Marie's blog

How to Become Empowered

Do you wish you had woken up this morning with more motivation? You're not alone. Even the most inspiring individuals sometimes feel uninspired. How do you become empowered about a new career?

First, ask yourself the following questions:

1. Are you working?
2. Did you lose your job recently?
3. Do you think you may not be hired back at your old job?
4. Were you really happy with the job you had?
5. Was there room for advancement in your former career path?

A Day in the Life: Veterinary Technician

What do veterinary technicians do?

We defend those who can't speak for themselves. Pets can be difficult to work with at times, but they deserve the same level of compassion and care that human patients receive. Communicating with the pet owner, relying on what I've learned and experienced, and being attentive to a pet's non-verbal cues are vital to my occupation. My name is Nia, and I'm proud to be a veterinary technician.

A Day in the Life of a Surgical Technician

Have you ever seen footage of a surgery and wondered who all those people in the operating room were? Well, as a surgical technologist, I'm one of them. Even though the surgeon has an important duty, the truth is that surgical technologists and surgical assistants are also critical to the surgery's success. We prepare equipment and supplies, ensure the operating room is ready for each procedure, and assist with various tasks at the surgeon's request. 

A Day in the Life of a Medical Assistant

Were you ever given a group project in school but found you were the only one doing all the work? Tasks are easier when you have someone you can count on, whether it be a friend, family member, or coworker. The same holds true for the medical field. As experienced and knowledgeable as doctors and surgeons are, they can't run their practices by themselves. That's where medical assistants like me come in.

A Day in the Life of an Addiction Counselor

How do you cope with stressful situations? Taking a break, exercising, or watching an episode of your favorite show could be helpful. With more important matters, maybe you need a friend or family member to listen. Knowing you aren't alone could be a key factor in getting your life back on track. That's why addiction counseling technicians (also known as addiction counselors) like me put our hearts into our work.

Come Back Home

If you want to live without regret, take the “Rocking Chair Test.” Pretend you are sitting on the front porch, watching the sunset, and looking back on your life. You graduated from high school and started working right away, but you soon realized that job wasn't right for you. Then you discovered a career you could love. You started college to train for it, but you had to quit for one reason or another. Maybe you had kids that required your full attention. Maybe you couldn't afford tuition, so you kept working jobs you did not enjoy.