Finding the Right Career

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Are you at the brink of time when you have to pick a career? Ever since your first bike went rusty, you’ve been hoping to end up in the perfect career, haven’t you?

Here’s the reality that can help you make better decisions.

Dream JobThe current global economic meltdown has taken a toll on virtually every individual in the world. Youngsters are bearing the brunt of the economic crisis in the present scenario. Unemployment has hit an all time high in most of the countries around the world, including nations known to have a very powerful economy.

The retrograding economy today has embittered the lives of many qualified professionals across the world. There have been a large number of job cuts ever since the world’s stock market collapsed in the latter half of 2007. The current economic situation makes you wonder if there are any jobs at all that are not sensitive to economic disintegration. Fortunately, there are a few fields that have not been affected by the waxing and waning economy. Here is a list of 9 such fields

  1. Medical and health related jobs: The unfortunate fact remains that people still fall ill and it has no connection with the ‘world economy’. Hence medical help is required by the people suffering with health problems. Doctors and nurses are always needed to give proper care and treatment to the unhealthy citizens of a country. Statistics show that doctors were least affected by the financial impairment the world is facing today.
  2. Police and Sheriff’s Patrol officers: Another deplorable fact is that statistics obtained from Department of Crime Control and Public Safety suggest that there has been a 2% increase in the crime rate since January 2007. Hence the cops still have a job at hand and this is a known fact that morals will continue to fall and crimes will always be in existence unless the world witnesses a revolutionary change.
  3. Food Industry: Jobs in the food industry still continue to increase. Nations having an agriculture based economy have not let the world economy affect them much. Food is required by humans to stay alive and is a necessity for life. The food industry recruits engineers and science graduates. Engineers can definitely think of pursuing a carrier in the food industry. This is an evergreen industry and will continue to survive. The day to day eateries will still be sold and the staff will still have a job at hand irrespective of the global market condition.
  4. Energy: This category involves sectors like extraction and distillation of petroleum products, mining of coal, gold and other raw elements, purification of various fossil fuels etc. The jobs in these fields are no layman’s task and thorough professionals are needed. There is an immense demand of graduates in the field of mining, petroleum extraction and purification. Although companies have unlaxed the purchases of these commodities for the time being and the prices of oil and gas continue to fluctuate, there still is a heavy demand of professionals who can work at sights and perform tasks that need a thorough knowledge of the subject.
  5. Environment: A lot of awareness is being spread about the gruesome affects of global warming and people are wising up to the fact that if the correct steps are not taken immediately then global warming can have horrible affects on the generations to come. This is one of those fields that will always have work to be accomplished. For instance, a lot of work is being done in order to install water treatment plants in the cities of some countries. With the shortage of water presenting a malicious threat, people are no more oblivious to the fact that correct steps need to be taken in order to make the planet green. Recycling polythene waste, preservation of energy resources and other such entities will always require a lot of qualified people to carry out the tasks efficiently.
  6. Teaching: Teaching is one profession which will always survive. Children will go to school no matter what the economy says. In Asian countries there is a huge demand for English language trainers. Other than this, teachers for Math and Science will always find students willing to learn. From school till higher studies, teachers are an inevitable aspect of a student’s life and will continue to be.
  7. International business: This is a world where most of the nations are dependent on other nations for some of their needs. A country having a firm and stable agriculture based economy will export agro products and raw materials to a country where agriculture is not the main occupation. This way the import and export business keeps growing at a steady pace. As a youngster with a degree in international business you can have many opportunities knocking your door.
  8. Nanotechnology: This is one field that is yet to be explored. Already things have gone from ‘mini’ to ‘micro’. There is a great requirement of people who can work toward developing nano products. A great deal of work is being carried out at research centers over the world toward developing nano products that are further used in entities like computers, mobile phones etc. The scientists working in the field of nanotechnology believe that there is a lot to be discovered and this emerging field has the potential to change the world.
  9. The Fashion industry: This is an industry that has grown at a phenomenal pace since the early 40s. Celebrities are the unofficial brand ambassadors of every little entity in the fashion industry. There are a number of specialized professionals in the fashion industry, designers that work on beautifying the clothes people wear, professionals who design props like sunglasses, bracelets and earrings. The basic principle governing the fashion industry is that no matter what the economy of a country is, people would still want to look as stylish as they can and would still buy clothes and props that make them look ‘cool’. Modeling is also a very sought after profession in many countries and the best in the business reach heights.

These may be some of the fields that have not witnessed the terrible effects of the credit crunch the world is facing today but you need to realize that in any profession it is important to give the best and as Winston Churchill once said, “Sometimes it is not important to do your best but to do what is necessary”

Get Rid of the Ridiculous Trash on your Resume

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Having trouble finding a job? It is not that recruiters aren’t looking for you; it is just that you are not being presentable enough for them to consider you. That one piece of paper called ‘resume’ reflects your whole personality and you need to make sure that you play with words in such a way on that piece of paper that it attracts attention and does not just end up in that ugly pile of trash. Writing a good resume is like mounting a bike on a hitch bike rack. You need to tie it up really well and leave no lose ends.

Simple Resume

Around the world, you will come across pretty average people who land some amazing jobs simply because their employment application and resume speak a lot in a few words. Here are some key personality traits that a poor resume reflects:

  1. Desperation: A resume that is full of long paragraphs talking about how greatness and you are inseparable is one that reflects sheer desperation. The direction it goes in – towards a trash can.
  2. Lack of knowledge: This is generally the case when you start manipulating your resume as per every second job opportunity you find. A finance graduate applying for the post of a rocket scientist is simply ridiculous and headhunters have an eye too smart for cheap manipulations on your resume. The direction it goes in – down the gutter.
  3. Overconfidence: A resume that does not really talk about your technical experience but tells stories about how you resolved a technical conflict in your previous company would only have the recruiter read ‘over confidence’ all over it. The direction it goes in – In the middle of the ‘to be considered later’ pile.
  4. Good liar: To add false information to your resume is the worst thing you can do. Remember, there are points for honesty, both on your resume and during your interview. If you lie in your resume, and try to vary your field of expertise from one to another and claim to be a master of all, you are in for a lot more interviews. Such an online job application has no direction. It might just be torn into pieces by some frustrated headhunters who haven’t been able to find the right candidate in a long time.
  5. Indiscipline: If a person is disciplined and confident, it shows in their resume. The way you have structured your resume matters a lot as well. If you have a resume with different fonts and ugly line breaks and hideous tables, your recruiter is likely to consider you professionally unfit. The direction it goes in – towards that stain on the recruiter’s table that needs to be cleaned quickly.

It is not just your resume that lands you a job but it is the first step in the long procedure of you landing a job. A good career advisor would be able to help you make a decent resume that would sell you as a thorough professional. Once you have that in place, your employment search might just come to a sweet end. Make sure that you have a handsome resume and an employment application that is to the point and does not talk trash.

Helicopter Training And Learning How To Fly

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If you want to learn to fly helicopters there are a number of things that you will need to do and certifications that you need to complete at helicopter flight schools. These schools are set up in such a way that it is easy for those who want to get their Helicopter Private Pilot License (HPPL) or a Helicopter Commercial Pilot License (HCPL) to do so in a matter of weeks. The flight schools that you can attend are ideal for learning either and also have various certifications that you have to complete.

Most of the training that you are given is practical, but you also have to master various other theoretical elements to be able to pass the license. These include:

  • instrument ratings
  • instructor’s ratings
  • night ratings
  • type ratings
  • sling ratings
  • game ratings and more

The most important thing that you should consider when you are choosing a flight school is to find one that is FAA approved (Federal Aviation Administration) and where you can use your accreditations to get you jobs wherever you like in the world.

Building Your Career

r44_police_shipOnce you have completed your helicopter pilot training, you can go ahead and use your skill to either have fun, or to get you a job. You can work commercially taking people for spins and sightseeing tours. You can also use the license to start your own helicopter school where you can train others to be pilots, although for this you will need further qualifications and experience. You can work for fire departments and police units, you can assist in camera and film work, and you can also work for various organizations as a private corporate pilot. These are all careers that pay very handsomely, so you should look into a number of these once you have your certification.

Before You Get Your License

With many of the helicopter flight schools you will notice that there are a few things that you will need to have before you pass your license. You will have to qualify with at least 40 hours of flight time. In addition you will need to attend a Ground School where you will get all the preparation you need for the oral and written examinations. This is normally over 120 hours in length. You will also have to pass a Grade 3 Medical Examination.

When you want to go to flight schools, you will find that there are a lot of different ones and many in one city or town. The best way to choose the school that is right for you is to have a look at the programs offered and compare what you get with the cost and with the type of instruction you receive. Also have a look at the placement that they offer or if they provide positions for charter rides and such once you have graduated. The best place to look for the top schools is online at a helicopter flight school directory. You will find all the schools that are listed in each area and get the relevant contact details so that you can make the best decision possible.

Finding Your Professional Holy Grail

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You cannot judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree! It seems like a lot of people out there are stuck in jobs they do not even like. People often end up blaming the education system for the lack of life they always desired. The catch is to find the talent within each and every student. Another way to look at it is to say that we are all students throughout our lives and the more we learn, the better we work. Therefore, if you are not yet on the right track, you can always begin now and make your dreams come true. It is never too late.

Courses Aplenty

If as a child you loved dissecting remote controls, television, hard disks, VCRs and cameras and you still have the urge to dissect the best trail camera your friend just got, what are you doing working as an accountant?

There can be many such examples of people caught in the wrong job but the plethora of courses out there make it easy for people to find the right path and career. There has been an immense change in the way course content is being developed these days. Gone are the days when the coursework was specific to age groups under 22. Today, the course content is designed so as to suit the needs of people from various walks of life irrespective to the age group they are in.

The revolutionary web2.o made it possible for people to buy courses online and study in their own time and space with course material coming from the best of institutes across the globe. Educational learning platforms make it easier for students to address their queries in a short span of time. Distance learning courses are available for working professionals and one stands a lot to gain from these courses. Similarly, corporate courses involve weekend classes to help working professionals switch their field without having to quit their job as they study in a new direction.

Courses are a click away but in order to find out which courses are worth your money, it is important to go through a few reviews online and interact with students pursuing the course. Online reviews would give you a good idea of what the course work is like and how comprehensive it is. Once you find the right course, you can go through a proper learning curve to land a job in your desired field. You never know you might be the guy who made the latest Nikon range finder!

Further Your Education In The Medical Field

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This article looks at the importance of sonography education for people who want to pursue a profitable career path in the field of health care. This career offers a lucrative profession with above average pay and job security because of the huge demand for this kind of service.

Sonography Specialization Options

This specialized field can be subdivided into various categories:

  • For example, the abdominal sonographer is focused on the ultrasonic imaging of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys and the spleen.
  • The cardiovascular sonographer is in charge of imaging the parts of the cardiovascular system, such as the heart and the various blood vessels.
  • Neurosonographers focus on the imaging of the brain and its blood vessels, especially in pre-term infants, to find out if there is any evidence of stroke or any disorders.

Ultrasound-TEchnician-SchoolsSonography education will not only ensure that the graduates are proficient in the use of the diagnostic imaging equipment and interpreting its results but also on how to interact with the patients and other health care professionals.

How Sonography Works

Sonography programs from accredited schools train the students on the proper location of the transducers that are usually in close contact with the patient’s skin. This device acts like a speaker and a microphone because it creates ultrasonic waves and then receives the waves that have rebounded from the interior of the patient’s body. A computer analyzes how the waves have bounced back to determine the shapes found inside that part of the body and these images are recorded for future study by the physician who will use them to make a diagnosis. Sonography education also ensures that the sonographers are skilled in human relations, particularly with critically ill patients who may not be in the best mood, especially when the process is invasive in nature.

Ensure You Get An Accredited Sonography Education

Those who are planning to pursue this profitable career path, because of the increasing demand for health care are advised to make sure that the diagnostic medical sonography programs that they select in cities and states, such as Texas City and Ontario, TX, have been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Certification Examinations

This is important if you want to have an edge over other sonographers, because only graduates of CAAHEP-recognized programs can take the certification examinations administered by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). Those who pass these certification exams will have a better chance of getting hired, because most employers require this certification even though the states do not have laws mandating certification for this particular field.

Some of the technical responsibilities include:

  • the gathering and accurate recording of information regarding the patient’s medical history
  • the performance of the diagnostic imaging procedures
  • the ability to interpret the resulting images
  • deciding whether additional diagnostic procedures need to be made

Sonography education prepares the students for the various responsibilities of a medical sonographer. These are the technical aspects of the job, but he or she must also cultivate his or her interpersonal skills to be better equipped with dealing with other health professionals, and most importantly, with the patients.

The Availability Of An Online Art Degree

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The days when an art education degree was considered irrelevant compared to other degree choices such as accounting or medicine, is now gone. Those who have taken the time and studied in design art schools are earning thousands of dollars from doing what they love – art. The field of art and design is very extensive with many courses depending on the preference of the student. In order to study art, one can either decide to enroll in physical schools or register for internet courses. It is important to understand that art courses that are provided over the Internet have the same quality as those offered in traditional classrooms. Furthermore, studying for an art degree over the internet is more advantageous in terms of flexibility and wide range of courses available.

The Different Art Degrees Available

paint_brush_crop380wThere are many art degree programs available to enroll in via the Internet. Individuals looking to increase their knowledge and understanding of art can choose either to enroll in an associate degree program that usually lasts for two years or a four year Bachelor’s degree. Furthermore, those who have successfully completed the undergraduate program can proceed and enroll in the online masters and choose their preferred area of specialization. All of these programs offered online are specifically designed for individuals who cannot attend traditional education institutions because of their busy schedules but would want to advance in their careers with an art education degree.

Animation Courses

One of the most popular courses in most of the best art schools is animation. Animation has become a very rewarding career among art lovers due to the increasing popularity of video games, animated movies and television programs. Competition for well paying jobs is high in this field and the only way one can guarantee a well paying job is by having the latest animation techniques. By enrolling in Internet design art schools one is assured of learning the latest techniques without having to quit their day jobs. Students who have completed the course successfully can expect to find lucrative jobs in companies that design video games and computer animation studios among other media oriented fields.

The Internet has completely revolutionized the way that society conducts itself and the way business is operated. This spread in internet usages has led to an increase in demand for website and graphic designers and by enrolling in an art instruction school one will be able to take advantage of this opportunity. Designing a website requires an up to date and relevant understanding of the latest design techniques available and mostly these can only be learned through an art education degree. For a website to attract and retain visitors it has to be easy to navigate and attractive. Besides its attractiveness, it has to be optimized for it to generate high rankings in search engines. Those who enroll in design art schools are presented with the opportunity to learn this and many other things that will help them became competitive in any field of art they choose.

Entry Level Graphic Design Jobs And What They Entail

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As a result of employers cutting labor costs, more and more part time, entry level graphic design jobs as well as freelance graphic design jobs are becoming available for graphic designers. The main companies to hire a graphic designer are marketing companies and advertising agencies, in order to shape the business’ image through innovative and distinct marketing collateral and visual communications. The benefits to having these jobs are that the freelance designers will have flexible, easy to manage work schedules as well as a higher salary.

Having A Degree

In order to land decent, well paying graphic design jobs, the designer will need to have a degree in this field on their resume. As almost every graphic designer is self taught, they will not get a good job with a high earning salary, than that of an experienced designer with a degree on his resume.g1

Full-time vs Part-time

Full-time Graphic Designers

All full time graphic designers work with traffic coordinators, art directors, web designers, print production managers, and copywriters to create amazingly made advertising materials for their clients,

Part-time Graphic Designers

Part time graphic designers develop newspaper and magazine advertisements, develop signage for windows and store displays, create product packaging, as well as to construct unique logos for which ever company should hire them for their services.

Graphic designers must have a good knowledge of the web design and graphic design software that they use such as:

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Dreamweaver
  • CorelDraw
  • 3D Studio Max
  • QuarkXpress
  • Pagemaker

In order for part time graphic designers to stay employed, they must invest in continuing their education with graphic design, as there are always advancements in the design technology happening every year.

Work Load

By graphic designers working with various clients as part time designers, they are constantly having increased opportunities over that of the full time graphic designers to widen their over all creative execution as well as to expand their basic knowledge base too. While many companies and businesses are faced with tough economical times, the graphic designer has security, as there is always work available because companies will always need advertising to boost their profits and sales. This is where the graphic designers can make their living. According to professional graphic design websites, the amount of graphic designers will increase at a rate of one percent every year, all over the world. This will then make the competition between graphic designers more intense, as they will then have to produce outstanding work and services in order to stay on the top of the graphic design list.

Graphic designers need to have high quality portfolios in order to land entry level graphic design jobs in the future. By graphic designers having the best graphic design software available and knowing what to use them for involving client specifications, as well as for the services they provide and offer, many and almost every graphic designer will continue to bring in work for themselves in all fields of design.

Looking At Student Loans And How To Apply For One

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Personal student loans are very common especially in countries where education can be quite expensive. Take for example in the UK or in the US, there are a lot of students who apply for loans for education to broaden their career horizon. If you are planning on getting a loan yourself, here is a guide that will help you through the process.

Financial Institutions Helping Students

A lot of financial institutions are offering help to students who need to pay for their tuition or for college. You can find various low interest rate student loans that will help you complete your education with ease. Almost every major bank in the world offer student loans for college. Aside from that, there are usually government programs that offer financial aid to the students. Take for example, in the US, there is what we call the Federal Stafford loan which helps undergraduate and even graduate students pay for their education. Aside from those programs, there are also available parent plus loans for those who are paying for their children’s education. So if you are one of them, you are probably eager to learn how to avail of personal student loans. Let’s go over the steps to take to apply for one today.

How To Get A Federal Student Aid

student-loan-scamFirst thing you should do is to complete your free application for Federal student aid. It’s also called FAFSA. This information is important because it’s how the financial institutions will assess your loan and will determine how much to lend you. You’ll need to provide your social security number, tax and income information, any investment or mortgage information, and lastly you need to state whether the student is claimed as a dependent by the parents. You’ll also have to include the possible schools you would like to attend to. It is important that you submit your FAFSA right after the 1st of January. Some financial aids are offered on a first come first served basis.

Student Aid Report

Once you have submitted the FAFSA, you’ll receive a Student Aid Report or SAR in about 4 to 6 weeks. This will show how much you and your family will be asked to contribute to your education. Your chosen schools will also have a copy of this report. You will need to review this to ensure it is correct. After this, the schools you’ve chosen will send you an award letter if you are accepted. The schools will offer you a breakdown of the cost of attendance as well as the financial aid package. You can accept or decline the offer. Check the deadlines of these letters to ensure their offer does not expire. Once you’ve decided to accept the federal or federal plus loan, you may seek for a partner bank or financing institution that will release the funds to you. Check out the bank of your choice for a more detailed process on the personal student loans that they offer.

Subsidized Loans vs Unsubsidized Loans

There are two types of student loans, the subsidized loan and the unsubsidized loan. The loan where the borrower pays all of the interest is the unsubsidized loan. The loan where there is another person, someone other than the borrower who pays either part or all of the loan interest, is a subsidized loan. The most common student loan is the unsubsidized loan where the student holding the loan pays all the interest. The difference then between subsidized loan and unsubsidized loans is that there is an outside party that pays the loan interest. This makes the best choice for a student loan the subsidized loan because the government pays the loan interest. Until a student graduates, the government continues to pay the interest of the loan or until the student quits school. An unsubsidized loan is more difficult to repay because the student will have to pay all the interest that has built up over the time they are attending college.

Stafford Loan

The federal government backs a Stafford loan and these can be either unsubsidized or subsidized. Being that these are federal loans, the loan is a need-based loan offer depending on the student and their family’s need for financial assistance. A major part of the student loans for college that do get awarded by the federal government loans are awarded to those who come from families who have a lower income than $50,000.

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The unsubsidized Stafford loans are often offered to students who cannot qualify for the subsidized loan through Stafford. With the unsubsidized loan the student does not need to make loan payments while attending school but must pay the interest on the loan while in school. The advantage of a this loan is that the student is not expected to pay anything on the subsidized loan until they graduate from school.

Other Government Loans

Other government loans that are subsidized are also available for students who are going through college. Many universities and colleges have funds for loans allocated by these funding corporations each year. The federal government uses criteria that are decided between them and the schools when the loans are offered to the students attending classes there. The students who do take on these loans are not expected to pay the interest that accrues during the time they are actively attending classes.

Plus Loan

There is another type of unsubsidized loan which is the Plus Loan where either the parents of undergraduate students or graduate students are offered this loan. Parent plus loans have fixed interest rates which are usually about eight percent. This loan is unsubsidized and has therefore no help with the interest while the student goes through their schooling.

The difference between subsidized loan and the unsubsidized loans is then government assistance in helping with the interest of the loan while the student goes through school. The Stafford loan was created and named after the Vermont Senator Robert Stafford because of his tireless work in the field of higher education. This is a highly sought after loan because the rate of interest is lower than most other types of student loans.

The Art Of Learning A Second Language

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It is always a good idea to learn another or second language. Career wise, it could help you and with learning a new language, you can maybe get a career as a translator, teacher or anything where a second language will come in handy. Language study can be done online which is a great way of learning, especially when you are working full time.

The Five Stages Of Learning A Second Language

The ability to complete the stages of learning a second language is something that would take approximately three years to complete. But, there is more to it than just learning the language. Doing something of this magnitude, you should possess that passion to do it and most importantly, you must follow through on the full three years of the course. There is nothing worse than having started a project, but not completing it. The process of learning a second language are divided into five different stages.
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Stage 1

The first stage is called the preproduction stage; this is mainly the stage where you are more exposed to the language. This is just to get a feel for the language by being silent and focusing on the comprehension. If you are learning the English language, you should not get overwhelmed at all; reiteration is something that you should become accustomed to.

Stage 2

The second stage of this learning process is known as the early production phase, this relatively takes up to three or six months, depending on the ability of the learner. This stage is based more on comprehension and you are now able to answer yes/no questions and be able to two or three word phases. This is the stage where you are able to pick up formulas and in the end be able to break them apart.

Stage 3

The third stage is known as the speech emergence phase where your goal would be description. You are now able to compare and continue with dialogues. The physical response that you are able to portray would be role-playing and you will be more active in group projects. With the English students, this process is helpful, as they are able to write things that interest them and basically take it at their own pace from here forward.

Stage 4

The forth phase of this learning process is the Fluency phase. At this stage you should find yourself with comprehension that is considered improved. You would have the confidence to have a face-to-face conversation and would be able to rename things – like building names, street names etc. At this stage, you are able to give opinions as well. This is the stage at which you are able to question work that you have done to date and also be able to understand concepts that are more difficult.

Stage 5

The fifth stage is the fluency stage. It takes some students more or less four to six years in order to accomplish a second language proficiency. A second language is something that you should “practice” and learn everyday. It is not something that you just learn, and keep aside. Fluency is the most important aspect and you should make sure that you reach your ultimate goal with this stage.

To learn a second language takes time and patience. Think about your home language. How long did it take you to fluently speak your language? With both, fluency is the ultimate goal as well as understanding the culture surrounding it.

Consider a Licensed Practical Nursing Career

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There seems to be a thin line between LPN scope of practice to that of registered nurses. After all, they can perform almost the same functions except for one solid difference: a licensed practical nurse cannot function without the direction or even the supervision of a registered nurse. A registered nurse, on the other hand, can be independent in his work. This means that he can perform a lot of functions without getting any mandate from anyone-as long as it is within his bounds or code of ethics of nurses.

What LPNs Can Perform

Before we proceed, you should be aware that licensed practical nurses are not medical assistants, who are in the lower level than the LPNs. However, both of them are under the direction of a registered nurse. An LPN can perform both simple and complex medical processes, but he must do so as long as there is a registered nurse or even a doctor. The following can be some of his major functions:

LPN Career

Assessment of the Patient’s Condition.

Together with the nurse or the doctor, the licensed practical nurse is tasked to share his opinion with regards to the overall health status of the patient. He can also gather, record, and report data, as well as take note of any changes in the condition of the patient. He can also gather information that can either be a sign or a symptom that will help them identify the real status of the patient’s health.

Patient Development and Care.

During the course of hospitalization or medication of the patient, the licensed practical nurse is expected to help in the formulation of short- and long-term objectives for the patient. He may be required to come up with his own written care and development plan, which will then be corroborated to those produced by the physician and the registered nurse. He will also assist in determination of measures that aims to provide support to various human processes. He is also one of those responsible in maintaining a conducive environment for the patient, one that can encourage fast and easy recovery.

Therapy and Palliative Care.

A licensed practical nurse can also work together with certain tech gadgets and machines that are needed during therapy and surgery. They may also perform radiology procedures. Moreover, an LPN can handle chronic pain management together with the RN and implement therapy, relaxation, and other dynamic techniques.

Who Their Patients Are

An LPN can and should learn to work with any type of patient, whether he’s an adult, baby, toddler, or elderly. He should also fit to any kind of industry, including industrial, private, and educational setting. He may also be required to travel at a distance to administer cure and medication for those who don’t have the means to go to a medical facility. Anyone who practices LPN must know, however, that there will be specific requirements that he needs to meet before he can perform his duties. New York rules are different from those of Utah and Oklahoma. One thing is for sure, though. You don’t need to belong to the top ten (10) in your class or board exam before you can become an LPN. You just need to know your job and have the heart to do your duties that are within LPN scope of practice.

Earn your LPN Degree Online

LPN Studies Online

Now, there’s an easy way to become a licensed practical nurse without having to go through the hassles of lining up for enrolment or for paying tuition fees. You even have the option of studying at home. You can do these by getting an LPN degree online. By taking your LPN course online, you can be as flexible with your schedule as you want. Compare this to enrolling at a regular school and earning your LPN degree there. You have to adjust to the schedules offered by the school. However, in joining an online LPN program, you have the freedom to choose your own schedule without having to compromise your day job. Whether you’re having a regular or a graveyard shift, it doesn’t matter. You can still attend your LPN classes without fail. Plus, you can learn at your own pace. There’s no need to worry about being unintentionally absent and missing a few lessons.

With online LPN programs, you can go back to any lessons that you missed. You won’t have to miss a beat in getting your LPN degree online. One thing that makes an online LPN course advantageous is that some online universities let you complete the program in portions. You don’t need to take the full course if you have a job schedule that makes it difficult for you to do so. You can just take parts of the program that you think you can accommodate without having programs with your existing day job.

Another advantage to taking a program for an LPN degree online is that you have access to one of the largest reservoirs of much-needed information: the Internet. That’s what makes distance learning formidable. All of the research materials or instructional publications can be downloaded at any time from the Internet. This is different from taking an LPN course in a campus-based setting, where a student has to be physically present in order to receive the needed files and materials. That’s where the differences end.

As an online LPN student, you get access to the many scholarships and grants that are offered to regular students. The federal government does not make a distinction after all between online and regular students. If financial status is bothering and stopping you from pursuing an LPN degree, put a stop to it now. You can seek for lower fees and successfully earn your diploma as a licensed practical nurse regardless of your financial health.After graduating with an LPN degree online, you can then join the ranks of other licensed practical nurses and work as an assistant to a registered nurse. Info show that there is an expected shortage of personnel in the nursing industry within 10 years, and employment agencies are always on the lookout for new recruits. You can take advantage of this and go to work right away. With your degree, you can choose to further your education by taking a masters or to upgrade your certification to being an RN after some time.