Athena Career Academy News

Why Early Childhood Education Needs a Teacher Like You

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 23, 2020

There are few careers more important than teaching. Teachers have a unique and inherent ability to engage and reach children by helping them grow, learn, develop, and prosper. If you long for a career that truly makes a difference in the lives of children, you should listen to your heart and consider becoming a teacher.

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Topics: Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten Teacher, ECE, preschool teacher

How to Survive Your First Year as a Kindergarten Teacher

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 19, 2020

Becoming a kindergarten teacher is a great accomplishment, but many, if not all, new teachers get nervous when it’s time to begin the first year. Surviving the first year as a kindergarten teacher is another accomplishment entirely, but with the right training combined with the right tips to get started, you will not only survive, but thrive during this time. 

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Topics: Kindergarten Teacher, ECE, preschool teacher

Why Medical Assistants are so Important to Patients

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 17, 2020

When considering a new career, becoming a medical assistant is a smart choice in today’s world. Medical assistants are in high demand and very important to patients. Becoming a medical assistant will set you on the track to be a valued member of the healthcare system. Medical assistants are crucial to doctors, nurses, and patients, and becoming a medical assistant is something that is well within reach.

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Topics: Medical Assistant, Medical Assistant Program Toledo, OH., MA Program

Best Places for New CMAs to Work

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 13, 2020

So, you finished your accredited CMA program, now to find your first job! Congrats! All of that hard work is paying off and you can officially call yourself a recent graduate. You are now ready to enter the workforce as a brand-new medical assistant, but where do you start? While the job search process may seem a little overwhelming at first, rest assured there are plenty of resources available to help you successfully land your first medical assistant position.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant, Medical Assistant, Flexible Class Schedule, Medical Assistant Program Toledo, OH., MA Program, Accredited

Career Change: What to Consider Before Returning to School

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 10, 2020

Vocational schools are an excellent choice for those who want to return to school to learn a specific trade or skill, but don’t have a lot of time and resources to commit to a traditional four-year college or university. 

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Topics: Flexible Class Schedule, Accredited

7 Things Medical Assistants Love About Their Job

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 6, 2020

The secret is out: medical assistants really love their job. In fact, many of them consider it more of a calling than a job; but don’t just take our word for it.

We’ve been talking with some medical assistants about their career, and here are some of the things they love so much about it.

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Topics: Medical Assistant, Medical Assistant Program Toledo, OH., MA Program

What MA Students Wish They Knew Before They Started a Program

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 4, 2020

If you’re interested in becoming a medical assistant and are curious about what to expect from a medical assistant training program, you’re not alone. It’s perfectly natural to have some anxiety before beginning a new chapter in your life. While it would be helpful to sit down with a medical assistant and ask them questions prior to your training, it’s not always possible, so we’ve compiled these ten things MA students wish they knew before they started.

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Topics: Medical Assistant, Medical Assistant Program Toledo, OH., MA Program

Opportunities for Early Childhood Educators

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 30, 2020

If you’re considering a degree in early childhood education (ECE) but are wondering what your career options are in addition to teaching, it may surprise you to learn that there is an impressive array of opportunities to explore. While earning a degree in early childhood education is commonly associated with pursuing a profession as a teacher, it’s definitely not the only option to choose from.

So, what can you do with an early childhood education degree?

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Topics: Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten Teacher, ECE, Flexible Class Schedule, preschool teacher, Accredited, Childcare Teacher

Career Advancement Options for Medical Assistants

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 27, 2020

Deciding to become a medical assistant is one of the quickest ways to enter into the healthcare field, which is a big draw for students who are looking to get their training completed fast and start working. However, after the dust settles, and you’ve finished school and started working as a full-time medical assistant, you might be wondering what future career advancement options are available? 

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant, Flexible Class Schedule, Medical Assistant Program Toledo, OH., MA Program, Accredited

Taking a Closer Look at Medical Assisting

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 23, 2020

When people think of healthcare professionals, they often picture a doctor or a nurse. One allied healthcare professional that sometimes gets overlooked is a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA). Medical assistants play a unique role in the medical field as they are competent, cross-trained individuals who can perform a multitude of tasks from administrative to clinical, making them a vital member of any healthcare team. 

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Topics: Medical Assistant, Flexible Class Schedule, Medical Assistant Program Toledo, OH., MA Program