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News2022-05-27T14:59:19-04:00

Upcoming Massage Therapy Continuing Education Schedule

Sports: Muscle Firing Patterns Tuesday, September 27, 2022 8:00 – 4:30 (with a half hour lunch) Location: Great Lakes Institute, 5100 Peach Street, Erie, PA Contact information: Michelle Sellers (814) 864-6666, EXT 217 michelleS@glit.edu $199.00 for one day (8 CE hours) Muscles contract in a sequence known as a firing pattern or activation sequence that best produces joint movement. If muscles don’t fire the way they are supposed to this leads [...]

LPN Travel Nurse: What Are the Benefits of a Travel Nursing Career?

LPN Travel Nurse: What Are the Benefits of a Travel Nursing Career? When you think of glamorous traveling careers, nursing probably doesn't cross your mind. But think again, as according to Indeed.com traveling nurses can collect a salary as high as $109,000 per year. Also it is estimated that there are over 1.5 million traveling nurses currently employed in the United States. As a traveling nurse, you get to see [...]

What Are the Different Dental Assistant Duties?

What Are the Different Dental Assistant Duties? If you love working with people and are intrigued by the idea of working with teeth, then being a dental assistant might be the perfect job. It is an active job that consists of a variety of interesting tasks. You also get the satisfaction of helping to give people a beautiful smile. However, you may wonder what exactly a dental assistant's duties entail. [...]

5 of the Best Massage Techniques to Relieve Stress and Anxiety

5 of the Best Massage Techniques to Relieve Stress and Anxiety If you want to make a difference in people's lives, consider becoming a massage therapist. Massage Therapy is a vast discipline, with modalities including traditional Swedish massage, sports massage, prenatal massage, and trigger point massage. Across all of the various types of massage, there are some basic massage techniques every therapist needs to master. What are the most popular [...]

The Skills Every Successful Dental Assistant Needs

The Skills Every Successful Dental Assistant Needs Did you know that there were more than 330,000 people working as dental assistants in the US in 2020? If you're considering a career as a dental assistant, you may be wondering what types of skills you need to succeed in the role. The good news is that you may already have some of these skills, and those you don't have can be learned with [...]

How to Become a Veterinary Assistant

How to Become a Veterinary Assistant According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers is a positive one, showing a growth of 14% between 2020 and 2030. That's faster than average, and it might be the perfect time to learn how to become a veterinary assistant. If you have a deep love for working with animals and a passion for [...]

What Are the Different Types of Massage?

What Are the Different Types of Massage? 70% of people use massages as a form of therapy for relaxation and muscle pain relief. One of the biggest health benefits from massage is that it can reduce pain without the use of prescription medication. Massage is a broad subject with many different definitions. Depending on who you ask, the term can refer to either massage therapy or deep tissue massage. Regardless [...]

The Difference Between a Medical Assistant and CNA

The Difference Between a Medical Assistant and CNA When you're first looking into a career in the healthcare field, a lot of terms might seem interchangeable. A CNA is short for a certified nursing assistant. You might think that is the same job as a medical assistant. In some ways it is, but they have many differences. A number of different qualifications, classes, and certifications are needed depending on which [...]

Surgical Technologists & Sterile Processing Technicians

Surgical technologists & sterile processing technicians are crucial to supporting patient care and are some of the most accessible jobs in healthcare. However, each of these careers has something different to offer. If you're interested in a healthcare career but don't want to dedicate four or more years to a degree, you should explore the possibility of becoming surgical tech or sterile processing technician. Read below to learn more [...]

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