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7 Attributes Every Paramedic Should Have

No two days are alike for emergency medical response professionals. Responding to disasters and emergencies, working long hours, and interacting with others in healthcare are all part of a paramedic’s job. Paramedics and EMTs are the front-liners on the scene to provide treatment for patients. To succeed in this career takes some invaluable traits. Some personal qualities will also serve them well while providing emergency medical care. 

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Tips for Advancing Your Medical Assisting Career

The healthcare industry remains one of the fields where career growth is unlimited, and medical assistants are among those professionals who have a high potential for career improvement. They can opt to specialize in almost any area of medicine they wish. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assisting careers have a job growth projection of 18% within the next ten years and are among the most in-demand allied healthcare careers of today.

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7 In-Demand Allied Health Careers

In 2022, the healthcare industry will undergo a rapid shift, wherein non-traditional healthcare practices will intertwine with traditional measures to ensure patients have more focused, and better, healthcare. It’s no longer surprising to see supermarket chains partnering with life sciences companies and technology giants to offer a different brand of healthcare. This means that the patient care landscape will change. Along with this transition comes the growing demand for allied healthcare professionals beyond the hospital setting. 

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5 Things to Know About Being a Rural Nurse

As the healthcare industry evolves, there continues to be challenges in making sure patients have access to healthcare, and to the providers that support them. In rural areas, for example, residents continue to have limited access to basic healthcare, due in large part to a shortage of healthcare providers such as nurses. 

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How Can Nurses Prevent Malpractice?

Nurses do everything they can to ensure they provide the best care for their patients. However, sometimes they do face accusations of malpractice. Mistakes can happen, especially during busy times, like the height of the pandemic when there was a demand for nurses to take care of an overwhelming number of patients, and when people are working long hours. Burnout can lead to nurses making errors in patient care. For instance, a nurse taking care of several patients at a time may dispense medications later than the prescribed hour, which may cause serious side effects on the patient’s health. 

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Nursing as a Second Career: What You Should Know

Shifting careers is a big deal—but these days, it’s pretty common

When you choose your major in college, that effectively dictates your career trajectory. This is a decision you likely make in your teens, and it will have lifelong consequences. We tend to model our dedication to our professions on previous generations, and if you think about your parents or grandparents, you’ll discover that they often stuck to one job or profession from the day they entered the workforce until they retired. 

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5 Reasons for Pursuing a Career in the Veterinary Industry

Animals are a huge part of life for many people. In 2020, Americans spent $99 billion on their pets, putting veterinary care among today’s fastest-growing industries. In AVMA’s annual Economic State of the Veterinary Profession report, from 2018 to 2019 salaries increased for veterinarians, with the average increasing from $65,983 to $70,045. With low unemployment and plentiful job offers, more than 94% of 2019 veterinary school graduates found full-time work or were able to continue their education.

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How Paramedics Can Stay Healthy at Work

Being a paramedic is a physically taxing job. They are often required to lug around heavy equipment, rush to patients needing immediate help, and run up and down stairs. They must maintain a certain level of physical fitness to be able to do the job. 

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