What Is Medical Assistant Certification And Why Pursue It?

What is a certified medical assistant? A certificate is an awarded credential providing clear proof of your vocational competency. As a certified medical assistant you can practice in a variety of environments, backed by the undeniable fact that you have proven yourself capable of comprehending the concomitant knowledge that is essential for working and thriving …

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What is Accreditation and Why is It Important

As you begin to research your career as a medical assistant (MA), you will come across various educational programs. Some of these programs have gone through the process of accreditation, where an outside agency (accreditor) comes in and makes sure that the institution or program meets appropriate standards of education. Although this process is optional …

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The Best Studying Techniques and Strategies

Table of Contents Number one rule – Don’t procrastinate Environment Simplify the content Using mnemonics Visual aids Aural mnemonics Kinesthetic mnemonics Prioritize, familiarize, visualize Number one rule – Don’t procrastinate We all have the habit to procrastinate to some extent, whether it is cleaning our apartment or studying for an important certification exam. By putting …

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Problems Finding a Job? 5 Tips to Get You Started

If you have not yet found a job that is stable, pays well and offers potential upward mobility and growth – welcome to the under-employed/unemployed club. Currently this particular club has a lot of members, and the one thing they all have in common is that they all want out as soon as possible, to …

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Online Medical Assistant Program – The Right Thing For Me?

Table of Contents Is distance learning as effective as learning in a classroom? Is the online option right for me? What are the benefits of online education? What are the disadvantages? How will I get hands-on experience through an online program? What if I have unique barriers or learning needs? Employer acceptance – Will employers …

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Online Education – How Does It Work?

Many of the accredited medical assistant programs now offer some online or distance learning courses. This gives potential students the opportunity to take advantage of the convenience and flexibility of learning through the Internet and enhancing their experience. Online courses have literally exploded over the last two decades. It can be difficult to sum up …

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One Day In The Life Of a Medical Assistant

The following article is written by a contributing writer at MACG. Melanie F. spent 11 years working at a neurological and neurosurgical office at Memphis, where over the years she has gained significant experience as a RMA. In this article she describes one day in her job and gives insight into daily routines of a …

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Medical Assistant, Is That Something For You?

Choosing a career is an important decision. Making the wrong choice can devastate you both financially and emotionally. People who hate their jobs often find themselves physically ill more often, as well. If you make the right career choice, you find that you are actually excited to go to work each day. There are always …

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Medical Assistant vs Nurse

For years, medical assistants and nurses have engaged in a friendly rivalry. Do licensed practical nurses (LPNs) really have a set of skills that are superior to the skill sets of medical assistants (MAs)? Is the work LPNs do intrinsically harder? Do they deserve more respect? In fact