Career + College News

Career Snapshot: What to Expect from a Pharmacy Tech Career

Although projected salary numbers or employment figures for a given profession are important, understanding the full picture of your potential new career can help you make better-informed decisions. If you think you’d like to become a Pharmacy Technician, or are currently enrolled in Pharmacy Tech School or a Pharmacy Technician Certification Training Program, it pays […]

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How good credit helps you (and ways to build good credit fast!)

From purchasing a cup of coffee by sliding your card through a machine to paying for a home, today’s economy runs on credit. Simply stated, “purchasing on credit” is when a financial organization (or a company) allows you to purchase an item based on the promise that you’ll make full payment on that item in […]

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Administrative Careers in the Medical Industry

Many people do not realize that it is completely possible to enjoy a satisfying career in the medical industry without going to medical school or nursing school. There are dozens of other professions within the healthcare industry, and there is no better time than the present to prepare yourself to work in the medical field […]

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7 Great Reasons to Become a Nurse

Whether you are considering a career change or just starting out, nursing is one of the healthcare field’s best professions. 1. Nursing is a rewarding profession. Yes, it can be stressful, but nursing is an emotionally fulfilling, rewarding medical industry career. Nurses are respected in the medical community and by the general public. You can […]

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5 Reasons a Career in Healthcare is Great for Men

Medical dramas on television often stereotypically portray men as doctors, janitors, or patients. Fortunately, those hospital TV shows are more fiction than fact. A dramatically increasing number of men are now entering nursing and other “pink collar” fields that have been dominated by women for decades. If you’re a male who is thinking about a […]

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Secure Your Future as a Pharmacy Technician

Picking up a prescription at your neighborhood pharmacy may seem like a relatively simple task, but a lot goes on behind the scenes! A team of trained professionals must make sure that medications are filled correctly, all while interacting with patients who are often not feeling well. If you’re interested in medicine and have compassionate […]

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Dental Assistants Needed in the Growing Healthcare Industry

Steady employment has always been a concern for Americans, particularly in recent years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry has been projected to add the most new jobs to the U.S. economy by 2012. Considering a career change? The Occupational Outlook Handbook reports that employment for dental assistants is expected to […]

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Medical Sonography (Ultrasound Technology) – Top 10 Fastest Growing Careers

According to 24/7 Wall Street, Medical Sonography (Ultrasound Technology) has been named #6 as part of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Careers. Diagnostic medical sonographers provide medical imaging of the human body’s organs and tissues. Like other health occupations, demand for diagnostic medical sonographers is expected to grow rapidly. As a large segment of the […]

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HDMC is now an ITRAIN and CAL JOBS partner for MAA

High Desert Medical College is excited to announce that we are now listed on ITRAIN and CAL JOBS for our Medical Administrative Assisting program.  HDMC is now a partner with the South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SWIB) – an agency for the state of California that pays for training services to unemployed people looking to seek a new […]

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5 Reasons the Healthcare Industry is a Secure Career Path

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports unemployment climbed to 10.0% in October of 2009.  Fortunately, that number has fallen off a little to 6.7% in March of 2014.  In March 2014, the BLS also reported the “Health Care and Social Assistance” sector had an unemployment rate of just 4.0%. Even though the typical American workplace […]

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