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How to Write Your Medical Assistant Resume Objective?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 6, 2017

One way to make your resume standout in a sea of resumes is to include a catchy objective that gives the interviewer a glimpse into your personality and your suitability for the job. Think about the hiring manager when writing your resume; the individual has very little time to go through hundreds or thousands of resumes; a clear objective will help you stand out and gain the right attention from a potential employer.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

Can a Medical Assistant be a Second Career

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 25, 2017

A second career is a common phenomenon, especially among millennials looking for an additional source of income or an alternative set of skills. A second job provides you with an opportunity to exercise your talents, pursue your passions or a chance to try out a new field without leaving your current job.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

Should I Go Back to School to Become a Medical Assistant

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 16, 2017

Traditionally, many medical assistants started out as apprentices, with no formal training. Much of the training happened on the job, under the direct supervision of the physician. The trend created challenges within the industry as there were medical assistants looking for new opportunities, who could not prove they had the knowledge and skills required to work in a different setting.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

Why Are Medical Assistants important to the Healthcare Industry?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 25, 2017

 

When pursuing a medical career, it's helpful to view the medical assistant position as a stepping stone to higher paying work. It's a position that's ideal for high school graduates who have been out of school for awhile and want to jump back in the medical field. It's also a practical career solution for part-time working mothers who want to increase their income or people who want a career in helping others. Here are reasons to consider seeking a career as a medical assistant.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

Differences between an Administrative and Clinical Medical Assistant?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 12, 2017

The medical field offers an array of exciting careers. Entering this field will provide you with the professional skills you need to earn a better living and open opportunities for advancement.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

What Medical Assistant Specialty is Right For You?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 5, 2017

Healthcare is a multidimensional field that offers a wide variety of specialties from which to choose. Certified medical assistants have a sizable share of fantastic options. Some of the specialties give professionals an opportunity to earn additional certification.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

What Is the Difference Between a MA and an RN?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Aug 17, 2017

The healthcare industry is constantly expanding with ample job opportunities that enable individuals to find employment in different environments. If you’re interested in joining the healthcare field, you could have a tough time making choices between the several career options.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant, Registered Nurse

What Is the Projected Growth for MAs?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Aug 8, 2017

Medical assistants provide a valuable service to doctors and patients. Keeping accurate records of patient medical histories as well as recording vital signs play an important role in diagnosis. A medical assistant, or MA, also can assist by preparing a patient for an exam, or be helping a doctor during the exam itself.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

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