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  • One Simple Body-Language Trick That Can Seriously Boost Confidence During Job Interviews

    Even though Seacoast students have an education under their belts, the fact is that everyone gets nervous during job interviews no matter how well-prepared they are.

    So how can you ensure that your training and professionalism shine through and don’t get overshadowed by nerves during a job interview? Try using the power of body language when applying for medical assistanthealth claims specialist, or massage therapy jobs.

    Research from Harvard University shows that people who stood in a “power pose” prior to job interviews not only felt more confident, they were also rated higher by hiring managers than other candidates.

    Take a cue from super heroes

    So what is a power pose? The Harvard researchers refer to it as the “Wonder Woman pose.” Imagine a person standing with their legs about shoulder-width apart and placing their hands on their hips.

  • Medical Billing and Coding: A Guide to A Fulfilling Career

    medical billing and coding​Health Claims Specialists Work in the Business-side of Healthcare

    If you enjoy office tasks and organization but want to work in a field where you feel like you’re helping others, you might consider a career as a health claims specialist (medical billing and coding). Working in the business-side of healthcare, health claims specialists bill patients and audit insurance claims. This job might also appeal to you if you have an interest in business and finance. 

    Who hires health claims specialists?

    Many different types of medical offices need health claims specialists to help them run their operation. Here are a few of the types of places that hire health claims specialists:

    • Hospitals
    • Physicians offices
    • Government agencies
    • Medical billing companies
    • Nursing facilities
    • Outpatient centers
  • Former Seacoast Career School Graduate Joins the Sanford Campus Team as Director of Career Services

    medical assistant programWelcome Jill A. Brown, our new Director of Career Services!  

    We are excited to welcome Jill A. Brown to our team as the new Director of Career Servives at Seacoast’s Sanford Campus. Jill knows first-hand about wanting to make a career change and pursuing the right eduction to achieve that goal. With a successful background in business banking and management, Jill decided she wanted to pursue work in a medical environment, so she attended the Professional Medical Assistant Program at the Sanford campus. Graduating at the top of her class, Jill went on to work for years in her field in jobs in a laboratory, family practice, orthopedics, and general surgery.

    Jill has always been a strong advocate for a Seacoast Career Schools education. She is excited to share her knowledge and experience with students and graduates to help them along on their pathway to future goals. When it comes time to find a job, the Seacoast career services department is there to offer you support during your job search. As the new Director of Career Services at the Sanford campus, Jill will use her own experience in the field to help students make the first step in their new career. 

  • Why Career-Focused Training Could Be the Right Education for You

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    Getting trained as a medical assistant, health claims specialist, massage therapist, or dental assistant could start you on a new career path in under a year.

    Do you want to make a change in your life? Are you interested in a career but don’t want to spend four years in school? Do you have a GED and are you interested in a program that doesn’t require a diploma? If any of these things are true for you, then you might consider a career-training program at Seacoast Career Schools.

    In a career-focused training program, there are no general education requirements that don’t apply directly to the job you want. These programs are ideal for you if you learn well from hands-on experience and want to start your new career as soon as possible.

    Seacoast campuses host dedicated career services departments that are there for you when it’s time to start your job search. The career services office has connections in the community and may be able to help identify job leads or recommend position that will match your career interests. The department helps Seacoast students prepare a professional resume and prep for interviews. The career services department can also educate students on which certification exams for dental assistants, massage therapists, professional medical coding, electronic health records specialists, and registered medical assistants could further the student’s career.

  • 5 Key Facts About Becoming a Dental Assistant

    dental assistant trainingShould you become a dental assistant?

    Have you thought about working in a dentists office but don’t know where to start? Would you like a career that allows you help others? If so, you might consider training to be a dental assistant. Below are 5 Key Facts to know about becoming a dental assistant.

    1.  Dental assistants perform many tasks.

    Dental assistants help the dentist and the hygienists in the examining room as well as work in the office. Here are a few of the tasks that a dental assistant performs:

    • Greet patients and make sure they are comfortable in the dental chair.
    • Sterilize equipment.
    • Assist the dentist by handing him or her tools.
    • Process X-rays.
    • Perform lab test with the help of the dentist.
    • Organize dental records.
    • Process billing and payment.
    • Schedule appointments.
    • Educate patients about how to keep their teeth clean.

    Do you like performing a variety of tasks? Would you like to work with both patients and dental equipment? Do you enjoy doing some office work? If so then you might consider a career as a dental assistant.

  • 5 Key Facts About Becoming a Massage Therapist

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    Do you want to become a massage therapist?  See if it is right for you. 

    Do you like helping people feel better? Are you interested in wellness? If so, you might consider training to be a massage therapist. Below are 5 Key Facts to know about becoming a massage therapist. 

    1.  Massage therapists soothe physical pains through touch.

    Massage therapists work in a variety of environments, including private offices, fitness centers, and hospitals. Many are self-employed, giving them flexible hours. Here are some of the tasks that massage therapists perform:

    • Discussing with clients their medical history and symptoms. 
    • Discovering which muscles are creating tension.
    • Teaching clients appropriate stretches and exercise to help them work through problem areas at home.
    • Applying the appropriate type of massage to relieve pain.
    • Massage therapists who are self-employed will also need to perform basic bookkeeping and office tasks. 
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