How to Get Hired in the Massage Therapy Industry

How to get Hired in Massage Therapy | Medical Careers Institute | ECPI UniversityMassage therapy is a unique profession because of the personal contact between the practitioner and the client. Therefore, a person must be able to be open and receptive to the client, while remaining detached and professional. This is not an easy balance to achieve.

For those who can accomplish it, however, it will lead to one of the most rewarding careers in the massage therapy industry. When looking for a job as a massage therapist, the person must dependable and trustworthy, not only in their professional lives, but their personal one’s as well. Having a strong desire to help and comfort others is what sets a good massage therapist apart from someone who is only there to receive a paycheck. A potential therapist should constantly take the initiative to provide the type of care each client needs. [Read more...]

I Graduated From College, Now What’s Next?

I Graduated From College, Now What's Next? | ECPI UniversityCongratulations on your college graduation! You have reached a major milestone in your life, and you have achieved a major goal that not everyone has the opportunity to achieve. Right now your aspirations are high, so it is important to act upon them.

However, if you are like many graduates, you’re finding yourself a little unsure about what your next steps should be now that college is over. We would like to offer some help to you by providing some guidance about how you might begin preparing for your first career opportunity.

It can be a daunting task, preparing for your first job interview. These simple, yet effective steps, will help you prepare for success and give you the confidence you need to help shake off any interview jitters you might have. [Read more...]

Becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant: Most Frequently Asked Questions

Becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant: Most Frequently Asked QuestionsIn today’s healthcare field, physical therapy has taken on added importance in the recovery process. Often times, patients are instructed to go through physical therapy in place of – or in lieu of – medicine after an injury. Simply put, physical therapy is one of the most effective and least invasive forms of medicine.

With the impending physician shortage of 130,600 doctors by 2025 (according to the Association of American Medical Colleges), physical therapy assistants are poised to become a vital component of the healthcare process. Here are seven frequently asked questions and answers that can help you understand the dynamics of this developing field. [Read more...]

Career Planning Resources: Recommended Books and eBooks

Career Planning Resources: Recommended Books and eBooks | ECPI UniversityLooking for practical guidance and recommendations on how to find new jobs? Look no further than the ECPI University Libraries’ collection of career-focused books. Professional librarians are ready to assist on a daily basis in the campus library and can be reached from the Internet ‘Ask a Librarian’ web form from the ECPI University Libraries Online web site – http://ecpi.ent.sirsi.net.

Handbooks help job seekers find jobs in the emerging fields in tech disciplines such as cloud, social technologies, mobile, and analytics. Other titles cover a broad range of fields and occupations of computer science, culinary arts, electronic engineering technology, business, criminal justice, and health sciences. The books are written by top career experts who offer their unique experiences to aid all types of job seekers from undergraduate students and change-of- career students to military students making the transition to the civilian work force. Tips include how to stay employable and managing a career for long-term success. [Read more...]

Dental Assisting Degree: 7 Things You Should Know

Dental Assisting Degree: 7 Things You Should Know | Medical Careers Institute of ECPI UniversityFor those interested in interacting directly with patients, working in a professional healthcare setting, and assisting doctors on a daily basis, a career as a dental assistant is a wonderful, rewarding, and challenging option.

Dental assistants are a vital part of the dental community and provide a valuable service to dentists and patients.

In addition to offering a flexible schedule, a competitive salary, and the opportunity to help others, there’s lots to know about a dental assisting degree; here’s a look at some of the opportunities, responsibilities, and rewards of this degree. [Read more...]