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How to Become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in 3 Steps

If you’re looking for a career path that allows you to make a living by helping others, becoming a certified occupational therapy assistant (OTA) could be an ideal fit for you. Operating in a variety of settings, OTAs are healthcare professionals who work with clients of all ages and backgrounds to implement the hands-on treatment ...

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Direct Entry Master’s in Nursing (MSN) Programs: 5 Things to Consider

If you’re ready to pursue a career in nursing and already have a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field, a Direct Entry MSN program is an excellent path to securing your dream job. This type of accelerated Master’s in Nursing program combines theory and practice to prepare you for delivering holistic, high-quality, and highly-paid in-demand ...

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Putting Her Nursing Skills to the Test

Edie Nguyen (full name: Kieu-Mi Nguyen) graduated from Ameritech College of Healthcare with an Associate Degree in Nursing in May of 2018. But before she had a chance to walk across the stage during her graduation ceremony, everything she learned during her 20-months in nursing school was put to the test in the most unusual ...

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BSN vs. MSN: Which Nursing Program is Right for You?

When you’re new to the nursing field, it can be challenging to determine the best educational path forward, especially if you’re just starting out or wanting to switch careers. Yet in both scenarios, you’ll find that a quality education will be a critical component for your success—and the more you have of it will directly ...

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RN vs. BSN: What’s the Difference?

After you’ve decided to pursue a career in nursing, the next step is to explore what educational path is best suited to you and your future career goals. For many prospective nursing students, this boils down to a question of: what’s the difference between RN vs. BSN? The simplest answer is that RN is a ...

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What’s the Difference Between Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy?

Occupational Therapy vs. Physical Therapy If you’re considering a career in occupational or physical therapy, you may be wondering exactly what the difference is between these two professions. That’s totally understandable, as these two healthcare fields share a lot in common and are often confused with one another. Both professions provide vital, hands-on rehabilitative work ...

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Nursing Specialties: What Kind of Nurse Gets Paid the Most?

Over the course of their careers, many registered nurses make the choice to pursue a particular area of specialization. This can prove to be a wise move, as specialization often leads to a higher salary, stronger employment outlook, and increased job security. What’s more, choosing a specialty can give you more autonomy in your job ...

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Medical Assistant Schools in Utah: What to Consider When Choosing an MA Program

If you want to become a medical assistant, there are a number of excellent training programs in Utah to choose from. But with many options to consider and varying program costs, lengths, and formats, it can difficult to know how to choose the school that’s right for you. Luckily, we’re here to help! At Ameritech ...