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What Does a Sterile Processing Technician Do?

Written by Lauren Ambrosio on Monday, 26 June 2023. Posted in Career, Healthcare

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Breathe in, breathe out. In the quiet corners of bustling hospitals and medical centers, a different kind of hero works tirelessly. As the unsung champions of healthcare, Sterile Processing Technicians (SPT) operate behind the scenes, ensuring the front-liners have the cleanest, safest tools to save lives every day. While the role may not be widely known, it's crucial to the healthcare system. Let's delve into the world of Sterile Processing and understand what an SPT does.

A Day in the Life of a Medical Billing and Coding Professional: What to Expect

Written by Lauren Ambrosio on Thursday, 22 June 2023. Posted in Healthcare

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Medical billing and coding may be a good option if you’re interested in getting into the healthcare industry, but patient care isn’t for you. Billing and coding professionals are currently in demand, just like the rest of the industry.

So, if working directly with patients doesn’t work for you, you can still pursue a rewarding, well-paying, and in-demand job. If you’d like to learn more about medical billing and coding as a career, how to get started, and your course options, keep reading!

We will also share three real-world examples of this role in different healthcare settings. But first, let’s break down what this job entails and what you need to get started in this position.

Top 11 Healthcare Certifications That Pay the Best (Without a Degree!)

Written by Lauren Ambrosio on Wednesday, 14 June 2023. Posted in Healthcare

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Want to learn how to enter the medical field without a degree? Keep reading! We're sharing the top 11 certifications that can lead to good-paying jobs in healthcare.

How to Become a Medical Coder with No Experience: Your Step-by-Step Guide

Written by Lauren Ambrosio on Thursday, 08 June 2023. Posted in Career, Healthcare

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Job opportunities are no longer solely defined by formal education or years of experience. A prime example of this is the field of medical coding. Despite seeming like a specialized profession, you can enter into it even without prior experience!. This guide will help you understand how to become a medical coder when you don’t have professional experience. Let's dive in.

What’s the Difference Between an Undergraduate Certificate & an Associate Degree?

Written by Lauren Ambrosio on Tuesday, 06 June 2023. Posted in Why Ashworth

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Deciding on the right path for your education journey is crucial to shaping your future career. It's about finding the right balance between the time you can commit, the depth of knowledge you aim to achieve, and the career goals you aspire to reach. In this blog post, we'll delve into various educational pathways, including undergraduate certificates, associate degrees, career diplomas, and bachelor’s degrees. We'll explore what they entail, how they compare, and why each might be the right choice for different learners with varying career objectives. Your educational journey is uniquely yours - and understanding the differences between these qualifications can help guide you toward the most fulfilling path.

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