Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Medical billing and coding positions

The number of medical billing and coding positions in the United States is expected to grow at an above-average rate through 2020 opening the door for thousands of new jobs in Georgia over the next few years. At, we’re dedicated to covering everything students need to begin a career in medical billing and/or coding.

Whether it’s in Atlanta or Lincoln, a job as a medical biller or coder can be done nearly anywhere. To help meet the growing demand for these positions, we’ve expanded our resources for students in Georgia to now cover:

  • College programs in Georgia — a list of certificate and associate level programs offered in the state
  • Salary and employment information — a database of information on employment numbers and salaries in cities across Georgia
  • State-based employers — major companies in Georgia that employ medical billers and coders

Business Scholarship Challenge

Greetings from Mercer University!

You play a pivotal role in the college search process for your students as a high school counselor. Let me say thank you for the work that you do to ensure the success of your students and to help them prepare for their future beyond high school. In my role as dean of Mercer University’s Stetson School of Business and Economics, I have the privilege of working with talented students from high schools across the state of Georgia. They are equipped to succeed at Mercer because of the quality education and preparation they receive from you and your colleagues.

As your students consider their college choice and possible areas of study, I would like to invite them to explore Mercer and attend our Business Scholarship Challenge on Saturday, January 27, 2018. At this event, students have the opportunity to interact with business faculty, participate in innovation labs, and interview for scholarships, ranging up to full tuition.

The advantages of the Mercer Business experience are clear:
  • Mercer business students are part of the business school from day one – no additional application required here. Students can choose their course of study from nine majors: accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general business, international business, management, marketing, and sports marketing and analytics.

  • With a 100% internship placement rate, all students can earn hands-on experience to build an impressive résumé that will set them apart from their peers as future business leaders who possess essential skills and experience.

  • Our alumni can quickly transition from their undergraduate studies after graduation. Within three months90% of our most recent graduates either had a full-time job or were attending graduate school, providing an immediate return on investment.

  • Students in the Stetson School of Business and Economics are assigned a faculty mentor who will get to know them and provide counsel from a wealth of experience as they navigate choosing a major and planning for a career.

  • From the moment they arrive on campus, students have access to career management resources through Mercer’s Center for Career and Professional Development. The Center not only helps students land their first job, but also provides continuous support throughout their professional career.

  • Students can work with local entrepreneurs or start a business through the Mercer Innovation Center, a business incubator for Middle Georgia. Other experiential learning opportunities include study abroad, service-learning, and internships.

  • Business students have ample opportunities to work with faculty and participate in research as undergraduates, and many earn prestigious post-graduate fellowships, recognition at national conferences, and other academic honors, such as membership in Phi Beta Kappa.

  • Qualified undergraduate students are offered special consideration for select graduate business programs at Mercer, like the MBA or our cutting-edge Master of Science in Business Analytics. Students admitted through the Special Consideration Program receive a 30% discount on graduate tuition and a waiver of the GMAT/GRE requirement.

  • Through partnerships within Mercer’s diverse collection of schools and colleges, graduate students can simultaneously earn their MBA while pursuing another graduate degree in law, pharmacy, physical therapy, or theology.

Please encourage your students to take advantage of the opportunity to get to know Mercer and earn a four-year business scholarship by registering for the Business Scholarship Challenge at If you have any questions or would like more information about Mercer’s Stetson School of Business and Economics, don’t hesitate to contact me directly.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Snowed Out ACT? What Happens Now?

UGA has addressed the concern that many of our seniors are facing----"What do I do now that the December ACT was cancelled?"

Check out UGA's blog post below:

ACT Site Closings and Test Scores- UGA Admissions Blog

Not planning to attend UGA and still unsure of how the change in the ACT impacts your college applications?   Email your college of choice and seek their input.  They are ready for these questions and are the experts on how they will handle the change in test dates.  And as always, your school counselor is happy to help in any way that we can!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Are You Looking For Scholarship Money?

NOHS Counseling is posting scholarships on the scholarship page of our counseling blog as they come into our office.  Please make sure that you are checking it often!  JLV College Counseling posted a great article about finding scholarships as an average student.  Check out the advice below:

Finding scholarships as an average student

University of Notre Dame Leadership Seminars

Please check out this letter from the University of Notre Dame about their Leadership Seminars. This is for rising seniors only. Letter from Notre Dame

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Atlanta National College Fair

Atlanta National College Fair

Sunday, March 25, 2018

12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Georgia International Convention Center

Atlanta National College Fair Exhibitor Registration Link

Why Participate?

Gather information from more than 250 domestic and international institutions. 272 institutions attended last year.
Georgia Student Finance Commission and the College Board will be on-site to assist students, families and counselors.
Choose from a variety of educational sessions to attend.

Information Sessions for Students, Families and Counselors:

Selective Admissions – What Really Counts!
Understanding the Coalition Application
Accessing Accommodations on College Campuses
Understanding the Relevance of Historically Black Colleges & Universities
Athletic Eligibility and the College Recruitment Process
Dual Enrollment: Earning College Credit Early
The College Planning Timeline and Preparing for the College Visit
Why Take the ACT?
What’s New with the SAT?
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Conducting a Successful Scholarship Search
Financial Aid Planning and the HOPE Scholarship

Need More Information?  Complete information about the NCF program is available online.

Good News!!!

Our Leadership Retreat was so popular this fall that we are having another one on January 15, 2018!!! It will be held at the North Oconee High School Fieldhouse. It will just be the one day. Be sure to sign up early as we only have 100 spaces available. They will fill up quickly!! See the application attached. Money and form are due on December 15, 2017!
Leadership Retreat Application