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A Healthcare Career as a Medical Assistant

Even though there’s a lot of uncertainty in healthcare these days with what’s going on in Washington, D.C., one thing is undeniable—many of the specialty fields within the industry are poised for serious growth. A position that is well positioned as any other is that of the medical assistant.

A Career in Radiologic Technology

When most people hear the words “radiologic technologist” or “rad tech,” one common misconception is that technologists are simply “button pushers.” However, radiologic technologists do far more than make exposures on patients. They are imaging professionals who play an integral role in surgery, assist radiologists in special procedures, operate mobile radiography units, and assist in […]

Faculty Spotlight: Gary Gruenewald

Gary Gruenewald is the Associate Professor and Clinical Coordinator for Northwestern College’s Radiologic Technology program. Gary has been working at Northwestern College for nine years, with a total of 27 years in higher education overall. Gary actually began his own education at the University of Illinois for pre-dentistry.

Radiologic Technology Degree

Have you ever heard the cliché “you’ve got to strike while the iron is hot”? Sure it’s a little hokey and obvious. But many times, a cliché becomes a cliché because it’s true. Such is the case with this one. Especially when the issue at hand is your career, and your future. You’ve got to […]

Alumni Spotlight: Felix Davila

In June 2014, Felix Davila graduated from Northwestern College with an associate’s in business administration in just under two years.  Prior to enrolling at Northwestern College, Felix enlisted in the military right out of high school and served our country proudly for four years.

Faculty Spotlight: Angela Campbell

Angela Campbell works as an assistant professor in the Health Information Technology program. She has been with Northwestern College just over 4 years, with a total of 18 years working in higher education overall. Her own educational background is quite impressive.

A Day in the Life of a Health Information Technician

Interested in a Health Information Technology Degree? When you hear the word “healthcare,” many things can come to mind. It’s a huge profession—one of the few that can honestly say it touches the life of virtually every person living in the United States at one point or another. And anytime you visit a physician’s office, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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