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

By Manhattan Institute, Posted in Students

One of the most common reasons for entering the healthcare field is job security. We’ve compiled 3 interesting NYC healthcare career stats that explain why job security is so great in the healthcare industry.10% of Employed New Yorkers Work in HealthcareThat’s 894,190 people! Really, it’s even more people because this sector is experiencing growth, so the stats are pretty much outdated as soon as they are published. New York is ranked #9 in the country for the overall percentage of healthc... read more.

  • May 30, 2017

By Manhattan Institute, Posted in Students

You have to work really hard to be a great healthcare professional, but sometimes it takes a little bit of luck to become famous, too. They all took different paths to get there, but the following individuals are some of the most famous healthcare professionals out there.Dr. Aaron CarrollDr. Carroll is one of the most internet-famous doctors and provides great insights on his blog and in his youtube videos. He is also a professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean for Research Mentoring at Indiana University... read more.

  • May 25, 2017

By Manhattan Institute, Posted in Students

You spent a lot of time preparing for this. You’ve landed a new healthcare job, and you can’t wait to get started - but first day jitters are bound to pop up. If you’re nervous about your first day (week, month, and year), we have 4 tips for you to start your new healthcare job on the right foot!Learn All You CanTake advantage of your training and orientation period. Many people try to show their competence by moving out of the training period as quickly as possible, but that’s a mis... read more.

  • May 17, 2017

By Manhattan Institute, Posted in Students

If you’ve made your way to this blog post, you’re asking yourself an important question. Is it too late to change careers? This is a crippling question, usually inspired by fear. Read on to learn the most common reasons people think it is too late to change careers - and why, in fact, it isn’t.I’m too old to learn something new and change careers.“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” but thankfully, you’re not a dog. It doesn’t matter how old you are;... read more.

  • May 11, 2017