Career Planning: 10 Types of Jobs for People with Disabilities

Career Planning: 10 Types of Jobs for People with Disabilities

As of December of 2017, 30.8% of people with disabilities in the U.S. were currently employed. This number is on the rise, as more workplaces strive to use inclusive practices in their hiring and training procedures. Having a disability should not prevent you from finding a rewarding career. The job hunting process is always a challenge, and having a disability can make that even more difficult. But there are a lot of great jobs out there, and it’s important to stay positive and think outside the box. So take a look at this list of 10 types of jobs for… Continue Reading Career Planning: 10 Types of Jobs for People with Disabilities

What is an Electrician Trainee and How to Get in the Field

What is an Electrician Trainee and How to Get in the Field

Electricians are a profession that’s currently in short supply. In other words, the nation needs more electricians. But before we hire more electricians, we need to find more electrical trainees. But what is an electrical trainee? And how does becoming a trainee help you get into the field? From becoming a trainee to getting your electrician’s license, here’s a rundown of the steps you must take before starting your career as an electrician. What Is an Electrical Trainee? First and foremost: What is an electrical trainee? And what does a trainee do? The short answer: An electrician trainee is a… Continue Reading What is an Electrician Trainee and How to Get in the Field

What Does a Pharmacy Technician Do: Your Guide to a Pharmacy Tech’s Duties

What Does a Pharmacy Technician Do: Your Guide to a Pharmacy Tech’s Duties

There are about 400,000 pharmacy technicians working in the U.S. at the moment. Some work in community pharmacies and hospitals. Others work in prisons and military facilities. If you’ve ever thought about becoming a pharmacy technician, you may have asked yourself the question, “What does a pharmacy technician do?” As it turns out, they do more than just greet you when you walk into a pharmacy and help you get your hands on a prescription. The average pharmacy technician has quite a few responsibilities. Their jobs are very important and affect the health of millions of Americans on a daily… Continue Reading What Does a Pharmacy Technician Do: Your Guide to a Pharmacy Tech’s Duties

How to Become a Substance Abuse Counselor

How to Become a Substance Abuse Counselor

Do you want to become a substance abuse counselor? Not sure what steps to take to make your goals become a reality? In this article, we’re covering how to become a substance abuse counselor, so you can start taking the first step toward becoming one. So, What is a Substance Abuse Counselor? A substance abuse counselor is someone who provides counseling services for both individuals and groups dealing with substance abuse issues like alcohol and drug addiction. They can work in many different settings such as private clinics, rehabs, and healthcare facilities. A substance abuse counselor (also called a substance… Continue Reading How to Become a Substance Abuse Counselor

How to Become a Medical Assistant in 5 Steps

How to Become a Medical Assistant in 5 Steps

Are you interested in a career in the medical field? Have you ever considered being a medical assistant? If you’re interested in medical work, medical assisting could be the job for you. Do you like helping others? Do you want to work directly with patients without going through all the schooling it takes to become a doctor or nurse? Would you like to help with office tasks, minor surgeries, preparing patients, and collecting specimens? If you answered yes to these questions, chances are you’d enjoy being a medical assistant. Working a job you enjoy is good for you, so follow your interests.… Continue Reading How to Become a Medical Assistant in 5 Steps

HVAC Training: Vocational Courses Vs Apprenticeships

HVAC Training: Vocational Courses Vs Apprenticeships

In the United States, the HVAC industry employs more than half a million workers and is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, by the year 2020 the industry is estimated to be worth $130 billion. It’s certainly a career with many potential prospects, whether you see yourself as a future HVAC technician, contractor, distributor or business owner. Begin with HVAC Training Due to the ever-changing nature of the HVAC industry, driven largely by advancing technology and new regulation, formal HVAC training is becoming more important for prospective job seekers and those who want to excel in the industry. … Continue Reading HVAC Training: Vocational Courses Vs Apprenticeships

Drug Abuse in America: The Truth Behind the Numbers

Drug Abuse in America: The Truth Behind the Numbers

Drug abuse in America has skyrocketed, and drug overdoses have claimed more American lives last year than were lost in the entire Vietnam War. Despite the daily horror stories in the news and multiple governmental initiatives aimed at curbing this epidemic, drug addiction still seems to be on its deadly rise. The truth is that addiction is a terrible and deadly disease, and each individual who has fallen prey to it needs help. Some people seek assistance through counselors or rehab facilities, while others are required to get treatment after running afoul of the law. There is a huge need for qualified… Continue Reading Drug Abuse in America: The Truth Behind the Numbers

5 Valuable Tips on How to Pay Trade School Tuition

5 Valuable Tips on How to Pay Trade School Tuition

Attending a trade school provides several benefits. These include shorter programs than universities and typically a lower cost of attendance over the length of the program of study or degree. Moreover, skilled trade workers earn good salaries and have great job security. Unfortunately, some students are still put off by the cost of trade school. They are eager to learn yet don’t have the resources to afford it. Keep reading to discover valuable tips on paying for trade school tuition. Tips for Paying Trade School Tuition Learning a trade can be a great career option. Certificate programs are much shorter… Continue Reading 5 Valuable Tips on How to Pay Trade School Tuition

How Much Do Medical Assistants Make: The Complete Guide

How Much Do Medical Assistants Make: The Complete Guide

Out of the hundreds of medical care support professions, U.S. News and World Report awarded the profession of medical assistant the #5 spot on their list of Best Health Care Support Jobs. It’s a common misconception that to pursue a career in the medical field, you have to spend huge amounts of time and money earning your degree. For a lot of us, that’s an exhausting thought–one that might even discourage us from trying. The truth is, there are exciting medical jobs that only require a certificate or an Associate’s degree. One of these jobs is medical assistants. You’ve probably… Continue Reading How Much Do Medical Assistants Make: The Complete Guide

How to Become an Electrician: 5 Easy To Follow Steps

How to Become an Electrician: 5 Easy To Follow Steps

With traditional four-year college degrees taking students on average 5.5 years or longer to complete, more and more people are opting to go to trade schools and apprenticeship programs that allow students to be employment ready after training. One of these options is becoming an electrician, which offers a competitive salary and many job opportunities once you get licensed. Becoming a licensed electrician is no easy task, however. It requires studying, years of being an apprentice or attending school, and years of documented work experience in order to become licensed. In this blog, we’ll discuss how to become an electrician,… Continue Reading How to Become an Electrician: 5 Easy To Follow Steps

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