Articles by 'Manhattan Institute'

By Manhattan Institute, Posted in Pharmacy Technician

Technology and time change everything, including the duties of a pharmacy technician. Whether you are just looking into becoming a pharmacy technician or have been working in the field for years, it’s important to understand how the landscape is changing. Read on to learn how the duties of a pharmacy technician are changing.How Tighter Restrictions are Changing the Duties of a Pharmacy TechnicianWorking as a pharmacy technician is not for everyone. In order to qualify for the job, you have to have a s... read more.

  • August 23, 2017

By Manhattan Institute, Posted in Students

Maybe you think you’re too busy for friends or don’t enjoy talking to people. Or maybe you just think that making friends with your classmates will make you spend too much time talking and not enough time paying attention. But it turns out that befriending classmates can benefit your education. Don’t believe us? Read on!Befriending Classmates Increases ComfortOne of the most important indicators of your education is how comfortable you feel in class. When you don’t understand somethi... read more.

  • August 17, 2017

By Manhattan Institute, Posted in Medical Billing & Coding

Money isn’t the only reason you should choose a career, but that doesn’t it stop it from being an important factor to consider. While there are many emotionally fulfilling aspects of working in the healthcare field, there are also monetary and security benefits. You don’t have to be a doctor to make a decent living in healthcare, and if you’ve been thinking about becoming a medical biller, you may be surprised by how much they make. So, what is the average salary of a medical biller... read more.

  • August 03, 2017

By Manhattan Institute, Posted in Students

There are two different ways to prepare for any test. Many students try to cram as much information into their short term memory the night or hour before the exam only to find that they don’t remember as much as they’d like - and what they do remember is gone after the test ends. Tired of memorizing information and want to learn something instead? These studying tips for learning information vs. memorizing information will help you ace your next test, but more importantly, they will help you und... read more.

  • July 18, 2017

By Manhattan Institute, Posted in Dialysis Technician

Dialysis technicians make a major difference in people’s lives every single day - often without being recognized. But today, we are going to explore how dialysis technicians impact the lives of their patients and why you may want to become one.What is a Dialysis Technician?Dialysis technicians help patients with kidney disease stay alive by overseeing the process of dialysis - where a machine filters out the toxins from a person’s body when his or her kidneys are unable to do so. Dialysis is the... read more.

  • July 13, 2017

By Manhattan Institute, Posted in Patient Care Technician

If you are already an allied healthcare professional, you can become a patient care technician in as little as 4 weeks, but what does a patient care technician do? Read on to learn what to expect from a career as a patient care technician.What Does a Patient Care Technician Do?A patient care technician (PCT) helps patients with basic tasks that they can no longer do on their own such as bathing, shaving, dressing, eating, and walking. PCTs are also responsible for taking vital signs and drawing blood. Occas... read more.

  • July 05, 2017

By Manhattan Institute, Posted in EKG Technician

Whether you already are an EKG Technician or are interested in becoming one, these skills are essential to your success. Read on to learn 5 skills every EKG Technician should have.Caregiving SkillsLike most healthcare professionals, EKG technicians work closely with patients during difficult times in their lives. It is crucial that a good EKG technician develop caregiving skills to provide positive bedside manner to all patients. You need to develop patience and empathy in order to do your job well. You wil... read more.

  • June 29, 2017

By Manhattan Institute, Posted in Students

New York is home to many spectacular things - the Empire State Building, Central Park, amazing pizza, and best of all, an outstanding number of places to work in the healthcare field. Did you know that the healthcare field is supposed to grow 30% by 2020? Or that healthcare workers make up 12% of the New York workforce? New York’s healthcare field is thriving, and in case you’ve been wondering where you should work, we’ve gathered 5 of the most outstanding hospitals in New York. Check them... read more.

  • June 22, 2017

By Manhattan Institute, Posted in Students

It’s National Nursing Assistants Week, and if you are wondering how to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), we have good news; it’s more accessible than you think.CNAs help other healthcare professionals and are a growing part of the healthcare workforce. They also spend a lot of their time working directly with patients to provide one-on-one care. Read on to learn how to become a Certified Nurse Assistant.Find an Accredited ProgramOnce you decide that a career as a CNA is your goal, the ne... read more.

  • June 20, 2017

By Manhattan Institute, Posted in Students

So you’re making the jump and moving to the Big Apple - congratulations! But before you get pack up and head to the big city, there are a few things you need to know. The following tips for relocating to NYC will prepare you for the nuances you most likely wouldn’t expect.Do Your Research About ApartmentsNew York City is big, and there are 5 different boroughs, each with tons of neighborhoods. It’s overwhelming, and some landlords or brokers may try to take advantage of your since you aren... read more.

  • June 08, 2017