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Comparing the Biomedical and Psychotherapeutic Models of Mental Illness Treatment

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  The history of mental illness treatment is lengthy, with methods constantly changing to keep pace with medical and technological discoveries. But during the 19th and 20th centuries, clinicians learned more about mental health care than ever before. Lithium was discovered in 1817, Sigmund Freud introduced psychoanalysis in the late 1800s and tranquilizers replaced lobotomies […]

Rethinking Therapy: The Changing Landscape of Mental Illness Treatment

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  Mental illness affects the lives of millions of Americans every day. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness[i], one in four Americans— approximately 61.5  million— have a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder. More than 18 percent of adults, or 42 million people, have anxiety disorders. These numbers have a widespread […]

Plugged In: Technology Through the Years

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  For much of our history, technological innovation has occurred at a relatively slow but constant rate, but it’s safe to say that this is no longer the case. According to Moore’s law, computer processing speed doubles every 18 months; scientists now suggest that all technological change grows at an exponential rate. As futurist Ray […]

Digitizing Healthcare: How Technology Is Improving Medical Care

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  A wide variety of digital innovations are revolutionizing healthcare — and technology in medicine is here to stay. How are these changes impacting the delivery of care, and what skills are needed to succeed in this bold new world? The Changing Landscape of Technology in Medicine It’s no secret that, as a society, technology […]

Network Administrator Job Description

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It’s no secret that tech-based professionals are in demand. As businesses rely more and more on technology to stay relevant, employees who are trained in information technology are becoming an increasingly important asset. Though most IT careers, from computer systems manager to desktop support specialist, are experiencing growth, network administrators enjoy an impressive salary as well. […]

All About King University’s Online Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics

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  The health informatics discipline is at the intersection of information technology, computer science and healthcare. All three of those industries are rapidly growing; earn a high-demand credential with a health informatics degree online. What Is Health Informatics? Professionals in this field are at the forefront of transforming the information and communication systems that allow […]

King University Ranked Among Best Online Colleges in Tennessee

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Earlier this month, education technology resource Edudemic released its 2015 Online College Report. In the report, King University was ranked third among all online colleges in the state of Tennessee. Edudemic looked at factors including tuition, graduation rates and number of programs offered to determine the rankings. King’s affordability, student support and options in real-world […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Learn Programming

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Being tech-savvy is becoming an unspoken requirement for employers who are looking to hire well-rounded professionals. Especially if you are interested in fields like information technology (IT), learning to program is a great way to stand out from the competition and get the job you want. According to a recent article in The Wall Street […]

Issues in Criminal Justice: Tennessee’s Crime Initiatives

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Tennessee’s commitment to public safety makes it a great place for you to pursue a degree program in criminal justice. The Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs (OCJP) has several initiatives in place to meet the law enforcement and social justice needs of communities. The OCJP manages a system that identifies problems within the criminal […]

Advancing Your Career With a Criminal Justice Degree

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When it comes to jobs with a criminal justice degree, you have a lot to choose from. You can decide to work in law enforcement, corrections, the courts and other government and community roles. In the past, most criminal justice professionals held only a high school diploma along with academy training, but this is no […]

Information Technology in Healthcare and Beyond

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In today’s economy, two of the fastest growing fields are healthcare and information technology. And those areas are colliding, creating new the fields of health information technology and health informatics. But because the fields are new, it can be confusing to know what career opportunities are available, the required education or even what the fields […]

The Difference Between Business Administration and Business Management

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So you’ve decided you want to get a business degree. Congratulations! That’s a great choice, because business is one of the most versatile and practical education options out there. However, just because you know you want to study business doesn’t mean the decision-making process is over. There are several options when it comes to undergraduate […]

10 Unexpected Jobs for Criminal Justice Majors

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It’s common knowledge that most people who graduate with a degree in criminal justice become police officers or deputy sheriffs. But a criminal justice degree opens up more doors than you may think. You can use a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice to pursue any of the alternative jobs for criminal justice majors covered […]

Top Apps for Business Students

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If you are looking for a practical, real-world degree that you can apply to all types of careers, then earning an online business degree is a great solution. Business programs are some of the most popular degree options available. As you pursue your degree, you will develop your business skills and build your foundation of […]

Is An IT Degree Worth It?

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As of January 2014, 90 percent of American adults have a cell phone, 58 percent use a smartphone, 34 percent own an e-reader and 42 percent have a tablet. These numbers are impacting the way businesses work. The proliferation of technology in personal lives is reflected in the business world, with computers and technology innovation […]

What to Expect With Your Health Information Technology Salary

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Health informatics and information management are two of the fastest-growing fields in today’s job market. There are several reasons for this growth, including the Affordable Care Act mandate that requires the electric filing of medical records. To adjust to these new standards, skilled informatics professionals are being hired at all levels. Careers in this field […]

The Only Business Skills List You’ll Need

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Business is one of the most versatile college majors out there. The skills that you learn as part of business degree coursework are applicable to a wide variety of real-world fields: marketing, advertising, finance, administration and more. But no matter what specific career path you choose, there are a certain set of skills that companies […]

Tennessee Initiatives to Integrate Information Technology in Healthcare

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Health informatics and information management are fast-growing fields in job markets across the country, and Tennessee is no different. There are several reasons for this industry-wide growth, including the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which requires the electronic filing of medical records. As a response to this mandate, skilled informatics professionals are being hired […]

Understanding What Online Degree is Right for Me

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You know you want to go back to school, but you aren’t sure what you should study. That’s nothing to worry about; your situation is much more common than you think. When it comes to online degree programs you have a lot of options, which can be confusing. But don’t stress — at King University, […]

5 Steps to Get Jobs with a Criminal Justice Degree

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If you are interested in a career in the criminal justice field, there are a lot of options available to you. Whether you want to work in law enforcement, corrections or the courts, demand for trained criminal justice professionals is on the rise. For example, employment of law enforcement professionals is expected to grow five […]

Student Henrietta Fuller Discusses How to Make Your Credits Count

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If you want to go back to school but are unsure how to transfer the credits you already have, you’re not alone. According to Student Clearinghouse, about one-third of college students transfer schools at some point during their education. Still, many students wonder, “How do I transfer colleges?” At King University, many of our online […]