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Spotlight on Geriatric Social Work

April 12, 2018 | 9:00am
As we mentioned in a previous post, it's projected that the geriatric population will grow steadily throughout the next few decades. In fact, by 2030, there will be a 75 percent increase in the number of Americans requiring nursing home care. A corresponding influx of health care professionals focused on geriatrics is needed Read More

Spotlight on Registered Dietitians, Part II

April 10, 2018 | 9:00am
In part one of this spotlight, registered dietitians Felicia Stewart and Alexandra Rae provided advice for those starting out in the dietetics field. In part two, Alexandra and Felicia tell us about their website, Fully Nourished, and how it has helped them reach more people seeking help from their expertise. ExploreHealthCareer.org (EHC): Tell Read More

Spotlight on Registered Dietitians, Part I

April 5, 2018 | 9:00am
Dietetics is the science of how food and nutrition affects human health. Dietetics has a strong focus on public health and a commitment to educating about the importance of making proper dietary choices. We recently spoke with registered dietitians Felicia Stewart and Alexandra Rae to learn more about this field, which Read More

Translating your Financial Aid Award

April 3, 2018 | 9:00am
Once you open your financial aid award letter, you might start feeling like you’re reading another language. To help you translate your letter, here are some of the unfamiliar phrases you may come across. Award This will be the first word to catch your eye when opening up your letter. Read More

Boost Your Resume With Alternative Spring Break Plans

March 29, 2018 | 9:00am
If you don't have plans for spring break and your resume is short on experience, you'll want to research Alternative Spring Break (ASB) programs. While a good number of students hit the beach or take a vacation, ASB volunteers spend their time performing community service locally or overseas. These volunteer opportunities Read More

Public Officials with Surprising Health Care Backgrounds

March 27, 2018 | 9:00am
Did you know that many of our congressmen/congresswomen are health care professionals? About 28 medical professionals (not including social work) are in the 115th Congress. After some years of working with patients, they forged ahead to try and make a difference in the government. Here are some of the senators Read More

Spotlight on Geriatric Medicine

March 22, 2018 | 9:00am
There’s an entire generation that is in need of health care providers — the senior population. By 2060, the number of Americans aged 65 and older is projected to double from 46 million today to over 96 million. At that time, seniors will make up almost a quarter of the Read More

Start Early to Get Ahead in the Health Care Field

March 20, 2018 | 9:00am
High school is a great time for students to learn more about their career interests before they begin an undergraduate program. In fact, if you plan your high school coursework well enough, you could even get an edge on fellow college applicants! Here are some suggestions for having a productive Read More

As Seen on TV Health Care Careers

March 16, 2018 | 9:00am
There are many TV shows that portray the lives of health care professionals. Between soap operas, dramas and reality shows, you can generally find at least one character in a medical role. In this article, we highlight popular shows and offer an overview of the health care careers they spotlight. Read More

Financial Aid By Season

March 13, 2018 | 9:00am
Figuring out how you are going to afford college is overwhelming. Between filing paperwork, remembering deadlines and worrying about getting into a program in the first place, it can feel like there is no end in sight! You can make applying for financial aid easier for you and your family Read More