Athena Career Academy News

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

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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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

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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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant