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  • A Day in the Life of a Medical Assistant

    life as a medical assistant​Find out if this career is right for you.

    If you are looking for a career in the healthcare field that is varied and fast paced, you may want to find out more about becoming a medical assistant. A medical assistant may work in the front office, provide care, or do a combination of both.

  • Increase Your Veggie Intake for National Nutrition Month

    Follow these tips for healthier eating in March to look and feel better

    Close-up of colorful, healthy vegetables.Let’s face it—hardly anyone eats enough vegetables. Even vegetarians can be more focused on starches and non-meat sources of protein than getting in plenty of leafy greens and colorful vegetables. If you’re someone who can’t seem to get the recommended servings of veggies every day, you’re not alone. We have suggestions for ways to sneak them into your eating routine that won’t feel too much like work.

  • Should I Go to College? What Are the Options Besides College?

    Not every job requires a four-year college degree

    Young African American high school student wonders if college is the right educational choice for him.If you’re a high school senior, you probably feel the pressure every time someone asks, “Where are you going to college?” College is a great opportunity for many students, but for others, college may simply not be in the cards. That’s nothing to be ashamed of! College may not be for everyone, and that’s okay.

  • Manchester Massage Therapy Students Experience Acupuncture First-Hand

    A recent field trip rounded out their training in Eastern body techniques

    Split image shows a traditional Chinese acupuncture figurine with points and meridians, and the other side shows acupuncture needles being used.On February 9, four Massage Therapy students at the Manchester campus of Seacoast Career Schools had the opportunity to try acupuncture for themselves. Instructor Cheryl Giorlando brought her class to the Manchester Acupuncture Studio, where they were able to experience community acupuncture. This outing had a strong positive impact on the students and reinforced many aspects of what they were learning in class.

  • What’s the Difference Between a Medical Assistant and a Nursing Assistant (CNA)?

    How to choose the right healthcare career training program for you

    Side-by-side portraits of two female healthcare workers, one is a Medical Assistant and the other is a Nursing Assistant.Have you ever considered a career in healthcare? If you don’t know anything about healthcare, it may sound like a stretch for you. But did you know there are many healthcare careers you can do without a college degree? Did you know that there are many healthcare jobs that can be trained for in less than one year? In other words, beginning a career in healthcare could be within your reach.

    This article looks at two such jobs: the professional medical assistant and the nursing assistant (CNA). We will look at each career choice and how can you get started down the road to one of these careers.

  • Why Handwashing Is Essential in Healthcare

    This precautionary step to reduce germs is critical during this dangerous flu season

    Close-up of a Medical Assistant washing her hands before touching a patient in an examine room.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on any given day, one out of about every 25 patients in a hospital has at least one infection they got as a result of receiving healthcare. One of the factors is that those who work in healthcare tend to wash their hands less than half as often as they should. But healthcare workers should always make it a priority to keep their patients safe from germs, and handwashing is essential.

    During a flu season with the severity of the one we are having now, handwashing is not just important—it can be lifesaving, especially if you work in one of the allied health professions. Washing your hands often is one of six steps the CDC recommends for preventing yourself from getting the flu.

  • Sanford Massage Therapy Students Gear up for April Clinic

    Members of the public are welcome to come for affordable massages from students-in-training

    Massage Therapy Clinic offered to the public by students from Seacoast Career Schools’ Sanford campus, April 2-5, 2018. Call for appointment 207-490-0509If you’re looking for a place to get a reasonably priced massage in the Sanford area, then look no further than Seacoast Career Schools. Three students in the Massage Therapy program will be operating an on-campus massage clinic during the first week of April at the Sanford Campus, so they can practice the techniques they’ve been learning. Members of the public are welcome to make appointments for Monday through Thursday of that week, generally between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

  • Children’s Dental Health Month: How to Protect Young Teeth

    It’s never too early to focus on taking care of teeth

    A father shows his young son how to properly brush his teeth to begin a lifelong habit of good dental care.Since February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, it’s a great time to “brush up” on the basics with kids about good dental habits. If you’re a parent, or studying to be a Dental Assistant, you’ll want to keep this information in mind when you’re dealing with young ones.

  • Sanford Students Take a Closer Look at Nutrition

    Seacoast Career School students from the Sanford campus show off their hard work with a fabulous presentation of their 5th term nutrition board project. By measuring the sugar content in what they eat, three students reveal the reality behind food labels

    Three students at the Sanford campus of Seacoast Career Schools recently got a wake-up call about the sugar content of foods they routinely eat. Medical Assisting students Devin Donnelly, Ashly Bell, and Priscilla Forziati showed off their hard work with a poster presentation showcasing a highly practical aspect what they’re learning in their 5th-term nutrition class.

  • Preparing for a Medical Assisting Job Interview

    Young African American woman interviews for a job as a Medical Assistant. These sample questions—and answers—will put you on the right track for presenting yourself professionally

    If you’re in school to become a Medical Assistant, you’re working towards a job in this important healthcare profession. As your training program comes to a close, you’re probably doing all you can to line up job interviews. An essential part of this process is preparing for the conversations you’ll be having with prospective employers. And like so many things in life, a key to becoming good is practice!

  • Make 2018 Your Year with Less Stress

    It pays off to find ways to be mindful and present instead of anxious and harried

    Close-up of a woman in jeans and a cozy sweater holding a warm cup of tea and relaxing, stress-free, in the winter.January is a great time to make resolutions for the new year. The trick is sticking to them longer than a week or two! But with the pressures of school and/or work weighing on you, the resolution to make life less stressful should be on everyone’s list.

  • How to Write a Resume for a Dental Assisting Job

    A male dentist sits near his patient. His dental assistant is in the background.Use this sample to get your job search process started

    Many people find writing resumes to be overwhelming and intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you’re finishing up a training program in how to be a dental assistant, you’ll soon be on the job market. Reward yourself for all that hard work by creating a resume that shows off all the skills and experience you’ve gained. That’s the first step towards getting that job you’ve been training for. But don’t worry—we’ve got a sample resume to get you started.

     

  • How to Choose a Career After High School: Spotlight on Professional Medical Assistant Career

    Seacoast Career Schools students in Manchester, New Hampshire take their lunch break in the beautifully restored building.What is your next step in getting ready for a career?

    What should I do after high school? This is a common question for students in their junior and senior year of high school. Lots of people—from your teachers and guidance counselors to your parents and friends—are asking you, “what are you doing next year?” There may be a lot of pressure to apply to colleges, but for some students, college may not be the best path.

  • Tips for Keeping Your Holidays Fun and Healthy

    Multi-generational African American family enjoys being together, while sharing a well-balanced Christmas holiday dinner.We’ve got ways to keep your mind and body in balance at this busy time of year 

    We could all use a few reminders at this hectic time about ways to keep the holidays from becoming overwhelming—and even unhealthy. To start with, keep it simple and insulate yourself from unreasonably high expectations. Remember: the whole point is to have a nice time, enjoy friends and family, and share what you have. It doesn't have to be all that complicated—contrary to what advertising (and some of your relatives) may tell you!

  • Learn How to Write a Better Cover Letter (with sample) 

    Close-up of a woman signing her cover letter with a pen.Follow these steps to take the pain out of writing your next cover letter

    Writing doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Sometimes it’s especially hard if you have to write about yourself – like in a cover letter for a job application, where you really want to outshine the competition.  But don’t worry, we are here to help! Try following these steps to make the writing process easier and to avoid some common mistakes.

  • Specialized Massages to Treat Medical Conditions

    Male massage therapist gives an elderly patient a foot & ankle massage in a hospital settingThe power of touch can help ease the pain of many medical problems

    What if there was a cost-effective way to treat pain without side effects? What if we had a way to help mental illness without medication? The ancient healing art of massage therapy has been used for centuries to relax muscles, lower stress, make us feel better, and aid in pain management for a variety of medical problems and other special needs. Today, more and more massage therapists are helping people who suffer from medical conditions from arthritis to cancer.

  • How to Create Your LinkedIn Profile

    LinkedIn can be an important tool in your job search

    When searching for a job, you want to use all the tools in your toolbox. One of those tools is LinkedIn, the social media network for job seekers. LinkedIn not only helps increase your exposure to hiring managers and employers but can provide the latest trends in your industry, connect you to other people in your career, and suggest potential jobs.

    If you aren’t already using LinkedIn, you will need to create a profile. It’s only a few simple steps to start your free account.

  • Relearning How to Study

    Older students can use these tips to help fit studying into their busy lives

    If you just went back to school after an absence, studying may seem like a foreign concept. One of the greatest challenges of an older student is finding the balance between other life priorities and school. Use these tips to help you improve your study habits, so you can get the most out of your school experience.

  • Home for the Holidays?

    Thanksgiving survial tips mad pastry chefsIf seeing family makes you want to skip the turkey and all its trimmings, try these survival tips

    Thanksgiving is finally here! We should all be thankful for family. Right? If you are less than excited to spend time with family this holiday, we are here to help you keep calm and maybe even have some fun. So, if there are questions you don’t want to hear or in-laws to be avoided this Thanksgiving, we have created a survival guide to help you out.

  • Become a Better Dental Assistant

    Dental Assistant with patientStriving to be the best dental assistant you can be may boost your job satisfaction

    You’ve worked hard to become a dental assistant, and now that you’ve gotten the job you sought, you want to succeed. We may all define success differently, but you can make a difference in how rewarding your career is by always striving to overcome challenges, staying positive, and valuing the role you play in helping people with their dental needs. If you’re wondering what you can do to improve, we’ve compiled some suggestions to get you started.

  • 7 Organizational Ideas for Students

    Getting your life in order can put you on the path to success

    If your to-do list is growing and you’re finding it challenging to balance work, school, and personal time, it’s more than your daily schedule that suffers. Organizing your life will help you make more time for yourself, keep you balanced, reduce the stress, and can lead to more accomplishments. Here are seven tips to help you clean the clutter in your life.

  • Your resume is your best marketing tool

    Use these tips to help create a resume that sets you apart from other applicants

    Congratulations, you have figured out the career that you feel will give you the most job satisfaction, you worked hard to complete your studying and training, and you’re ready to start applying for jobs! Whether you have lots of job experience or this is your first job, you will need to create a resume that aims to impress potential employers.

  • 5 Tips to Help Lower Your Diabetes Risk

    national diabetes month​It’s National Diabetes Month—learn how lifestyle changes can make a difference

    November was named National Diabetes Month to raise awareness of this incurable disease that affects over 29 million Americans. The three types of diabetes include: type 1, where your body fails to produce insulin; type 2, when your body fails to use insulin well and has a hard time keeping your blood sugar at the right levels; and gestational, which affects some women during pregnancy. Type 2 is not only the most common but also the most preventable.

  • Career Options for Massage Therapists

    career options for massage therapists​Find out more about where massage therapists work

    As the public increasingly recognizes the health benefits of massage therapy, massage therapists have a growing number of options when it comes to deciding where to practice. Before you start your job search, familiarize yourself with the all the options available to see which one best suits your needs and skills.

  • 5 Fun Fall Activities to Do Near Manchester

    fall fun in manchester​From apple picking to fall foliage, make every weekend count this fall

    Take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather this fall and experience all that the Manchester area offers. You won’t have to travel far to enjoy these 5 fun fall activities that make living in New England extra special.

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