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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

Soft Skills Every Medical Assistant Needs

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 11, 2020

If you enjoy working with people and have a strong desire to help, then you already have some of the skills you’ll need to become a successful medical assistant (MA). While your medical assisting program will teach you all of the clinical, hands-on training you’ll need to perform the duties of a medical assistant, it’s also important to develop your soft skills.

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

You've Finished an ECE Program, Now What?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 9, 2020

If you’ve recently completed your ECE program, or are so close to finishing, you can practically smell the aroma of fresh play-dough and chalk dust in the air. However, you’re probably wondering what comes next?

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

Fulfilling Requirements for a Teacher Certification in Your State

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 3, 2020

If you’re considering a career in Early Childhood Education (ECE), such as becoming a teacher, you likely have some questions about teaching certifications and what’s required of you before you’re able to start teaching in your state.

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

Questions You Didn't Know You Had About Medical Assistant Programs

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Aug 31, 2020

If you’re interested in the healthcare field but aren’t sure where to begin, a career as a medical assistant (MA) may provide the right amount of challenge and excitement.

If you’re wondering if medical assisting is right for you, here are some thoughtful questions you might not have considered asking yet about a medical assistant program:

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

7 Things New MA Students Need to Hear

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Aug 27, 2020

If you’re interested in becoming a medical assistant but have some reservations about what it takes to be a successful student, look no further!

Here are 7 tips on how to succeed as an MA student:

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

Set Yourself up for a Successful Teaching Career

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Aug 25, 2020

The first year of teaching can be hard, as you aren’t sure what to expect. Sometimes this anxiety can be so great that it even prevents an individual from enrolling into an early childhood education program. If you’re feeling nervous about the idea of going back to school and earning a degree, don’t be. Rest assured, there are plenty of strategies you can implement to help guarantee your success as a teacher.

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

7 Things to Consider Before Becoming a Teacher

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Aug 20, 2020

While deciding to become a teacher is a noble goal, it’s not for everyone. Many experienced teachers describe their love and passion for their profession as a calling, and not just a job. If you’re considering a career in early childhood education, here are 7 things to consider first before enrolling in an ECE program:

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