The Timeframe to Become a Medical Assistant

Categories: Admissions, Career Services, Medical Assisting

Medical assisting careers can have a variety of options for schedules, job duties and work environments. From working in medical offices and emergency clinics, medical assistants normally work directly alongside a physician. However, medical assistants are not to be confused with physician assistants. Medical assistants do a lot of routine administrative and clinical tasks, whereas physician assistants will perform more in-depth procedures in examining, diagnosing and even treating the patient. All medical assistants essentially perform a similar set of job duties. We’ve broken down the different administrative and clinical tasks below: Common Medical Assistant Clinical Duties Prepping patients for exams Taking blood Performing lab tests Assisting physicians during exams Collecting lab specimens Explaining treatments to patients Administering medications as directed by physician Changing wound dressings Taking electrocardiograms Common Medical Assistant Administrative Duties Scheduling appointments Updating patient records Answering telephones Greeting patients Operating various computer applications Filling out insurance forms Booking…

Your Guide to Becoming a Registered Nurse

Categories: Las Vegas Campus, Nursing

After careful consideration of what you want to do with your life, you’ve decided the colorful scrubs, nursing shoes, and late-night shifts of a nurse will suit you well. But more importantly, you did your research of what it means to be a nurse. You may have gone deep into your research to understand what registered nurses earn, and the projected growth of the profession. There’s more to pursuing a career than knowing the job growth and expected salary range; you will learn how to become a registered nurse at Arizona College. We give you a healthy balance of hands-on training and theoretical knowledge so you can get certified and begin a career in an exciting, rewarding field. Let’s take a look at how to become a registered nurse: Research Schooling Routes Approximately 60% of registered nurses are working in healthcare institutions with associates degrees. Those who choose to obtain…

Looking for Nursing Programs in Nevada?

Categories: Admissions, Las Vegas Campus, Nursing

If you’re looking for quality nursing programs in Nevada, do not be fooled by our name. Arizona College now includes a campus outside Arizona borders…in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada! We explored suitable locations for our Nursing Program and came to the conclusion a Las Vegas-Paradise location would ultimately serve prospective students from a large sect of the population that want to attend our Nursing Program. Schedule a Tour We urge prospective students to schedule a tour to learn more about the nursing curriculum and see our beautiful campus. Tours are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis so contact an Arizona College representative as the initial step to a possible nursing career. Pre-nursing classes start every five weeks, giving you flexibility to plan your schooling and take care of the other scheduled activities that compete for your time. Why Students Love Us Our nursing students praise us for our experienced faculty…

What are the Duties of a Dental Assistant?

Categories: Dental Assisting

Have you always flossed and brushed? Even enjoyed getting your teeth cleaned? If so, you might be the perfect match for a career in dental assisting. But before you decide to become a dental assistant, it’s helpful to have a thorough understanding of what exactly a dental assistant does on a day-to-day basis. At Arizona College, we want all of our prospective students to be equipped with all the information they need to know before they begin their coursework. Let’s take a look at the various duties of a dental assistant below: Administrative No matter where you find your start, it’s likely you’ll be handling the administrative work, on top of your hands-on dental assisting duties. Responsibilities such as maintaining accurate patient records, instructing patients on the basics of proper dental health and scheduling patient appointments all could fall under your job description. Patient Service Dentists see several patients a…

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…