How Much Does a Medical Assistant Make?

How Much Does a Medical Assistant Make? | ECPI UniversitySooner or later, people will run into a Medical Assistant at the doctor’s office. Medical Assistants support physicians, ophthalmologists, and optometrists and other healthcare professionals in outpatient and ambulatory clinics and offices. They multitask, mixing office work with medical tasks like drawing blood, giving injections, or taking medical histories. With experience, they may perform specialized roles.

As U.S. News & World Report shows, the biggest demand for Medical Assistants is in densely populated urban hospitals, like San Francisco, and in low population areas, like Fairbanks, Alaska. The thinking is that population and location will drive the demand for Medical Assistant opportunities. And, increased demand will drive income increases.

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ECPI University Graduate Who Works with Dummies – No Really!

ECPI University Graduate - Working with dummiesMarvin Hatchett spends his days surrounded by dummies. Yet, he enjoys every moment. That’s because this 1984 ECPI University graduate is the Dummy Calibration Lab Manager at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Yes, Marvin Hatchett crashes cars for a living. He does so with a single goal in mind: to save as many lives as possible.

 At his lab in Ruckersville, Virginia, he prepares crash dummies for a variety of collisions. It’s critically important that each dummy is calibrated to near perfection to ensure consistent results and reliable comparative data for other researchers doing similar work. [Read more...]

How to Become a Sonographer (Ultrasound Tech)

How to Become a Sonographer (Ultrasound Tech) | Medical Careers Institute | Ecpi UniversityFor those who have dreamed of a medical career that is both in high demand and allows them to work in a high-tech environment where they can work with and help people on a daily basis, then a career of an ultrasound technician may be the perfect fit.

What Does A Sonographer Do?

Sonography is the use of sound waves to create a picture of the body that allows for diagnosing conditions. There are many uses for this non-invasive procedure. When people think of ultrasounds, or sonograms, they often think of it as something that is performed in pregnancy. While this is often the case, sonography is also used in a variety of ways to determine the cause of many symptoms in the body. In fact, new innovations continue to propel its use and application. For those who appreciate challenge and have a strong desire to make a difference in people’s lives, sonography is a great field to consider. Sonographers often specialize in a particular type of medicine or area of the body, such as: [Read more...]

ECPI University, Charleston SC Student Sails Toward a Bright Future!

ECPI University Charleston SC Student Joan Rogers is the kind of student every school wants. She has a 3.7 GPA. She’s the President of the Business Club, Vice President of the campus’ Student Veterans of America chapter, and has just landed a one-year internship with Charleston Defense Contractors Association (CDCA).

An 11 year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, she is currently working on her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Management. Her duties as an intern for the CDCA’s Education Committee will involve data compilation and management, website maintenance, communications, and social media management. [Read more...]

How Much Does a Network Security Analyst Make?

How much does a network security analyst make? | ECPI UniversityThe notion of security is far different today than at any other time in history. Castle walls have been replaced with fire walls as the overwhelming majority of attacks now come through cyberspace. This is where the Network Security Analyst comes into play; they effectively replace the armories of the past with a robust arsenal of skills tailored to identifying threats before they happen, and dealing with the few that get through – the kind of skills taught at ECPI University.

In fact, the skills of a Network Security Analyst are valuable in today’s world that the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 26% greater change in employment than the average for all occupations. More than one in three positions remains unfulfilled, and looks to remain so for the next decade. [Read more...]