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5 Reasons to Become a Dental Assistant

1) People If you like interacting with people in a professional setting, becoming a dental assistant will give you plenty of opportunity to see patients from all walks of life. Not only will you meet and get to know dental clients and staff, but you can also be the person who offers comfort and assurance to someone who is nervous about being in the chair. Your friendly face and soothing words could truly make a difference in someone’s entire dental experience. 2) Importance While your good interpersonal skills may quell someone’s fears, you’ll also need fine technical skills to perform such tasks as taking oral impressions and radiographs, combating infection through proper … [Read more...]

Sweet Rides – Cars and Car Companies Making a Comeback

There are more vehicles on U.S. roads than ever before –and someone has to take care of them all. Qualified automobile technicians are in growing demand simply because the number of cars on the road is growing. August was the strongest month for U.S. automakers since the start of the recession, with double digit sales gains for many automobile makes and models. The 1.5 million vehicles sold represent a 17 percent increase over last August’s tally. Sales were up for all three major auto companies, with General Motors posting the largest increase at 14.7 percent. And all three companies are boasting some pretty impressive numbers for individual autos. GM’s Cadillac saw a 38 percent rise in … [Read more...]

Medical Assistants –In-Demand Members of the Healthcare Team

Medical Assistants hold important jobs in today’s healthcare field and may be changing the way doctors and patients interact. Dubbed “health coaches” by some facilities, Medical Assistants can truly impact overall patient care and treatment. In one study, “teamlets” with Medical Assistants onboard found that patients showed improvement in all measures of patient success. Whether working in institutional settings or private offices, Medical Assistants can perform a wide range of services for doctors and patients alike. In the front office, they may answer phones, schedule appointments, call in prescriptions, handle referrals or work with medical records. In clinical settings, they are … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Finding a Job After Graduation

You’ve made all the right moves. You’ve completed your training and are now ready to apply what you have learned as you step into the working world. By following these five tips, you can potentially increase your chances of obtaining an interview, a job, and hopefully a career. 1) Tailor your resume and cover letter to the job. Make certain that you include your newly attained credential on your resume and all the good work you’ve done in the past, including job experience, awards and positive recognition of all types. Remember, details count. It’s also important to make your resume job specific. Having a resume is good, tailoring it (and your cover letter) to the job you’re applying for is … [Read more...]

CADD –maybe it is rocket science

Aeronautical engineering is a few light years removed from the early exploits of Orville and Wilbur. The sophisticated designs of today’s aeronautical industry are a massive team-effort with tentacles reaching far beyond even NASA’s wildest dreams. After all, there are a whole slew of private entrepreneurs now shooting for the moon –and far beyond. And while Richard Branson may be the idea man behind his company Virgin Galactic’s vision of space tourism, someone has to actually design and build the darn things. A lot of someones as it turns out. One of the important links from idea to engineer to creation is that individual who works in Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CAD/CADD). … [Read more...]

Healthcare Booms While Others Bust

Even at the worst of the recession, the healthcare industry in New England remained remarkably resilient. Some segments of the industry actually saw increased jobs. And, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in the field are expected to grow nationwide through 2020. Perhaps one of the reasons for such a rosy economic outlook is because of the many jobs available within the healthcare field. From direct patient interaction to office support, there are lots of job opportunities for well-prepared and motivated workers. Qualified students can be trained and on-the-job in under a year for many healthcare jobs. Porter and Chester Institute has programs for Medical Assisting and … [Read more...]

Porter and Chester Institute Launches iPads in the Classroom.

As Business Technology Evolves, PCI Innovates Curriculum and Tools to Better Prepare Students for Careers ROCKY HILL, Conn. (April 30, 2013) – Porter and Chester Institute, a nationally ACCSC accredited technical school providing career training since 1946, is supplying iPads for students to use in the classroom in the Medical and Dental Assisting programs at four campuses. The iPads are part of a digital program designed to enhance the educational experience and ensure that students possess the digital proficiency that is required in the workforce, as well as eliminating wasteful and outdated textbooks, offering tech support and troubleshooting apps, and allowing for new teaching and … [Read more...]

PCI Stands with Boston

The community of Porter and Chester Institute would like to show their support to the victims of the tragedy in Boston on April 15, 2013. A fundraiser will be held beginning April 22, 2013 with the proceeds going to One Fund Boston. Each campus will sell 'B's for Boston for $1 each. Porter and Chester Institute will match all donations collected at the campuses. Help us show support to those affected.                                   … [Read more...]