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Tips for Choosing a Medical Assisting Externship

The Next Step to Your First CMA Job When you are almost finished with your diploma, certificate or associate degree program in medical assisting, there is a good chance you will want to know how to get a medical assistant …

Four Main Types of Medical Assistant Careers

Administrative Medical Assistant, Clinical Medical Assistant, Registered Medical Assistant & Certified Medical Assistant Careers Even though there are many career paths and options for medical assistant schools, choosing the right program for you doesn’t have to be a confusing or …

What Are CPT Codes And Why Do They Matter

As a medical coding specialist, there are a handful of healthcare related abbreviations that you need to know. While most medical assistant may be concerned with the mysterious language known as medical terminology that includes things like PERRLA, VS, HR, …

Challenges of Taking Care of the Elderly

Working with different groups and populations can present different challenges for medical assistants. Caring for the aged will include special efforts in building rapport, using effective communication and building trusting, productive relationships between yourself and your patients.   It is …

Medical Assistant Job Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted that medical assistant employment will increase 31 percent from 2010 to 2020. So the job outlook is positive, and the career field appears to be both stable and growing. A medical assistant’s …

Working in an Inpatient vs. an Outpatient Setting

Working inpatient vs. outpatient settings can be like working in two completely different worlds. If you are considering your career trajectory, you may be asking yourself ‘what is the difference between outpatient and inpatient medicine?’ And ‘what are the main …

What is a Pharmacy Technician?

Written by Chelsea Dunning Roles and Responsibilities of Pharmacy Technicians Are you interested in a career in the medical field, but have an aversion to bodily fluids? Do you want to make a difference in healthcare, but don’t want to …

Daily Tasks of a Nursing Assistant

Written by Chelsea Dunning Certified nursing assistants, or CNAs, assist nurses in providing basic care to patients in a health care setting. Nursing assistants generally assist with activities that patients cannot do for themselves, in turn relieving nurses of these …

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