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What jobs can you get with a medical assisting diploma?

Career Planning, Medical Assisting
Medical assisting diplomas or associate degrees provide a solid path towards an engaging career. Medical assisting involves working as part of a health care team with direct and indirect patient care duties. While learning the very latest in compassionate care giving, medical assisting students at American College for Medical Careers can look forward to numerous employment possibilities. Career Outlook for Medical Assistants Once students pass the certified medical assistant examination, they are eligible to apply for many kinds of jobs. These include: Clinical Medical Assistant Working alongside physicians, physician extenders (nurse practitioners and physician assistants), registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, clinical medical assistants work in a clinical setting such as a hospital or doctor's office. They're as comfortable with direct patient care, such as wound management, as they are…
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Vocational Trade School vs. 2- and 4-Year Colleges

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Learn How Vocational Trade Schools Differ from Others Vocational trade school education may seem the same as two- and four-year colleges. In many ways they are similar; however, they're also different in key ways. HOW THEY'RE DIFFERENT Timeframe Vocational trade schools tend to offer shorter educational paths to completion. As their name denotes, two- and four-year colleges award Associate's and Bachelor's degrees, respectively. Vocational schools have shorter programs that can vary in length, depending upon the plan. Intention Vocational trade school education focuses upon preparing students for their chosen career path. The "general education core" isn't part of the curriculum. Instead, the course work homes in on the skills, experiences and knowledge necessary for the intended employment post-completion. Debt Because of their shorter academic plan, vocational trade school students acquire…
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How to Choose a Dental Assistant Program

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A dental assistant program provides the education you will need to join the growing career field of dental assisting. While any dental assisting school may offer a baseline acceptable dental assistant program, it's vital to select the school that can help you succeed in the dental industry. Here's how you can make the best choice for your dental assisting career: 1. The faculty at American College for Medical Careers bring many years' experience to the classroom to share their in-depth knowledge of dental practice with their medical assisting students. 2. Hands-on Opportunities. Guided by ACMC's tenured professors, our dental assistant students receive the benefit of hands-on experience before they become employed. This equips them with the confidence they need to provide superlative dental assisting. 3. Well-rounded Education. Of course, dental…
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How to Choose the Right Medical Assistant Program: Find the Degree that Fits You

Career Planning, Medical Assisting
Interested in a Medical Assistant program? Expanded medical coverage and aging Baby Boomers have increased demand for medical care workers to fill these vital roles. Physicians rely upon medical assistants to help manage patient care and increase efficiency. Medical assistants also lay a good foundation in healthcare, increasing their readiness to pursue more advanced education. Kinds of Medical Assisting Programs Students take medical assisting programs either online or as traditional, hands-on training. Some medical assistant programs offer a combination of online and in-person classes. Online or Hybrid Medical Assistant Programs These medical assisting classes take place totally or partly online. Remote classes can save commuting time and help students work around family and employment responsibilities. But online classes do not have the depth of traditional medical assistant programs. While gaining…
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Medical Assisting as a Career

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Medical assistants are an important part of a doctor’s practice Can you picture yourself working in the field of healthcare? Of the many different types of jobs in healthcare, the job of a medical assistant is one that can be trained for in a short amount of time, offering job seekers a fast way to get into the healthcare industry. What is a medical assistant? A medical assistant is an entry level job that supports healthcare teams. As a medical assistant, you would be responsible for routine tasks, such as taking a patient’s vital signs, entering health histories into patient records, collecting specimens, and handling administrative matters such as scheduling appointments. Taking care of these basic tasks allows the doctors and other team members to perform the specialized responsibilities they…
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Dental Assisting Students Get Industry Tips on Professionalism

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A recent guest speaker emphasized this essential aspect of the profession from the employers’ perspective On Monday, February 26, all ten Dental Assisting students at the American College for Medical Careers in Orlando had the benefit of a presentation from a professional in the field. Jean Carlos is the Office Manager at Advanced Esthetic Dentistry in Orlando. He spent nearly an hour and a half with the students at ACMC, making a PowerPoint presentation as well as answering questions. The biggest theme he emphasized was how essential it is that students present themselves in a professional manner, and what is required to make a good impression right from the start. According to Katherine DeJesus, one of the instructors in ACMC’s Dental Assistant program, students were especially interested in what Mr.…
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Should You Become a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist?

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Getting career training could be your next step Are you a high school senior, trying to figure out your next step in life? Are you someone who is looking for a career change? Are you underemployed and looking for a new direction? If you fit this description, then getting career-focused training may be a good option for you. Career-focused training offers many different career choices. This article looks at one career option in particular: How to become a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist. This career choice may be a good match for you if: You like the idea of an office job in a professional setting You would like to work in the healthcare field You are detail-oriented and conscientious You want a short-term training program that can be completed…
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Easy Ways to Eat More Veggies

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These shortcuts to healthy eating are a great way to celebrate National Nutrition Month March is National Nutrition Month, and the theme for 2018 is “Go Further with Food”—which is about gaining more nutrients but also saving money. One way to improve your diet is to increase your vegetable intake. Almost everyone could benefit from more veggies on a daily basis. Even vegetarians often rely more on carbs and starches than the nutrient-rich vegetables that give our bodies and brains the vitamins they need to function throughout the day. Lots of us are looking for ways to lose weight without a gimmick, and focusing on eating more vegetables does your weight a favor, since you’ll be filling up on nutritious foods that are less dense in calories. You’re also likely…
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Dental Assisting Students Practice Their Interview Skills

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Mock interviews provide students the chance to work on presenting themselves as professionals Chyd Verdier, a student in the Dental Assisting program discusses her qualifications with Jannia Louidor, Externship Coordinator in a mock job interview. These mock job interviews are a great opportunity for students to practice and also receive valuable feedback on their performance. Orlando, FL: On Monday, February 12, the Career Services staff at the American College for Medical Careers (ACMC) helped students in the Dental Assisting program in Orlando to hone their interview skills. These 30-­ to 40-minute mock interview sessions gave students the opportunity to try out how they would speak about themselves professionally in an interview situation. This experience is helping them prepare for the “meet and greet” conversations they will be having with potential…
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Sample Job Interview Questions for Medical Assistants

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Practice these questions to get ready for the big day Are you in a medical assistant training program and getting ready to enter the job market? One of the most important steps in the hunt for a job is getting comfortable with a job interview. Nearly everyone feels nervous before a job interview. That’s only natural. One of the keys to overcoming your nerves is to prepare for your interview ahead of time. The more prepared you are, the calmer you will feel. Here are some sample job interview questions for medical assistants who are new to the field. Finding a medical assistant job with no experience on your resume can be tricky. But if you apply to entry level positions and answer the questions with honesty and confidence, you…
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