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    AllHealthcare's Guide to the Best-Paying Cities for Medical Assistants

    Want to know where medical assistants make the most money? This list of the top ten metro areas that pay the highest salaries to medical assistants will show you where to find the best-paying jobs in this profession. It's good to narrow your focus, because there are more than 400,000 medical assistants in the U.S. today and this job is ...
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    Returning After a Leave

    So you took some time off from work. People do it all the time, right? Sure, but you've been gone for several weeks on an extended leave. You had legitimate reasons for taking the time, but you're worried about how the absence will affect your career. Here's how to make sure that it doesn't - at least not adversely. h4. Stay ...
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    Top 10 Best and Worst States to Be a Healthcare Administrator

    Top 10 Best and Worst States to Be a Healthcare Administrator
    Healthcare administrators, also known as medical and health services managers, are the backbone of a healthcare system. While they don't interact with patients, they do make sure that the hospital is running efficiently. Healthcare administrators focus on administrative tasks behind the scenes. Before you start on the road toward becoming a healthcare administrator, make sure your path is leading you to ...
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    Re-Enter the Workplace Easily

    Have you been at home and out of the job market for several years, and now want to get a job? That gap in your resume -- whether it's from taking time off to raise your children, tending to a family illness or just getting some R&R -- can be viewed by a potential employer in a positive light. But it's ...
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    Top 10 Best and Worst States to Be a Home Health Aide

    Top 10 Best and Worst States to Be a Home Health Aide
    Professionals in home health aide careers have the ability to move where they want and still find ample employment in almost every state. However, there are some states that are better than others. Before you take the leap into home health care, consider the average salary of your place of residence, and compare it to the rest of the country. You ...
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    Resume Dilemma: How to Handle a Spotty Work History

    In today's economy, you need to carefully present your experience to avoid being seen as unstable. Start by evaluating your situation and determining how bad it really is. If you are panicking about two months of unemployment back in 1984, your job search will probably not be affected. However, if you are dealing with recent periods of unemployment extending for months ...
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    7 Best Resume Tips for Nurses

    7 Best Resume Tips for Nurses
    The US Department of Labor projects much faster-than-average job growth for nurses through 2014. That means as employers seek to recruit and retain talented nursing staff, nurses will enjoy improved salaries, benefits and working conditions. You might be thinking: "Oh good, since employers will be clamoring to hire me, I don't have to worry about my resume." Wrong. [widget:become_a_nurse__in_article_] A winning ...
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    10 Ways to Make Sure You Don't Get the Job

    10 Ways to Make Sure You Don't Get the Job
    The following are 10 true stories. These have all happened to me or my colleagues over the years as hiring managers. I know the job search process can be hard to maneuver. Add to that the fact there’s a whole set of ‘new rules’ you need to follow to get employers to even want to hire you and a job seeker ...
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    Explain Your Sabbatical on Your Resume

    Explain Your Sabbatical on Your Resume
    Once typical in the careers of tenured professors, sabbaticals aren't just for academics anymore. Millions of people across industries leave the workforce each year, pausing their careers to pursue other interests. Reasons for such a break may include returning to school, traveling, volunteering, conducting research, writing a book or caring for a family member. Some sabbaticals are planned, while others are ...
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    Nursing Interview Cheat Sheet

    Nursing Interview Cheat Sheet
    If you're a trained nursing professional, you can afford to be a discriminating job seeker, thanks to the nursing shortage. But you still need to prepare thoroughly for every job interview. Part of the process of getting ready for an interview is knowing the questions you want to ask a potential employer. These questions should demonstrate your interest in the opportunity ...
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    Personality and the Perfect Job

    Personality and the Perfect Job
    Author Kip Parent talks about how understanding your temperament will lead to more rewarding and successful employment I recently spoke with Kip Parent, the chief executive officer of Keirsey.com, about personality and personality profiling. David Keirsey's book, Please Understand Me: Character and Temperament Types (with Marilyn Bates) has sold millions of copies since it was first published in 1978. The Keirsey ...
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    Seven High-Paying Nursing Jobs

    Seven High-Paying Nursing Jobs
    Nursing may be a labor of love, but it is also a profession in which some additional education and training can go a long way toward taking your job title -- and salary -- to the next level. Here are seven top-paying jobs in the profession, covering a range of positions and requiring various degrees and certifications, with salary data from ...
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    The First Step to Finding Your Dream Job

    The First Step to Finding Your Dream Job
    There's no formula that works for everyone, so be as specific as you can when figuring out what the job you've always fantasized about really is We know it's possible, even if we haven't read The Four-Hour Work Week yet. We know people in our neighborhoods or we've seen people on TV who have dream jobs, so we know they exist. ...
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    Comprehensive Healthcare Salary Guide

    Comprehensive Healthcare Salary Guide
    Healthcare jobs are in demand! And many healthcare professions means many different salaries. AllHealthcare is dedicated to bringing you the most up-to-date information to help you achieve your dream job and advance your career. This comprehensive salary guide will help you on your path toward a rewarding career. Our guide consists of the best and worst states to work, the states ...
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    4 Factors That Can Ruin Your Job Search

    4 Factors That Can Ruin Your Job Search
    It's dangerous to make blanket generalizations about different jobs, careers and industries. You've probably heard many pronouncements like these from friends, family members and others: • "You should major in computer science. It's the hottest field, and you'll get a good job when you graduate." • "You're going to major in art? You're nuts! You'll never find a job!" • "Why ...
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    Use Your Networking Skills to Land Your Dream Job

    Use Your Networking Skills to Land Your Dream Job
    "It's all about who you know." At one point or another, we've all heard that phrase. Whether you believe it or not, it's a fact that your personal network can help you score the job of your dreams. Keeping up good relations with professors, employers, and advisers is an essential part of the job-hunt. Don't neglect those who have helped you ...
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    Top 10 In-Demand Healthcare Occupations

    The healthcare industry is one of the few career fields that, despite hard economic woes, is hiring at an alarming rate. Healthcare jobs are expected to grow faster than any other industry -- roughly 22%, or 3.2 million new jobs, by 2018. As baby boomers age, and Generation X has children, healthcare professionals will become more in-demand than ever. What are ...
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    Making the Most of Your Professional References

    Making the Most of Your Professional References
    No matter how many good things you say and demonstrate about yourself on your resume or in job interviews, at some point employers are going to want an objective second opinion of you -- and probably third and fourth opinions as well. That's where your professional references come in. The time and care you invest in choosing and even coaching the ...
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    Brand Yourself in Your Contacts’ Minds

    Brand Yourself in Your Contacts’ Minds
    If I were to say, "golden arches," what restaurant would you think of? I'd be shocked if you didn't say, "McDonald's." After exposing consumers to the golden arches for decades, the company has trained us to think, "McDonald's," whenever we see those arches on TV, in print media or when we're driving. Powerful stuff, don't you think? You can use a ...
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    Networking Doesn't Have to Be "Cheesy"

    Networking Doesn't Have to Be "Cheesy"
    What's your take on the idea of networking to learn about careers or job leads? If you're like a lot of college students or new college grads, the thought of networking makes you want to gag. A couple of years ago, I interviewed a recent college graduate for an article I was writing on the post-graduation job hunt. I asked the ...
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