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Thinking about earning your BSN? There’s a bright future for any RN that does. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, registered nurses with at least a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) will have better job prospects than those without one. A report from the Institute of Medicine also recommended that RNs strive to gain bachelor’s degree with the goal of 80% of RNs have their BSN by the year 2020.
Going back to school can be nerve-wracking - especially if you’re taking courses online for the first time. It’s an adjustment, to say the least, but the format also gives you the ability to complete work on your own schedule so you can balance family time and work life with school. Are you nervous about going digital? Here are five tech tips to set you up for success as an online student.
The caring and professional work done by pharmacy technicians across the country is in high demand. Can you think of a time in your life when you or a loved one needed a certain medical prescription to healthfully and comfortably live everyday life? Pharmacy technicians can work in an assortment of environments, anywhere from hospitals to drug stores to private clinics. These technicians fill, label, and dispense prescriptions to patients in need of medication. Other responsibilities include managing inventories and client interfacing with diverse customers. For that reason, pharmacy technicians should enjoy helping to care for patients and heal a plethora of clients every single day. They should also be able to effectively communicate with co-technicians, stand on their feet for long periods of time, and be versed in medical terms and uses in case patients have questions. A pharmacy technician certification would help to educate future pharmacy technicians and prove to employers that they can handle the rigors of this important and healing job.
Mechanics are to race cars what general practitioners are to medical patients, so race team technicians are on-call emergency room doctors for the fastest cars in the world. If you are the fan who shows up to the race track every weekend decked out in team colors from head to toe, then this line of work might appeal to you. However, it takes more than love to be successful in a career. To become a successful diesel mechanic, you need precision, knowledge, and the ability to work well under serious pressure.
The field of counseling has become as customized as the issues faced by the patients who come to them. While it’s common for counselors to specialize in issues they may have dealt with personally, it’s not a requirement. To become an excellent substance abuse counselor, you need a desire to help change someone’s life, you need empathy, and you need education.
When it comes time to choose a major or career path, you try your best to incorporate all of your interests and talents; however, if you have different interests and talents (lucky you!), the choice might not seem so simple. For instance, what do you do if you're a 'people' person who's all about kids, crafting, music and reading?
When you hear the word "blog," you immediately think of things like BlogSpot, Blogger, and the original place of pour-out-your-heart-to-the-world blog sites, LiveJournal. Did you know that blogging has turned into something more than a longer version of your daily Tweets? Yes, people can make a living as professional bloggers these days.
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