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Surgical Technology: Is it a Great Healthcare Career Choice for You?

There are few, if any, bad choices you can make if you’re interested in a healthcare career. And there aren’t any right or wrong answers to these questions.  It’s all about the fit. With that in mind, it’s good to determine what job will make the best use of your personality traits while making you happy and successful at your work. You will want to select a career path that will fit well into both your current lifestyle and your future professional plans. See if surgical technology is the right choice for you.

Are you always on the move?

If you’re an active person who prefers a job with varying responsibilities that keeps you on your feet rather than behind a desk, surgical technology may be a great choice. Surgical technologists take on many different tasks over the course of the day. Some include prepping operating rooms, working alongside registered nurses, sterilizing surgical tools and equipment, assisting doctors during surgery, and transporting patients to and from the OR.

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A Day in the Life of a Paramedic

Congratulations on considering a career in healthcare. And an added kudos to you for looking into becoming a paramedic. Why?

Because paramedics are very close to being superheroes.

Anyone who has ever needed help from these first responders will agree. And, unfortunately, many people find themselves or their loved ones in emergency situations that depend on the amazing work they do. But what truly makes a paramedic’s job unique is the setting in which they are required to work. Better put, there is no consistent setting. No sterilized hospital room or physician’s office. A setting may be someone’s kitchen, a park at night, a city street parade, the beach, or the front seat of a car. Rescue paramedics received extra training to help people in distress in unusual settings, such as confined spaces, heights, and unimaginable situations.

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CAHE Launches Redesigned CT and MRI Registry Prep Courses Next Month!

We are proud to announce that our very own Radiography Program Director, Elizabeth (Liz) Adair, MA, RT(R)(MR), will now be overseeing our continuing education courses. Liz has 20 years of experience in the radiology field, 15 of which she has spent as a certified MRI technologist. In additiLizon to her clinical experience, Liz has been an instructor in various accredited radiography programs. She has brought the Radiography Program at Center for Allied Health Education to a whole new level and we are confident that her leadership will do the same for our continuing education division.

As the course has been restructured, classes will now meet once a week from 6:00PM to 9:00PM and will require students to complete 1-2 hours of outside preparation. We invite graduates and non-graduates to REGISTER TODAY to take advantage of our low tuition cost for the CT and MRI Registry Prep Courses.

Please note that the MRI course begins on February 1st and has been approved for 34.75 Category A Continuing Education (CE) credits by the ASRT. The CT course begins on February 7th and has been approved for 28.75 Category A Continuing Education (CE) credits by the ASRT.

Winter Career Fair 2017

IMG_2491What a cold and rainy winter day it was on January 11th, 2017. That didn’t stop our dedicated employers, students, and alum from attending CAHE’s Career Fair. A total of 12 companies were in attendance. Recruiters from top NYC Staffing agencies, prestigious Hospitals, Mobile X-Ray & Ultrasound companies, FDNY and reputable Ambulance companies were in tow.

Hiring professionals offered on the spot interviews to job seeking candidates. The room was filled with students and alum hoping to receive an opportunity for employment. It is never too early to meet new contacts and buildIMG_2484 your professional (LinkedIn) network. As the one-on-one interviews continued, many received follow up invitations from numerous employers. What a great opportunity to see the organization in person and put your skills on display. We appreciate all who attended our Winter Career Fair and look forward to many more in the future. Please remember to check our Alumni Page for up to date job postings for your specialty!!

– Erica Simpson-Employment Relations Specialist-Career Services Department

Holiday Giving….

The Student Leadership Committee recently hosted “CAHE Gives Back,” a month that allowed students and staff to donate their gently used coats and packaged food items to those in need. We extend our deepest gratitude to all who participated and helped to warm up the holiday season for those who are less fortunate. All donations were submitted just in time for the holidays.

 

Holiday Sweater Fun!

The holidays IMG_2281are always more enjoyable when everyone gets into the holiday spirit! Last week, dozens of students took advantage of Ugly/Unique Holiday Sweater Day and dressed up with their cohorts.

Thank you to all of our students and staff who were so enthusiastically involved! 75+ individuals wore their sweaters and got into the holiday spirit!

CAHE wishes everyone a happy and healthy holiday season, as well as a wonderful year ahead.

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