National Donor Day: Will you give the gift of life?

On February 14, when many people will celebrate their love with candy hearts and kisses, others will gather to celebrate life. It’s National Donor Day! Started in 1998 by the Saturn Corporation and its United Auto Workers partners...

New Report: Best Health Care Support Jobs in 2016

Here’s yet more good news for students of Concorde Career Colleges. One of the world’s foremost publications, U.S. News and World Report, recently published its list of the top 25 health care support jobs, and many of Concorde’s...

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How to Ask Your Boss for Cross-Training Opportunities

After you begin your health care career, you want to make sure you’re a valuable, marketable employee. One of the best ways to increase your value as an employee is to engage in cross-training. However, you might be wondering how to...

Did you know that February is Children’s Dental Health Month?

February, with its dual emphasis on love and candy, is an appropriate time to focus on children’s teeth and the importance of establishing good oral health habits early in life. It's a sweet thing to do, especially for someone you...

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6 Tips to Paying off Your Student Loans Faster

Health care is one of the fastest growing career fields today. A health care career has the potential to branch off into numerous possibilities and each option offers you a new direction in a health care career. A Better Future Through...

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Why are Labs so Important in Health Care Degree Programs?

At Concorde Career Colleges, our mission is to prepare committed students for successful employment in a rewarding health care profession through high-caliber training, real world experience and student-centered support. But what is...

Working with Different Generations as an Occupational Therapy Assistant

At Concorde, we offer programs to help you become an occupational therapy assistant. After obtaining your health care degree, you’ll have the chance to support improved quality of life for patients that deal with physical challenges...

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How to Become a Medical Office Assistant

The need for medical office assistants is one of the most in-demand health care careers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), this profession is expected to grow 29 percent through 2022.  This strong demand is being...

What Your Dental Health says about your Overall Health

Your smile says a lot about you. It's the first thing many people notice, and a friendly, healthy smile can attract people to you. If you've decided that a career in the dental health field is right for you, Concorde is a great place...

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This One Thing Could Change how we Connect with Patients

Becoming a registered nurse or other allied/ancillary health care professional at Concorde Career College takes study and mastery. At the same time, working with patients requires compassion and understanding. How do you develop a...

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Your News Delivered: 5 Top Daily Digital News Digests

Staying well informed about current events and the topics that affect the world around us is a responsibility we all share. As a busy college student pursuing a health care career, though, you may not have an abundance of time to spend...

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Using LinkedIn as a Nursing Student to get Ahead

At Concorde, as with all our graduates, we want to make sure that our students pursuing a nursing degree program are successful in their job hunts. Building a professional presence on LinkedIn offers a great way to attract the...

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Need help with a study routine? Try these 5 tips!

Did you know that some of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions are centered around education? Whether it’s about finishing a degree or finally enrolling in college, the sense of newness that another year brings is in full...

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7 Top Health Apps You Need in 2016

Choosing to pursue a health care degree with Concorde is probably one of the most responsible educational choices you will make. It also might be one of the most convenient ways to receive training if you work full time. You can enroll...

National Blood Donation Month: 5 Benefits of Donating Blood

It's the month after the holiday season, and it's probably safe to assume that right now you may be feeling like you have nothing left to give. On top of that,  as you pursue a health care career at Concorde Career College, you’re...

Attack 2016 with Renewed Vigor: Tips from Concorde's Faculty

You already know that your path to a fulfilling career in the dynamic world of health care requires effort, commitment, and probably some short-term sacrifice. With the holidays in full swing, we asked our instructors to offer students...

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5 Tips for Staying On Track During the Holidays

The holidays are a time of joy for many people, but they are also a time where our sense of normalcy is jeopardized a bit. Parties, out-of-town-visitors, shopping, cleaning, cooking and other holiday activities can throw a wrench into...

How One Concorde Campus Turned a “Little” Idea into Something Bigger

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney The first chapter in this story begins starts the latter half of 2013 when Teresa Collins, Learning Resource Center Coordinator for Concorde Career Institute’s Tampa campus,...

Forming Therapeutic Connections with Elderly Patients

Did you know that approximately 71 million Americans will be age 65 or older by the year 2030, according to the U.S. Census Bureau? Doctors and nurses across all health care settings need more help than ever caring for the aging Boomer...

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Staffing Shortages Means a World of Possibilities in Health Care

You love working in health care – it’s all you’ve ever wanted to do. Being a compassionate, capable and contributing member of your community brings you immeasurable fulfillment. You’re an attentive and empathetic listener, and...

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The Tools of Your Trade: Necessities for Nurses

Thanks to your top-drawer training at Concorde and personal diligence as a student, you got your health care dream job – congratulations! Now let’s help you put your best foot forward as you step into your new career, because...

Tips to Help Dental Hygienists Connect With Elderly Patients

Do you know that by 2030, the Administration on Aging estimates that 20 percent of Americans will be age 65 or older? No segment of our population is more at risk for tooth decay and gum disease than people over 65 with natural teeth,...

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How Medical Lab Technicians are Shaping the Future

Every day we're seeing new ways to treat different diseases that in the past were either untreatable or fatal. Now with gene therapy and molecular chemical engineering, we are able to affect and even cure medical conditions and...

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Dress for Success in your Health Care Career

You may not put much thought into how you dress for work. But the truth is, the way you present yourself — including what you wear — tells your employer a lot about you in a health care setting. Even in a workplace without a strict...

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4 Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling this Holiday Season

Holiday travel can put you at a higher risk of getting sick, especially if you’ll be around a lot of other people on airplanes. The holiday season coincides with cold and flu season, making travel a potential health issue. Seasonal...

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COPD – Know the Basics

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a respiratory illness that affects roughly 15 million people in the U.S., according to the CDC. This disease mainly occurs in adults between 65 and 74 years old, especially in those who...

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Explaining the Surgery Team

If you have ever visited an operating room, you may have noticed yourself surrounded by a team of medical professionals headed by a chief surgeon. Although surgeons receive the bulk of the attention, they cannot successfully complete...

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Veterans As Patients – Establishing the Best Working Relationship

Working with veterans can be deeply rewarding, but this important job is also distinctly different. Health care workers must take a unique approach to their interactions with veteran patients, many of whom suffer from traumatic brain...

National Radiologic Tech Week

Just before the turn of the 20th century, a German doctor named Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen discovered X-rays. Today, radiation therapy and medical imaging professionals use Rontgen’s groundbreaking achievement to provide state-of-the-art...

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Shared Medical Records — the Pros and Cons

Since 2009, there has been a greater need for professionals who can take on the responsibility of entering, and when necessary, safely sharing medical records via electronic programs and sources. What’s so special about 2009?...

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Long-term effects of poor sleep

In our last post, we extolled the virtues of a great night’s sleep. With daylight saving time coming to a close and long nights of studying ahead, you should understand the significant havoc that chronically poor sleep can wreak on...

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Frights and Bites: Keeping Cavities Away This Halloween

Halloween is an evening of spooks, screams, and scares — and also sugar. Consider the following tips to keep your family’s oral health in check this challenging time of the year. Some candy is worse than others Whether filling up...

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Passion Program: Dental Assistant

Dental assisting involves scheduling appointments, maintaining records, sterilizing instruments, and processing X-rays. These tasks keep dental assistants very busy, but there is far more to the job than meets the eye. In addition to...

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October is National Dental Hygiene Month

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, an annual reminder for the nation to practice the daily habits that promote healthy teeth and gums. This is the sixth year of the public awareness promotion, led by the American Dental...

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National Respiratory Care Week: October 25-31, 2015

Respiratory therapy is a calling that literally involves helping patients breathe easier, which explains why so many people are grateful to respiratory therapists and why so many respiratory therapists enjoy their jobs. It's hard to...

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Celebrate National Medical Assistant Week

Medical assistants are some of the medical profession's hardest-working and most vital employees. Every year, their contributions to the field are honored during Medical Assistants Recognition Week (MARWeek), which takes place during...

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Health Care Reputations in a Social Media World

Recently, Instagram celebrated a milestone: The social media platform now has more than 400 million users and continues to grow, says Instagram itself. Additionally, other social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest...

Growing Up Hurts: Dealing With Injuries and Rehab

There comes a point in most adults’ lives when it becomes clear that the things that were easy as a child or as a teen are no longer easy. Staying up late. Eating too much cake. Reading super tiny type on a medicine bottle. Each of...

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Celebrate Health Literacy this October

Welcome to October -- Health Literacy Month! We have more information available to us than ever, but do people really know what those different cholesterol numbers mean, or what a healthy blood pressure is? Health Literacy Month is an...

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Expert’s Corner: All About Massage Therapy

We all have at least a passing familiarity with what massage therapy is and the benefits it provides. Most people first become fans when their doctors prescribe it for them after an injury, becoming quick and lifelong devotees for the...

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Good News for the School Lunch Bunch

School lunches are not what they used to be. Over the last several years, school cuisine has been evolving to offer healthier and tastier lunchroom fare, and that’s good news for the more than 32 million students who get their lunch...

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Learning How to Help During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every year, millions of people wear the pink ribbon for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and October 2015 will be no different. Pro sports leagues will honor those who have survived, and runners around the country will jog for miles to...

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4 sure-fire tips for avoiding the flu this year

It is the nature of working in the health care industry that you will come in contact with a much higher percentage of sick people on a daily basis than the average person. With the flu season quickly approaching, it is a good idea to...

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Your Personal Touch Can Make the Difference

Throughout the course of a day, we try our best to get things done as quickly as possible. Often, a friendly nod or a fleeting smile is enough to pass for a quality interaction with another person. Most people are not rude -- it’s...

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The Importance of Continuing Education for health care workers

Just because you have a job in health care doesn't mean your education is complete. If we are to believe Socrates, our educations are merely the kindling of an eternal flame. So how do we keep the fire burning and what are the benefits...

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National Surgical Tech Week 2015: September 20 - 26

National Surgical Technologists Week is a yearly event to recognize how surgical techs are changing the face of medicine, explains the Association of Surgical Technologies. This year, National Surgical Technologists Week will take...

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Why Men Should Consider a Nursing Career

Nursing has long been thought of as a female profession, and for many years, it was actually one that was barred to men. In fact, some schools still banned men from their nursing programs as late as 1981, when the U.S. Supreme Court...

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The Truth About Trans Fats

There's been a lot of information in the media lately regarding trans fats. The Food and Drug Administration has even stated that manufacturers will no longer be able to add trans fats to their food by 2018. But is something so drastic...

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Open Enrollment for Health Insurance: What Should You Expect?

Open enrollment for health insurance is nearing. Are you ready? The health insurance marketplace will allow people to start enrolling in insurance plans for 2016 beginning November 1, 2015. If you do not have health insurance in place...

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What Your Patients Can Teach You

Patients place respect and dignity high on the list of necessities when it comes to their own health care, says the National Institutes of Health. In the Commonwealth Fund 2001 Health Care Quality Survey, thousands of health care...

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The Good, The Bad (Breath), and The Ugly

Halitosis affects more than 80 million people, reports the Academy of General Dentistry. However, a variety of oral problems, such as periodontal disease and tooth decay, may cause halitosis -- or bad breath. The causes of bad breath...

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Patient POV: Dental Visits

Sure, the dentist can be scary. Especially if you’re slated to undergo the drill, you might feel some understandable nerves. But the truth is, going to the dentist is an important and relatively easy part of your health care routine....

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Everything You Need to Know to Stay Safe On the Job

You spend a great deal of your waking life at work, which makes it so important to stay healthy there. Although most people know the basics of workplace health and safety – and we’ll teach you lots of those tips through your health...

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Chewing Gum: Sweet Treat or Sour Foe?

Chewing gum has been around since ancient times, explains the American Dental Association. Not only did the classical Greeks chew it, so did the Mayans and the Native Americans in the northeastern United States. Apparently, the urge to...

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Now Hiring: Bilingual Nurses in the U.S.

In today's diverse health care workplace, knowing a second language not only benefits your ability to communicate with your patients but also enhances your personal satisfaction knowing that language is not a barrier to caring for your...

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Get Smart on These 5 Popular Diet Plans

Ask your mother or grandmother to name the most popular diets of their day and you’re likely to hear, “Ummmm…Dr. Stillman’s, the grapefruit diet and Weight Watchers?” Perhaps they even participated in the heated Atkins vs....

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Why Health Gurus Can’t Say No to Fitness Wearables

To say that wearable technology has exploded in popularity in the last few years is something of an understatement. For the uninitiated, wearable devices are exactly that - electronic components that you wear – such as a "smart...

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Everything You Need To Know About Immunizations

It’s National Immunization Month, and you want to make sure you’ve got all the information you need to encourage your community to get their shots and stay healthy. Below, we’ll discuss some of the most important concepts...

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Coping with Burnout in the Workplace

Chief among “the things they don’t teach you in school” is how the behaviors of others and demands of the workplace affect our job satisfaction – and this is true whether you’re working at a hospital, bank, corporate office...

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Social Health Care is Here to Stay

Social media has taken the business world by storm -- a cost-effective way to reach millions through a well-choreographed online presence. While just a few years ago, most attorneys and physicians would have never dreamed of promoting...

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Managing Finance, Stress and Health as a Student

While college life is romanticized by many, the truth is that many students are overworked and stressed out. Add in the fact that college students live like paupers and it is easy to see why many develop poor eating and spending...

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Telehealth is Changing the Face of Medicine

Telehealth — the delivery of medical services via telecommunications technology — is rapidly changing the healthcare industry. A 2013 study found an increase of 237 percent in telehealth programs over the past five years, and...

National Parents Day
5 Studying Tips to Help You Succeed as a Student and a Parent

On this National Parents Day, many students are reminded that hitting the books is only half their responsibility. When you’re parenting children and attending school at the same time, it’s tough to keep your eye on the...

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Take Care of Yourself: Dental Health for Busy Moms

We use the term "busy moms" as if there are moms who aren't busy, but we know the truth. Every mother rushes from one task, appointment and messy spill to the next. And madly, sadly, your daily showers are now only rare events. With...

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The Role of Your Radiologic Technologist in Diagnosis

If you break a bone, it's a radiologic technologist who performs the x-ray so that the doctor can see where and how badly it's broken. And it's the radiologic technologist who performs your mammogram or your CAT-scan as well. This is...

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Fourth of July Fireworks Safety Primer

If you’re like most Americans, you spend Independence Day celebrating with family and friends, grilling out, listening to loud music and enjoying an extra day off from work … oh, and shooting off as many fireworks as you can get...

National Safety Month
Six Safety Tips to Help You Get Through the Day

Each June, the National Safety Council and thousands of other organizations celebrate National Safety Month by raising awareness about what it takes to stay safe in different areas of your life. To do our part, we’re offering some...

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Nursing: A Career of Care

Nurses serve all over the world, across a wide spectrum of roles in health care. Whether it’s comforting a scared child receiving his or her first flu shot or assisting in a complex, critical surgery, nurses are a vital part of...

May Is A Month To Celebrate

May is a busy and exciting month at Concorde campuses. Along with all of the studying, hands-on work and movement into the healthcare industry, students will be marking the following celebrations: National Military Appreciation Month...

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Support Diagnostic Medicine as a Laboratory Medical Technician

Behind the scenes of a patient-physician relationship there are many moving parts, including the role of a medical lab technician, which combines medical technology and science to help healthcare providers achieve critical diagnostic...

Stay Healthy With These Food Safety Basics

Many people don’t give much thought to keeping food safe before consumption. In fact, it’s probably rare for most us to do much more than store our food in the refrigerator or conduct the “smell test” to check food for safety....

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Complete Guide to Tooth Decay and How to Prevent it

Do you pay as much attention to your oral health and hygiene as you do your physical health and well being? Many of us don’t, and lack of proper oral care can lead to painful tooth decay and a mouthful of unhealthy, unattractive...

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Is Dental Assisting Right for You?

Here are a few frequently asked questions For those with a natural ability and desire to put others at ease, a career in dental assisting might be the right professional path. Beyond a good chairside manner, dental assistants are...

Dental Assistant Recognition Week 2015
Chairside Heroes: Dental Assistants

The next time you open your mouth for your dental assistant, remember to thank that person for his or her dedicated service. March 1-7 is Dental Assistants Recognition Week, when those who encourage you to brush and floss your way to...

Children's Dental Health Month
National Children's Dental Health Month

Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. 2015 NCDHM Campaign This year's NCDHM campaign slogan "Defeat Monster...

A Career In Nursing: Looking at Your Options

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Stay Healthy San Diego

San Diego has long been a preferred destination for those seeking a healthy, robust, and sun-filled lifestyle. Understandably, it is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. With its stunning skyline set against the...

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Dental Health and Wellness Tips

Saving Your Smile We all know the drill: Brush and floss after every meal. Do we know it? Yes. Do we do it? Well, for the vast majority, the straight answer is no. Whether it’s because of a busy schedule or simple forgetfulness,...

45 Nursing Blogs to Keep you Informed, Entertained and In-the-Know

Whether you’re a nursing student or an experienced nurse, you know the job prospects for registered nurses are expected to be good, with an estimated 19% growth rate from 2012 through 2022 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor...

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Expand Your Earning Potential With a Degree From Concorde

If you are looking for a meaningful and fulfilling career that also has plenty of room for growth and potential earnings, then consider a career in healthcare. It begins with one of the many diverse degree programs offered at Concorde...

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Becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse Can Be a Rewarding Career

Are you thinking about entering the healthcare field, but need some guidance on where your talents might fit best? If your primary interest is in helping others, but you’re not sure beyond that, perhaps a great place for you to start...

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The Fastest-Growing Medical Jobs: Have You Considered These Careers?

If you’re interested in a healthcare-related career, but lack the time, resources, or inclination to pursue a medical degree, you may find yourself overwhelmed at the many choices, fields, positions, and educational programs...

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North Hollywood Awarded 2014 Excellence in Community Service Award

Concorde Career College North Hollywood is honored to receive the 2014 Excellence in Community Service Award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Every year, the Accrediting Commission of Career...

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Barbie Joining LinkedIn Provides Opportunity to Talk Career Advice

In case you hadn’t heard, Barbie is a brand new member of LinkedIn and is using this new platform to give career advice and networking tips and share stories of entrepreneurial success to those looking to expand or change their...

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Dallas Campus Donates to Ronald McDonald House

 Concorde’s Dallas Lamplighters gave back to the community recently by collecting toiletries, books, and games to donate to the Dallas Ronald McDonald house.  Lamplighter Student Ambassadors are students who desire to grow as...

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Concorde Grand Prairie Honors Autism Awareness Month

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention autism affects over 2 million individuals in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide.  To help raise awareness, April has been designated Autism Awareness Month. ...

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Concorde Career College Announces New Medical Laboratory Technician Program in Memphis

Concorde just launched a new Medical Laboratory Technician Associates Degree program on our Memphis campus. Beginning in June, our students will now be able to earn this Associate of Applied Science degree and gain the skills and...

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Heart Health Month at Home Office

Concorde Home Office participated in American Heart Health Month with several events throughout the month of February. For Valentine’s Day Home Office employees had the opportunity to purchase Valentine’s goodies to send to each...

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Surgical Technology - What Does a Surgical Technologist Do?

Want the inside scoop? Watch what Ashley, a Concorde graduate, has to say about being a surgical technologist HERE.   A Surgical Technologist is a highly skilled allied health professional who works as an integral part of the...

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Concorde’s Kansas City Campus Participates in Give Kids a Smile Day

The American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile Day encourages area dentists and dental professionals to provide under-served kids with dental services their families may not be able to afford.  Each year approximately 450,000...

Concorde's Portland Campus Congratulates Student on Honor Society Induction

What better way to end the week than getting to share an inspiring story of success with you.   On behalf of the Portland Surgical Technology Department we are pleased to announce Jackie Her’s induction into the Association of...

What Are General Education Courses and Why Are They Necessary?

Students have questioned the importance of general education courses since the inception of prerequisites. So, what exactly are general education courses?  And why do they matter?    What is a general education course? General...

Health Information 101: What is Health Information Management?

What do computers, healthcare and great jobs have in common? Health Information Management.  Chances are, you’ve never heard of this career field.  Let’s change that. Health Information Management (HIM) is the maintenance and...

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Portland Campus Selected to Host International Fellowship Program

For the second year in a row, our outstanding Portland campus was selected City Host for The American Association of Respiratory Care’s Fellowship Program.   This year, Portland welcomed Dr. Mohamad El-Khatib a professor of...

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Concorde Launches Scholarship Foundation

We completely understand achieving an education takes drive, commitment and perseverance. But trust us; we also realize that even the most committed students may have financial challenges.   Many of our students seeking to obtain...

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The difference between a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

Within the nursing field are a number of titles, including Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) and Registered Nurse (RN). This post will help clarify some of the differences, qualifications and...

What Kind of Schooling is Required to Become an Occupational Therapy Assistant?

As an Occupational Therapy Assistant, you will be trained in a wide variety of skills and disciplines, giving you the ability to help patients participate in basic everyday activities. Occupational Therapy Assistants help patients...

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Which is more effective: Taking notes by hand or on your laptop?

Going back to school for your health care degree means that you'll spend a lot of time sitting in class, taking notes from the instructor's lectures. Now that laptop computers are so widely available and inexpensive compared to their...

What does a Polysomnographic Technologist do?

Did you know that there are about 100 sleep disorders?  Sleep disorders include having trouble getting to sleep, waking up repeatedly during the night and feeling sleepy during the day. Poor sleep isn't just annoying, it can cause...

National Wear Red Day: A "Heartwarming" Infographic

At Concorde Career College, our passion is preparing you to succeed in every aspect of health care, both personally and professionally. As you help others strive to be the best versions of themselves, it’s important to practice what...

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3 Hidden Dangers of E-Cigarettes

By now, everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health. Getting more people to quit smoking -- or not to start in the first place -- is a common goal for public health advocates. Smoking causes lung problems, heart problems and...

What are you doing to stop the No. 1 cause of death?

February is National Heart Month. While it might seem as though there's a month recognizing every cause, no matter how obscure, National Heart Month is worth your attention, especially if you're pursuing a health care degree. Here are...

Concorde Career Colleges Promotes Guy Bell to President & CEO

We have some exciting news to share with you! Concorde Career Colleges, Inc. Board of Directors is pleased to announce the promotion of Guy P. Bell to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As CEO, Bell will...

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Are You Resume Ready? 5 Common Resume Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Health care is one of the fastest growing and most competitive fields in 2016. While we think our outstanding placement rates speak for themselves, at Concorde Career Colleges, our commitment to you doesn’t end the day you walk...

4 Healthy Ways to Fight Stress in 2016

When you’re working hard to gain your health care degree, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, especially as the new year approaches. Coping with shorter days to accomplish the same amount while recovering from the holiday season often...

Need a reason to get a massage? Try these three!

Massage is often seen as a luxury indulgence, but students in Concorde's massage therapy program learn early on that massages offer so much more than simple relaxation. In a career as a certified massage therapist, you will offer...

5 Health Care Trends in 2016

While there is no magic bullet to predict the future of health care jobs, there’s enough data out there to help us at Concorde Career College focus in on trends in the health care industry. With this data, we can determine what...

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What does a neurodiagnostic technologist do?

Do you enjoy a good mystery? You could help solve the mysteries of the brain and nervous system via a new career. By entering a neurodiagnostic technology degree program, you are entering a health care career that could benefit the...

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4 Tips to Send the Winter Blues Packing

Winter is a tough time for a lot of people. The days get shorter and darker, and remaining cheerful and optimistic can take more effort. Particularly once the joy of the holidays is over, it can seem like a long road until the sun...

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Ladies, is this important topic on your radar?

Women's health is a major concern that often doesn't get the attention that it deserves. As you pursue a health care degree, it's important to be aware of the issues that the women you care for may face -- and possibly yourself as...

4 Hot Health Care Jobs in 2016

The medical field continues to be one of the fastest growing industries, and if you’re looking for a new job in 2016, health care careers are an excellent option. Despite difficult economic times, the health care industry continues...

The Psychology of New Year’s Resolutions: How to Keep Them

With 2016 upon us, it is commonplace for people to find themselves reflecting on their lives and ways they can either improve or enhance it. In fact, an article published yesterday in Forbe's magazine notes, "research suggests that...

Keeping Holiday Snacking in Check

Yesterday, we look at keeping your studies on track during the busyness of the holidays. Today, we’ll focus on a different temptation: food, food, and more food! With a plethora of parties to attend, festive beverages to imbibe and...

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The Perfect Nurse's Watch: Combining Fashion and Time Management

Time management is an essential skill, both for nursing students at Concorde Career College and for those who have already broken into the health care industry. Although many people now forgo watches in favor of the digital clocks on...

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5 Tips for Being a Successful Online Student

For as long as students have gone away to college, they’ve needed to develop skills to succeed. Maintaining good grades in any institution of higher learning requires regular class attendance and good study habits. At Concorde Career...

A Force For Good: Nurses in Science Fiction

The medical community is eagerly awaiting the new Star Wars movie, which in addition to classic characters, will feature several new faces, along with the production stylings of sci-fi genius J.J. Abrams. Nursing students at Concorde...

Be a Champ: Kick the Smoking Habit

Are you a smoker, or do you love someone who smokes? Here’s a staggering fact from the American Cancer Society: If you’re a man who smokes, you’re cutting 13.2 years off your life. Women give up 14.5 years when they choose to...

National Influenza Vaccination Week
Got Your Shot? It's National Influenza Vaccination Week!

Happy National Influenza Vaccination Week! This year, we’re celebrating December 6-12. It's time to remind Americans ages 6 months and older that a flu vaccination is the best protection against flu-related illnesses that lead to...

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Could Medical Laboratory Technician Be Your Dream Career?

Do you love science and math? Do you dream of spending your days analyzing samples, performing tests and operating sophisticated diagnostic equipment in a state-of-the art laboratory? Would you like to be immersed in the dynamic health...

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Celebrating World AIDS Day 2015

One million Americans are living with HIV, the virus that causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Thanks to the medical professionals who work tirelessly to detect and treat this potentially deadly disease, many patients live...

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Physical Therapy Heals Football Injuries

Football is one of the most injury-prone sports around. Between the tackling, running and the contortionist leaping, injuries are common at all levels of competition: From Pop Warner football leagues to NFL teams, many players have...

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Respiratory Illness: Threats to Easy Breathing

Respiratory illnesses are a common problem among children and adults. According to the CDC, asthma affects roughly 6.8 million children in the U.S. The CDC also states that 8.7 million adults in the U.S. have chronic bronchitis and 6.8...

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Winter Storms Are Coming, Are You Prepared?

“It looks like it’s going to be another bad winter” is almost as much of a cliche as “it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” But cliches get it right sometimes, and this winter is shaping up to be a real doozy. So says...

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Celebrate National Allied Health Professions Week

November 1-7 was National Allied Health Professions Week, a time in which we honor and celebrate the three million hardworking and dedicated medical office professionals, or MOAs, who support physicians, nurses and other health care...

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Busted: Three Common Myths About Radiologic Technology

Radiology is a rewarding, yet sometimes misunderstood medical field. Although vaguely aware of the role radiologists and technologists play, many people fail to recognize just how quickly this field is growing. Concorde Career...

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Yes, You Can be a Stay-at-Home Nurse

Did you know that every month, more than a quarter-million Americans turn 65? Aging Baby Boomers born between 1946 and 1964 are having a profound impact on our economy and our health care system. Increasingly more people need personal...

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Knowledge for Nurses: Connecting With Kids

As a nurse, your communication skills will be one of your most valuable assets. You’ll be expected to interact with people of all ages and backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities, friendly and not so friendly. It could be credibly...

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Juvenile Diabetes Awareness Month

Did you know that approximately 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, according to The American Diabetes Organization? November is American Diabetes Month – a time devoted to educating the nation about...

4 Tips for Dental Assistants: Managing Children's Fears

If there’s one universal truth — across cultures and time zones — it’s that kids hate to go to the dentist, right? Well, we’re here to calibrate you! According to a study published in the European Journal of Dentistry in...

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Passion Program: Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienists are passionate about the help they provide in creating, cleaning, and helping to shape beautiful smiles. They are often the person dental patients spend the bulk of their time with. They offer tips to children...

How a Good Night's Sleep Can Improve Your Health - And Your Relationships

It's common knowledge that a poor night's rest can be catastrophic for your health, but few chronically sleep deprived individuals fully understand just how beneficial bedtime can be. At Concorde we offer a Polysomnography Technology...

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It's a Passion: Medical Assisting

Medical assistants carry out basic patient examinations and fulfill a variety of clerical duties, but their role in the field of medicine is far more vital than the standard job description the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates....

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Health Care Meets High-Tech

Reporting, tracking, monitoring and charting patients’ personal health information is part of any health care setting. Documentation and charting play a vital role in ensuring appropriate continuity of care, identification of...

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Stay Safe For National Cybersecurity Month

The health care industry is awash with privacy concerns, protected health information, and the ever-constant threat of a data breach. In early 2015, Anthem Inc., one of the nation’s biggest health insurance companies, experienced a...

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Patient POV: Tips for a Successful Physical Therapy Visit

Your patients view physical therapy in two ways. First, it's one of the most important steps they can take to get better, and that creates a very high sense of hope. Second, they know it's going to hurt  and often be mentally...

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October is Physical Therapy Month - Let’s Celebrate!

The leaves are changing, Halloween is on its way, and it's also National Physical Therapy Month, a celebration hosted by the American Physical Therapy Association to showcase the importance of physical therapists and their assistants...

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Your “Virtual” Doctor: The Rise of App Technology in Health Care

Advances in technology, such as video chat and live streaming apps, are making it easier for people to keep in touch, no matter where they are. But what happens when we apply these technological advances to the very personal act of...

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Getting Involved for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As much as it is vital to learn about breast cancer and how to help prevent it, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is also about bringing people together to fight for the cause and to celebrate those who are battling breast cancer and...

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Celebrate Women's Health & Fitness Day with These 7 Easy Tips

For many women, looking after others is a way of life. Whether it’s tending to children, caregiving for aging parents, maintaining a household or enduring a grueling work schedule — women tend to have a lot on their plates. Often,...

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Communicating With Disabled Patients

As a health care professional, a large part of your job will involve communicating effectively with your patients, whether as a nurse explaining a procedure, a dental hygienist calming a nervous patient’s fears, or a physical or...

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Stay Active with Family Health and Fitness Day

The last Saturday in September is Family Health and Fitness Day -- set aside annually for families to enjoy healthy activities together and promote healthy living. This year, plan to focus on your health together on Saturday, September...

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Surgical Techs Help Keep Surgical Procedures Safe

Every day, thousands of people find themselves in the caring hands of the medical staff and surgeons in an operating room somewhere. A surgical procedure is serious business, especially for the patient who will ultimately lie on that...

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Going to the Doctor? The Questions You Should Ask

Going to the doctor, whether for a yearly checkup or a health problem, can feel daunting, but you can be more prepared when you know what questions to ask. The more you take an active role in your own health care journey, the more...

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Do You Speak “Patient?”

A variety of scenarios exist in which a health care provider needs to gather information from a patient who’s difficult to understand. As a health care worker, it's your job to provide the best level of care possible, but when you...

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Health Care by Internet?

The first place many people go after they notice a strange skin lesion or soon after they begin to feel a little ill is not the local doctor's office: It is the computer desk. According to a CBS News study, a third of Americans prefer...

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Reap the Rewards of Rural Nursing

People who live in remote areas of the United States face distinct challenges when it comes to health care. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, patients in these areas often put off seeking treatment because of the long...

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Hydration - Good for Your Patients and Your Health Care Career

A career in health care requires high energy and a healthy body to maintain your momentum. Those long hours and sudden crises can take their toll if you don't make time to care for yourself first. This is why staying hydrated is so...

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Hacking Health Care: Your Guide to Privacy

Every week seems to bring a new and bigger data breach attributed to hackers. The targets are many and varied: Department stores, major websites and even U.S. government agencies have seen sensitive, private information exposed in...

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Sore Feet? You Might Need Better Shoes

Do you end each day with tired, aching feet? The average, non-active individual takes between 2,000 and 7,000 steps per day, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. As a health care professional, your number of steps is...

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All You Need to Know About Your Contact Lenses

Vision is probably the best-developed sense in humans -- something we rely on every single day. If you don’t have naturally good vision, it’s only, well, human to want to augment your sight in the most convenient, least obtrusive...

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Psoriasis Awareness Month: Learn the Facts!

Psoriasis, an autoimmune disease, affects the lives of 7.5 million Americans, or 2.2 percent of the population. Around the globe, the disease affects 125 million people, and 10 to 30 percent of the global population develops psoriatic...

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Easy Tips for Keeping your Children’s Eyes Healthy

According to Lighthouse International, 4 percent of the worldwide blind population is made up of children. And according to the Health Alliance Plan of Michigan, close to one in 20 children ages 3-5 “has a problem that could result...

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5 Tips to Get Your Child to Brush Longer

As any parent can tell you, getting kids to brush their teeth correctly and thoroughly can be an exercise in frustration -- even worse than getting them to eat their veggies. Well, almost. But the truth is, developing good dental...

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Planned Home Births versus Hospital Births: Are More Babies Being Born At Home?

A recent uptick in planned home births over the last decade has many expectant mothers wondering, “Is a home birth right for me?” During a home birth, the mother gives birth at home rather than in a hospital or birth center....

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The Truth About Organic Food

Just about everyone has heard that organic food is healthier than food grown with the assistance of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Yet many question whether organic food is worth the extra money. It’s a topic we’ve talked...

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Get a Workout While Brushing Your Teeth

In addition to the obvious advantages of good oral hygiene, regular tooth brushing has some rather unexpected health benefits. Recent studies have shown that grabbing a toothbrush and getting to work on those teeth and gums can help...

Pool Safety
Germs, Chemical and Summer Pool Safety

As the temperatures rise, many people head to the water to find relief from the heat. But in doing so, they are often exposing themselves to an unseen threat to their health living right in their water parks and backyard pools. Health...

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Being a Mother = Working in Health Care

Anyone who thinks that the average mother doesn't possess transferable skills to the health care field has never been a mom with a sick or injured child. Mothers have long been playing the part of primary caregivers in their...

Radio Personality Gets a Taste of the Concorde Experience

If you have ever wondered what goes into being a surgical technologist, just ask Davy, a radio personality for WLLD 94.1 FM in Tampa, Fla. Davy took a tour of Concorde Career Institute in Tampa and got a glimpse into the...

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Five Simple Steps to Keep Teeth Healthy this Summer

Many common summertime treats, such as soda pop, cotton candy and other high-sugar snacks can lead to tooth decay if consumed in excess. According to Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth, president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a...

Digital Medicine
Keeping up with constantly evolving medical technologies

The beginning of the 20th century brought the introduction of highly sophisticated, precise medical instruments that provided previously unknown levels of detail about patients. Today, those instruments — including the thermometer,...

Concorde radiology
The Science of Radiology

When most people think of radiology, broken bones and X-rays come to mind, but radiology encompasses more than that. Here we will address the various applications of radiology and delve into the history of this...

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Summer Safety

The season between spring and fall is usually associated with a break from the everyday stressors of life, but even summer isn’t completely carefree. It’s important to take precautions to help prevent injury and keep everyone...

High School Completion Program

Concorde and Penn Foster Team Up to Offer High School Diploma Program As part of Concorde Career College’s mission to help students achieve their educational and career goals, Concorde has partnered with Penn Foster High School to...

Nursing Career FAQ
Is Nursing Right for You?

Here are a few frequently asked questions Nurses must be kind, caring and capable of providing quality clinical care. A college-level nursing program can help you get the training you need to become a nurse and help make a difference...

World Health Day 2015
How Safe Is Your Food?

In the spirit of World Health Day, we’re tackling the subject of food safety. If you’ve ever wondered how to keep your food safe before you eat it, you’re in luck. We’re going to cover the World Health Organization’s five...

Blood Types
Blood Type Basics

We’ve all got blood running through our veins, and while it might look the same to the naked eye, it’s actually different from person to person. Each blood type or “group” has a specific set of inherited antigenic substances,...

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World Health Day: A Healthier World for a Healthier You

World Health Day is celebrated every April 7 to commemorate the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO). To promote awareness, WHO focuses on a different health-related topic on each World Health Day. Inspiring global health...

Dental Assistant Career Outlook
What You Need to Know About Dental Assisting

Are you interested in a career in dental assisting but want to know more about the field before you commit to something long term? Sounds reasonable. Read on to find out what a career in dental assisting looks like as well as salary...

Dental Hygienist
Dental Assistant vs. Dental Hygienist: What You Need to Know

Have you ever found yourself wondering what the difference is between a dental assistant and a dental hygienist? Dental assistants often work as an immediate aide to a dentist, while dental hygienists often work one-on-one with...

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Take Care of Your Teeth

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, so we are making sure that all the kiddos (and even adults) are equipped with the best toothbrushing techniques. What is the right way to brush?Always remember this: 2 X 2 Brush...

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A Career in Physical Therapy: More Flexible Than You Think

According to the American Physical Therapy Association, there could be a serious shortfall of licensed Physical Therapists by the year 2020. Some calculations made by APTA in its latest supply and demand projection predicted a...

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Careers in Radiology

At some point in our lives most of us have had the opportunity to meet a Radiologic Technician. Maybe you had to get an X-ray at the doctor’s office or dentist’s office, or even perhaps the emergency department of your local...

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Top 25 Nursing Apps for iPhones and iPads

There are at least two trends in nursing worth taking note of: sustained job growth from 2012 to 2022 in most parts of the United States and a growing number of states passing laws that allow nurse practitioners to run a practice...

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Ebola FAQs

As the nation deals with their first cases of Ebola, hospitals and other healthcare facilities work to put protocols in place for isolating and treating infected patients and containing hazardous materials. Concorde Career College –...

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Careers in Dental Hygiene

Concorde Career Colleges offers many exciting and rewarding educational programs to help prepare you for a fulfilling career. One option available through Concorde is obtaining a degree in dental hygiene. Dental hygienists are...

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Concorde Career College Tampa Raises Money for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that September was Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month? Concorde's Tampa campus colleceted donations by holding campus wide Jeans Days.  Every Monday and Friday during the month of September, students and staff could pay $1...

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A Career as a Medical Assistant

When you visit the doctor’s office, it’s likely that you will encounter medical assistants, as they are an essential part of any healthcare team. Part office work (answering phones and filing paperwork) and part hands-on (drawing...

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Registered Nurses: A Career With Potential

Registered nurses form the backbone of the medical industry, representing the single largest occupation in the healthcare industry with an estimated workforce of 2.7 million in the United States. Registered nurses (RNs) provide and...

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Associate Academic Dean at Concorde Career College Memphis Appointed to the Tennessee Board of Respiratory Care

Concorde Career College Memphis is honored to announce the appointment of Winston A. Granville to the Tennessee Board of Respiratory Care as a Representative of Respiratory Care Therapists. Winston led the Respiratory Therapy program...

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San Bernardino Campus Aims to Accommodate More Schedules by Offering Night and Weekend Classes with their Part Time Vocational Nurse Program

Our San Bernardino campus now offers night and weekend classes for students seeking to become a Vocational Nurse.  You can now gain the skills and knowledge needed to become a Vocational Nurse in as little as 20 months.  We pride...

Concorde students in Kansas City greet visitors at a community health fair.
Concorde’s Kansas City Campus Holds Community Health Fair

Last weekend, Concorde’s Kansas City campus held a community health fair for area residents.  Local businesses and healthcare groups were available at the event to provide community members with healthcare information and free...

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North Hollywood Supports Community through Volunteer Efforts

New research by the National Union of Students shows nearly 1/3 of students devote a significant amount of their time to volunteering. Many students said that they volunteer because they want to improve things or help people, and more...

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RN vs. BSN: What You Should Know

During the last decade, policymakers and practice leaders have acknowledged that increased education makes a positive difference* and they have begun to encourage all registered nurses to further their education.   The Institute of...

Concorde's Grand Prairie campus.
Concorde Moves to New Campus - New Location Provides Expanded Education Opportunities & New Community Partnerships

To help meet the growing interest and demand in healthcare careers in the Grand Prairie/Dallas area, our Arlington campus has moved to a brand new location in Grand Prairie, Texas.  We continue to experience a rise in the number of...

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Surgical Technology: Why It's a Growing Career Field and What It Takes to Become a Surgical Technologist

Douglas Hughes, our very own Surgical Technology Program Director in Portland recently had the opportunity to share his surgical technology knowledge in the Association of Surgical Technologists Journal: The Surgical Technologist....

Concorde administrators meet with Kansas City officials to launch the new pharmacy technician program.
Concorde Kansas City Celebrates the Addition of Its Pharmacy Technician Program

Concorde Career College in Kansas City celebrated their newest Pharmacy Technician program with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house.  Carlos Gomez, President of Kansas City’s Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Jami Frazier, Campus...

Concorde Career College Offers New Nursing Program in Dallas

We just launched a new Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree program in Dallas, Texas.   Our new Nursing program will provide students with the necessary skills to enter the healthcare workforce as a skilled and confident...

A Day in the Life of a Respiratory Therapist

Exciting, difficult, joyful, sad, fulfilling, a calling – these are just a few words used to describe the emotions one can feel during a typical day as a registered respiratory therapist. The opportunity to change lives every day is...

Concorde's administrators break ground at the new Grand Prairie campus.
Concorde Breaks Ground on New Campus in Grand Prairie

Our latest news comes straight out of Arlington, Texas as we prepare to provide our students with a brand new campus in a brand new location.  We dedicate ourselves to fully preparing students for success and completely understand...

Students at Concorde's N. Hollywood campus providing CPR training.
North Hollywood Students Provide Community CPR Training

We take pride in giving back to area communities and in North Hollywood we recently joined forces with Critical Care Training Center to help increase CPR awareness within the community.  Formed in 2006, the training center provides...

A student at Concorde's Memphis campus on national backpack awareness day.
Memphis Participates in National Backpack Awareness Day

Lanier Middle School in Memphis, Tennessee partnered with our Occupational Therapy Staff in Memphis for National Backpack Awareness Day on September 17th.     An American Occupational Therapy Association study reports that, on...

What Do Physical Therapist Assistants Do?

It's all about movement The work of a Physical Therapist Assistant revolves around helping patients move, which means a lot of movement on the Assistant’s part as well. This post describes some of the basic tasks and education needed...