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Managing Finance, Stress and Health as a Student

While college life is romanticized by many, the truth is that many students are overworked and stressed out. Add in the fact that college students live like paupers and it is easy to see why many develop poor eating and spending...

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Telehealth is Changing the Face of Medicine

Telehealth — the delivery of medical services via telecommunications technology — is rapidly changing the healthcare industry. A 2013 study found an increase of 237 percent in telehealth programs over the past five years, and...

National Parents Day
5 Studying Tips to Help You Succeed as a Student and a Parent

On this National Parents Day, many students are reminded that hitting the books is only half their responsibility. When you’re parenting children and attending school at the same time, it’s tough to keep your eye on the...

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Take Care of Yourself: Dental Health for Busy Moms

We use the term "busy moms" as if there are moms who aren't busy, but we know the truth. Every mother rushes from one task, appointment and messy spill to the next. And madly, sadly, your daily showers are now only rare events. With...

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The Role of Your Radiologic Technologist in Diagnosis

If you break a bone, it's a radiologic technologist who performs the x-ray so that the doctor can see where and how badly it's broken. And it's the radiologic technologist who performs your mammogram or your CAT-scan as well. This is...

Fireworks Safety
Fourth of July Fireworks Safety Primer

If you’re like most Americans, you spend Independence Day celebrating with family and friends, grilling out, listening to loud music and enjoying an extra day off from work … oh, and shooting off as many fireworks as you can get...

National Safety Month
Six Safety Tips to Help You Get Through the Day

Each June, the National Safety Council and thousands of other organizations celebrate National Safety Month by raising awareness about what it takes to stay safe in different areas of your life. To do our part, we’re offering some...

RN Career Outlook
Nursing: A Career of Care

Nurses serve all over the world, across a wide spectrum of roles in health care. Whether it’s comforting a scared child receiving his or her first flu shot or assisting in a complex, critical surgery, nurses are a vital part of...

May Is A Month To Celebrate

May is a busy and exciting month at Concorde campuses. Along with all of the studying, hands-on work and movement into the healthcare industry, students will be marking the following celebrations: National Military Appreciation Month...

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Support Diagnostic Medicine as a Laboratory Medical Technician

Behind the scenes of a patient-physician relationship there are many moving parts, including the role of a medical lab technician, which combines medical technology and science to help healthcare providers achieve critical diagnostic...

Stay Healthy With These Food Safety Basics

Many people don’t give much thought to keeping food safe before consumption. In fact, it’s probably rare for most us to do much more than store our food in the refrigerator or conduct the “smell test” to check food for safety....

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Complete Guide to Tooth Decay and How to Prevent it

Do you pay as much attention to your oral health and hygiene as you do your physical health and well being? Many of us don’t, and lack of proper oral care can lead to painful tooth decay and a mouthful of unhealthy, unattractive...

Dental Assistant FAQ
Is Dental Assisting Right for You?

Here are a few frequently asked questions For those with a natural ability and desire to put others at ease, a career in dental assisting might be the right professional path. Beyond a good chairside manner, dental assistants are...

Dental Assistant Recognition Week 2015
Chairside Heroes: Dental Assistants

The next time you open your mouth for your dental assistant, remember to thank that person for his or her dedicated service. March 1-7 is Dental Assistants Recognition Week, when those who encourage you to brush and floss your way to...

Children's Dental Health Month
National Children's Dental Health Month

Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. 2015 NCDHM Campaign This year's NCDHM campaign slogan "Defeat Monster...

A Career In Nursing: Looking at Your Options

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Stay Healthy San Diego

San Diego has long been a preferred destination for those seeking a healthy, robust, and sun-filled lifestyle. Understandably, it is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. With its stunning skyline set against the...

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Dental Health and Wellness Tips

Saving Your Smile We all know the drill: Brush and floss after every meal. Do we know it? Yes. Do we do it? Well, for the vast majority, the straight answer is no. Whether it’s because of a busy schedule or simple forgetfulness,...

45 Nursing Blogs to Keep you Informed, Entertained and In-the-Know

Whether you’re a nursing student or an experienced nurse, you know the job prospects for registered nurses are expected to be good, with an estimated 19% growth rate from 2012 through 2022 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor...

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Expand Your Earning Potential With a Degree From Concorde

If you are looking for a meaningful and fulfilling career that also has plenty of room for growth and potential earnings, then consider a career in healthcare. It begins with one of the many diverse degree programs offered at Concorde...

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Becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse Can Be a Rewarding Career

Are you thinking about entering the healthcare field, but need some guidance on where your talents might fit best? If your primary interest is in helping others, but you’re not sure beyond that, perhaps a great place for you to start...

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The Fastest-Growing Medical Jobs: Have You Considered These Careers?

If you’re interested in a healthcare-related career, but lack the time, resources, or inclination to pursue a medical degree, you may find yourself overwhelmed at the many choices, fields, positions, and educational programs...

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North Hollywood Awarded 2014 Excellence in Community Service Award

Concorde Career College North Hollywood is honored to receive the 2014 Excellence in Community Service Award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Every year, the Accrediting Commission of Career...

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Barbie Joining LinkedIn Provides Opportunity to Talk Career Advice

In case you hadn’t heard, Barbie is a brand new member of LinkedIn and is using this new platform to give career advice and networking tips and share stories of entrepreneurial success to those looking to expand or change their...

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Dallas Campus Donates to Ronald McDonald House

 Concorde’s Dallas Lamplighters gave back to the community recently by collecting toiletries, books, and games to donate to the Dallas Ronald McDonald house.  Lamplighter Student Ambassadors are students who desire to grow as...

Concorde's grand prairie students gather to raise autism awareness.
Concorde Grand Prairie Honors Autism Awareness Month

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention autism affects over 2 million individuals in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide.  To help raise awareness, April has been designated Autism Awareness Month. ...

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Concorde Career College Announces New Medical Laboratory Technician Program in Memphis

Concorde just launched a new Medical Laboratory Technician Associates Degree program on our Memphis campus. Beginning in June, our students will now be able to earn this Associate of Applied Science degree and gain the skills and...

Concorde students and administrators participate in heart health month.
Heart Health Month at Home Office

Concorde Home Office participated in American Heart Health Month with several events throughout the month of February. For Valentine’s Day Home Office employees had the opportunity to purchase Valentine’s goodies to send to each...

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Surgical Technology - What Does a Surgical Technologist Do?

Want the inside scoop? Watch what Ashley, a Concorde graduate, has to say about being a surgical technologist HERE.   A Surgical Technologist is a highly skilled allied health professional who works as an integral part of the...

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Concorde’s Kansas City Campus Participates in Give Kids a Smile Day

The American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile Day encourages area dentists and dental professionals to provide under-served kids with dental services their families may not be able to afford.  Each year approximately 450,000...

Concorde's Portland Campus Congratulates Student on Honor Society Induction

What better way to end the week than getting to share an inspiring story of success with you.   On behalf of the Portland Surgical Technology Department we are pleased to announce Jackie Her’s induction into the Association of...

What Are General Education Courses and Why Are They Necessary?

Students have questioned the importance of general education courses since the inception of prerequisites. So, what exactly are general education courses?  And why do they matter?    What is a general education course? General...

Health Information 101: What is Health Information Management?

What do computers, healthcare and great jobs have in common? Health Information Management.  Chances are, you’ve never heard of this career field.  Let’s change that. Health Information Management (HIM) is the maintenance and...

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Portland Campus Selected to Host International Fellowship Program

For the second year in a row, our outstanding Portland campus was selected City Host for The American Association of Respiratory Care’s Fellowship Program.   This year, Portland welcomed Dr. Mohamad El-Khatib a professor of...

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Concorde Launches Scholarship Foundation

We completely understand achieving an education takes drive, commitment and perseverance. But trust us; we also realize that even the most committed students may have financial challenges.   Many of our students seeking to obtain...

Licensed Vocational Nurses
The difference between a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

Within the nursing field are a number of titles, including Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) and Registered Nurse (RN). This post will help clarify some of the differences, qualifications and...

What Kind of Schooling is Required to Become an Occupational Therapy Assistant?

As an Occupational Therapy Assistant, you will be trained in a wide variety of skills and disciplines, giving you the ability to help patients participate in basic everyday activities. Occupational Therapy Assistants help patients...

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Being a Mother = Working in Health Care

Anyone who thinks that the average mother doesn't possess transferable skills to the health care field has never been a mom with a sick or injured child. Mothers have long been playing the part of primary caregivers in their...

Radio Personality Gets a Taste of the Concorde Experience

If you have ever wondered what goes into being a surgical technologist, just ask Davy, a radio personality for WLLD 94.1 FM in Tampa, Fla. Davy took a tour of Concorde Career Institute in Tampa and got a glimpse into the thorough...

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Five Simple Steps to Keep Teeth Healthy this Summer

Many common summertime treats, such as soda pop, cotton candy and other high-sugar snacks can lead to tooth decay if consumed in excess. According to Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth, president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a...

Digital Medicine
Keeping up with constantly evolving medical technologies

The beginning of the 20th century brought the introduction of highly sophisticated, precise medical instruments that provided previously unknown levels of detail about patients. Today, those instruments — including the thermometer,...

Concorde radiology
The Science of Radiology

When most people think of radiology, broken bones and X-rays come to mind, but radiology encompasses more than that. Here we will address the various applications of radiology and delve into the history of this...

Summer safety
Summer Safety

The season between spring and fall is usually associated with a break from the everyday stressors of life, but even summer isn’t completely carefree. It’s important to take precautions to help prevent injury and keep everyone...

High School Completion Program

Concorde and Penn Foster Team Up to Offer High School Diploma Program As part of Concorde Career College’s mission to help students achieve their educational and career goals, Concorde has partnered with Penn Foster High School to...

Nursing Career FAQ
Is Nursing Right for You?

Here are a few frequently asked questions Nurses must be kind, caring and capable of providing quality clinical care. A college-level nursing program can help you get the training you need to become a nurse and help make a difference...

World Health Day 2015
How Safe Is Your Food?

In the spirit of World Health Day, we’re tackling the subject of food safety. If you’ve ever wondered how to keep your food safe before you eat it, you’re in luck. We’re going to cover the World Health Organization’s five...

Blood Types
Blood Type Basics

We’ve all got blood running through our veins, and while it might look the same to the naked eye, it’s actually different from person to person. Each blood type or “group” has a specific set of inherited antigenic substances,...

food safety
World Health Day: A Healthier World for a Healthier You

World Health Day is celebrated every April 7 to commemorate the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO). To promote awareness, WHO focuses on a different health-related topic on each World Health Day. Inspiring global health...

Dental Assistant Career Outlook
What You Need to Know About Dental Assisting

Are you interested in a career in dental assisting but want to know more about the field before you commit to something long term? Sounds reasonable. Read on to find out what a career in dental assisting looks like as well as salary...

Dental Hygienist
Dental Assistant vs. Dental Hygienist: What You Need to Know

Have you ever found yourself wondering what the difference is between a dental assistant and a dental hygienist? Dental assistants often work as an immediate aide to a dentist, while dental hygienists often work one-on-one with...

How to brush your teeth
Take Care of Your Teeth

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, so we are making sure that all the kiddos (and even adults) are equipped with the best toothbrushing techniques. What is the right way to brush?Always remember this: 2 X 2 Brush...

Concorde students in a lab.
A Career in Physical Therapy: More Flexible Than You Think

According to the American Physical Therapy Association, there could be a serious shortfall of licensed Physical Therapists by the year 2020. Some calculations made by APTA in its latest supply and demand projection predicted a...

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Careers in Radiology

At some point in our lives most of us have had the opportunity to meet a Radiologic Technician. Maybe you had to get an X-ray at the doctor’s office or dentist’s office, or even perhaps the emergency department of your local...

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Top 25 Nursing Apps for iPhones and iPads

There are at least two trends in nursing worth taking note of: sustained job growth from 2012 to 2022 in most parts of the United States and a growing number of states passing laws that allow nurse practitioners to run a practice...

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Ebola FAQs

As the nation deals with their first cases of Ebola, hospitals and other healthcare facilities work to put protocols in place for isolating and treating infected patients and containing hazardous materials. Concorde Career College –...

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Careers in Dental Hygiene

Concorde Career Colleges offers many exciting and rewarding educational programs to help prepare you for a fulfilling career. One option available through Concorde is obtaining a degree in dental hygiene. Dental hygienists are...

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Concorde Career College Tampa Raises Money for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that September was Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month? Concorde's Tampa campus colleceted donations by holding campus wide Jeans Days.  Every Monday and Friday during the month of September, students and staff could pay $1...

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A Career as a Medical Assistant

When you visit the doctor’s office, it’s likely that you will encounter medical assistants, as they are an essential part of any healthcare team. Part office work (answering phones and filing paperwork) and part hands-on (drawing...

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Registered Nurses: A Career With Potential

Registered nurses form the backbone of the medical industry, representing the single largest occupation in the healthcare industry with an estimated workforce of 2.7 million in the United States. Registered nurses (RNs) provide and...

Student and Instructors looking at an x-ray.
Associate Academic Dean at Concorde Career College Memphis Appointed to the Tennessee Board of Respiratory Care

Concorde Career College Memphis is honored to announce the appointment of Winston A. Granville to the Tennessee Board of Respiratory Care as a Representative of Respiratory Care Therapists. Winston led the Respiratory Therapy program...

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San Bernardino Campus Aims to Accommodate More Schedules by Offering Night and Weekend Classes with their Part Time Vocational Nurse Program

Our San Bernardino campus now offers night and weekend classes for students seeking to become a Vocational Nurse.  You can now gain the skills and knowledge needed to become a Vocational Nurse in as little as 20 months.  We pride...

Concorde students in Kansas City greet visitors at a community health fair.
Concorde’s Kansas City Campus Holds Community Health Fair

Last weekend, Concorde’s Kansas City campus held a community health fair for area residents.  Local businesses and healthcare groups were available at the event to provide community members with healthcare information and free...

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North Hollywood Supports Community through Volunteer Efforts

New research by the National Union of Students shows nearly 1/3 of students devote a significant amount of their time to volunteering. Many students said that they volunteer because they want to improve things or help people, and more...

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RN vs. BSN: What You Should Know

During the last decade, policymakers and practice leaders have acknowledged that increased education makes a positive difference* and they have begun to encourage all registered nurses to further their education.   The Institute of...

Concorde's Grand Prairie campus.
Concorde Moves to New Campus - New Location Provides Expanded Education Opportunities & New Community Partnerships

To help meet the growing interest and demand in healthcare careers in the Grand Prairie/Dallas area, our Arlington campus has moved to a brand new location in Grand Prairie, Texas.  We continue to experience a rise in the number of...

Students watch a surgery.
Surgical Technology: Why It's a Growing Career Field and What It Takes to Become a Surgical Technologist

Douglas Hughes, our very own Surgical Technology Program Director in Portland recently had the opportunity to share his surgical technology knowledge in the Association of Surgical Technologists Journal: The Surgical Technologist....

Concorde administrators meet with Kansas City officials to launch the new pharmacy technician program.
Concorde Kansas City Celebrates the Addition of Its Pharmacy Technician Program

Concorde Career College in Kansas City celebrated their newest Pharmacy Technician program with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house.  Carlos Gomez, President of Kansas City’s Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Jami Frazier, Campus...

Concorde Career College Offers New Nursing Program in Dallas

We just launched a new Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree program in Dallas, Texas.   Our new Nursing program will provide students with the necessary skills to enter the healthcare workforce as a skilled and confident...

A Day in the Life of a Respiratory Therapist

Exciting, difficult, joyful, sad, fulfilling, a calling – these are just a few words used to describe the emotions one can feel during a typical day as a registered respiratory therapist. The opportunity to change lives every day is...

Concorde's administrators break ground at the new Grand Prairie campus.
Concorde Breaks Ground on New Campus in Grand Prairie

Our latest news comes straight out of Arlington, Texas as we prepare to provide our students with a brand new campus in a brand new location.  We dedicate ourselves to fully preparing students for success and completely understand...

Students at Concorde's N. Hollywood campus providing CPR training.
North Hollywood Students Provide Community CPR Training

We take pride in giving back to area communities and in North Hollywood we recently joined forces with Critical Care Training Center to help increase CPR awareness within the community.  Formed in 2006, the training center provides...

A student at Concorde's Memphis campus on national backpack awareness day.
Memphis Participates in National Backpack Awareness Day

Lanier Middle School in Memphis, Tennessee partnered with our Occupational Therapy Staff in Memphis for National Backpack Awareness Day on September 17th.     An American Occupational Therapy Association study reports that, on...

What Do Physical Therapist Assistants Do?

It's all about movement The work of a Physical Therapist Assistant revolves around helping patients move, which means a lot of movement on the Assistant’s part as well. This post describes some of the basic tasks and education needed...