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Tami Russell

Tami Russell is PDI's Director of Public Programs and Distance Learning. She manages PDI's extensive certificate program curriculum.

Recent Posts

Is There A Difference Between CMA/CCMA Designations for Medical Assistants?

Posted by Tami Russell on Jun 21, 2017 3:47:06 PM

Medical Assistants can earn a variety of professional designations – including the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) credential or the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) credential. 

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Topics: medical assisting

HR Blogs Can Be Great Source of Information for Professionals

Posted by Tami Russell on Jun 13, 2017 11:30:17 PM

If you’re in the human resources industry, here are some blogs you should check out.  We’ve updated this list to include the “best HR Blogs of 2017,” per fitsmallbusiness.com.

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Topics: HR certification

The Work of Forensic Professionals is as Unique as the Crime

Posted by Tami Russell on Jun 9, 2017 8:04:56 PM

What’s been in the news lately?  Well, besides politics, which is no place for The Knowledge Nook, it’s safe to say that high profile crimes and investigations usually pop up during a daily newsfeed.  Never far behind these sensational stories is the work of forensic specialists - the people, and technology, in the background, helping solve crimes.

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Topics: crime scene investigations

What Are The Duties of a Dental Assistant?

Posted by Tami Russell on Jun 6, 2017 10:27:27 PM

If you’ve considered a career as a Dental Assistant, then you’ve no doubt wondered about the daily duties of these vital healthcare professionals.  Here’s a look at what is normally considered within the routine, expected tasks of a Dental Assistant.

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Topics: dental assistant

Tips For Finding A Job as A Paralegal

Posted by Tami Russell on Jun 1, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Summer is here!!!  As University and college students enter the workforce, you will find that there is A LOT of competition for jobs.  Have you done everything you can to make sure you are giving potential employers a reason to hire you?

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Topics: paralegal

Memorial Day is Day of Remembrance Across the U.S.

Posted by Tami Russell on May 28, 2017 7:00:00 AM

How much do you know about the Memorial Day holiday?  Here's a brief primer on the origins of this special day.

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Topics: American_holidays

Major Issues Facing Oil and Gas Accounting Professionals Was Focus of NAPAC 17

Posted by Tami Russell on May 25, 2017 2:17:52 PM

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Topics: energy

What Are The License Requirements for Private Investigators?

Posted by Tami Russell on May 23, 2017 6:29:28 PM

People considering a career in private investigations often have questions about the educational and personal background, and work experience, necessary to enter the field. 

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Topics: private investigations

Medical Coding and Billing Is Strong Choice for Career Changers

Posted by Tami Russell on May 19, 2017 5:20:28 PM

Many people interested in a career in the health care industry are considering the growing field of Medical Coding and Billing. The field is a valid option for both the career changer and the individual just entering the first stage of their professional life.

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Topics: careers, medical billing and coding

What Are Certificate Programs?

Posted by Tami Russell on May 16, 2017 9:11:46 PM

Many universities, colleges and trade schools offer “certificate”programs.  However, not many of us understand what a “certificate” is and how it can help a professional.

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Topics: certificate programs

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