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Where Can an MA Student Gain Hands-On Experience?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jul 17, 2017

Hands-on experience is essential in the medical field. While an MA (medical assistant) program prepares you with the knowledge and advice you need to succeed, applying it all in a real-life setting prepares you with skills you will need throughout your professional life. Your work as a medical assistant is quite critical; your work with human lives and your role is essential to their well-being.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

Where Can You Work as a MA?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jul 3, 2017

You usually find MA's in primary care (basic, rather than specialized) facilities because of their generalized education. You can think of primary care as the first stop for a patient who is seeking treatment but may not know exactly what kind of treatment they need yet. The job outlook for a medical assistant is good, but where will you find the most opportunities?

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

What Advancement Opportunities are Available for MAs

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jun 13, 2017

As a medical assistant you could be considered a "jack of all trades". You know how to take patient history, assist with examinations, administer medications, schedule appointments and prepare medical records.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

How to Prepare for the MA Certification Exam

Posted by Athena Career Academy on May 22, 2017

Just like other professionals working in the medical industry, MA (medical assistants) must pass a certification exam, which enables them to access paid positions. Anyone looking to work as a MA in the US must pass the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam from the AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants). While states do not require that medical assistants working in state pass the CMA, a majority of medical facilities, physicians’ offices and hospitals demand a CMA certificate from potential employees.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

What Institutions Hire the Most MAs?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on May 18, 2017
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Tips for Earning Your Certification as a Medical Assistant

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Aug 29, 2016

Preparing to tackle certification in pursuit of a career as a medical assistant? It’s important that you take the time to chart out a course that will lead you to success with a minimum of fuss, headache, and missteps; it’s easy to invest a ton of effort on misguided endeavors, putting in the work for no reward. To make earning your medical assistant certification as painless and likely as possible, we recommend you move forward with these five tips firmly in mind.

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Can You Become a Medical Assistant in a Year or Less?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Aug 22, 2016

The decision of whether or not one should attend college is a pivotal one. Recent high school graduates and career changers face questions like  whether they can afford college, if it will advance their careers, and whether or not college is worth the time and energy. We have good news for the residents of Northwest Ohio who have decided to pursue a career in healthcare. In today’s competitive market, especially when it comes to healthcare, a four-year degree is no longer the only available option.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant, Nursing School Toledo

Should You Become a Medical Assistant or an PN?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jul 6, 2016

The Medical Assistant (MA) and Practical Nurse (PN) are both occupations where you can be working after one year of training. There are job postings for the two in the Toledo OH area. Both jobs require positive patient contact and are directly related to satisfaction with the health service received. But there are fundamental differences in the work performed and one may suit you while the other may not be satisfying. Let’s look at the differences.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant, LPN

What Are the Key Differences Between Nursing Assisting and Medical Assisting?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jun 16, 2016

In the world of nursing two terms get thrown around a lot almost interchangably: "nursing assisting" and "medical assisting." Are these the same things? That is a fair question, since both of these require the practitioner to work with the patient as well as doctors and nurses, but a nursing assistant has slightly different goals from a medical assistant. This is a pertinent question for those considering career possibilities in Toledo OH, and this article will explain the difference in full.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

What is the Current Job Market for Clinical Medical Assistant Professionals?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 24, 2016

New high school graduates or anyone else interested in switching to a medical career path should consider starting with a medical assistant certification to begin with. Becoming a medical assistant can be used as a first step towards a bachelors in nursing or other medical degree. The job outlook for medical assistant is positive according to data from the national Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant