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Why Medical Assistants Are Always Listed in Job Growth Top 10 Lists

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Apr 30, 2019

When deciding whether to go to school in order to pursue a specific career path, you should always take a look at the expected job growth over the next decade. This information isn't that difficult to find (the Bureau of Labor Statistics site provides job outlook numbers for every job it lists) and will give you an idea of how difficult it will be to find a job in your chosen career in the near future. If you're thinking about becoming a medical assistant, then you'll be pleased to know that not only is the job outlook excellent, but the medical assistant position is commonly listed in job growth top ten lists.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

Why a career as a Medical Assistant is the right one for you.

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Apr 11, 2019

Finding a career path that is personally fulfilling is important, but so is choosing a career that will provide you with plenty of job opportunities. It can sometimes be difficult to find a career that is able to do both. Fortunately, if you're interested in helping people, you can find job security as well as room for advancement in the medical field. Even if you don't have the time or money to attend several years of school, you can still become a medical assistant.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant, Medical Coding and Billing, Medical Assistant

7 Study Habits Every Medical Assistant Student Needs

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Mar 27, 2019

Needless to say, pulling all-nighters and cramming before exams aren't exactly proven study strategies. This is especially true when studying to become a medical assistant. When you are taking classes to become an MA, a lot of important information will be given to you at rapid pace. The training you receive is vital.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant, Medical Assistant

6 Skills Healthcare Employers Look For in Medical Assistants

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 26, 2019

Now is a great time to become a medical assistant. The career field is growing at a rapid pace as more physician offices and clinics hire medical assistants to help manage their day-to-day operations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of medical assistants will grow 29 percent through 2026.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

Why do I need training to become an MA?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 6, 2019

A career as a medical assistant is a great path for people who want to work in the healthcare field but do not want to commit to the training it takes to become a physician or have not yet decided if they want to continue on to become a nurse.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

How Long is Athena's MA Program?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jan 24, 2019

If you're looking for a stable career where you won't have to worry about limited job availability and would like to find something where you can make a difference in people's lives, then you might be considering a career in the medical and health industry. Unfortunately, a lot of people assume that you have to go to school for years on end in order to be qualified to work as a medical professional. This isn't always true, especially in the case of medical assistants.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

How to Advance Your Medical Assistant Career

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jan 9, 2019

 

A career in medical assisting is a great career choice if you are looking to work in a health care setting. It is a job with solid job security as the need for medical assistants is expected to continue to grow by 23 percent by the year 2024.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant, Medical Coding and Billing

What You Need To Prioritize In The Best Medical Assistant Programs.

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Dec 13, 2018

If you're looking to pursue a career in the medical industry but don't want to spend a decade seeking an education, then one of your options could be to become a medical assistant. Medical assistants are in high demand and medical assistant programs typically take less than a year to complete.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

How Long Is A Medical Assistant Program?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Dec 6, 2018

Becoming a Medical Assistant (MA) is definitely a fulfilling career move. The job market for MA's is trending upwards. The generalist nature of the job prepares you for advancement into a number of different fields. What's not to like? Well, you might be worried that the program itself will take too much time to complete. Not everyone can afford to rearrange years of their lives to pursue a new career. Fortunately, MA programs tend to be on the shorter side. No two MA programs are exactly the same, but here's roughly what you should expect.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

How To Identify The Best Medical Assistant Program

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 14, 2018

So you've decided to become a medical assistant. If you want to be the best medical assistant you can be, you first need to find the best medical assistant program. Easier said than done, right? Yes, it will take a little bit of work, but it will certainly pay off in the long run.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant