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  • Looking to Make a Career Change? Be Sure to Match Your Personality to the Job


    medical billing and coding, health claims specialistThe healthcare industry has smart job choices for both introverts and extroverts

    If you’re considering going to school to get training for a new career, it’s wise to think strategically. Obviously, it’s important to look at employment outlook and expected salary ranges. However, it’s also a good idea choose a job path that meshes with your personality.

    Matching your personality to a job that’s best-suited to your natural demeanor is important for long-term career satisfaction.

    If you’re an introvert, or someone who prefers a calm environment, working in a loud hospital unit could be overwhelming. If you’re an extrovert, or someone who craves excitement and interaction, sitting at a desk all day may feel like an energy suck.

    However, no matter what your personality type, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to find a career in the medical field that suits you.

  • Salter Students at Fall River Campus Learn About Bone Marrow Donation


    bone marrow donor programRegistering with donor program provides opportunity to save lives

    Students at Salter’s Fall River campus recently got a first-hand primer on how bone marrow donation can save lives.

    A representative from the Icla da Silva Foundation, a recruitment center for Be the Match, spoke to students in Salter’s professional medical assistant, health claims specialist, and massage therapist training programs.

    The 30-minute presentation not only allowed students the opportunity to join the registry, potentially putting them in the position to save a life in the future, it also supplemented their training about health and wellness.

    How bone marrow can help

    During the presentation, students heard how bone marrow donation can be a life-saving treatment for people suffering from leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers.

  • Writing a Cover Letter for a Medical Billing and Coding Job? Here’s What to Include

    Category(ies): Health Claims Specialist / Medical Billing and Coding, Job Search Tips

    cover letter for medical billing and coding jobNew to the field? Stress your technical training and externship

    Congratulations! You finished your medical billing and coding training, you’ve written your resume, and now you’re ready to go out and apply for a job in the medical billing and coding field.

    But hang on a sec … don’t forget to include a cover letter when applying for a new job.

    You may be asking why you need a cover letter if all of your relevant information is already on your resume. That’s a good question with a very important answer.

  • 4 Ways to Beat Procrastination

    Category(ies): Student Life

    professional medical assistant training, medical billing and coding school, massage therapist school, pharmacy technicianDo You Suffer from ‘Distraction Disease?’ How to Leverage Your Brain Function to Focus Longer

    Ever sit down to work or study at the end of the day … and then an hour goes by and you’ve barely begun your task?

    Believe it or not, you’re far from alone.

    The American Psychological Association reports that the willpower to stay on any given task is a limited resource. Much like a muscle that has been in use all day, the strength of your willpower declines the more often you have to tap into it. That means you’re more likely to give in to distractions that are competing for your attention after your willpower has been depleted for the day.

  • Job Hunting: Why Sending Out Fewer Resumes Might be More Effective

    Category(ies): Job Search Tips

    job hunting sending resumesTargeting specific companies allows you to take a more strategic approach

    “Job hunting.” We all use the phrase, but we take for granted what it means. “Hunting” generally means going out in search of something … and then bringing that thing home. After all, no one wants to go on an endless quest.

    If you’re job hunting, you want to land a job so your search can be over.

    You can bet that most of our cave-dwelling hunting-and-gathering ancestors used a strategic approach to achieve their hunting objectives.

  • Salter Tewksbury Students Celebrate at Pinning Ceremony

    Category(ies): Student Life

    medical assistant training programStudents recognized for completing academic classes before beginning next phase of professional job training

    Salter’s Tewksbury campus just marked a major milestone in the lives of several students. The campus held a “Pinning Ceremony” to recognize those students who have completed their academic coursework in their programs of study.

    Six students in the professional medical assistant training program and one in the massage therapy training program will now put their skills to the test in the “real world” as part of Salter’s internship and externship program.

  • No Snow or Ice Could Keep Tewksbury Students from This Important Career Advice

    Category(ies): Student Life, Job Search Tips

    salter school career trainingCareer-readiness expert visits campus to help students prep for job search

    Without a doubt, students at all of Salter’s campuses have had a certain amount of disruption this winter. However, the extreme weather gave the Tewksbury area a much-needed reprieve at the right time.

    The snow stopped falling long enough so that Rick Sears, known as one of the nation’s leading career-readiness experts, had enough time to pack up his winter gear and make the trip from North Carolina to the frozen tundra (or “Massachusetts”) in mid-February to speak to a packed house at Salter’s Tewksbury campus.

  • Going Beyond Job Skills: 3 Traits of Massage Therapists

    Category(ies): Massage Therapy

    massage therapy training programBefore entering a massage therapy training program, it’s important to know if you’re cut out for the job

    Interested in a career in massage therapy? Of course, job training is one of the first things you’ll want to think about when embarking on any new job path. Finding a massage therapy training program that works for you in terms of your schedule and life responsibilities, is affordable, and that can help prepare you for finding a job at the completion of program are all important considerations.

    However, it’s critical to look at the picture beyond graduation to determine whether your personality is suited to any professional field you’re going to enter. After all, you’ll need to show up to a job every day. If you’re going to invest the time and money in training program, it’s smart to consider long-term job satisfaction.

  • Salter Students are Getting Social! Bring a Friend to School Day is February 13th at Tewksbury

    Category(ies): Student Life

    medical assistant training, medical billing and coding training, massage therapist trainingFriends and Family are invited to sit in on classes and get the Salter Experience

    Hey, Tewksbury Salter students! Do you have friends and family who are curious about what you’re learning at school?

    Now is your chance to give them a first-hand look.

    The Tewksbury campus is hosting Bring a Friend to School Day on Friday, February 13th. (Psst … family is welcome, too!)

  • 3 Simple Ways to Build Better Relationships with Coworkers and Classmates

    Category(ies): Student Life, On The Job

    effective communicationEffective Communication is Key

    Whether you’re a people person or not, just about any job requires some interaction with others.

    Communicating with colleagues, instructors and classmates in a positive way is not only going to reduce the stress from confrontation in your life, it could even help you prepare for or get ahead in your career.

    That is, employers often appreciate staffers who display a positive attitude and who have good relationships with colleagues.

  • Looking for Medical Billing and Coding Training Programs in MA?

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

    Tmedical billing and coding programs in MAhe Job Outlook for Health Claims Specialists is Positive, According to Government Statistics

    If you’re looking for a health claims specialist training program in Massachusetts so you can learn more about medical billing and coding, that may be a good instinct toward shoring up your future job prospects.

    According to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job growth for health claims specialists is expected to be “much faster than average” compared to other career choices.  The BLS predicts that positions in the medical billing and coding field will increase by 22% from now until 2022.

  • How to Create a Resume That Will Get Past the Electronic Gatekeepers (Hint: Keywords Are Critical)

    Category(ies): Job Search Tips


    Does anyone really enjoy writing a resume? We don’t know for sure, but the fact is, anyone who hopes to land a job as a professional medical assistanthealth claims specialistmassage therapist, or pharmacy technician is going to need one.

    So since you have to create a resume anyway, you might as well make sure that you’re making that one will actually be seen by the right people. And we hate to break this to you, but doing your resume the wrong way may mean that it won’t be seen by any people at all. (Keep reading to find out why.)

  • Keeping Our Salter Community  Safe: Things to Keep in Mind if You Lose Power

    Category(ies): Health and Wellness


    We’re watching the forecasts just like you are. Sure, we’re all used to the snow but when words like “historic blizzard” get thrown into the mix, a little extra preparation is in order.

    Of course, only time will tell what the weather will do. But ensuring the Salter community’s safety is our number one concern during extreme weather. With that in mind, we wanted to share some tips for staying safe if you lose power.

  • The #1 Obstacle Students Face Before Enrolling in School (And How to Overcome It)

    Category(ies): Student Life

    medical assistant schoolProspective Students’ Concerns Often Involve Fear of the Unknown

    “Can I afford this?”

    “How will I get to school?”

    “Will I be able to handle the course material?”

    “What if I don’t fit in?”

    If you’re considering attending a career school and you’ve asked yourself these questions, you’re not alone.

  • Expert Advice on How Social Media Can Help You – or Hurt You – During Your Job Search

    Category(ies): Job Search Tips

    job huntersRick Sears Shares Dos and Don’ts for Job Hunters

    Perhaps we’ve become a culture of amateur detectives. Admit it: You’ve probably done a little Internet research on ex-boyfriends or girlfriends. Maybe you’ve looked up people you used to know in high school to find out if they’re really as successful as everyone said they’d be. These days, it’s rare to find someone who hasn’t participating in a little social media sleuthing.

    While it may seem like harmless fun, keep in mind that some social media recon can have serious consequences in terms of your present and future employment.

  • Magic Fingers: How Massage Therapists Can Help Relieve and Prevent  Headaches

    Category(ies): Massage Therapy

    massage therapy trainingMassage Can Promote Better Circulation, Which Can Reduce Pain

    Headaches are something we’ve all experienced at one time or another, but not all headaches are the same. In fact, there are many different types of headaches that may be caused by any number of factors.

    But whatever the type of headache or its cause, we can all probably agree on one thing: We want headaches to be over as quickly as possible.

    Graduates of massage therapy training programs can play a big part in headache relief, as well as prevention of future headaches.

  • When School and Life Collide: Strategies for Staying the Course When You Feel Like Quitting

    Category(ies): Student Life

    health claims specialist, pharmacy technician, massage therapist, professional medical assistantPlanning in Advance for Tough Times is Key to Building Resiliency

    Can we be frank? Sometimes life is hard.

    Preparing for the future while living in the present can sometimes result in feeling like you’re being pulled in too many directions at once. It happens to everyone.

    If you’re considering entering a professional training program to become a professional medical assistant, a health claims specialist, a pharmacy technician, or a massage therapist – or if you’re already in a training program – it’s important to plan in advance for how you’re going to handle the inevitable difficult times.

  • Salter Students Get Career Advice from One of Nation’s Leading Career Readiness Experts

    Category(ies): Job Search Tips

    salter schoolRick Sears Prepares Students for Post-Graduation Job Search

    Students at several campuses of The Salter School were recently given an unusual opportunity to help them prepare for entering the job market after completing their career training programs.

    Rick Sears, the president and CEO of Career Masters International, visited several of Salter’s campuses earlier this month, where he gave students some powerful insight on how to find a job after graduation.

  • Should You Put Your Job Search on Hold Over the Holidays? (Spoiler Alert: No)

    Category(ies): Job Search Tips


    True or false: No one is hiring over the holidays.

    False. It turns out that December actually may be a prime time to land a job.

    survey by ExecuNet shows that job hunters who keep up the search during the holiday season might get a leg up on the competition.

  • The Beginner’s Guide to Holiday Stress Reduction through Massage Therapy

    Category(ies): Massage Therapy


    As Salter School massage therapy program students are learning, stress can take a serious toll on the body, affecting the heart and the lungs, as well as the digestive and reproductive systems. In fact, according to WebMD, 75-90% of all doctor's office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints.

    Obviously, it’s important to speak to a doctor about any serious medical concerns. However, taking steps to reduce stress can be key to staying healthy to enjoy the good things in your life during the holidays and all year long.

  • Tewksbury Campus Captures the Holiday Spirit

    Category(ies): Student Life


    Tewksbury, Mass. Lots of activities are happening at the Tewksbury campus this winter! Students are showing what it means to be part of their community, and have embraced the giving season.

    Currently the Tewksbury campus is partnering with the Burlington Coat Factory to run a coat drive this winter. Both students and staff have donated new and gently used coats to those in need. Donations like this can make a great difference in the lives of individuals or families who are living on limited incomes or for people who are homeless.

  • New Bedford Students Participate in Toy Drive

    Category(ies): Student Life


    New Bedford, Mass. When most people think of the holidays, they can’t help but think of the excitement and anticipation that young children feel during this time of year. Unfortunately, many families in the New Bedford area are living on limited incomes, and cannot afford many or any gifts for their children.

    Thanks to the generosity of the staff and students at the New Bedford campus of the Salter School, more children in need will be receiving gifts this year. The campus coordinated with the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program to hold a toy drive this December. The student council hung posters throughout the campus and set up collection boxes. Both students and staff contributed new, unwrapped toys, which will be delivered to families in time for the holidays.

  • Fall River Campus Reaches Out to Those in Need

    Category(ies): Student Life


    Fall River, Mass. For many people, the holidays are a time to be thankful for what you have, and to think about those who are less fortunate. This is true of the students and staff at the Fall River campus of the Salter School.

    This December, the student council thought about how they could help people in the Fall River community who are struggling to make ends meet. They decided to partner with an organization called the Catholic Social Services and hold a clothing and toy drive. With collection boxes set up throughout the school, both students and staff brought in new and gently used items for donation.

  • Tips for Balancing Schoolwork and Life

    Category(ies): Student Life

    balancing school and life


    The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone, and many students find it extra difficult to balance school and life during this time of year. At the Salter School, we understand that the holidays can add even more stress for Salter students. Below are some tips for balancing schoolwork and life and managing stress.

    Organize Everything

    1.   Keep all of your school materials in one bag—If you’re running out the door, trying to get to school, and can’t find your books or notebooks that can add a lot of stress to your day. Keep all of your school materials in one bag and designate a place for it in your house.

  • Useful Websites for Medical Billing and Coding

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

    medical billing and coding


    People who work in medical billing and coding know that adapting to change is an important part of their job.  Insurance rules and government regulations can change, as can processes within the workplace. Becoming familiar with some key Internet resources is one way to help keep pace with the changes.

    The following websites contain important career-related information, such as the latest regulations on ICD-9 and the upcoming ICD-10, where you can get continuing education units (CEU’s), how to sign up for upcoming conferences, and more. Staying current with the latest in your field is one way to help grow your career.

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