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What’s the Best Nursing Degree to Get?

  With the nursing industry booming, we get a lot of questions about the best nursing degree to pursue. Because going into nursing is already such a personal choice, we cannot answer that question for you. However, we can lay out some key distinctions that may help you choose the education that best satisfies your […]

Radiologic Technology Degrees

What can you do with a degree in radiologic technology? We’re glad you asked about the outlook for those who graduate with a degree in radiologic technology, as this field presents exciting career opportunities. A lot of your career opportunities come down to your education and training background. The good news is that no matter […]

Taking the Plunge into Trade School: Important Considerations

From career fairs to campus tours, by the time you’re a junior or senior in high school you’ve heard a lot about college. Something less discussed is trade school – sometimes referred to as vocational school or vocational college. This shouldn’t be written off as a lesser education than traditional college programs, though. The main distinction […]

What to do after a Career Fair?

A Career fair provides an excellent opportunity to meet recruiters face-to-face and to begin to network to identify open positions. Once you have attended a Career Fair, here are some suggested practices you should do shortly after the Career fair: GET ORGANIZED: Keep track of all the contacts you made as well as the positions […]

Do you have your 20-second elevator speech?

A 20-second elevator speech is a sales pitch, and it’s very short.  It is a sound bite that sells you to a hiring manager or a networking contact that can help you get to an interview.  The 20-second elevator speech (long enough yet short enough to begin and end between floors) immediately gains attention and […]

Leveraging Social Media to Find a Job

Social media can be a powerful tool in your search for employment. Knowing how to use social networks the right way can set you apart from other candidates. To help you out, we’ve laid out a few tips to help you make the most of your professional social media presence. From LinkedIn to Facebook and […]

8 Characteristics of a Successful Dental Assistant

If you are considering a career as a dental assistant, there may be many reasons for your decision. The healthcare industry offers some of the most secure, stable, and rewarding jobs in the country. However, if you are going to succeed in your new position, you’ll need to arm yourself with some important skills. Certain […]

Faculty Spotlight: Carol Wooten

Our next faculty spotlight is on Carol Wooten, Program Coordinator for the School of Health Sciences and Instructor for the Dental Assisting program at Northwestern College. This program is new to Northwestern College, with the first class starting in April 2017. Carol could not be more excited to utilize her experiences in the dental field, […]

7 Things Your Dental Assistant Wants You to Know

Dental assisting is an incredibly important job that provides dentists with in-office and patient help. Dental assistants serve as the first point of contact for new and returning patients. They provide a friendly face to ease worries and also perform a variety of important functions for the dental practice. However, most people don’t know much […]

Stay Calm. Your Dental Assistant is Here.

One of the main reasons that people avoid the dentist is fear.  As a dental assistant, it will be your job to diminish patient fears and help them feel more comfortable. However, making patients feel at ease is much more complicated than simply telling them that everything will be okay. Dental assistants use a variety […]

Responsibilities of Dental Assistants

Dental hygienists and dentists perform a wide variety of work that targets many different areas of a patient’s mouth or jaw. Indeed, many dental practices offer a wealth of services to their patients and do their best to perform everything from routine fillings to cosmetic dentistry procedures. Their success is largely dependent upon their knowledge […]