5 Medical Apps for Nursing and Medical Assisting Professionals

5 Medical Apps for Nursing and Medical Assistanting Professionals | ECPI University | Medical Careers InstituteWithout a doubt, the medical field has changed with the advent of medical apps. Easy to download, and accessible by a wide variety of phones, tablets, and modern technology, medical apps can offer healthcare professionals a helpful, reliable database of useful information.

Supplementing working knowledge with the best medical apps on the market can keep medical professionals up-to-speed in the workplace.

Many medical apps include the same or similar base features in their programming. As such, medical professionals should try to choose the app (or apps) that best suit their needs and preferences, rather than downloading multiple, redundant applications. Here are some of the more popular apps on the market (all of these apps are compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPad touch, and Android devices):

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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...]

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...]

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...]

Medical Assistant Program at ECPI University’s Columbia SC Campus

Medical Assisting Program Columbia SC | College of Health Science, Medical Careers Insitutute of ECPI UniversityWhen Rosetta Spurgeon had a car accident that nearly robbed her of the ability to walk, she had just enrolled at ECPI University’s Columbia campus. She wanted to become a medical assistant. Suddenly, she found herself relying on medical professionals to help her heal and return to life as she knew it. She returned to campus many months later and learned there were people there waiting to help her, as well. She says, “Being a student at ECPI University helped me stay focused on my ‘big picture,’ all the while allowing me to be myself, to grow, and shine.”

 Her experience typifies the atmosphere at the ECPI University, Columbia campus. “We know our students by name and care about them as people first,” says Shakiera Benson, a member of the Medical Assisting faculty. “Our class sizes are small so we really get to know our students so we can help them in a very personal way, allowing us to give them the kind of attention they need to be successful.” [Read more...]