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More and more, online high school is becoming an option that parents are choosing for their students. If you’re considering transferring your child from public high school to online, you may have more than a few questions about how the whole process works. Before you enroll them or they start their first class, here’s what you need to know about how to do online school well.
10 Reasons to Become a Veterinary Assistant.
Veterinarians can't do their jobs effectively without a strong team supporting them. Veterinary assistants typically do it all, from assisting with surgical procedures to feeding, bathing, and exercising animals.
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If you’re searching for a new, rewarding, and well-paying career, you may have started researching jobs in the skilled trades. Skilled trades, which include jobs in construction, plumbing, electrical, automotive, and HVAC roles, is an industry that can offer plenty of opportunities for someone who is excited to work with their hands and start a stable career. HVACR technicians, in particular, can build and grow a career they are passionate about in the industry. But how do you know becoming an HVAC tech is the right move for your future? In this guide, you’ll find everything you need to know about what HVAC is, what technicians do, and what the job outlook is like!
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Have you decided on a program at Penn Foster but have some remaining questions about what it’s really like to be a Penn Foster student? We’ve collected some of the most frequently asked questions and answers to help you learn more about what the experience will really be like.
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Becoming a dental assistant can be a rewarding career path, especially for those who want to work in a medical field and play an important role in a dentist’s office. If you’re considering taking the next steps toward starting a new job in this field, here’s what you need to know.

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