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Colorado Springs Campus Student Passes Registered Medical Assistant Certification Exam

Posted: January 16th, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Congrats Matthew Perez on Passing you RMA Exam!

Congrats Matthew Perez on Passing your RMA Exam!

Medical Assisting student, Matthew Perez, has passed his Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) professional certification exam. He is studying at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs.

Mr. Perez now has the option to work as a Registered Medical Assistant in Colorado.

Congratulations Matthew!

 

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Grand Junction: Pharmacy Technician Students Pass Certification Exams

Posted: January 16th, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


IntelliTec College in Grand Junction recently saw four students from the Pharmacy Technician program pass their Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) professional certification exams.

Congratulations students!

  • Kristin Minerich
Kristin Minerich
  • Angela Newman

  • Amanda Patton

amanda patton

  • Jamie Peet

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Pueblo Campus Student Achievement: Personal Trainer Students Pass MMACS Exams

Posted: January 15th, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Congrats Personal Training students for passing your MMACS exam!

Congrats Personal Training program students for passing your MMACS exam! Not Pictured: Kyle Wamboldt, Nathan Smith, Amberlynn Newell and Nicholas Frazier.

The following IntelliTec College of Pueblo students in the Personal Training program have passed their MMACS (Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Specialist) professional certification exams.

Congratulations students!

  • Sophea Areniego
  • Mila Bell
  • Tiffany Carpenter
  • Scott Carsten
  • Danial Chavez
  • Nicholas Frazier
  • Isaiah Gonzales
  • Nathan Grisham
  • Domenica Jubic
  • Fern Leischow
  • Sabrina Martinez
  • Nicholas Maule
  • Amberlynn Newell
  • Nichole Richardson
  • Nathan Smith
  • Crystal Tetik
  • Kyle Wamboldt

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Welcome IntelliTec of Grand Junction New Students

Posted: January 15th, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


The Grand Junction Campus Welcomes New Students.

The Grand Junction Campus Welcomes New Students.

IntelliTec College of Grand Junction welcomed a new set of students on November 17th for the new term. 

Welcome, and we look forward to preparing you for your new career fields!

Automotive Technician

  • Kevyn Mack
  • Shane Simonian
  • Daniel Smith

Cosmetology

  • Chelsea O’Conor            
  • Jessica Smith            
  • Heather Swift

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Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Hiring our Heroes: Military Veterans Find Employment in the Civilian World

Posted: January 13th, 2015   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


Organizations and companies recognize the unique skills and talents soldiers, veterans and family members bring to the industry.

Private-sector companies make pledges to hire military vets

Highlight attributes such as a strong work ethic, adaptability, resourcefulness and leadership skills when applying to civilian jobs. Image source: http://reveilleconsulting.com/how-it-works/

The competition in the job market is tough, and it is even more difficult to find a job for veterans. You have been out of the civilian job market for several years, but you still have to compete with people who have current skills and experience on their resume.

However, there are some encouraging statistics out there when it comes to unemployment:

  • The average unemployment rate for the U.S. as of November 2014 was 5.8%.
  • The average unemployment rate for veterans of all wars was 5.5% as of January 2014.

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Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Prepare for Your Tomorrow

Posted: January 13th, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Prepare for Tomorrow, Today!

Prepare for Tomorrow, Today!

Now that classes are back in session, you can continue to “prepare for your tomorrow”.

Education is the pathway to success, and you are already well on your way.

Congratulations current IntelliTec College students!

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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A Dental Assistant Certification Can Take Your Career Farther

Posted: January 13th, 2015   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


A Dental Certification can take your career to the next level. Get certified today!

Professional dental assistant certifications can take your career to the next level. Get certified today!

In this day and age, as an aspiring dental assistant, you can choose from various paths to achieve a rewarding career in the dental industry.

Whether you choose a technical college, community college, university or on the job training, take the next step and get certified. Though it is not always required to be certified as a dental assistant, it is worth the extra work, as it comes with many additional benefits, including increased job opportunities and pay.

According to Jennifer Prather, Dental Assistant Program Supervisor at IntelliTec College in Grand Junction, Colorado:

“Anytime a student furthers themselves with a certification or any type of class it looks really good for them. For past students they really need to take their Registered Dental Assisting exam, if they move to another state they can show that they completed it and again it looks better. Some offices will pay a higher rate if someone gets certified or registered.”

Top Two Dental Assisting Certifications

Dental assistants can choose to take a variety of dental certification exams. This article will show you the two most beneficial dental certifications available and how to obtain them.

  1. Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
  2. Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
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Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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8 Tips to Healthy Weight Loss in the New Year – for College Students

Posted: December 29th, 2014   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


Are you a busy college student that is determined to meet your weight loss goals this year?

Diet crazes sound tempting with their fast results, but remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is

As a busy college student, you CAN make smart choices every day and develop new eating habits that will leave you feeling satisfied—and winning the battle of the bulge. (Image credit: Google image)

If healthier habits and weight loss are among your New Year’s resolutions, give yourself a pat on the back for making health a top priority. There are plenty of small but powerful ways to avoid common dieting pitfalls, achieve lasting weight loss success, and develop a healthier relationship with food.

The hard part is actually sticking to your goal and making real changes!

Here are 8 tips to help you keep on track with your weight loss resolution

  1. Meet mini-goals – Make small  every week and they will add up in time. It’s easier to move little pebbles than an entire mountain, right? For example…

  2. Remove the temptations – Go into your kitchen and remove all bad foods from your refrigerator and pantry that will block your weight loss goals. This step is very crucial step since the temptation to cheat will be increased 10-fold if you have cheat foods lingering inside your home. Now, fill your kitchen with healthy, nutrient dense food, such as:

    • Lean protein (chicken breast, turkey breast, fish, egg whites)
    • Fresh fruits (oranges, apples, grapes, strawberries)
    • Raw vegetables (mushrooms, broccoli, squash, green beans, red peppers)
    • Healthy Snack Foods (nonfat cottage cheese, sugar free Jell-O, protein bar)
    • Bottled Water
  3. Set a definite date – If you just say you’re going to meet your goal sometime within the year that will not work. In fact, you will probably fall into the “I’ll start next week” trap. Instead, mark your calendar for a certain date for each goal that you want to achieve. For example, by March you want to be walking 3 miles a day. Setting a definite date is a great way to make sure you stick with your plan!

  4. Write your goals down – If you want to truly do something, write it down. Journals, food diaries and to-do lists are extremely important to your weight loss plan. Put it somewhere that will keep you reminded of the promise you have made. The fridge is a great place since this is the main area that will make or break your resolution. Refer to your contract daily to remind yourself of your long-term goal. 

        Week 1: drink 10 glasses of water per day
        Week 2: Switch to diet sodas. And so on.

  5. Enlist the help of family and friends – You don’t have to go it alone! Tell your friends and family what you want to accomplish and tell them how they can help you (and warn them of what doesn’t help). Telling someone else your goals will probably make you feel that much more dedicated to reaching them. Who knows, maybe you’ll even find a weight loss buddy among your peers who will join you on your journey to weight loss.

  6. Details, details – Keep a thorough record of your weight loss, dietary intake and how you’re feeling. By keeping this diet diary and food journal, you will be able to truly see what you’re consuming, where your problem areas are, and what your emotional state is.

  7. Photograph yourself – Pictures don’t lie. Snap three pictures every week including a profile shot, frontal shot and rear shot. Include these with your diet diary and journal so you can see how your body looks each week while you make changes to your diet and exercise program.

  8. Set realistic goals – Remember, it did not take you two weeks to gain those extra 25 pounds so it definitely will not take only two weeks to lose it all! It’s a marathon not a sprint. Think lifestyle change, not short-term diet.

Today’s Take-Away:

Create new healthy habits that will eventually turn your “diet” into a truly healthy lifestyle to last a lifetime! Even if you are a busy college student juggling a job, school, and family, once you incorporate the important tips above, you will have a better road map to succeed with your New Year’s weight loss resolution!

Sources:

Hellmich, Nanci. “Weight-loss Tips: 25 Ways to Lose Weight, Keep It off.” USA Today. Gannett, 05 Feb. 2013. Web. 18 Dec. 2014.

Healthy Weight Loss & Dieting Tips: How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off.” HelpGuide.org.  N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2014.

“Weight Loss Tips for The New Year.” Shapefit.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2014.

Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Congratulations to the Grand Junction Dental Assisting Students for Passing Their Dental Assisting Exams

Posted: December 22nd, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Congrats GJ Dental students for passing your exams! (Image credit: www.ioffer.com)

Congrats GJ Dental students for passing your exams! (Image credit: www.ioffer.com)

Congratulations to the following IntelliTec College of Grand Junction Dental Assisting students for passing their Registered Dental Assisting exams through American Medical Technologist on Oct 23rd.

  • April Russell
  • Lauren Langley

  • Brianna Henrie

  • Jenifer Denney

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Grand Junction: Student Achievements – December Student of the Month

Posted: December 22nd, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Congrats to Grand Junction's December Student of the month recipients!

Congrats to Grand Junction’s December Student of the month recipients! (Image credit: elbertchs.sharpschool.net)

Congratulations to the December Student of the Month Recipients at IntelliTec College in Grand Junction.

Keep up the good work!

  • Brandon Collins:  Automotive Technician

  • Kathryn Jones:  Business Office Administration and Accounting

  • Crystal Rea: Cosmetology

  • Courtney DeJarnett : Dental Assisting

  • Andres Evers: Medical Assisting

  • Lisa Hill: Pharmacy Technician

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Grand Junction: NTHS Student Achievement – New Members

Posted: December 22nd, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Hello Colorado Springs Campus NTHS Members!

Welcome new Grand Junction Campus NTHS Members!

Meet the newest members of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) at IntelliTec College of Grand Junction.

“NTHS is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education.” – IntelliTec College NTHS Student Brochure.

What does it mean to be a NTHS member?

  • Members of the NTHS are among the top performing students in the nation.
  • An NTHS member pledges to maintain the highest standards of personal conduct and scholastic achievement.
  • They strive for excellence in all aspects of their education.

Congratulations new members!

Business Office Administration and Accounting

  • Jason Fiske

Dental Assistant

  • Courtney DeJarnett

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Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Colorado Springs Employers Network with IntelliTec Students at 1st Annual “Trades” Career Fair

Posted: December 22nd, 2014   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


Nearly 100 IntelliTec students and graduates networked with 13 local employers.

Professional attire and a well written resume leave a lasting impression

IntelliTec College hosts 1st Trades Career Fair at its Colorado Springs Campus
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Thirteen local employers spent the day meeting and interviewing potential employees at the career fair held November 20th on the IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs campus.

IntelliTec College Career Services Manager Joanie Johnston shared some of their feedback, stating, “How pleased they [employers] were to attend a career fair where the attendees were prepared, focused and interested in not only learning more about the company but by asking great questions.”

Nearly 20 solid discussions and potentially strong networking relationships were established between employers and students as a result of the fair. One IntelliTec graduate received a job offer from Metabolife during the career fair. (more…)

Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Ribbon Cutting for IntelliTec College Student & Tribute Center with Veterans’ Hall

Posted: December 14th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Steve Kearney, Member Investor Development Executive of Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, cuts the ribbon at the Grand Opening of the new Student and Tribute center with Veterans Hall Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs.

 

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Guest Speaker: Student & Tribute Center with Veterans Hall – Grand Opening

Posted: December 14th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Guest Speaker Eric Gardner speaks at the Grand Opening of the new Student & Military Center with Veterans Hall at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs.

 

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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IntelliTec of Grand Junction is Official Donation Site for Annual Toys for Tots Program

Posted: December 9th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


toys for tots

Donate to the Marine Corp’s annual Toys For Tots drive.

IntelliTec of Grand Junction is again an official drop box location for the Marine Corp Toys for Tots program.

New, unwrapped toys will be collected until December 18th. The toys can be dropped off at the front desk of the main campus, located at 772 Horizon Drive, Grand Junction, CO 81506. Anyone from the school and the community can donate, as IntelliTec is an official donation site. The toys will be distributed to children in need by volunteers on December 19th and 20th. 

Request a Toy

To request a toy for your child please go to: http://grand-junction-co.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Annual Giving Tree Allows IntelliTec Community to Help Out Their Peers

Posted: December 9th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Help a child have a wonderful Christmas by participating in The Giving Tree. (Image Credit: agents.keeferealestate.com)

The Student Ambassadors at IntelliTec College in Grand Junction are sponsoring the annual giving tree event for students and their families. Should a student require a little help providing Christmas for their children, they can simply put their child/children’s name/s on a star ornament.

The stars will be hung on Christmas trees placed in the main campus building and the Cosmetology campus, located at 2464 Patterson Road, Grand Junction, CO 81504, on December 1st.

Ornaments can be obtained from any student ambassador. Forms will also be available at the front desk of the main campus and from the instructors at the Cosmetology campus.

Anyone who wishes to provide a gift for a child can take a star from one of the trees and return a gift in that child’s name. There is a $10 limit on gifts and they must to be brought in no later than December 22nd for distribution on December 23rd

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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IntelliTec Collects Donations for Annual Grand Junction Coat Drive

Posted: December 9th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


coat drive

Donate to Mel’s Coat Drive through the 1st of the year. (Image Credit: obxcommongood.org)

IntelliTec of Grand Junction is again collecting coats for Mel’s Coat Drive, a local coat drive that is held every year to help anyone in in Mesa County who might be need of winter clothes. 

Drop Box Location

The donation boxes are located in the campus Tec Cafe. Anyone is welcome to donate to the coat drive. Donations can be dropped off at the front desk of the main campus. The coats and other winter clothes will be picked up weekly and the boxes will stay in place until the New Year.

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Get Your Medical Coding Training to Start a Career as a Health Information Technician

Posted: December 9th, 2014   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


Medical billing and coding technicians are skilled in the complex system of medical invoicing for reimbursement and insurance

Most training programs will provide you the education you need to work as a professional billing clerk or specialist

A growing demand for healthcare professionals equates to the need for more medical record technicians who can organize and manage healthcare information.

What is a Health Information Technician (HIT)?

A HIT is a health care specialist in charge of processing patient data such as treatment records and related insurance information. They are tasked with entering the medical coding data of patient’s diagnosis along with a request for payments from the patient’s insurance company.

Some additional duties might include:

  • Oversee patient records and ensure bills are paid properly and on time.
  • Work as liaisons that are in contact with the insurance company, billing office and health clinic.
  • Ensure the quality of medical records by verifying their completeness, accuracy, and proper entry into computer systems.
  • Responsible for smooth revenue cycles.
  • Be productive and accurate.

First Get Your Basic Medical Coding Training

Where Should You Go and What Skills Should You Learn?

To start working in this industry, you need to receive proper medical coding training from an accredited school.

Peggy Johnson, Medical Program Supervisor at IntelliTec College, also recommends that a student in the Health Information Technician program “be computer savvy, have the ability to maintain flexibility in the workplace and possess exceptional customer service skills.”

Most training programs will provide you the education you need to work as a professional billing clerk or specialist. Students should complete coursework that includes medical coding principles, medical terminology, HIPAA privacy laws and regulatory management. Professionals must also be able to interpret insurance plans and calculate precise payments.

Most schools offer training in the following areas of Health Information Technology:

  • Health insurance claim forms
  • Health care documentation
  • Medical billing and coding management
  • Electronic medical records
  • ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural code sets
  • Various medical software

Then Make Yourself a More Valuable HIT by Specializing in a Certain Area of Medicine

Many medical coding technicians go on to become certified in a specific area of medical billing and coding. Johnson advocates that students, “start with the basics, for example begin working in a family practice facility and learn a wide range skills. This will broaden their knowledge base in order to further their interests and find out what special areas interest them.”

In fact, HITs may make themselves more valuable by specializing in certain areas of medicine. For example, some HITs become cancer registrars or optometry coding specialists. Hospitals frequently hire HITs, but there are also job opportunities in pharmaceutical companies, health insurance companies, public health agencies and private practice offices.

Medical coders might choose to specialize in physician-based or hospital-based billing and coding. Additionally, some become specialized in a specific field of medicine, such as gastroenterology or pediatrics. These medical billing and coding specialists have knowledge about the specific procedures of these medical specialties as it relates to medical billing and coding.

Job Outlook for Health Information and Medical Coding Technicians

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for medical record technicians will increase by 22 percent from 2010 to 2020. The BLS reported 186,300 HITs working in the United States in 2012, and 41,100 more will be needed in the coming decade. The aging population will drive this job market growth. This is because there will be a greater need for medical procedures that involve more claims for both public and private insurance. In addition, the growing demand for healthcare professionals equates to the need for more medical record technicians who will organize and manage the information supplied to them.

In Summary

Some professionals choose the Medical Coding field for its organized, detail-oriented work. But for many, it is a challenging and rewarding field that does not necessarily require direct contact with patients. Since most training programs can be completed in less than a year, you can begin building your life through your new rewarding career.

About IntelliTec

IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs and Pueblo offers a Health Information Technology Associate of Occupational Studies Degree designed to be completed in 18 months. Receive hands-on, practical experience in Medical Coding as you earn your degree and prepare to sit for three professional certification exams. Then you can begin a career and specialize in an area just right for you.

Sources

Peggy Johnson, Medical Program Supervisor, IntelliTec College, 25 Nov. 2014

“Medical Billing and Coding.” Career Info, Schools, Training & Programs. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2014.

“Hospital-Based Coding | College in Albany | Business Schools | Massage Schools | Nursing Schools | Online Schools – Mildred Elley.” Mildred Elley. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2014.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2014.

Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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IntelliTec of Grand Junction Holds Annual Christmas Party on December 17th

Posted: December 8th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Join us for the Annual IntelliTec Christmas Party on December (Image Credit: www.atlbarbell.com)

Join us for the Annual IntelliTec Christmas Party on December 17th. (Image Credit: www.atlbarbell.com)

IntelliTec College of Grand Junction will host their annual Christmas Party on December 17th from 2– 4pm. IntelliTec students, Faculty, Staff and their families are invited to join in on the celebration.

Party-goers can enjoy festive refreshments while the kiddos visit with Santa. Santa will also be available for photos and there will be gifts and fun, Christmas themed activities for the kids put on by the student ambassadors. 

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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IntelliTec Will Man Float in Grand Junction Parade of Lights

Posted: December 4th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Come check out IntelliTec's Float at the Annual Grand Junction Parade of Lights.

Come check out IntelliTec’s Float at the Annual Grand Junction Parade of Lights. (Image Credit: downtowngj.org)

IntelliTec College of Grand Junction will be manning a float in the Grand Junction Parade of Lights. The parade is December 6th and begins at 5:00pm in Downtown Grand Junction. Come out and share in the holiday festivities!

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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