health care careers
When Is It Time to Move On From a Job?

Millions of people find themselves in careers they dislike, even hate, every year. It’s no different with health care careers. People find themselves in roles they dislike, or terrible fits with their talents, personalities and...

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...

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 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...

health care information
News Digests to Keep Up With News

With today’s constant whirlwind pace of life, it’s getting more and more difficult to take the time to stay informed with what’s happening in the world around us. We want all of our Concorde students,...

surgical technologist
How to Become Ambidextrous

Have you ever wanted to be able to use both hands equally well? If you’re someone who passes medical instruments for a living, say, a surgical technologist or dental assistant, being ambidextrous could sure come...

How to Prepare Best for the NCLEX

One of the most pressing issues facing most of Concorde’s Nursing students is, how will they do on the National Council Licensure Examination, better known as the NCLEX? How well will they be prepared? We...

health care education
The Benefits of Refresher Courses

We’re confident at Concorde that the health care education received by students is enduring and will have a lasting benefit. The health care world, however, is complex and always changing, upgrading to new technologies and...

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...

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...

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...

Another Concorde Success Story

Just a few short years ago, Janaye McKinney was a young, single mother of two struggling to get by in her hometown of Batesville, Miss. She was working as an administrative assistant, making enough money...

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...

Hand-washing Tips for STs

All of Concorde’s Surgical Technologist students learn early on in their programs that one of the most vital tasks any good ST assumes during a surgery is ensuring the maintenance of a sterile operating field....

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. –...

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.”

Jamie Troccoli | 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.”

Andrea Nolan | Dental Assistant graduate

“Knowing I could be working as a Dental Assistant in eight months was crazy to me! I loved going to class and would drive an hour there every day. I’m truly happy that I took the step to go to Concorde. It was the best thing I have done for my family.”

James Harkins | Nursing Graduate

“What I liked about Concorde was that there was nothing flashy. They were very up front, very simple, answered all my questions. They were more concerned with my education than tuition.”

Randall Hines | Polysomnographic Technologist 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.”