If you’re interested in getting on the fast track for a career in healthcare, but you don’t want to be in school for years and years, you probably already know that a job as a medical assistant would be ideal for you. Take a look at our 5-step guide to becoming a medical assistant and get ready for the career of your dreams!
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If anyone deserves a spectacular gift this holiday season, it’s these hardworking folks! But that doesn’t mean they’re easy to buy for. If you’re stumped on what to buy the soon-to-be healthcare professional in your life, you came to the right place. These practical present ideas will make this season as a student a bit easier and a lot more fun!
Do you want to work with patients in a medical facility, assisting doctors and taking care of others? Are you concerned that this job description only fits a nurse? It doesn't! Helping to heal the sick and injured isn't a job that's limited to nurses and doctors. In fact, there are several careers in which you can work closely with patients and be a role model for others, For now, let's focus on two of these growing medical careers: medical assistant (MA) versus patient care technician (PCT).
Your medical assistant resume can make a big impression on employers—if you know which skills and experiences to highlight. We spoke with hiring and resume experts to find out how you can make your medical assistant resume stand out from the crowd.
A medical assistant (MA) and a licensed practical nurse (LPN) fall into the same category and perform several of the same duties; however, there are slight differences between the two jobs. Learn more to find out which is the right fit for you!
For MAs, it’s all about job-specific tasks and great people skills. We used government information and real-time job analysis data to identify the medical assisting skills in highest demand.
Becoming a medical assistant isn’t for everyone, but there are a handful of benefits for those who are willing to put in the work. We identified 12 of the top advantages with the help of Denise Stead, national coordinator for medical assisting at Rasmussen College.
The Mokena-Tinley Park campus chose to devote an entire day in October to celebrate the accomplishments of its current medical assistant students and graduates during Medical Assistant Recognition Week (MARWeek).
Thursday, Aug. 28 started off like any other day at Rasmussen College's Ocala campus, except it wasn't just any other day. Later that day, an armed robber would flee the scene at a gas station near the campus, causing a deadly car crash. The gunman would make his way into the campus-leading to a lockdown. The SWAT Team and dispatch center would be involved, and there would be casualties and a hostage situation. There would also be students learning more than they ever could've imagined. Luckily &amp;amp;amp;amp;#8230; this elaborate situation was only a staged scenario that took place on campus that day.
Medical Assisting is no longer just about the ability to effectively perform physical tasks associated with the job. It is now more than ever about customer service. It's the reason my family decided to leave our pediatrician of 14 years; one of the most difficult and distressing choices we've ever made.
An internship is like a new job - both are a little scary on the first day, when you have no idea what's going to happen. Knowing what to expect from your medical assistant internship can be helpful.
The idea of working in a medical field may be a dream that's always lingered in the back of your mind. Or maybe it's a new interest that you've recently discovered. Either way, becoming a medical assistant can be a great place to start.