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5 Signs of Nursing Burnout and Fatigue

In general, people are equipped to handle stress in short bursts. Unfortunately, the pace of life today is faster and in many ways more demanding than it used to be. We now face extended periods of elevated stress levels, often at work, and we are not as capable of handling it as we might think we are. Burnout—a state of emotional and/or physical exhaustion—can be an unforeseen consequence of unresolved stress.

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What Does a Medical Assistant Do?

Students who want to take up a career in the healthcare industry and either can’t or don’t choose to engage in a long study duration (or deal with nursing school stress) should consider a medical assistant diploma. After all, medical assistants are among the fastest-growing careers in the healthcare industry, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. From 2019 to 2029, job opportunities for medical assistants are estimated to grow by 19%—the fastest for all occupations.

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6 Ways Healthcare Students Can Maintain Their Health

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle when you’re a student can be tough—even more so if you’re a student training to enter the healthcare industry. The passion that most students have for their careers means they tend to focus a lot on completing and excelling in their respective programs, often at the expense of their health and wellness.

As a healthcare student, you’ll need to ensure that you’re able to practice what you’re learning and ultimately, preaching. Without your health, you cannot do the work you’re training for, so we’ve gathered these top tips to guide students on how they can best maintain their wellness throughout their post-secondary education.

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5 Ways to Cope with Nursing School Stress

Nursing is one of the most rewarding careers. Nurses’ contributions to healthcare and the difference they make in their patients’ lives are priceless. However, the path leading there may not be as easy as students imagine it to be.

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The Top 7 Perks of Becoming a Nurse

Nurses make up the most significant percentage of the healthcare workforce. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, nurses occupy at least 1.8 million jobs, representing at least 30% of total hospital employment. Despite this, the healthcare industry faces a challenge filling nursing positions. Based on the 2020 World Health Organization (WHO) report, about 5.9 million nursing vacancies need to be filled. As such, demand for nurses will remain high in the next coming years.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Becoming an EMT

Becoming an emergency medical technician (EMT) or a paramedic is an excellent career choice for people who are calm under pressure, like to be active, and want to help others. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate for jobs in Emergency medical services (EMS) is expected to grow by 6% from 2019 to 2029, making it one of the fastest-growing occupations today.

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5 Things Nurses Wish They Knew Before Becoming One

For many nurses, the job is a calling as much as a conscious career path. For most who end up in this field, their interest in the profession starts with an inherent desire to help people. They’re driven by the need to make a positive impact in people’s lives—the fact that nursing is an in-demand job that offers steady growth and a competitive salary is a big plus.

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Can You Handle the Stress of Being a First Responder?

A career as a first responder is one of the most stressful jobs imaginable. But it’s also one of the most rewarding—if you’re up to the challenge.

Having a thorough understanding of the kinds of stresses you might face as a first responder, as well as being able to identify these stresses, is an essential part of successfully fulfilling the role. In this article, we’ll guide you through the ins and outs of stress on the job as an EMT to help you better understand the challenges.

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