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 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,...

physical therapist assistant
Where a PTA Can Work

A benefit of a being a Physical Therapist Assistant is the flexibility to work in a variety of settings. The vast majority of PTAs – approximately 72 percent – work in hospitals or privately-owned physical...

radiologic technologist
Traits of a Good Rad Tech

The traits of a good Radiologic Technologist are somewhat similar to those of other jobs, with a few additions for reasons specific to the job, according to Wayne Stellick, Radiologic Technologist Program Director for Concorde’s...

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MLT As It Relates to Hepatitis

Today is World Hepatitis Day. And, because this disease often is diagnosed and dealt with by one of our Concorde careers – Medical Laboratory Technician – we thought we’d take a closer look at what...

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The Differences Between MA and LPN

The Practical Nurse and Medical Assistant both are vital components of any medical team. They both can work in a variety of settings, from physicians’ offices to older adult care facilities. They also perform a...

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...

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 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...

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What is West Nile Virus?

This Sunday is World Mosquito Day, so we at Concorde blog central decided to lead into the weekend and commemorate this day by taking a look at the West Nile Virus, which is transmitted by...

massage therapy
Top Reasons for Opting for MT

It probably surprises no one that we here at Concorde are a bit partial to Massage Therapy. Although it’s taught at just two of our 16 campuses – in Memphis, Tenn. and Southaven, Miss. –...

health care awareness
What is Virtual Health Care?

The world of health care is ever-changing. Health care providers are provided more ways to stay on the cutting edge of practicing medicine as technology advances. The digital age is upon us.  With it come...

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Lucy Vang
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