Start working on your resume today
If you are a medical assisting student, it won’t be long until you need to write a resume. It’s exciting to think that you will soon have the job skills you need to begin a career in this field. Your resume is your chance to tell this to the world!
When you sit down to write your resume, you will want to gather up the facts of your professional life—previous jobs, education and training, and any awards or honors you might have received. The easiest way to begin is to look at a sample resume. This will help you decide how you want your resume to look.
Try out this sample Medical Assistant resume as a starting point.
Example of a Medical Assistant Resume
222 Anywhere Street
Orlando, FL 32804
To support the goals of Brown Pediatrics by providing compassionate patient care, first-rate medical assistant skills, and administrative expertise.
MEDICAL ASSISTANT SKILLS
– Experienced in a pediatric setting
– Proficient in measuring vital signs
– Skilled in drawing blood and administering injections
– Experienced in specimen collection
– Trained in assisting with common office procedures
– Strong understanding of medical terminology
– Patient-focused customer service orientation
ADMINISTRATIVE AND TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
– Medical coding and billing skills
– Insurance procedures
– MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook)
– Appointment scheduling
– Electronic health records
– CPR and First Aid, American Heart Association
Smith Pediatrics, Orlando, FL – June 2017 to August 2017
Medical Assistant Externship (XX-hour unpaid externship)
– Worked with pediatric patients and interacted with their parents
– Measured patients’ weight, height, temperature, and blood pressure
– Set up exam rooms for next patient
– Reorganized medical supply drawers
– Observed office procedures
Del Taco, Orlando, FL – June 2015 to July 2016Team Member
– Served about 100 customers daily
– Managed point-of-sale system for each transaction
– Handled food according to food safety standards
– Kept professional and friendly attitude toward guests
– Assisted with inventory stocking and re-ordering
American College for Medical Careers, Orlando, FL
Medical Assistant diploma, August 2017
XXX-hour program; XX-hour externship placement
My Town Regional High School, Orlando, FL
There, that wasn’t so hard, was it? Now that you’ve written a first draft of your resume, it’s time for some editing. A couple hints to make your resume the best it can be:
- Write a basic cover letter to go with your resume using this cover letter advice
- Meet with a Career Services professional to review your resume and cover letter
- Prepare your resume for online job applications with these resume optimization tips
- Create a LinkedIn profile to support your resume and build your online presence
Once you have built your resume, you will be ready to start applying for jobs! Remember, you will need to tweak your resume and cover letter for every job application. Each resume should speak directly to the qualifications and responsibilities that the employer is looking for. But having your “base resume” is just the thing you will need to get you started on your job search. Good luck!
The American College for Medical Careers provides career-focused training programs for people who want to become sonographers, medical assistants, dental assistants, and medical billing and coding specialists. Find out more about us by contacting us online.