Medical Careers

  • More People Working Past Retirement

    Posted by Alex on 23 May 2012

    As highlighted on a recent podcast from the bestselling authors of Freakonomics, more people are remaining at work past traditional retirement age. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, the trend of increasing older workers is expected to continue throughout the decade. The recent recession and an overall aging of the population are likely causes of this trend. As workers stay at their jobs, the necessity of professioanls who provide wellness skills, such as Massage Therapy and Physical Therapy Assistance, should likewise continue to increase. SOLEX College continues to develop its excellent programs in these careers!

  • Massage Therapy

    Posted by Alex on 22 May 2012

    For thousands of years, cultures around the world have realized the health benefits of Massage Therapy. Massage techniques (often referred to as “modalities”) have evolved to promote well-being, reduce stress and assist in rehabilitation after injury. From elder care to prenatal massage and from luxurious resorts to professional sports, massage therapy has continued to grow as an essential component of healthy living.

  • Medical Assistant Outlook Bright

    Posted by Alex on 22 May 2012

    As health care providers scramble to cut costs and the future of health care remains murky, one fact has become clear: Medical Assistant jobs continue to grow, even in this stagnant economy.

  • Health Care Options

    Posted by Lindsey on 17 Aug 2011

    In the world of health care, the career possibilities are endless. The beauty of the medical world, with all its career options, is that you can make your career your own. The difficulty is trying to narrow it down and determine which health care career path is the best one for you. Becoming either a certified nursing assistant (CNA) or a medical assistant are both great places to start.

  • For the Love of the Job

    Posted by Lindsey on 22 Jun 2011

    Caring for others is not always easy. But for some, it is a passion. The beauty of becoming a certified nursing assistant (CNA) is that it gives you the chance to make a real difference.

  • CNA Training Program

    Posted by Lindsey on 13 Sep 2010

    A certified nursing assistant (CNA) is a term used for a person assisting patients with activities of daily living. This would include eating, bathing, dressing and bed making. A CNA works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). A CNA may work in a variety of healthcare settings, such as hospitals, extended care facilities, nursing homes and clinics.

  • What's Life Like in Medical Assistant School?

    Posted by Elizabeth on 18 Jun 2010

    Until I started working at SOLEX College, I had never heard the term "medical assistant", and I had no idea that there was such a thing as "medical assistant school". I've been to the doctor and been poked and prodded, but I just assumed the person administering these procedures was a nurse. Turns out that might not be the case. They were probably medical assistants. So now that I know these people exist, I wanted to find out what they go through to become capable of doing their jobs.