be a great career path for you. As a diagnostic tool, sonography is safe, non-invasive, and low-risk for patients and sonographers as there is no radiation exposure.

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Aviation Maintenance Technology, Learn How to Become an Aircraft Mechanic

If you’re the kind of person who has their eye on the sky, or has always wondered what makes an aircraft work, working as an avionics technician or aviation maintenance technician may be a good fit for you. Becoming an aviation maintenance technician may offer a rewarding and lucrative career.

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Working in Construction Management: A Guide

Construction managers are sometimes also called general contractors or project managers. They help to ensure that a construction project goes smoothly from start to finish. Construction managers work on many different projects, including the construction of residential, commercial, and public structures, plus roads and bridges.

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How to Become an Electrician: Career Guide

Electricians are the people who install and maintain the wires and fixtures that move electricity from the power station and through buildings. There is a growing need for chief electricians, control electricians, industrial electricians, maintenance electricians and more in California and the rest of the United States.

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Prepare for a Career in Human Resources: Guide

Human Resources Specialists handle employee relations and training, as well as compensation and benefits programs for their organization. They can also play a part in recruiting new employees, which includes screening and interviewing talent.

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Criminal Justice: How to Work in Corrections or Private Security

Correctional officers work in jails and prisons and oversee those who have been incarcerated, including those who are awaiting bail or other trial proceedings. Depending on the setting, such as the difference between a jail and a prison, there are different responsibilities a corrections officer takes on.

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