health information management
Health Care Data Privacy Day

This Sunday is Data Privacy Day. It’s a great opportunity to discuss why data privacy is so important when it comes to Health Information Management. We enlisted the expertise of RaTonya Stephens, RHIA, Program Director...

health care jobs
Health Care Jobs Without a Bachelor’s Degree

It’s a good time for those interested in health care jobs, but don’t care to invest a ton of time in school to get there. The path to landing a job in health care doesn’t...

medical assistants
5 Things an MA Does in a Typical Day

Medical Assistants are an important part of a patient-centered medical team consisting of physicians, nurses and other medical personnel. Medical Assistants complete both administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals and other...

physical therapist assistant
Finding Your Niche in PTA

The Physical Therapist Assistant works closely with a supervising physical therapist to provide quality patient/client therapy and care. The physical therapist typically will complete a patient examination and determine a diagnosis of a condition. He/she...

health care career
Finding Your Health Care Career Niche

When it comes to working in a health care career, most people think about becoming a doctor or nurse. But – thankfully – those jobs are not for everyone. And, thankfully, there is a wide...

Nursing Taken Beyond the Hospital

When one thinks of Nursing, the first notion of a work environment typically floats toward a hospital setting. That’s hardly the only place a nurse, be it an RN, BSN or licensed practical or vocational...

Commemorating Respiratory Care Week

This week is Respiratory Care Week. The theme this year is “Respiratory Therapists: Working Together, Saving Lives.” Concorde and its Respiratory Therapy programs across the country joined the American Association for Respiratory Care in recognizing...

dental assistant
Steps DAs Can Take to Get Into Orthodontics

An orthodontist assistant is similar to a Dental Assistant, only it’s supporting and assisting an orthodontist as opposed to a dentist. Some of our Dental Assistant students at Concorde aspire to become orthodontist assistants, and...

surgical technologists
Differences & Similarities Between DAs & STs

It’s easiest to first mention the similarities when comparing and contrasting the roles of surgical technologists and dental assistants. Both play vital roles in their respective health care settings. Surgical technologists and dental assistants are...

polysomnographic technologist
Aspects of Being a Good PSG Tech

Describing what a Polysomnographic Technologist (PSG tech) is could be considered easy. A Polysomnographic Technologist studies brain patterns in those with sleeping disorders to find ways to help people sleep better. Trying to describe what...

Dental Assisting Training in Memphis
How do I become a dental assistant?

Getting your foot in the door and landing that first job in any field takes the right training and a can-do attitude! And if you’re considering becoming a dental assistant, training through a dental assistant...

occupational therapy assistant
Being an Aide Vs. Practitioner

They perform many of the same basic responsibilities. But there are several key characteristics that set apart the occupational therapy assistant (OTA) from the occupational therapist. Same is true for the physical therapist assistant (PTA)...

vocational nurse
What a Vocational Nurse Can Do

A licensed vocational nurse, by definition, provides basic nursing care and works under the supervision of doctors and registered nurses. One might think the vocational nurse just makes and turns down beds, clean patients and...

career college
Why Attend a Career College?

Of course, we here at Concorde believe strongly in the value of accelerated education and training at a career college. It’s what we do. We’ve seen success stories of students completing our programs and gaining...

What’s the Difference Between DA & DH?

Both Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists are important team members in a dental office. But, there are differences in education and duties allowable by license between the two fields. We wanted to dig deeper into...

medical assistants
Questions MAs Ask About Family History

National Family Health History Day is scheduled this year for Nov. 24. Did you know that family health history is an important part of routine medical care? That’s why, whenever you go to the doctor’s...

health care occupations
BLS Updates of Employment Projections

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released updates of employment projections for health care occupations in late October. It’s more good news for Concorde students, alumni and prospective students. Employment of health care occupations is...

respiratory therapist
How RTs Integrate Into a Medical Team

By the nature of life itself, the Respiratory Therapist might just be the most important member of a medical team. If you can’t breathe, you can’t live. It was with this in mind that we...

medical office administrator
Aspects of Being a Good MOA

Medical Office Administrator (MOA) is one of the most diverse careers in the medical field. The MOA, as the first and often last point of contact between a patient and medical office staff, has a...

Medical Explorers in North Hollywood

Concorde’s campus in North Hollywood, Calif. teamed with a division of the Boy Scouts, called Medical Explorers, to host groups of young people and show them up-close what a health care education looks like. “We’re...

“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.”


Lucy Vang
Medical Assistant Graduate

“I am eternally grateful to Dr. Lu-Ping Gamble at the Garden Grove campus. They not only lit a spark, they lit a torch in my heart that shall burn forever! My education changed my life and has had a huge positive impact on the person I am today.”


Jamie Troccoli
Vocational Nursing graduate