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School Psychology FAQs

by Carmela Nazareno on February 17, 2015

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Most of us have a general understanding of what a psychologist does: provide mental health care. But did you know that there are more than 56 different divisions of the American Psychological Association? In the U.S. alone, there were 160,200 reported psychologist jobs in 2012, a majority of which were clinical, counseling, and school positions. Speaking of schools, psychologists working in schools are called, well, School Psychologists. Here are few frequently asked questions about this fast-growing healthcare profession:  [click to continue…]

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2015 Healthcare Jobs Outlook

by Tera Tuten on January 13, 2015

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It’s the beginning of a new year and “best of” rankings are in full swing around the World Wide Web. This week, we looked at some of the top “best jobs” in healthcare lists to bring you an overview of the Best Healthcare Jobs of 2015! [click to continue…]

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nurse-practitioner-salaryIt’s looking like a better and better deal these days to become a nurse practitioner.

According to a 2013 survey, full-time salaries for nurse practitioners (NPs) in the U.S. rose more than $8,000 between 2011 and 2013. [click to continue…]

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first-time-travel-assignment-nursing-tipsWhen you start your first travel assignment, you may be thinking of all the places you want to see in your new city. In addition, you are probably excited to work somewhere new and make new friends. But along with all the excitement of a travel assignment comes a few practical things to consider. Here are a few things to consider before you hit the road. [click to continue…]

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4 Reasons you should take a locum tenens job in Florida

by Tera Tuten on November 26, 2014

FL-locumsWorking as a locum tenens physician is a job that’s especially attractive if you want absolute control over where and when you work.

Here are 4 reasons why my may want to consider combining this medical career lifestyle in the 27th state:

1. They’re not kidding about the sun…
Florida has an amazing average sunshine duration rating: between 60 and 76 percent throughout the year, depending on where you live. That means clear skies and that glorious Florida sun shines down on its residents most of the year, with average January temperatures in the mid 40s to above 60 F and July temperatures in the low 90s F.

Looking for a fun fact to prove your sunshine trivia prowess? Drop this one at work: St. Petersburg, Florida holds a world record for having the most sunny days in a row – 768 consecutive days between February 9, 1967 and March 17, 1969.


2. No personal income tax or state tax

One of the perks of living in Florida is that there is no personal income tax and the state’s constitution prohibits state income tax.

Although you still have to pay federal income tax, for more than 30 years, Florida has held its ranking among the nation’s lowest state and local tax burden.

3. Lots of Baby Boomers retiring there
We’ve all heard the cliché about retiring to Florida, but it’s a cliché based in fact: As of 2013, people over the age of 65 years old made up 18.7 per cent of the state’s population.

That’s much higher than the national average of 14 per cent, and that number is only going to keep growing as the baby boomers enact their retirement plans. Age related illness translates directly into increased medical care, which means there’s likely going to be an increased demand for healthcare and more patients in a concentrated area as the boomers enter their golden years.

4. It’s a coastal playground
In addition to being nice and warm, the Panhandle State is a playground for, well, playground-lovers: From beaches to theme parks to space exploration, you can’t swing a palm tree without hitting something awesome to do and see – and that’s just the mainstream fare…

Book a weekend cruise at the last minute and enjoy those sweet Florida resident discounts, pick your own citrus right from the tree, enjoy a cultural event, or take in the fascinating ecological biodiversity at places such as Everglades National Park, Ocala National Forest or the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.

Working as a locum tenens nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, or physician assistant is a rapidly growing healthcare career option. Doing so in the Sunshine State may quite possibly be the best of numerous worlds.

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social-media-school-cyberbullyingSocial media has changed the world, for better or worse. The fact is that social media is virtually available to anyone, including students that attend middle schools and high schools. Many children have their own smart phones that allow them to stay connected at all times. These devices let them to connect with other students at school and beyond. This also means that fallout from positive and negative interactions on those platforms can trickle down into the school day. [click to continue…]

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