How Much Does a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Make?

How Much Does a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Make? | Medical Careers Institute of ECPI UniversityA Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is a highly-skilled technician who operates special imaging equipment for medical diagnosis such as ultra-sound for cardiac and vascular conditions, pregnancies, and other internal conditions.

The sonogram, used for breast exams, the cardiac and vascular systems, nervous and muscular systems and to locate tumors, uses echo location to show sections of various organs. It can be used to check heart valves or show expectant parents the first pictures of the unborn child. [Read more...]

Medical Careers Institute Graduate – In the Business of Making Smiles!

MCI Graduate – Brian Jones n the Business of Making Smiles | ECPI UniversityAs an Army combat medic, Brian Jones rarely saw any smiles. His world was dangerous and exhausting. Still, he was dedicated to helping others. As a reservist, he stands at the ready when needed but he’s also pursuing his new career in healthcare administration. Graduating this past summer from ECPI University’s School of Health Science, Medical Careers Institute (MCI), he is now Executive Director of the Park Place Dental Clinic in Norfolk, Virginia. [Read more...]

How Much Does a Surgical Technologist Make?

How Much Does a Surgical Technologist Make? | ECPI UniversitySurgery is the most invasive of all medical procedures. It requires a team of professionals dedicated to providing the highest level of care and it all begins with the Surgical Technologist. Sometimes called  operating room technicians, they are the people who ensure that the operating room is prepared to accommodate the specific needs of each surgical procedure. Once surgery is underway, they play a vital role in providing doctors the instruments and materials they need.

In this article we will explore what a Surgical Technologist is, what they do, how much they can earn and how to become one.  So if you’re at all curious about surgical technology as a career, then you are certainly in the right place!  [Read more...]

Advancing Your Nursing Career With a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree

Advancing Your Nursing Career With a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree | ECPI UniversityIn today’s ever-changing healthcare environment, one constant remains: the need for skilled nurses. With the nation’s aging population, the expansion of healthcare insurance, and the rapid evolution of medical technology, that need will likely grow.

 The nursing field is multifaceted and offers a variety of career paths, each requiring different levels of education. There are Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), and   Registered Nurses (RN), both of which require an associate’s degree. There are also opportunities for nurses in supervisory and specialty roles which usually require a Bachelor or Master of Science Degree in Nursing. [Read more...]

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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