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  • 5 Tips on How to Dress for Work Success

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester; Sanford
    Category(ies): On The Job

    tips for dressing professionally, how to dress for workBe aware of what the way you dress for work says about you

    Part of being effective for your job means dressing the part. Whether you wear scrubs to work, business attire, or “business casual,” the same principles hold true for how to dress for work success. If you work in the healthcare field, and scrubs are your work outfit, how you wear them can make you look either professional or sloppy. (You might want to follow these tips on looking your best in scrubs).

  • Manchester’s Student Ambassador Program Is Going Strong

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

    seacoast career schools student ambassadorsTwo students are taking the lead in supporting their peers in practical as well as fun ways

    The students at the Manchester campus of Seacoast Career Schools are benefitting greatly from a Student Ambassador Program that is now in full swing. This initiative designates several more-experienced students to support their peers with help of any kind. This can include making the transition to the academic aspect of student life or even just the practicalities of getting to school, making friends, or meeting their basic needs.

  • What It Takes to Become a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

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

    medical billing school​These medical professionals play a vital role in the healthcare system

    Medical billing and coding specialists have an essential role at a hospital or doctor’s office. These professionals prepare, process, and submit insurance claims and bills for patient services, so that the healthcare provider gets paid for services rendered.

  • Honoring Seacoast Instructors for Teacher Appreciation Week

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester; Sanford
    Category(ies): Student Life

    Seacoast Sanford Teacher Appreciation mealBoth campuses held special events last week to thank the instructors they value so much

    Teacher Appreciation Week is always worth celebrating—especially at Seacoast Career Schools, where the instructors go so far above and beyond for the students. Here we offer some highlights from the two campuses’ activities last week.

  • What Does a Dental Assistant Do?

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester
    Category(ies): Dental Assistant

    dental assistant responsibilities, dental assistant job description​Find out if this position in the dental field is right for you

    Can you visualize yourself in scrubs and working as a professional in dental healthcare? If you like being organized and using your hands, then being a dental assistant could be a great career choice. Dental assistants work in a dentist’s office and have a wide range of responsibilities, ranging from office tasks to lab work. One of the most comprehensive and varied roles in dentistry, it’s suitable for individuals who like a hands-on job that demands technical, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

  • Get to Know 4 Manchester Instructors for Teacher Appreciation Week

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

    Seacoast career schools, get to know the instructorsCelebrate Teacher Appreciation Week by learning some fun facts about your instructors

    For the first part of May, schools around the country are celebrating Teacher Appreciation. Here at Seacoast Manchester, we thought it would be fun to learn some basic facts about an instructor from each of the school’s four different programs. Some of the answers might surprise you!

  • Use Yoga to Help You Relax

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

    yoga for health and stress relief​Take a few minutes out of your day to move, breathe, and stretch

    Are you having trouble unwinding at the end of a challenging day? Do you dread getting out of bed because of everything you have ahead of you? There’s a simple solution that can bring your quick relief—and it’s free, as well as good for your mind and body. Yoga.

  • Tips on How to Be a Great Medical Assistant

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester; Sanford
    Category(ies): Professional Medical Assistant

    be a great medical assistantIt takes a range of “hard” and “soft” skills to be good at this job in healthcare

    If you’ve studied to be a medical assistant, you’re on your way to a profession that can offer lots of opportunities. Starting your first job after you finish your program can be exciting, but also a bit nerve-wracking. You’ll have gained plenty of training, but it can help to keep some things in mind about what makes people successful in this position.

     

  • How to Support “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work” Day

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

    take your daughter or son to work day​April 27 is a chance to show kids that the world of work can be fun and engaging

    Whether you have kids or not, on Thursday, April 27, you might have the chance to interact with young people where you work. It’s National “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work” Day. And while this might seem like it pertains only to parents, you can participate as a mentor, or simply as a coworker on the day to make this experience valuable for young visitors.

  • Manchester Massage Students Donate Time and Skills to Boston Marathoners

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

    seacoast students support Boston Marathon runners, massage therapy​At last Monday’s marathon, students joined instructors and graduates in support of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge

    It was a sunny and unseasonably warm day at the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17. This made the 26-mile course all that more grueling for the runners, but there to help the medical team serve those in need was a group of 16 volunteers from the Manchester campus of Seacoast Career Schools. 

  • How You Can Help Patients to Quit Smoking

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

    Seacoast Career Schools, stop smoking help, quitting smoking​There are a number of steps healthcare professionals can take to support patients who want to quit

    Whether you already work in a dental office, as a medical assistant, or as a massage therapist, or are training now to enter the heathcare field, you’ll have many interactions daily with people who struggle with the deadly smoking habit. It’s empowering to know that there are steps you can take to support these individuals in making the choice to quit. Healthcare providers have a particular relationship to the health issues of smoking and are in a unique position to support patients in the process of quitting.

  • What to Look for in an Employer

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester; Sanford
    Category(ies): Job Search Tips

    what to consider when looking for an employer, company values​In your job search, it’s wise to focus on company qualities that mean the most to you

    When you’re looking for a job, it’s easy to focus on what seems like your primary goal: convincing the employer that they should hire you. But it’s also a good idea to take a step back and remember what you’re looking for. There are some things that might make one company more appealing to you than another. If you know what qualities you’re seeking in an employer, when you see a job listing or go on an interview, you can get a better sense of how much that employer matches up. This could be one of the keys to finding a position that will be satisfying to you in the long term.

  • What Makes Swedish Massage So Popular?

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester; Sanford
    Category(ies): Massage Therapy

    swedish massage, massage therapist school​This style of massage encompasses a number of health benefits

    Swedish massage is common in spa treatments, and many students in massage therapist school will be trained in this methodology. But why is it so well known? What distinguishes it from other styles of massage?

  • 5 Ways That Pets Support Your Health

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester; Sanford
    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    how pets benefit your healthFurry critters do more than bring us joy—they make us healthier

    Anyone who’s had a pet knows that familiar feeling of coming home to one. The wagging tail of a dog or the cat rubbing up against your legs can take the edge off even the most difficult day. Pets are always happy to see us, and caring for them takes us outside ourselves. But it turns out that there are several aspects of having a pet that are good for your health, including:

  • Ways to Reduce Your Stress during Stress Awareness Month

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester; Sanford
    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    stress awareness month, stress busters​Finding moments of peace throughout your day is good for your health

    We all struggle with stress, stemming from busy lives, demanding careers, and family and friends with lots of needs. This can make it hard to remember to find opportunities for joy—which are equally important! April is National Stress Awareness Month, and it’s the perfect opportunity to take stock of your stress level. Start identifying ways you can lighten your load—at least inside your head, if not on your “to do” list.

  • Seacoast’s Manchester Students Help Runners at the Shamrock Half Marathon

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester
    Category(ies): Professional Medical Assistant, Health and Wellness

    medical assisting students volunteer at Shamrock half marathonFour Medical Assisting students gained experience in a unique acute care setting

    On Saturday, March 25, hundreds of runners gathered in Veteran’s Park in Manchester, New Hampshire to run the 13.1-mile course of the inaugural Shamrock Half Marathon. Four Seacoast Career Schools students and one instructor were there as well—doing much more than cheering. They were part of the team staffing the medical tent, which Elliot Hospital supervises each year.

     

  • Fun Medical Facts for Medical Assistant Students

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester; Sanford
    Category(ies): Professional Medical Assistant, Health and Wellness

    fun medical facts, medical trivia​Studying to be a medical assistant? You still might not be aware of some of these strange medical facts!

    People in our medical assistant program are required to develop quite a bit of medical knowledge. From human anatomy and physiology to medical terminology, there’s a lot to absorb. It’s a good idea to make learning fun, so maybe take a break and browse through this list of unusual medical facts. Maybe some of these pieces of trivia will stick with you, or help you remember other details of your studies.

  • Massage Therapy Students Bring Relief to Memory Care Center Employees

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

    seacoast sanford massage therapists​Seacoast-Sanford students take part in a local employee appreciation day 

    Seven massage therapy students at Seacoast’s Sanford campus recently gave back to members of the community while they practiced their skills. By providing chair massages, the students took part in an employee appreciation day on March 16 at Avita of Wells, a memory care center located in Wells, ME, adjacent to York Hospital.

  • Honor Workplace Eye Wellness Month by Taking Care of Your Eyes

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester; Sanford
    Category(ies): On The Job

    March is workplace eye health and safety month, photo of glassesDon't take your eyes from granted when you’re at work

    Do you think eye injuries are uncommon? They happen more than you think. According to Prevent Blindness America, nearly a million Americans have lost sight in the wake of an eye injury, and eye injuries happen to two thousand Americans every day.

     

  • Seacoast Sanford Partners with Local Adult Education Organization

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

    seacoast sanford partners with Sanford Community Adult Education, photo of desksThe collaboration benefits students who are eager to start their training

    At Seacoast Career Schools Sanford, Campus Director Jennifer Marchese recently announced a new collaboration with Sanford Community Adult Education. At a meeting on Thursday, February 23, the partners discussed opportunities that have arisen as a result of the change in requirements of testing for a high school equivalency exam, from the previously used GED (General Educational Development) to the High School Equivalency Test, or HiSET™. (For more information about these qualifications in Maine, visit the state’s Department of Education’s page on High School Completion.)

  • The Benefits of Staying Well Hydrated

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester; Sanford
    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    staying hydrated, benefits of drinking waterKeep that water bottle with you, and your body will love you for it

    It’s National Nutrition Month, and you might not think of water as an essential part of nutrition, but it is! This clear substance makes up a lot of the composition of your body. Our cells need it for almost everything they do. Don’t take water for granted!

  • Seacoast Sanford Partners with the Red Cross

    Relevant Campus(es): Sanford
    Category(ies): Student Life, Health and Wellness

    seacoast sanford partners with Red Cross, blood donation site​This collaboration means a regular donation center in Sanford as well as invaluable experience for students

    On February 23, representatives of Seacoast Career Schools Sanford Campus met with the York County Red Cross to firm up the terms of an ongoing partnership. This new collaboration establishes Seacoast Sanford as a regular blood donation location, where people in the community can come four times a year to donate.

  • A Success Story Returns to the Manchester Campus

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

    seacoast manchester testimonial, student success story​Alumni Christine Wright spoke to classes about her post-graduation experience.

    In mid-February, Christine Wright stopped by the Manchester campus for a quick visit and ended up staying to talk with more than a dozen students about her experience. Having graduated in July 2016 from the Health Claims Specialist program, she was spotted by Tina Olivar, the Seacoast Career Schools program director. Olivar asked Christine if she’d be willing to “say a few words” to some current students and share about her experience. Christine was happy to do so.

  • Celebrate National Nutrition Month with Some Good Healthy Habits

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester; Sanford
    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    easy tips for eating well, simple ways to be healthierThere’s no time like the present to make healthier eating choices

    Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? It can be a challenge to stick to a nutritious diet. We all have busy schedules, and satisfying those cravings can be a welcome stress release. Fast food companies and food manufacturers are experts at convincing you that you need and deserve their tasty treats. And they’re often so convenient.

  • Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month by Supporting Parents

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester; Sanford
    Category(ies): Dental Assistant

    childrens dental health month, dental assistant school​What better time is there to help instill good oral hygiene in young people?

    Students training to become a dental assistant will learn that an important aspect of your job is educating your younger patients about the benefits of taking preventive measures with regards to their teeth. Kids are not always great with routines, but it can help if the staff at a dentist’s office makes an effort to communicate—not only with kids, but with parents as well.

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