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  • Tips for Being a Better Massage Therapist

    Category(ies): Massage Therapy

    being a better massage therapist tipsDevelop your techniques and your professionalism with these 7 tips

    Being a great massage therapist requires more than just learning the proper techniques and having the right traits. A great massage technique is super important of course, but there’s a lot more to it than that! If you want to be a massage therapist who gets return clients and provides top-notch service from beginning to end, try these suggestions:

  • The Five “W”s of Becoming a Blood Donor

    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    what to know about donating blood​IMPORTANT FACTS TO KNOW IF YOU’D LIKE TO HELP IN THIS ESSENTIAL WAY

    Hurricane season has been especially traumatic this summer and fall, and you may be wondering what you can do to help those affected by the storms. Blood donations continue to be a critical need, and you can help. Here are five “W”s to consider:

  • 5 Job Skills that Everyone Should Have

    Category(ies): Job Search Tips

    skills employers look for in any job​EMPLOYERS LOOK FOR EMPLOYEES WHO ARE STRONG IN THESE SOFT SKILLS

    Obviously, when it comes to marketable skills, it’s important to have the skills you need in your particular job field. But did you know there are also important “soft skills” that employers are looking for? These are skills that make you an all-around better employee who can contribute to the goals of the employer. Here are five important “soft skills.”

  • Brush up on your Technique for Dental Hygiene Month

    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    dental hygiene month, photo of teethFOCUSING ON THE DETAILS EVERY DAY CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

    October is Dental Hygiene Month—a great time to put some thought and energy into how you care for those pearly whites. We might not always think of it, but every time we eat or drink, what goes in our mouths creates a sticky film of food particles and bacteria. When these accumulate on your teeth, it can form plaque, which erodes the enamel and can cause cavities and decay to teeth as well as gums. (Here’s a shortcut: Even chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes following meals can increase the flow of saliva and help wash away food and cavity-causing bacteria.)

  • Ways to Help Others in Times of Need

    Category(ies): Student Life, Health and Wellness

    ways to help with natural disastersVICTIMS OF NATURAL DISASTERS CAN BENEFIT FROM DONATIONS NOW AND IN THE FUTURE

    If you are like many people, your heart breaks when you see the people who are suffering from natural disasters, whether it is earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, or disease epidemics. If you are lucky enough to be safe, you may be wondering how you can help those who are affected.

  • How to Prepare for a Medical Assisting Job Interview

    Category(ies): Professional Medical Assistant, Job Search Tips

    medical assistant job interview tips, medical assistant interview questions​USE THESE SAMPLE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS AS PRACTICE

    If you’re about to complete your medical assisting program, or have just finished, you’re probably busy applying for jobs. During an interview, your potential employer is likely to ask a broad range of questions. They’re trying to gauge your knowledge of and experience in the field, such as your office skills, training in clinical procedures, and familiarity with medical billing and coding. They may also try to gain an understanding of your overall work ethic and philosophy.

  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    breast cancer awareness, steps to prevent breast cancer​YOU CAN TAKE STEPS TO MINIMIZE YOUR RISK OF BREAST CANCER

    October is the month of pink ribbons—it’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, which is the yearly campaign to increase awareness of this disease. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women, after skin cancers. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.

  • How to Interview Smart for a Medical Billing and Coding Job

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

    how to interview for medical billing and coding jobsPREPARING AHEAD OF TIME CAN LEAD TO CONFIDENCE AND SUCCESS DURING A JOB INTERVIEW

    If you’re enrolled in a training program to become a medical billing and coding specialist, then you've studied terminology and memorized procedure codes. You may be getting ready to complete an externship where you've observed how to process insurance claims and maybe even helped to process some yourself. You’ve probably worked on your resume and written a cover letter. Now what?

  • 5 Great Reasons to Get a Massage

    Category(ies): Massage Therapy

    massage benefits​ENJOY THIS WHOLE-BODY EXPERIENCE TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH AND WELLNESS

    Have you ever gotten a full body massage? The massage therapy students at the Salter School are not only learning the art and science behind massage therapy, but are also great proponents of the health and wellness benefits that massage can bring. If you are not convinced you should get a massage, consider these 5 great benefits that you might enjoy:

  • Yoga Awareness Month is September

    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    yoga awareness month, photo of woman doing yoga​A FEW MINUTES DEVOTED TO THIS ANCIENT PRACTICE CAN STRENGTHEN YOUR BODY AND MIND

    You may be someone—or know someone—who uses yoga to stay fit, active, and relaxed. It’s getting easier to practice all the time, with online videos and yoga studios popping up all over. A quick search online can lead you to a beginner’s class or workshop that fits just about any budget. But even spending 5 or 10 minutes sitting, breathing, and stretching is a great way to tap into some of the benefits of yoga. And September is a great time to start, since it’s National Yoga Awareness Month. Read on to learn a little more about why this practice has caught on and tips for how to integrate it into your routine.

  • It’s Fruits and Veggies Month!

    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    fruit and veggies month, photo of vegetables​ADDING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES TO YOUR DIET CAN IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH

    Are you getting enough fruits and vegetables in your diet? Many of us don’t, and as a result, our country is facing an increase in major health issues, such as obesity and diabetes. This September is Fruits and Veggies month, and it’s a great time to reflect on what we’re eating.

  • Sample Resume for Medical Billing and Coding Specialists

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

    medical billing and coding resumeHERE’S A STARTING POINT FOR CREATING YOUR RESUME 

    If you’re studying to be a medical billing and coding specialist, you’re probably busy with classes, exams, and externships and focused on finishing your program. But it’s also smart to start thinking about creating your resume now, even if you haven’t begun a formal job search. A resume is a good way to get the ball rolling, to see your strengths, and prepare for next steps.

  • Job Interview: Sample Questions

    Category(ies): Job Search Tips

    job interview practice questions​PRACTICE QUESTIONS CAN HELP YOU PREPARE FOR THE REAL THING

    Job interviews are enough to make anyone nervous. As you know, getting an interview is a big deal. It means you have made the first cut. It means the employer is seriously considering you for the job. And it means that you want to impress the interviewer. In short, it’s a lot of pressure!

  • September Is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    september is thyroid awareness monthIT’S A GREAT TIME TO EDUCATE YOURSELF AND DO A SELF-EXAM

    Thyroid cancer is more common than diabetes or heart disease. While it is one of the most survivable cancers, the number of reported cases has increased over recent years. In fact, an estimated 15 million Americans have undiagnosed thyroid problems. Too often, we don’t think about the thyroid. And this gland has some important jobs: managing the healthy functioning of organs including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, and skin.

  • Get in Gear with These Study Tips

    Category(ies): Student Life

    salter school study tips​BEING ORGANIZED CAN MAKE YOU MORE EFFICIENT AT STUDYING

    If you are in college or career school, you are no stranger to homework. You are probably used to studying every night and in between classes too. But are you studying efficiently and effectively? Are there ways that you could be learning more? Or getting your work done faster? Or retaining more of what you’re learning? If you think you have room to improve, try looking at some of these study tips:

  • 5 Great Reasons to Explore a Medical Billing and Coding Career

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

    Find out why this essential role in healthcare might be a good fit for you

    If you are interested in an office job in the healthcare field, consider training to be a medical billing and coding specialist. These professionals ensure that patients receive the services their insurance plans cover, and that the healthcare provider they work for receives payment for services in a timely fashion. This is an essential, highly valued role within a healthcare team. It requires efficiency, accuracy, organization, and attention to detail.

  • Social Media Do's and Don'ts

    Category(ies): Student Life

    Make sure your social media experience is a positive one

    Social media is an incredibly large network that allows us to connect with friends, families, and even strangers across the globe. With such a powerful tool, it’s a good idea to know how to use it wisely. We have all heard stories about people who have been caught in embarrassing situations—or lost their jobs or lost their good reputations—all due to the way they’ve used social media. To do your best to avoid this, take some steps to ensure that you are using social media as carefully as you can!

  • 10 Food Safety Tips

    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    food safety tips​HERE ARE SIMPLE WAYS TO MAKE SAFETY A PRIORITY IN THE KITCHEN

    With all the emphasis these days on healthy eating, it’s important to remember that in many ways how you prepare your food is as important as what you prepare. We’re coming up on National Food Safety Education Month in September, so here are ten tips for protecting yourself and your guests on the food front:

  • Reasons to Become a Medical Assistant

    Category(ies): Professional Medical Assistant

    become a medical assistant, photo of medical assistant at work​MEDICAL ASSISTING TRAINING GIVES YOU MARKETABLE JOB SKILLS

    Are you interested in becoming a medical assistant? If you want to get marketable skills in a short period of time, this could be a good career move for you. Medical assistants are entry-level professionals who work in doctors’ offices, hospitals, nursing homes, surgical centers, rehab centers, and other medical establishments.

     

  • How to Prepare for College or Career School

    Category(ies): Student Life

    getting ready for school​START OFF YOUR SCHOOL YEAR SMOOTHLY WITH THESE 10 TIPS

    Are you starting college or career school soon? If so, this is an important step in your life! Congratulations! In the months and weeks before school begins, you may be wondering what you should do to prepare. How can you make the most of your experience? What are the best ways to gear up for success?

  • 7 Fun Facts about Lefties

    Category(ies): Student Life

    left handed factsBEING LEFT-HANDED MAY GIVE YOU AN ADVANTAGE IN SOME AREAS 

    If you’re left-handed, you may have noticed that we live in a right-handed world! Think of how few products and utensils accommodate our left-handed friends. Tools for daily tasks like writing and cutting are designed for right-handed people. So, it requires a bit of problem-solving from an early age and constant adapting.

  • Q & A Time: Resume Writing for Online Job Applications

    Category(ies): Job Search Tips

    resume writing for online job applications​TIPS TO MAKE YOUR RESUME STAND OUT

    Everyone comes to a point in their lives when they are searching for a job. Writing a resume is often the first step in this process. How do you write a strong resume? Where should you begin? For the basics of writing a resume, try Resume Writing Tips and Resume Examples. Once you’ve gotten a draft written, it’s time to optimize your resume for an online format. How do you optimize a resume? Here are some Q and A’s to help you get started.

  • Common Types of Massage Therapy

    Category(ies): Massage Therapy

    massage school, types of massagesTRAINING TO BE A MASSAGE THERAPIST GIVE YOU SKILLS IN SEVERAL TECHNIQUES THAT CAN HELP YOU SERVE CLIENTS WELL

    You may be aware of massage therapy as a profession. But do you know about the different techniques that massage therapists use to help clients? With the right training, these healthcare professionals not only improve overall wellness but can address specific physical issues. To do that, they need to draw upon a number of different techniques and therapies. It’s an interesting profession in that you build a varied set of skills.

  • How to Avoid Overheating during Exercise

    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    avoid overheating, salter school​SOME BASICS TO KNOW IF YOU’RE GOING TO BE ACTIVE IN THE HEAT

    During the summer, when the temperatures start to sizzle, it’s important to watch for signs of overheating. On days when the humidity is high, the risk increases that your body will overheat. For those who love the heat, it can even feel good—heat can loosen your muscles and help improve your flexibility. But you need to be extra careful if you’re going to work out outside when it’s hot, to make sure you protect yourself from overheating. Heat exhaustion can be extremely dangerous and even lead to heat stroke—which can be fatal. And if you’re caught up in your exercise routine you might be more vulnerable to avoiding the signs.

  • Job Searching Tips for Online Job Search Engines

    Category(ies): Job Search Tips

    job search​USING YOUR TIME AND RESOURCES WISELY

    Raise your hand if you have ever submitted a resume online and gotten no response. If you are like many job seekers, you will probably face this issue. Using large job search engines like Indeed, Monster, and LinkedIn can be super convenient, but the down side is that often your resume does not get noticed. You sometimes wonder if your application fell into a black hole!

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