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Teaching Preschool Might be the Perfect Career for You

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 20, 2020

If you love being around children, whether it’s your own or other people’s children, and have considered becoming a preschool teacher, you’re not alone! Careers in early childhood education are a popular choice because of the stability and variety they offer. 

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

Step by Step: How to Become a Kindergarten Teacher

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 16, 2020

Knowing the step by step process of becoming a teacher can be a helpful tool for any prospective student, especially if you find yourself feeling stuck in a career decision-making process. If you love the idea of becoming a kindergarten teacher and working with children but aren’t quite ready to fully commit to a program yet, we understand.

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Topics: Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten Teacher, ECE

Importance of Certified Medical Assistants in Healthcare

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 14, 2020

Certified medical assistants possess a multitude of critical skills, making them one of the most versatile and essential members of any healthcare team. Unlike other allied healthcare workers, certified medical assistants (CMA’s) are trained to perform both clinical and administrative duties, allowing them to help whenever they are needed most. 

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

Is 40 Too Old to Become a Teacher?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 12, 2020

Nearly half of new teachers enter the profession later in life. If you’re reading this, then there’s a good chance you’re seriously considering becoming a teacher but are concerned that you’re too old to start a new career.

While it’s true that some teachers take the traditional route, which includes student teaching during college, followed by a full-time teaching job beginning in their early 20’s, this certainly isn’t the case for all teachers. In fact, it may surprise you to learn that only around 55 percent of incoming teachers in the US start out this way. Not only are you not too old, but you’re definitely not alone in making the wise decision to earn a degree in early childhood education now.

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

Consider Teaching as a Second Career

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 7, 2020

If you’re considering going back to school to become a teacher, you aren’t alone. Teaching as a second career has become increasingly popular over the years. Job candidates who are making a second career in early childhood education often make excellent teachers, due to their authentic, real-world experience, confidence and introspective outlook on life.

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Topics: Early Childhood Education, ECE

Job Outlook for Teachers in Ohio Remains Bright

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 30, 2020

With everything going on in the world, it’s no wonder that some prospective students may have some trepidation about the future and whether or not it’s a wise idea to pursue a degree in early childhood education (ECE) to become a teacher. Fortunately, there is a renewed focus on the importance and benefits of a strong education, even in the early years, so the early childhood education field continues to grow at a relatively stable rate for the first time in decades.

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

You can Become a Teacher While Working Full Time

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 28, 2020

The thought of going back to school to become an ECE while juggling work and family commitments might seem a bit overwhelming at first, but with some proper planning and organization, it’s perfectly achievable to earn a degree in early childhood education while still working a full-time job.

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

Are Medical Assistants Required to be Certified?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 25, 2020

If you’re interested in becoming a medical assistant, you might be asking yourself, “Do I really need to become certified to work as an MA?”

The short answer is no. Medical assistants are not required by law to hold licensure or certification. However, employers generally prefer to hire medical assistants who are certified.

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

How Hard is it to Pass the CMA Exam?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 23, 2020

You’ve made the wise decision of becoming a medical assistant, but there’s one thing standing in your way. The CMA exam. While the idea of taking a test sends a shiver down most people’s spine, the more prepared you are, the less scary and intimidating the testing process will be.

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

How to Find the Right Medical Assistant Program

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 15, 2020

Are you thinking of becoming a medical assistant but aren’t exactly sure where to start? You know you’ll need some kind of formal training and education in order to achieve your goalS, but you’re having trouble getting past the endless sea of questions in your head, such as, “Where will I go to school and how long will it take?”

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