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  • Professional Organizations That Medical Assistants Should Know About

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River; Malden
    Category(ies): Professional Medical Assistant

    medical assistant professional organizations​FIND OUT ABOUT THE MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS AND OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE STUDYING AND WORKING IN THIS FIELD

    If you’re a medical assistant student at the Salter School, you’re surrounded by a network of excellent instructors and staff members to guide you with regards to any career-related questions you might have. However, leaving school to begin your first job is a significant transition into a career in your chosen field. One move that can be useful during this time is becoming a member of professional organizations, so that you can continue to build your network and knowledge.

  • Improve Your Sleep… Improve Your Life!

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River; Malden
    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    better sleep month, improve your sleep, cat sleeping​THE MONTH OF MAY IS BETTER SLEEP MONTH

    If you are like many people, you may feel that you never get enough sleep. Most people tend to keep busy schedules during the day and stay up too late at night. When the alarm clock rings in the morning, it’s hard to get out of bed! Other people suffer from insomnia and have trouble sleeping even when they are very tired.

  • Fun Facts about Medical Assisting

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River; Malden
    Category(ies): Professional Medical Assistant

    medical assisting information, medical assistant programs​THERE ARE A LOT OF ADVANTAGES TO CHOOSING THIS HEALTHCARE PROFESSION

    Have you considered medical assisting as a profession? If so, it’s good to get your facts straight. Here at the Salter School, our training program provides a foundation of knowledge and skill that can help position you for a satisfying career as a healthcare professional with many potential paths. But you should know all you can before you make your decision, so here are some basic facts about medical assistants to help you.

  • It’s National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River; Malden
    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    salter school, may is physical fitness monthDISCOVER THE BENEFITS OF GETTING IN SHAPE!

    Do you find exercise to be a chore? Have you let yourself become a couch potato? Do you have a few extra pounds that you can’t work off? If so, then National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is for you! During the month of May, you can make it a goal to do something about your physical fitness. You can set a plan and start getting your body moving!

  • What a Massage Therapist Can Tell About Your Body

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River; Malden
    Category(ies): Massage Therapy

    salter school, massage therapy school​MASSAGE THERAPISTS ARE TRAINED TO OBSERVE THE BODY IN WAYS YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE REALIZED

    People who are studying to be a massage therapist are learning to pay attention to the specific details about a client’s body. The client will generally say whether they are having any particular problems or pain, but it’s the therapist’s job to notice and intuit the rest of the information, to provide a restorative and healing treatment.

  • Great Reasons to Appreciate Your Teachers

    Relevant Campus(es):
    Category(ies): Student Life

    teacher appreciation week​TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK IS HERE!

    The Salter School is proud of the instructors who devote their time and energy to educating our students every day. We wouldn’t be Salter School without them! This May, we want to show our appreciation for our instructors by recognizing the great things they do for our school. Take a look at the top five things that make our instructors so terrific.

  • Professionalism Goes a Long Way at Work

    Relevant Campus(es): Malden
    Category(ies): On The Job

    stay professional at work, being professional at work​TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN YOUR CAREER, YOU NEED MORE THAN JUST JOB SKILLS

    Knowing how to act like a professional is essential to a positive career experience. Professionalism is a series of traits that you can learn to cultivate on your own, no matter what kind of work environment you’re in. Displaying maturity, good judgment, and calmness is a good start. Here are some other tips for being more professional. Put these into practice, and watch how people change how they interact with you.

  • May is Melanoma Awareness Month

    Relevant Campus(es):
    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    may is melanoma awarenss month​KNOW THE SIGNS OF THIS DANGEROUS TYPE OF SKIN CANCER

    This May is Melanoma Awareness month. Melanoma is one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer, and for this reason, it’s very important to recognize the signs and symptoms of this disease. Most types of skin cancer can be cured if they are caught in the very early stages.  Melanoma is the most serious of them all.

  • An Overview of the Medical Billing Landscape

    Relevant Campus(es):
    Category(ies): Health Claims Specialist / Medical Billing and Coding

    medical billing and coding school, medical billing basicsHERE’S THE LAY OF LAND ABOUT WHAT GOES INTO PROCESSING MEDICAL CLAIMS

    Are you a student studying to become a medical billing and coding specialist, or considering this career field? If so, you may already have a basic understanding of the medical billing process through your own experience with the system as a patient. However, it can be helpful to gain a broader understanding of the industry as you learn about the specific functions of this important healthcare role.

  • Building Positive Relationships in College or Career School

    Relevant Campus(es):
    Category(ies): Student Life

    making friends at school, photo of peopleMEETING NEW FRIENDS CAN BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG

    Have you made a lot of friends at your college or career school? Or do you mainly keep to yourself and find it hard to meet new people? If you are feeling lonely and shy about making new friends, try these tips. They may help you find the confidence to reach out to someone new. Feeling connected and supported by a group of friends can improve your attitude and your enjoyment of school. Give it a try today!

  • What Is the Code of Ethics for Massage Therapists?

    Relevant Campus(es):
    Category(ies): Massage Therapy

    code of ethics for massage therapistsTHESE TRAINED HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS HAVE STRICT PROFESSIONAL GUIDELINES, JUST AS OTHER PRACTITIONERS DO

    If you’re studying to be a massage therapist, one of the courses you may take during your training covers law and ethics as they pertain to the field of massage. The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork both direct these guidelines, which suggest how a therapist should interact with his or her client in professional settings.

  • What Do Medical Assistants Do on a Typical Day?

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River
    Category(ies): Professional Medical Assistant

    what do medical assistants do​MEDICAL ASSISTANTS ARE IMPORTANT MEMBERS OF A HEALTHCARE TEAM

    If you’ve been to a doctor’s office lately, you have probably met a Medical Assistant. Medical assistants are the ones who typically call you back to the exam room, take your blood pressure and temperature, weigh you, and measure your height.

  • Why Having a Pet Is Good for You

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River; Malden
    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

     

    benefits of having a pet

    TAKING CARE OF A FURRY FRIEND IS A GOOD WAY TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, TOO

    Pet owners know the benefits of coming home to a welcoming pet every day. You can’t help but smile when you see your critter come towards you, asking for some attention. No matter what else has happened that day, it’s comforting to know they’re there and that they’re always happy to see you.

  • Not Going to College? Find Out Some Options!

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River; Malden
    Category(ies): Professional Medical Assistant, Health Claims Specialist / Medical Billing and Coding, Massage Therapy

    college not for you, alternatives to collge, education options after high school​CAREER-FOCUSED TRAINING CAN BE A GOOD ALTERNATIVE 

    College can be a great way to prepare for your future career, but for some people, college is not what they want. Some people find it too expensive. Others find that it is too long a time commitment. Some recent grads may be tired of academics after high school, and are looking for a more hands-on learning atmosphere. And others may be at a dead end because they didn’t get accepted into any of the colleges they applied to.

  • 7 Mental Health Benefits of Walking

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River; Malden
    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    salter school, benefits of walking, national walk to work day​WALKING IS NOT ONLY GOOD FOR YOUR BODY—IT’S ALSO GOOD FOR YOUR BRAIN

    The first Friday in April is National Walk to Work Day. This may not be practical for everyone, since walking is not the commute of choice for most of us (nearly 9 out of 10 Americans drive to work). But there’s usually a way to find a window in your day to take a stroll. It turns out it’s not just good for your health; it’s good for your mind, too.

  • How Social Media Can Help—and Hurt—Your Job Search

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River; Malden
    Category(ies): Job Search Tips

    social media and job search, social media tips for job searching​JOB HUNTERS SHOULD TAKE TIME TO IMPROVE THEIR ONLINE PRESENCE

    You may have heard tales of people who lost out on the dream job because of an embarrassing picture posted on Facebook ten years ago. Or a person who got fired for something incriminating they wrote in a post many years ago. If you are in the job market now, how can you make sure this doesn’t happen to you? How can you make social media work to your advantage—not to your disadvantage?

  • 12 Fun Facts about Massage Therapy

    Relevant Campus(es): Malden
    Category(ies): Massage Therapy

    massage therapy school, fun facts about massageIF YOU’RE GOING TO MASSAGE THERAPY SCHOOL, READ UP!

    For students in massage therapy school, you are probably keeping busy with your school work. You are learning about human anatomy, finding out how to position clients for their massages, and practicing the technique for performing a variety of different massages.

  • Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River; Malden
    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    american diabetes alert day, type 2 diabetes risksON AMERICAN DIABETES ALERT DAY (MARCH 28), IDENTIFY WHICH RISK FACTORS YOU CAN MINIMIZE

    The American Diabetes Association created an awareness day in 1986 to help educate Americans about type 2 diabetes—the most common form of this disease. The association has been focused on prevention efforts ever since. You can support this effort by evaluating your own risk factors, according to the topics listed below, and talking to your friends, coworkers, and family members about what they know about the disease.

  • A Recipe for Stress-Free Mornings

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River; Malden
    Category(ies): Student Life

    stress free morning, relaxing morning​USE THESE STRATEGIES TO TRANSFORM A HECTIC A.M. INTO A PRODUCTIVE AND RELAXING ONE

    If you dread the sound of your alarm in the morning, it might be because you haven’t set yourself up the night before to avoid the stress and panic that can follow. You don’t have to be a morning person to put into place some strategies that can make all the difference. A little bit of planning can pay off hugely in terms of having a little extra time to prepare yourself for the day ahead—without wasting time on things that aren’t essential or could be avoided.

  • 9 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Job Search

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River; Malden
    Category(ies): Job Search Tips

    job search tips, 5 things to avoid in your job searchSPEND YOUR TIME EFFICIENTLY TO MAXIMIZE YOUR RESULTS

    Searching for a job can be frustrating, stressful, and time-consuming. It can cause you to feel uncertain of yourself and anxious about the future. If your job search process is unfocused and disorganized, you may find that you are hitting too many dead ends and coming up empty. But it doesn’t need to be this way! To streamline your efforts and get better results, take a look at some common pitfalls and ways to avoid them.

  • What You Learn at Medical Billing and Coding School

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River; Malden
    Category(ies): Health Claims Specialist / Medical Billing and Coding

    medical billing and coding schools​STUDYING A RANGE OF TOPICS BUILDS A FOUNDATION FOR THIS IMPORTANT HEALTHCARE ROLE

    One of the healthcare professions that the Salter School provides training for is Medical Billing and Coding. This is a specialist that helps doctors’ offices, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities to receive payment from insurance companies for their services. This is a detail-oriented, office-based profession that requires some computer skills.

  • What to Do If You’re Falling Behind in School

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River; Malden
    Category(ies): Student Life

    falling behind in school, what to do if you fall behind at school​YOU CAN GET BACK ON TRACK WITH THESE SUGGESTIONS

    Let’s face it. Career schools and college can be really hard. If you’re not prepared for the workload, it can be easy to slip behind in your studies and in your grades. Are you in this situation? If you are, don’t drop out! Don’t give up! There are steps you can take to get back on track.

  • Ways to Celebrate International Women's Day

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River; Malden
    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    March 8 is International Women's Day​HOW CAN YOU CELEBRATE THE WOMEN IN YOUR LIFE?

    Since the early 1900s, International Women’s Day has brought together governments, organizations, corporations, and charities to celebrate women’s achievements and call for gender equality. You can take part in this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8.

  • Boston/Malden Residents: Get Career Training in Just One Year

    Relevant Campus(es): Malden
    Category(ies): Professional Medical Assistant, Health Claims Specialist / Medical Billing and Coding, Massage Therapy

    career training school near Boston, career training in Malden​CAREER-FOCUSED TRAINING CAN BE AN ALTERNATIVE TO A FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE

    Calling all high school seniors in the Boston area! Have you decided what you are doing after graduation yet? You may be considering a two-year or four-year college, or maybe you are thinking that college isn’t for you. If you are looking for an alternative to college, you may want to consider career-focused training instead.

  • Get to Know the Medical Billing Process

    Relevant Campus(es): Fall River; Malden
    Category(ies): Health Claims Specialist / Medical Billing and Coding

    health claims process, salter school​THIS ESSENTIAL ASPECT OF HEALTHCARE IS THE FOCUS OF A UNIQUE PROFESSION

    We all go to the doctor, whether it’s for a routine checkup or a specific treatment or procedure. Some time afterwards, you may get a bill for the portion of your treatment that your insurance did not cover. Did you ever wonder what happens in the time between leaving the office and getting that bill?

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