How to Write an Effective Post-Interview Letter

Use a thank you letter and get ahead of your competitors

After completing the application process and interview, many medical assistant candidates just sit around waiting to hear the verdict on whether or not they are being hired for a job. Writing a post-interview thank you letter is one thing that not only helps you stand out from the rest, but also further proves that you …

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What Every Medical Assistant Ought to Know About a Job Interview

Table of Contents The background check as part of an interview 3 Important ways to prepare for an Interview Behavior, communication and what to do during the Interview References Taming job interview nervousness What to wear to an MA Interview MA job interview questions Before breaking down the steps for job interview preparation, be aware …

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How to Write an Effective Medical Assistant Resume

Table of Contents Online or hard-copy resume? Step 1: Get to know your target employer Step 2: Identify your assets Step 3: Transferable and job-related skills Step 4: Presenting your accomplishments Step 5: Identify keywords and buzzwords Types of resume Step 6: Choose the format that is right for you Step 7: The structure and …

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How to Write a MA Cover Letter [+ Examples]

Table of Contents A cover letter: To be, or not to be? Cover letter metrics General structure Contact details Opening paragraph Main part Closing paragraph Give you cover letter an extra boost A tip for cover letters sent via email What if I have an employment gap? Cover letter examples A cover letter: To be, …

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Choose the Right Medical Assistant School

Now comes the challenging task of selecting the training program best suited to your goals and to your budget. To a great degree, where you attend a medical assisting program will depend upon where you live – or where you want to live.

How to Become a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)

A ladder to a bulls eye

A registered medical assistant (RMA) is a credential given by the AMT, or American Medical Technologists. In contrast to other three certifications, RMA credential is the most flexible because it certifies both recent MA program graduates as well as MAs who’ve been working professionally in the field.

How to Become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

Table of Contents 1. Do you meet the eligibility criteria? 2. Complete an accredited MA program 3. Apply for the CMA exam 4. Schedule an exam appointment 5. Prepare for the exam 6. Sit for the exam 7. Maintain your CMA credential A certified medical assistant (CMA) is a credential given by the AAMA, or …

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10 Tips to Avoid Diploma Mills

Diploma mills are not real education or training programs. They only pretend to be, in order to entice the desperate, the frustrated and the eager to get ahead. And who isn’t eager to get ahead when he or she is financially struggling? Diploma mills take advantage of the urgency that is felt in difficult financial and economic situations by offering a fast and easy way to get ahead.