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  • Get Up and Move!

    Category(ies): Student Life

    how to fit in more exercize, dumbells, scale, sneakersBusy students can find ways to exercise too

    At the Salter School, our students are busy. Some of them may have part-time jobs in addition to school. Some of them are raising young children. All of them have homework. And all of them want more time!

    With all of these responsibilities, when is there time to exercise? Before getting to our exercise tips, let’s look at why exercise is so important. Exercise is important to your health for a whole host of reasons, including reducing stress, keeping your heart healthy, keeping your muscles strong, controlling your weight, and maintaining flexibility. It’s important to make exercise a part of every day.

  • Questions to Ask and Avoid During Your Healthcare Job Interview

    Category(ies): Job Search Tips

    job interview questions healthcare workers ask potential employersAn interview is your chance to learn more about the employer!

    Job interviews are a great way to show off your experience, training, and technical skills in your career field. As you prepare for your healthcare job interview, you will research your potential employers and practice your interviewing and communication skills.

    Clear communication is an important part of the job so healthcare employees will want to see how clearly and honestly you respond.

    Although you will need to practice answers to your potential employer’s interview questions, it’s also necessary to prepare questions to ask of your potential employers. Asking questions during your job interview will help you get to know more about the potential employer and decide if the job is a good match for you.

  • 5 Benefits of Choosing a Medical Assistant Career

    Category(ies): Professional Medical Assistant

    medical assistant training school benefits medical assistant careerFIND OUT WHY PEOPLE ARE GETTING JOB TRAINING IN THIS FIELD

    Going to medical assisting school is becoming a popular choice among people who want to work in the healthcare industry. Medical assistants can get trained in a relatively short period of time, and can find work in medical offices, specialty offices, hospitals, rehab centers, and other medical facilities. Take a look at these 5 reasons why people are choosing this field.

    1. You can get started fast in a new career

    One of the first questions people ask about this career is, “How fast can I get trained?” Most medical assistant schools take less than one year to complete. This is a good alternative for someone who may not be in a position to attend a four-year college. In just one year’s time, you will learn about medical terminology, clinical procedures, electronic health records, office procedures, clinical procedures, and more. If you work hard, you will be amazed at how much you learn, and you will be prepared with the skills you need to start your new career.

  • Why Hygiene Is so Important for Healthcare Workers

    Category(ies): Student Life

    personal hygiene 5 tips clanliness healthcare job5 Tips for Cleanliness on the Job

    Personal hygiene is a necessity of life. Staying clean helps us to build relationships, stay healthy, and raises our self-esteem. Practicing a hygienic lifestyle means washing and maintaining all parts of the body that affect appearance and smell with regular bathing, brushing teeth, and the washing of hair.

    In a healthcare job, it is especially important to stay clean and take care of your personal hygiene. After all, staying clean helps maintain a healthy environment for your patients. In fact, poor hygiene can lead to the spread of diseases.

  • 5 Tips for Taking the Pain out of Writing a Cover Letter (with sample)

    Category(ies): Job Search Tips

    cover letter tips healthcare job searchWriting a cover letter doesn’t have to be difficult!

    Writing a cover letter is an important part of completing job applications, and often it’s one of the most dreaded parts. But there is no reason to dread it! Writing a cover letter can be made easier if you read the following tips and avoid the common cover letter mistakes.

    Tip 1: All it takes is 4 simple paragraphs

    If you look at a blank page and start to panic, don’t worry. A cover letter can be as short as 4 simple paragraphs.

    • Paragraph 1: intro and where you saw the job ad
  • Becoming a Medical Coder…Is it the Right Path for You?

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

    medical billing and coding training program salter school Get the “FAQs” on Medical Billing and Coding training

    If you are in the market for career training, you may have heard about the field of Medical Billing and Coding. The Salter School in Massachusetts is proud to provide training in this field through its Health Claims Specialist program. The program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to become medical billers or medical coders—all in less than one year’s time. 

    Read our frequently asked questions to find out more about becoming a medical billing and coding specialist.

  • 3 Benefits of a Hot Stone Massage

    Category(ies): Massage Therapy

    hot stone massage benefits massage therapy training programHot Stone Massage is Part of the Massage Therapy Training at Salter School 

    Hot stone massages are one of the most popular massages that clients receive from a massage therapist. During the specialty massage, a therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their hands to rub clients’ muscles. They also place the stones on specific body parts to bring warmth to those areas.

    The heated stones help massage therapists work more deeply and quickly with muscles. Many massage patients enjoy the hot stone technique for its effective and relaxing benefits.

  • 5 Ways that Medical Assistants Make a Difference

    Category(ies): Professional Medical Assistant

    medical assistant training program salter schoolMEDICAL ASSISTANTS ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF A PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL TEAM

    Have you ever heard the phrase “It takes a village”? On a similar note, it takes a whole team of professionals to provide the kinds of healthcare services that people have come to expect. From doctors and nurses to technicians and assistants—every member of the team plays an important role.


  • How to Act Professional in Your Healthcare Career

    Category(ies): Professional Medical Assistant, Health Claims Specialist / Medical Billing and Coding, Massage Therapy, Pharmacy Technician, On The Job

    6 professional tips ways to be professional6 Ways to Step Up Your Game

    All healthcare jobs are essential to the proper functioning of health facilities like hospitals or doctors’ offices. In a healthcare job, you may be responsible for assisting in patient care, following procedures, and communicating with patients every day. Whether you’re a medical assistant, practical nurse, or medical coder, healthcare facilities depend on you to be professional.

    As you may have learned in your training program, you will have to work with co-workers, patients, and supervisors throughout your career. Acting and speaking professionally are necessary to help build a successful career and strong business relationships.

  • Massage Therapist Sample Resume

    Category(ies): Massage Therapy, Job Search Tips


    As a new massage therapist just graduated from massage therapy school, it’s important to have a resume that shows off the skills you have learned. Your resume is your chance to market yourself to a potential employer and show them why you are the best candidate for the job.

    If you are stuck staring at a blank screen and don’t know where to begin, why not try looking at a sample resume? A sample resume can give you ideas on how to organize your resume, as well as what types of information to include. Take a look at our sample resume and our resume tips, and see if this is what you need to get started.

  • Come Study in Malden, MA!

    Category(ies): Student Life

    maden massachusetts  greater boston area salter schoolSalter School’s campus is just 15 minutes from Boston

    Malden, Massachusetts is a city of culture, influence, and historical prestige. You may not have even heard of Malden. Its close proximity to Boston means it’s often overshadowed in the travel books. But Malden is a town with the perfect blend of country, city, and culture. It also plays an influential part in American history and is home to many significant personalities.

    Did you know that during the American Revolution, Malden’s citizens were a part of the early resistance who fought the British forces? It was also the first town to petition the colonial government to withdraw from the British Empire.

  • 7 Steps in the Life Cycle of a Medical Insurance Claim

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

    7 steps life cycle medical billing and coding training programMedical Billers and Coders play an important role

    Have you ever wondered how your medical insurance works? What goes on behind the scenes that makes your insurance company pay the bill? How does your doctor get paid? How do Medicare and Medicaid work? All of this may sound a little mysterious to you, but it’s all in a day’s work for a Medical Biller or Medical Coder.

    At the Salter School, we train our students with the medical billing and coding skills they need to become Health Claims Specialists. With our training, they are prepared to work in the billing or coding departments of hospitals, doctors’ offices, and other medical facilities.

  • 6 Ways to Eat Nutritiously

    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    eat nutritiously national nutrition month march salter school​CELEBRATE NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH WITH HEALTHY EATING TIPS!

    Perhaps it was your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier, but life got in the way or your cravings for salted, fatty foods are getting the best of you.

    Sticking to a nutritious diet can be hard! Many people have trouble eating healthy throughout the week because of their busy schedules, cravings, or because it’s simply convenient to eat unhealthy foods.

    To celebrate National Nutrition Month in March, we offer six ways you can focus on a nutritious diet. These tips will help you save money by pacing your intake, avoiding the convenience stores, and scheduling food preparation.

    If you stick to these tips you could see an improvement in your health, weight, and energy!

  • Salter School’s Sample Health Claims Specialist Resume

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


    If you are almost finished with your career training at the Salter School, it’s time to start working on your resume! After your externship and graduation, you will have new skills and important experience that you will want to highlight for potential employers.

    If you find it difficult to write your resume, try this sample resume to give you a basis for how to organize your resume. Then think back to all the skills you have developed during the course of your Health Claims Specialist program. Next, talk with your Career Services advisor about the best way to frame your accomplishments. Then get started!

  • 9 Heart-Healthy Tips to Take Care of your Ticker

    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    heart health tips, medical assistant schoolsFEBRUARY IS NATIONAL HEART MONTH

    February is National Heart Month—a month when the American Heart Association raises awareness about heart disease. You may not be aware of this, but heart disease is the number one killer of women. By raising awareness, the Heart Association hopes to save lives.

    There are steps that you can take to help reduce your risk. Knowing the signs and symptoms of heart disease, as well as following heart-healthy advice are two practices that can help. We have gathered some of the American Heart Association’s heart-healthy tips. Take a look, and see what you can do to take care of your heart.

  • The Salter School’s Campus Near Lowell, Mass Reaches Out to High School Seniors

    Category(ies): Student Life

    salter lowell massachusetts training program For some grads, career-focused training can be an alternative to a four-year college

    Attention high school seniors in the Lowell, Massachusetts area. Deciding what you are going to do after graduation can be difficult for many young people. There is a whole world of choices before you, and there is pressure to decide what type of post-secondary education you want to pursue.

    If you are someone who does not feel that a four-year college is the right path for you, you are not alone. But don’t worry…there are other options. Community colleges offer two-year associate’s degree programs, and vocational schools have job training that might be a better fit for you. A third alternative is private career-focused schools that prepare you for job fields in less than one year’s time.

  • 5 Great Reasons to Fall for Fall River, Mass

    Category(ies): Student Life

    fall river Massachusetts medical training programsThe Salter School is proud to be part of this historic city

    If you live in Fall River, you might take for granted some of the positive parts of our city. Sure, everyone has heard of Lizzie Borden, but there is more to Fall River than the legacy of an alleged axe murderess! Over the many years, the city has certainly gone through some difficult times, but check out some of the reasons why there is more to love.

    The Fall River festivals

    Fall River is famous for its festivals, celebrating the city’s Portuguese heritage. The Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England in August and the Feast of Santo Christo in May are major highlights of each year. It wouldn’t be Fall River without them!

  • Salter School’s Sample Medical Assistant Resume

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

    sample medical assistant resumeUSE THIS EXAMPLE TO GET YOURS STARTED TODAY!

    Do you get writer’s block when it’s time to work on your resume? Sometimes looking at a sample resume can help you break through the writer’s block and get something written.

    A sample resume gives you ideas for how to organize your resume, headings you can use, and the types of information that you might want to include. Remember, these days most resumes are submitted online and scanned by a computer. Therefore it is best to use very little formatting. An overly formatted design might confuse the computer. So keep it simple!

    Once you’ve looked at this sample, you might also want to see our Resume Tips for additional help in writing your resume. Before you know it, your writer’s block will be history!

  • 8 Tips for Taking your LinkedIn Profile from Good to Great!

    Category(ies): Job Search Tips

    LinkedIn profile tip healthcare fieldDon’t miss out on LinkedIn if you are looking for a job in the healthcare field

    Calling all students training to be Professional Medical Assistants, Health Claims Specialists, Massage Therapists, and Pharmacy Technicians at the Salter School! Do you have a LinkedIn profile? Is it as strong as it should be? Let us help you improve your profile with these tips. Or, if you haven’t created a LinkedIn profile yet, what are you waiting for?

    Tip #1: Show that smile! Employers will want to see a photograph of you in your LinkedIn profile. While it is not required, it makes a huge difference in the number of people who view your profile. Make sure the picture looks professional—one that you would want an employer to see.

  • Where to Find Medical Billing and Coding Training in Boston

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


    The Boston region is famous for its commitment to healthcare. Think about the major healthcare institutions in the Boston region. UMass Memorial Healthcare, Massachusetts General, Brigham and Women’s, and Boston Medical Center are just a few of the institutions that make Boston a center of healthcare and research.

    One of the results of this dynamic healthcare center is the emergence of many career fields. Consider all the careers in medicine you can imagine, from surgeons, internists, and researchers to all of the positions in medical technology, nursing, and administration.

  • 10 Things You Don’t Want to Do in a Job Interview

    Category(ies): Job Search Tips


    Big Mistake 1: Arriving late
    There is almost no reason good enough to arrive at a job interview late. Arriving late sends a signal to the employer that you are not reliable. Instead, arrive about 10 minutes early. This may require mapping out the location in advance, and leaving extra early to make it with time to spare.

  • A Dream Come True: Working with Olympic Athletes

    Category(ies): Massage Therapy

    massage therapy training program, massage therapy schoolMassage therapy graduate David Silvia excels in his career

    If you have ever wondered how far a Salter School education can take you, look at the impressive career of David Silvia, a 2006 graduate of the Massage Therapy training program at our Fall River campus. This man can’t be stopped!

    David has always been athletic, and throughout his adult life, he particularly enjoyed archery as his main hobby. When a sports injury led him to receive massage treatments at age 54, he became interested in the field, and decided it was time for a career change. He enrolled in the Massage Therapy program and hasn’t looked back since. We know it takes a lot of courage to go back to school when you’re in your 50’s, but courage isn’t a problem for David!

  • 5 Resolutions You Can Keep for the Whole Year

    Category(ies): Student Life, Health and Wellness

    new years resolutions salter schoolKeeping it simple is a great way to stick with your resolutions

    Do you tend to make New Year’s resolutions that are too ambitious? Do you find that you’ve forgotten about them before January is even over? If that’s the case, why not try starting small?

    Here are 5 examples of “small” resolutions that can potentially lead to big changes if you stick with them. Pick one or two of them, and give them a try! Or choose your own small resolutions and try to stick by them for the whole year!

  • 3 Reasons to Get a Chair Massage

    Category(ies): Massage Therapy

    massage therapy training, what is a chair massageGiving chair massages is part of the massage therapy training at the Salter School’s massage clinic

    Getting a full-body massage can be a luxurious treat that lasts for nearly an hour. But what do you do if you don’t have an hour to spare? Or what if you just want a little “touch-up” in between your regular massages? In these cases, many people have found that chair massages are an inexpensive and time-efficient way to relieve stress and promote relaxation. 

    What is a chair massage, and how does it work? A chair massage takes place in a chair that is specially designed for the comfort and safety of the client. It allows the massage therapist to reach the shoulders, upper back, neck, arms, hands, and the top part of the lower back. With the client in the seated position, the therapist can deliver a massage that helps the muscles in those regions of the body to relax.

  • Can You Make the Grade? 3 Great Self-Assessment Strategies for Medical Assistants

    Category(ies): Professional Medical Assistant

    medical assistant school, medical assistant trainingUse these resources to strengthen your weakest areas

    Medical assistant training can be a challenge. There are a lot of new things to learn when you are preparing for a job in the field of healthcare. Some students report that it is difficult to learn the medical terminology and pharmaceutical medications. Others find it hard to remember the steps involved in clinical procedures. But don’t worry…you are not alone!

    There are many ways to get added help. First of all, your instructors are there to help you. They want you to gain a thorough understanding of the topics, and they want you to succeed in finding a job as a medical assistant. If you are having trouble, ask them for help. Your school may even offer extra tutoring services if you need them.

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