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The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that Dental Assisting will be one of the fastest-growing occupations over the next 10 years, expecting a growth of 31% from 2010 to 2020.* With the demand for qualified Dental Assistants rapidly growing, it is no wonder that it is a career path often chosen by people like Maritza Spears. Having been in the army for 3 years, Maritza needed a change. She wanted to do something for herself and for her family. Knowing her passion of taking care of others and wanting to make them laugh and smile, Maritza enrolled in the Dental Assistant program at CHCP ... Read More
Have you googled yourself lately? I recently googled myself (not because I’m vein), because I wanted to know what the world knows about me. Especially after a name change this year, I was just impressed I even existed. I did realize very quickly that “Kendria White” is not such a special name after all. Don’t tell my mom I said that, but I did realize there was more than just one Kendria. So if an employer is trying to find me would they know if I am the Kendria who use to be Kendria Taylor, or would they assume I am the one listed with a not so professional facebook page, or even a public... Read More
As the CHCP Dallas campus embarks on the first graduating class, we ask healthcare professionals that are vital to the healthcare field to come out and speak with our students. We invited The Chief Diversity Officer of John Peter Smith Hospital , Dresdene White, to speak about Diversity in Healthcare. She spoke to the students about being flexible when they enter the healthcare field because you will work with many diverse groups. She provided the students with vital pieces of information such as, being able to adapt to your environment, being open to taking on job responsibilities that are... Read More
Wikipedia defines work ethic as “a set of values based on hard work and diligence and the belief in the moral benefit of work and the ability to enhance character.” Does the United States have good work ethic? The International Labor Organization found that on average U.S. workers spend 70 more hours per year on the job than the Japanese and 350 more hours than Europeans. So does everyone in the United States have good work ethic? Unfortunately, no but here are some tips to help improve work ethic. • Always be punctual and reliable. If you have a doctor’s appointment try to schedule it... Read More
Your CHCP Online Health Care Management degree sets the path for success whether you are thinking about preparing for a new career in health care or want to advance in your profession. Health Care Management is an exciting, dynamic and rapidly changing field that needs trained graduates to make a difference in our communities and organizations. Health Care Managers, or healthcare administrators, plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage an entire facility, specialize in managing a specific clinical area or department, or manage a medical practice for a group... Read More
Can you really prepare for success? Students in the MBA program at Harvard were asked, “Have you set clear, written goals for your future and made plans to accomplish them?” Only 3% had written goals and plans, the others had not. Ten years later, the 3% who had goals and plans were earning, on average, twice as much as the others. What then is the difference between those who accomplish a lot and those who accomplish a little? The key is preparedness. Everything you do is either moving you toward your goals or moving you away. Nothing is neutral. Everything counts. “I will study and prepare... Read More
There is no such thing as an average day, but it's a good idea to examine events in which you are likely to be involved. It is important to consider responsibilities that coincide with these events. Just remember that experience is your best teacher. By palpating, listening, questioning, and massaging, you will further develop your skills and knowledge, which promotes competence and confidence. You will learn that mastery comes not only in the doing but also in the deciding. Many small decisions are made in the course of a workday. BEFORE THE CLIENT ARRIVES Now, let's focus on the time frame... Read More
Did you know you can win a SCHOLARSHIP just for writing an essay about fire sprinklers, being a member of Starfleet, taking a quiz about common knowledge, or for being tall?* All students should start the search for financial aid by completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.ed.gov . This determines your eligibility for federal educational grants and loans. However, the search for aid shouldn’t stop there. Scholarships can be a great way to supplement federal aid awards, but you should be prepared to put in some time and effort to increase your chances of... Read More
Some of you are probably asking what is an extraction. It's a procedure where you have a tooth or teeth taken out, removed, or pulled... you get the idea! In the dental world , this is the last thing we want to hear patient say “just pull it Doc”. So if a tooth can be saved, the dentist will present all possible options to the patient. Some of the reasons patients don’t try to save there teeth is money, lack of insurance, or lack of knowledge. As far as the money aspect goes, some dentists will work with the patient and possibly set up a payment plan. Regarding insurance, there are some... Read More
It is often said that life events come in threes, and sometimes that is true. In fact, many times, things come on fours and fives, too. Sometimes we have a lot on our plate all at once, and that can be difficult to manage. Right now, if you scan your brain, you can probably think of a few things that you know you need to do. Wash the dishes, do your CHCP homework, file your taxes, etc. Sometimes the stress caused by all these activities fluttering about in your head can lead you to stall on doing anything. You may worry that you’ll forget to do one thing, or that you won’t complete another to... Read More