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  • Ways to Be a Better Medical Biller and Coder

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

    Continued learning is one key to job performance and satisfaction

    If you’re attending a training program to be a medical billing and coding specialist, you’re already developing a lot of skills. You’re working towards knowing how to assist medical practitioners in getting reimbursed for the services they offer, by submitting claim forms—complete with the appropriate codes—to insurance companies and other payors. But there are “soft skills” that go along with the job, and many of them are things you can best practice once you’re in the working world.

  • What Career is Right for Me?

    Category(ies): Job Search Tips

    Try these tips to find some great career ideas

    Your career choice is an important decision in your life. If you are at a turning point in your life, it can be exciting to consider all the potential jobs that are out there. But how do you know what career path is a good match for you? Where can you learn about good careers? What if you choose the wrong thing? These are all normal questions to ask when you are looking for a new career.

  • Ways to Sneak in More Fruits and Veggies

    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    easy ways to add frutis and vegetables to your dietBOOST THE NUTRITION IN YOUR MEALS AND SNACKS WHILE KEEPING THEM YUMMY

    We can all benefit from a few more fruits and vegetables in our diet every day. But it doesn’t need to be a punishment! It’s easy to work more in, and either you will barely notice or they’ll add flavor to things you already enjoy.

  • What's the Difference Between a Medical Assistant and a Nursing Assistant?

    Category(ies): Professional Medical Assistant

    difference between medical assistant and nursing assistantFIND OUT WHICH PATH IS BETTER FOR YOU

    If you are looking for a fast career training option, you may be considering becoming a medical assistant or a nursing assistant. These are both entry-level positions in the field of healthcare where you play an active role in patient care. What is the difference between these two jobs? Which one is better suited for you? Find out more below!

  • 6 Shortcuts to Staying Hydrated

    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    stay hydrated, salter schoolONCE YOU KNOW THE BENEFITS, GET MOTIVATED TO PUT SOME OF THESE “HYDRATION SHORTCUTS” INTO ACTION

    You hear it all the time—“It’s important to stay hydrated.” Let’s break it down and see if we can inspire you to make a simple life change for your health.

  • FAQ about Massage School

    Category(ies): Massage Therapy

    massage school. is massage therapist training for you, person getting massage​IS MASSAGE THERAPIST TRAINING FOR YOU?

    Choosing a career path is an exciting time of life. It’s the beginning of a course that can define and shape your life for many years to come. For this reason, you want to pick a field that is a good match with your interests. If you are considering massage therapy as a career, ask yourself these questions:

  • Faculty of the Month Celebrates 15 Years at Salter School

    Category(ies): Student Life

    Faculty of the Month Evens Charles. Salter SchoolEvens Charles is proud to play many different roles at the Malden campus

    2017 marks 15 years for Evens Charles as an instructor at Salter School—quite an accomplishment! “I can’t think of anyone else better than Evens,” says Campus President Laurie O’Malley. “He has been here at the Malden campus 15 years and not only is in charge of professional medical assisting (PMA)—our largest program—but he stocks the labs, heads up student council, and coordinates all details for two graduations a year.  His evaluations are always excellent.”

  • 25 Things You Don’t Want to Miss this Summer

    Category(ies): Student Life

    things to do this summer​SUMMER IS A GREAT TIME OF YEAR TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FUN OPPORTUNITIES

    Summertime is a unique time of year. Kids are out of school, the daylight seems to last forever, people are outdoors, and nature is in its glory. It’s a time of relaxation and vacations. What do you have planned for this summer? Here is our top 25 list of free and low-cost things to do before the summer turns to fall.

  • How Massage Therapy Can Benefit Your Life

    Category(ies): Massage Therapy

    massage school. massage therapy benefitsIN TODAY’S FAST-PACED WORLD, THIS ANCIENT HEALING MODALITY CAN BRING PEACE TO YOUR MIND AS WELL AS RELAXATION TO YOUR BODY

    Self care is not always highly valued in our society, but as healthcare costs skyrocket and people report symptoms of chronic stress, it’s wise to look to simple ways we can care for ourselves. Massage therapy has been around for thousands of years, and its benefits are varied.  

  • Stay Safe During Summer Barbecue Season

    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    barbecue safety. grilling safetyFOLLOW THESE TIPS TO AVOID GRILLING ACCIDENTS

    If you love to grill out in the summer time, then your season is here! Ribs, hamburgers, steaks, corn on the cob…it’s all delicious when cooked to perfection on a grill. Now is the perfect time to look at your grill and make sure it is in good condition. Grilling accidents and fires can be very serious, so it’s worth a little extra time to take steps to prevent these hazards. Remember these grill safety tips this summer:

     
  • Understand the Medical Billing and Coding Process

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

    medical billing and coding health claims processYOU CAN HELP PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN HEALTHCARE

    If you’re training to become a medical billing and coding specialist, it’s important to understand the process that each medical claim goes through, as part of the industry procedure. Once you start working at a medical practice, you’ll see that it’s possible for this process to run smoothly and predictably. Part of your job will be to ensure that.

  • Saving Money When You’re a Student

    Category(ies):

    saving money tips​FIND CREATIVE WAYS TO GIVE YOUR WALLET A BREAK

    Getting an education is an investment in your future. But as many students know, living on a student budget can be difficult. You simply don’t have the money to purchase as many things as you would like. How can you make your limited funds stretch further? Try this advice:

  • It’s Time to Focus on Lightning Safety

    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    lightening safetyTHIS TIME OF YEAR MEANS MORE TIME OUTSIDE—AND THE NEED TO TAKE SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

    Summer can mean some sever weather, and lightning can pose a significant threat to those of us who like to spend a lot of time outside. It’s important to take these dangers seriously, and to take necessary precautions. According to the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA), lightning strikes the U.S. about 25 million times a year—and most of those lightning strikes occur in the summer. Lightning kills an average of 47 Americans each year, and severely injures hundreds more. We want to make sure you’re not part of those statistics.

  • Career spotlight: Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

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

    medical billing and coding, woman at workHEALTH CLAIMS SPECIALISTS ARE VALUABLE TO THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

    Have you always wanted an office job? A place where you can go to work in a professional environment and use your organizational skills? One option for an office-based career is getting trained to become a medical billing and coding specialist. Also known as health claims specialists, these professionals work in the field of healthcare. They are responsible for handling insurance claims, communicating with insurers, and managing billing matters.

  • Learn to Protect Your Eyes for Cataract Awareness Month

    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    cataract awareness, slow the cataract processIT’S A GOOD TIME TO PUT PRACTICAL VISION INFORMATION TO USE

    With the beginning of summer comes longer days and increased sun exposure, so it’s vital to protect your eyes from the glaring UV rays of the sun. Cataracts—a clouding of the lens of the eye over time—are the leading cause of poor vision in the United States, and the leading cause of blindness in the world. This is part of the aging process, as proteins in the lens begin to break down. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, cataract surgery is now commonplace in America, and recovery time is much faster than it used to be—most people go home the same day. But it’s better to practice a little preventive medicine, so you can postpone getting cataracts as long as possible.

  • Starting Your First Job?

    Category(ies): Student Life

    your first job, things to know at your first job​WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE WORLD OF WORK

    Now is the time of year when recent graduates are starting out in their first full-time jobs. If you are getting ready to start a new job, congratulations to you! It’s an exciting time of life. It’s a time when careers are just beginning, and the skills you learned in school are finally being put to the test.

  • There’s a Lot Behind the Clown’s Red Nose

    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    red nose day, salter schoolRED NOSE DAY IS A GOOD EXCUSE TO LEARN ABOUT THE INITIATIVES GOING INTO CHILDREN’S HEALTH

    May 25 was Red Nose Day, an international fundraiser organized by Comic Relief, Inc., which seeks to bring an end to child poverty in the U.S. and in vulnerable communities around the world. The idea behind the “red nose” is to bring joy and laughter to children and young people, just as clowns have been doing throughout history. The day is a great opportunity to learn about some of the activists who have been trying to transform how we care for sick children.

  • Common Mistakes that Students Should Avoid

    Category(ies): Student Life

    college and career school​FIND OUT HOW COLLEGE AND CAREER SCHOOL ARE DIFFERENT FROM HIGH SCHOOL!

    If you have just finished high school, then congratulations are in order! Graduating from high school is an important landmark in your life. It’s a bittersweet time when you are saying goodbye to old friends and starting out on a new path. While it may be the end of one chapter of your life, it’s also the beginning of a new and exciting one.

  • Professional Organizations That Medical Assistants Should Know About

    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!

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

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