surgical technologists
Celebrating Surgical Technologists Week

The Association of Surgical Technologists Board of Directors dedicated the third week in September to recognizing surgical technologists in 1984. National Surgical Technologist Week has been celebrated every year since as an opportunity to promote...

health care professionals
Bedside Manner and Professionalism

The old prevailing wisdom is, bedside manner doesn’t matter for health care professionals. But, does it? We want all of our students and graduates at Concorde to be happy and successful health care professionals. So,...

health care education
Staying Focused in the Digital Age

The rise of gadgets in the digital age has led to a decline in human attention span which, by some accounts, is now less than that of a goldfish. Conversations now take place in the...

health care certification
When a State Doesn’t Require a Degree

It can sometimes be confusing. In certain health care fields, different states require different forms of health care certification. Fields such as Dental Assistant or Medical Assistant require passing a health care certification exam in...

health care career
Habits of Ineffective Job Seekers

We’ve often used this space to detail to Concorde students and alumni the correct way to land that first job and get started in your health care career. But, in seeking out the right path...

Celebrating Fruits & Veggies

Did you know that September is Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month? At Concorde, we want all of our students, faculty and associates to be healthy. You need all the energy you can get...

Establishing Your Personal Brand

Do you remember the commercials a few years back asking people whether they were a MAC or PC user? There were personas, character representations, of how each user sounded, looked and acted. It’s part of...

health care education
What is Wonderlic Testing?

If you’re a fan of NFL football, chances are you’ve heard of the Wonderlic test. But, did you know it’s also used in health care education? We use the Wonderlic Scholarship Level Exam (SLE) here...

How Tattoos Can Impact Your Career

Today’s Concorde blog topic is one that 10-15 years ago we’d never have considered. Tattoos are becoming more and more common among the up-coming generation that will make up the workforce. We decided to look...

Concorde Rated as a Top Online College

Concorde was honored by OnlineCollegePlan.com, which listed us at No. 13 on its recent list of the Top 100 Best Online Colleges. Concorde was in the company of many established and renowned institutions as Oregon State,...

medical assistant
Meet Concorde MA Graduate Tracy Ebert

Though Tracy Ebert didn’t go to college until later in life, she said she always knew she wanted to work in health care. At some point, it only seemed natural for her to become a...

Yoga’s Emergence in PTA & OTA

The practice of yoga is practically as old as time itself. It only recently, however, has been considered an emerging field for the Occupational Therapy Assistant and Physical Therapist Assistant. “Yoga’s popularity has grown in...

health care career
How to Handle a Toxic Coworker

Anyone working in any career, let alone a health care career, has had to deal with the toxic co-worker. Those stressed-out, antisocial colleagues who prefer to keep everyone at a distance. Not only can they...

medical office administrator
How MOAs Deal With Insurance Companies

When Lisa Anthony starts to discuss how a Medical Office Administrator (MOA) deals with insurance companies, she begins by injecting a little humor. Perhaps it’s to laugh to keep from crying? “How does the MOA...

Meet Justin Ivie, Lamplighter of Distinction

Justin Ivie knew he wanted to have a career in a medical field long before he retired as a Senior Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force in 2015. He served as a pararescueman...

respiratory therapy
N. Hollywood Christens New RT Honor Society

Concorde’s North Hollywood, Calif. campus celebrated the inaugural induction of The Lambda Beta National Honor Society for Respiratory Therapy. The nationally-recognized Lambda Beta National Honor Society promotes, recognizes and honors scholarship, scholarly achievement, service and...

health care studies
Re-focusing Heading Into the School Year

We know that, for our Concorde students engaged in health care studies, there is no such thing as summer vacation. Classes at Concorde start every month with class terms starting and ending year-round. Still, summer...

dental hygienist
Career Options for a Dental Hygienist

We at Concorde want all of our Dental Hygienist students and graduates to enjoy long and rewarding careers. That doesn’t have to mean working directly in patients’ mouths in a dental clinic, however. Many dentists,...

health care interview
Handling the ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ Question

Anyone who’s been through a health care interview, or any job interview, has heard the question. And, if you have yet to partake in a health care interview, you will. Tell me about yourself. It...

health care interview
Day in the Life of a PTA Instructor

There simply aren’t enough hours in the day, according to at least one of Concorde’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) directors. “A day in the life of a PTA instructor involves much more than an eight-hour...

Lucy Vang | Medical Assistant Graduate

“Concorde was one of my best vehicles that helped me gain the confidence I needed to change my life. … It all started with a vision, a will and Concorde.”

Kontessa Brown | Dental Assisting Graduate

“I think it’s an amazing school. When I sat down for boards, I felt more than adequately prepared. If you put the work in, your success is almost guaranteed.”

Marcus Streator | Respiratory Therapy graduate

“Without the support of certain instructors … I would not have pushed myself to grasp the concepts and pass my boards on the first attempt. Once I passed my boards, it was less than one month after that I landed my first Respiratory Therapist job where I am currently working with so much joy every day.”

Trenisha Jones | Dental Assistant Graduate

“I decided to go to school because I was tired of working dead-end jobs. … When I found out I was pregnant, I realized that I needed a better life for me, for my child, for my husband, and just to better myself.”

Michelle Cardona | Dental Assistant graduate

“Literally a year-and-a-half ago, I was struggling to make ends meet and barely surviving. Now I have a career, make good money, and life gets better every day. I have recommended friends and family go to Concorde, because in as few as nine months, your life can completely change for the better.”