4 Tips for Graduating Healthcare Students

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Graduation for healthcare students can be an exciting and stressful time as it marks the end of classes, studying, examinations, and clinical externships. When beginning your career in the medical field, there are many things to consider. Be sure to keep these four tips for graduating healthcare students in mind as you begin this new chapter in your life. Decide whether you are ready to enter the workforce or if you will opt for additional schooling. Many people decide that their diploma or degree is enough and that they are ready to start a career. Others go on to continue their education. A few important things to consider when you reach this point are: From a financial standpoint, can you afford more school? What field do you want to go into? Does it require more schooling? Put together your resume. This is one of the most important things to do…

Financial Aid Tips for Medical Assistant Students

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The field of Medical Assisting is one that remains in demand, even now.  Clinics and doctors’ offices are in need of skilled Medical Assistants to help provide quality patient care. There are many different schooling options for aspiring Medical Assistants. You can earn an associate degree or diploma from a number of community colleges or opt for a career college that specializes in training students for specific fields, like Medical Assisting. Arizona College offers a diploma program and a degree program for those interested in Medical Assisting as a career – both of which offer evening courses, hands-on training, and clinical externships that provide real-world experience. The diploma program typically takes thirty weeks and the degree takes sixty.  Before you go to school to become a Medical Assistant, it is important to do your research and choose the training program that best fits your budget, your career goals, your desired…

Allied Health Professional Associations: Networking and Support

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For individuals who choose a career path in allied health, there are many professional associations that provide networking and support, helpful resources, and career advancement assistance. Some of these associations include: The American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA): The mission of the ADAA is “to advance the careers of dental assistants and promote the dental assisting profession in matters of education, legislation, credentialing and professional activities which enhance the delivery of quality dental health care to the public.” Membership benefits of the ADAA include professional liability insurance, discounts on continuing education courses, and a subscription to The Dental Assistant Journal with annual free continuing education. The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA): The mission of the AAMA is “to provide the medical assistant professional with education, certification, credential acknowledgment, networking opportunities, scope-of-practice protection, and advocacy for quality patient-centered health care.” The AAMA is the only association dedicated exclusively to the Medical…

The Benefits of Earning a Degree in Medical Assisting

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Going back to school is a big decision. And with the economy in a slump, many Americans – young and old – are considering degree programs in the healthcare industry. In demand, jobs in fields such as Medical and Dental Assisting and even Phlebotomy are becoming more and more popular. But even if the thought of going back to school has crossed your mind, you may be wondering whether it’s worth the investment. Here are a few pieces of information to consider before making a decision. The healthcare field is expanding due to an aging and growing population, and specialized careers in healthcare are in demand. In fact, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), Medical Assisting is a field that is expected to grow within the next five years. Obtaining a degree as a Medical Assistant could be a good career move for you. Though the job…

What Your Scrubs Say About You

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Healthcare professionals aren’t typically afforded a lot of downtime during the day, so personal appearance is likely the last thing that medical assistants, pharmacy technicians, dental assistants, and phlebotomists think about while at work. One of the many perks of a job in healthcare is that getting dressed for work is a snap – just throw on your favorite scrubs and you’re ready to head out the door! But unless your workplace enforces a restrictive dress code, there’s no harm in having a little fun with your scrub selection. Whether you prefer cartoon characters, solid colors, or showing your support for your favorite sports team with spirit scrubs, you might be surprised by what message your uniform sends. From fit to color, here are five of the most popular types of scrubs and what they say about you: 1. Multi-pocket scrubs: You like to be prepared at all times. People…