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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

Can I Become a Certified Medical Assistant in Less than One Year? The Answer is Yes!

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 16, 2016

If you are considering a career as a certified medical assistant (MA), you are probably like most people and have a lot of questions as you begin to explore your possibilities in this exciting field. Here we will take a look at some of the most common questions prospective students have and the requirements needed for certification as a medical assistant. 

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

Are you Interested in Becoming a Clinical Medical Assistant? CMA Jobs are Expected to Grow 30% Over the Next Decade

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Dec 30, 2015

The number of clinical medical assistants is set to grow by 30% over the next decade, which is much higher than the average growth rate for almost all other occupations. An increasingly elderly population is driving demand for CMAs in every state. The demand for preventative medical services is another powerful driver for growth in the number of CMAs. Preventative medical care must be performed by a physician, creating more opportunities for CMAs to perform other roles in hospitals and medical practices. Federal healthcare legislation has expanded the availability of healthcare services to millions more Americans, which will continue to drive demand for CMAs in the coming decades. The changing nature of healthcare has opened up more opportunities and responsibilities for qualified CMAs. All these factors ensure that well-trained CMAs will stay in high demand for years to come.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant