The Burden of Responsibility

This week I have the opportunity to watch 5 dogs. Yes you heard me correctly: five.  My sister, her boyfriend, and his family are all on an amazing vacation in Mexico! How lucky are they?! Anyway, I was offered the chance to watch their dogs while they were away, and I was super pumped because I absolutely adore animals. But let’s be honest; I... [Read More ... ]


College Didn’t Just Teach Me Math Skills

Since starting school here at the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, I’ve learned a lot about myself. The main thing I’ve learned – in just the past couple weeks – is that I for sure want to be a journalist, whether it’s for a magazine, newspaper, or a broadcast journalist. Writing is what puts my mind at ease and I... [Read More ... ]


Resolution Check Up

Now that the tinsel and mistletoe are tucked away and taking a long winters nap, it’s time to get out of your food comas and get the ball rolling once again. It’s a new year and I can almost guarantee most of your New Year’s resolutions are “to become the best version of yourself”.  Luckily for you, a new semester is a great way to... [Read More ... ]


Sleepyhead Syndrome

To be completely honest, I absolutely love my sleep. It has become one of my best friends. I remember a time in pre-school when I wouldn’t get up from nap time, so they dragged my bed into the classroom and I woke up to all the kids staring at me. I’m not too sure if it was a lesson the nuns wanted to teach me but all I gained from that... [Read More ... ]


Scatter My Ashes Where?

Second semester has rolled around as I’m sure you all know, but just like a new semester I have begun to have new thoughts about my career path. Better yet, I have been contemplating my career path. My mind is all wrapped up in thoughts about the future and it’s hard for me to stay focused on the present. I completely understand that the program... [Read More ... ]


Meet Student Services – Garrison Lockley

Just because it’s a new year, doesn’t mean I forgot about the interviews! Today’s interview was with Garrison Lockley, and if you don’t know who he is, I advise you to get to know him. Garrison is super nice, and is most definitely there for you if you need him for academic help. His office is located across the hall from the... [Read More ... ]


Plot Twist: Valentines Day – not just for couples?

If you are aware of your days and months – which I hope you all are – then you know that it’s February and only a few days left till Valentine’s Day. Even though I am in a relationship, I definitely do not forget the “lonely” v-days and how I felt as if I were the only single girl out there! I know how silly it sounds... [Read More ... ]


How medical billing became a great career

By Bob Weinstein With the passage of new federal guidelines that require health care providers to keep their patient information on secure computer databases, the electronic medical records market has been growing rapidly. The new guidelines — added to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in 2013 — have dramatically increased... [Read More ... ]


Medical billing and coding poised for growth

By Morgan Chilson The medical billing and coding job market is expected to grow explosively in the next eight years, offering opportunities and good pay for allied health professionals.   The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected job growth of 22 percent between 2012 and 2022 for medical records and health information technicians, an increase... [Read More ... ]


Five reasons to become a medical assistant

By Michael Kerr   There’s never been a better time to be a medical assistant. Health care-related fields are set to add 15.6 million new jobs between 2012 and 2022 — far more than any other sector of the economy, according to a December 2013 report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. A medical assistant handles the clinical and administrative... [Read More ... ]


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