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Careers in Healthcare

Top 10 Traits Every School Counselor Should Have

by Tera Tuten on May 22, 2014

school-counselor-traitsBeing a school counselor is difficult work. School counselors often have little time to tend to hundreds or thousands of students, but the impact that they can have makes the profession one of the most rewarding for those willing to pursue it. Here are 10 of the top traits every school counselor should have: [click to continue…]

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My Special Nursing Moment Winner

by Tera Tuten on May 13, 2014

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After receiving more than twenty special nursing moment submissions for our National Nurses Week contest, we randomly selected one lucky winner to receive a $100 SpaFinder gift certificate.  And the winner is…

Tina P! 

Check out Tina’s special nursing moment below:

My most memorable nursing moment happened very early in my career. I have only been a nurse for about a month, and every time I think about this particular patient, I still smile!! I was working on a Med-Surg. unit and this gentleman was hospitalized for a couple of weeks. He was kind and thoughtful, but just too quiet! I know this sounds strange fellow nurses, but you know what I mean when someone is too quiet. During morning rounds I sat with him and talked and let him know that whatever he needed, if he was in pain, whatever he needed, I was there to help. He smiled and thanked me for my time, and did not want to take up much of my time. He felt I had more ” sicker people” to take care of. We both laughed and I explained to him that yes there are other people who were ill, but his care was just as important to me, and he started expressing himself. This was such a valuable experience for me and it helped to create how I treat my patients. When he was finally discharged, we both cried and hugged! My lesson to my fellow nurses is, I know our jobs are very demanding, but if you take a little time to go that extra mile, not only will your patients be rewarded, but so will you!!! Thank you all my fellow nurses for all the love and respect that you give to other each day!!

Thank you to everyone who shared their special nursing moments! We at Soliant Health truly appreciate all of your hard work (and TLC). Here’s to celebrating our nurses all year long!

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My Special Nursing Moment 2014

by Tera Tuten on May 7, 2014

There’s no question that nurses are very special people. It’s as if a constant stream of TLC runs through their veins, ready to release just when patients need it. As a nurse, you have most likely encountered a patient, a situation, or a moment that will keep you smiling for years to come.

Take us back to your most memorable nursing moment. By sharing your story in the comments section below, you will be automatically entered to win a $100 SpaFinder gift card. After all your hard work, you deserve it!

Soliant Health proudly celebrates National Nurses Week, May 6 – 12, 2014.

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Soliant-top-jobs-no-med-schoolAccording to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the median four-year cost to attend med school is close to a quarter of a million dollars.

And while a growing doctor shortage is keeping med school attractive despite the high cost and long years of training, there are many healthcare jobs that approach some physician salaries, without the extra years (and debt) associated with becoming a doctor.

Here’s a look at five high-paying medical jobs that you don’t have to go to med school for: [click to continue…]

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How to Wade Through 200,000+ Nursing Job Postings

by Tera Tuten on April 1, 2014

On average, there are 5,000-6,000 nursing-related jobs posted on this site on any given day.

A recent study by Wanted Analytics found nursing to be the most in-demand job in America, with estimates of the number of U.S. nursing jobs open in a year reaching into the hundreds of thousands.

While Soliant adds the handy advantage of having access to a personal recruiter that can work with you on your job search, it’s also important for you to know who you are and what you want, in order to separate the job posting wheat from the chaff.

To that end, here are 5 tips for wading through one of the largest professions for job postings in the U.S.: [click to continue…]

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According to labor statistics, some nurses can make north of $100,000 a year. Meanwhile, according to the documentary “The Vanishing Oath,” a full-time physician in the U.S. can take home as little as $28/hr before taxes.

These are two extremes, but it brings up an interesting topic I’ve been thinking about for a while now: How much does the pay you get out of a medical job actually give you?

We often hear of 60, 70, even 80-hour work-weeks debasing the currency of some medical salaries, while overall satisfaction for other healthcare jobs is among the highest in any industry…So what does it all work out to when it comes to the quality-of-life your job lets you have?

To find out, I did some basic math with the most recent available salary, hourly pay, average weekly hours worked, and overtime data, as well as average time needed to complete training, job satisfaction, and other elements from a variety of sources.

The results were surprising, on several levels: [click to continue…]

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