Becoming a Medical Assistant: A Checklist

Categories: Medical Assisting

Those seeking a  career in a growing industry would do well pursuing a career in medical assisting. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that over 160,000 new jobs will be created in the next seven years.. But before you envision completing your first week on the job it’s important to understand what becoming a medical assistant means, and what it’s like to be one. Read on for a personal checklist in becoming a medical assistant: Checkbox 1: Know what the Career Entails The first step in becoming a medical assistant is to understand the soft skills required to be successful. Medical assistants have to be people-friendly due to their constant dealings with patients and doctors. They must also be dedicated to their craft, as working in the healthcare industry requires constant focus and a love for helping people. The last trait to possess is flexibility. Due to the varying nature…

The Benefits of a Massage Therapy Program

Categories: Massage Therapy

Do you have a way with your hands? Are your friends and family members constantly asking for your magic touch to soothe their aching muscles? Would you prefer a hands-on career allowing you to meet a variety of people and maintain close client relationships? If you’re still reading you might be perfect for Arizona College’s massage therapy program. We equip motivated learners with the hands-on training and theoretical guidance over a 35-week training program so they can fulfill their passion to soothe in becoming massage therapists. Learn more about the benefits of Arizona College’s Massage Therapy program below. Hands-On Training from Experienced Therapists It’s hard to turn your soft hands into a masseuse’s perfection without the guidance of our seasoned instructors and real-world equipment to learn from. Our massage therapist students take full advantage of massage tables, chairs, anatomy charts, human skeletons, anatomical DVDs and even hot stones as part…

Top Soft Skills for a Medical Assistant Diploma

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Do you love taking care of your friends or family when they’re sick? Have doctor’s offices always inspired you to make a difference in the world? If you’re nodding your head yes, then obtaining a Medical Assistant diploma from Arizona College could be your stepping-stone to a fulfilling career in patient care. Keep reading to see Arizona College’s top skills for people looking to get a Medical Assistant diploma! Verbal Communicator Medical assistants are essential in the doctor-to-patient relationship. They greet patients as they arrive, register them, answer calls, communicate with hospitals, handle physician referrals, and so much more. Because of the variety of contact points, it’s important for medical assistants to possess clear and friendly communication. The messages and information they pass back and forth are vital, not only to a patient’s health, but a physician’s practice. Attention to Detail A large chunk of a medical assistant’s day-to-day consists…

What Comes After Arizona Dental Assistant School?

Categories: Career Services, Dental Assisting

You’ve studied hard, listened attentively and even attended a few tutoring sessions to reinforce the material. You’re so close to being a professional dental assistant, ready to take on the world of oral hygiene and work hands-on alongside dentists. Now, as you near the end of your career at an Arizona dental assistant school, you’re starting to ask yourself, “what comes next?” Have no fear. In this article, we’ll discuss what comes after finishing dental assistant school and what you can expect in this exciting stage of your career. Externship Most accredited Arizona dental assistant schools will have an externship program to give students the real world and hands-on experience they need to envision what the day-to-day work life is of a dental assistant. These externships come after all course and lab work is completed, typically lasting anywhere from four to eight weeks. A lot of times externships can be…

New Las Vegas Nursing Programs

Categories: Admissions, Financial Aid, Nursing, Student Services

As we head into fall, most of the country outside of the American Southwest looks forward to leaves changing and the transitioning from summer to winter. But we at Arizona College have our sights set on a different kind of transition. We’re beyond proud to announce that our family of campuses is growing to Las Vegas! If you’ve been looking for a Las Vegas Nursing Program, look no further. Arizona College Nursing Program classes are nearly underway! Read on for more information about the Nursing Program at our new Las Vegas campus. New Convenient Location If you were considering attending our Mesa program to get your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), but actually live a little closer to the Las Vegas-Paradise-Henderson-Spring Valley area, then you’re in luck! Our new campus is conveniently located right off Interstate 15 and Sahara. Same Curriculum While the classrooms and faculty will differ slightly…