News

Syndicate content
Physical Therapy Careers Are In Demand
By: CareerCast.com
If you have ever had an injury or become disabled, you have likely worked with a physical therapist (PT). He or she was the professional who helped you regain strength and improve movement during your rehabilitation, the one who patiently but firmly coaxed you along the road to recovery. Physical therapy is not only critical to patient care, but makes a terrific career if you like to help people and appreciate the value of one-on-one interaction. According to the Unites States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for physical therapists, assistants and aides is one of the highest ... more
Tips To Prepare For Healthcare Leadership Roles
By: CareerCast.com
One of the many privileges of advancing in your career is taking on more leadership responsibility. Many of you, at one point in the early part of your career, probably will be approached to be in charge of something, some people, or a project. My advice is to take advantage of any such opportunity. Taking on a leadership role earlier in your career will help you plan and become ready for more leadership roles as your career progresses—whether as a physician leader, division head, lab director, or researcher. Leadership may be natural to some, but it can easily be learned, ... more
Bioengineering Advancements Making Walking Easier
By: CareerCast.com
Steven Collins, associate professor in the department of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, was part of a team that found a way to create a better exoskeleton for walking, but with one small twist. It doesn’t rely on power. “We tried to make the body more efficient, so that it doesn’t require extra power and might be cheaper and run for longer periods of time,” Collins says. “We set up to try and design a device to reduce costs.” But how? They tried to draw from decades of biomechanics studies on calf muscles for walking. READ MORE AT ASMEmore
How to Negotiate a Raise in Healthcare
By: CareerCast.com
In the healthcare industry, negotiating a raise can be difficult due to many healthcare jobs having specific salaries. Healthcare organizations also have tight budgets to manage, so negotiating for a higher amount can make anyone nervous. With the right know-how you can confidently and successfully negotiate a raise in healthcare. If you feel that you're not being adequately compensated for the work that you do there is hope. The following tips can be used to help you learn how to negotiate a raise in the healthcare industry: A self-assessment: Before you are able to negotiate a raise it is important ... more
Five Great Careers In The Medical Industry
By: CareerCast.com
The healthcare industry offers plenty of great career options in non-clinical roles. Here are some possibilities to consider: Medical Assistant: Medical offices that appear to you to run like well-oiled machines often accomplish that with the important help of medical assistants. These individuals perform various tasks depending on the occupational setting, although most work in physicians' offices. Tasks include work related to health information. Assistants might be involved in updating and filing patients' medical records, filling out insurance forms, handling correspondence, scheduling appointments, arranging for hospital admission and laboratory services, and handling billing and bookkeeping. A good command of the ... more
Why Job Openings May Not Lead To Immediate Employment
By: CareerCast.com
Millions of job seekers still can't find work. Some businesses remain slow to fill their openings, awaiting the ideal candidate. Many job seekers lack the skills employers require. The plight of the unemployed also reflects an economic reality: Even in the best times, the number of job seekers is typically twice the number of job openings. Many companies that want to hire don't see the hurry. Explorys, a health care data provider in Cleveland, plans to add 80 people to its 142-person staff this year, mostly in data analysis. The company uses a database to help hospitals manage and anticipate ... more
Making Biomedical Research Data Actionable
By: CareerCast.com
Three funding agencies are trying to spur the development of tools and platforms to improve researchers’ ability to find, access and use the terabytes to petabytes of data biomedical research generates. This month at the 7th Health Datapalooza conference in Washington, D.C., the National Institutes of Health, the U.K.-based Wellcome Trust, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute announced six finalists for the first-ever Open Science Prize, a global science competition for prototype tools and platforms to tame biomedical’s big data behemoth. Part of the problem with developing these kind of tools is that no one is sure who should be ... more
What to Ask Before You Start Your Healthcare Career
By: CareerCast.com
Beginning a career in the health field will provide many opportunities for you to succeed. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the healthcare industry is expected to one of the fastest growing industries over the next decade, creating 28% of all new jobs in the U.S. economy with a growth rate of 33%, the equivalent of 5.7 million new jobs. This growth surge is being fueled by an increasing demand due to the life expectancy of an aging population living longer. While the outlook of the healthcare industry is positive, there are still questions that you need to ask ... more
Landing An Executive Job In Healthcare
By: CareerCast.com
Not every hospital or practice is looking to move physicians up into leadership roles, but Gibb Wingate, a senior recruiting consultant for The Delta Companies, says the good ones are. “It’s important to a lot of doctors to have a physician’s perspective in administration,” he says. “Sadly, sometimes it can seem like two opposing sides.” A 2010 report by PwC found that 56% of physicians surveyed did not trust hospitals in partnerships because of a lack of representation on the board and in other leadership roles. But more hospitals are beginning to embrace the important role physicians can play in ... more
Evaluating Revenue Cycle Management
By: CareerCast.com
Deciding whether to hire a vendor to handle revenue cycle management (RCM) for your practice is a big decision. The 10 questions that follow will help you evaluate the candidates and make the best choice for your practice. What is the cost and what do I get for that price? The cost of revenue cycle management (RCM) services can vary significantly depending on the size and complexity of services. Some charge monthly fees while others charge a percentage of the total amount collected. Two vendors may charge similar rates, but what is included in that price can vary. It’s important ... more