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…

Insights Into Pharmacy Technician Schools & Training

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You may be toiling away at a dead-end career or fresh out of high school, looking for a more direct route into a career you can love, but in either case, exploring vocational schools and accredited training programs, such as Pharmacy Technician schools can be the catalyst. At Arizona College, we want you to be aware of what to expect as you think about beginning your journey. Keep reading to find out a little bit more about what a pharmacy technician is, and what their day-to-day activities include. What’s a Pharmacy Technician and What Does One Do? A pharmacy technician works within a team supervised by a licensed Pharmacist. Their day-to-day responsibilities include preparing and dispensing prescriptions for customers and healthcare professionals. Depending on where a technician works, they may interact directly with customers or work in a non-customer facing role. On a typical day, Pharmacy Technicians receive a patient’s…

What to consider when searching for a healthcare school

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You’ve made up your mind…a future career in healthcare is the path for you.  With so many programs and schools available, what factors should you consider when searching for a healthcare school to call home?  Making a change and going back to school can be a very exciting time in your life, but can also be a challenge. The best way to ensure you’ve made the best decision for you is to conduct research and do your “homework” when selecting a school.  When you consider the cost, time and effort that will be required to graduate with a degree or a diploma, the selection you make is extremely important. What type of healthcare career do you want?  Depending on what career path you ultimately want to follow, you will need to find a school that offers that program or degree.  Are you interested in a healthcare career that provides direct…

Boost your immune system this Fall

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Say goodbye to the lazy days of summer and triple digit heat…Say hello to cool, crisp morning and evening air as Fall has arrived!  Our favorite indications of Fall are here; everything pumpkin (pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie), Halloween, scare crows, corn mazes and just around the corner, Thanksgiving!  Unfortunately, the wonderful, highly anticipated change of weather often brings with it the unwelcomed cold and flu season.  Enjoy all the splendors of this Fall and boost your immune system to prevent unwanted colds and flus that make you feel under the weather. The immune system is vitally important to overall health.  It protects the body from disease and other potentially harmful foreign bodies.  What can you do to boost your immune system this cold and flu season? Manage stress levels-Too much stress increases the hormone Cortisol. If Cortisol levels remain high for a long period of time, it…

What is Diabetes and how can it be prevented?

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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month.  It is a month that the American Diabetes Association and other organizations try to raise awareness and offer support to those who are impacted by and are living with diabetes.  Diabetes affects nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States alone, and an additional 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes.  It is estimated that approximately $245 billion is spent annually diagnosing and treating diabetes each year within the United States. Diabetes is a disease in which the body cannot metabolize and regulate sugar (glucose) properly in the blood.  There are 3 forms of diabetes: Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational. Type 1 Diabetes is typically diagnosed in children and young adults and is often referred to as Juvenile Diabetes.  It is estimated that this form of diabetes affects 5% of the population.  With Type 1 Diabetes, the body cannot produce insulin, which is…