- Resume Building – Volunteer positions can play a vital role in building your resume as you begin your new career. Not only will it help build your experience in the field, it will also show potential employers that you are dedicated to being truly successful as you start looking for a new position. If you have never had any job in the field of healthcare volunteering is a great way to pick up some experience.
- Create Connections – Volunteering will help you meet other people already working in the field of healthcare. They may know of open positions you can apply for or have sound advice that will help you get an advantage over other potential job candidates. They can also be a valuable resource for work references as you start to fill out job applications.
- Find Your Passion – Volunteering in many different settings and patient populations will help you determine what type of work you may want to do in the future. Who knows you may have always felt drawn to pediatrics, but after volunteering in a geriatric unit you may realize that your true calling is working with the elderly.
- Push Your Limits – While we strive to create as life like a setting as possible in the classroom, nothing beats real-life experiences. When you volunteer with real patients who truly need your help you will realize that some things can only be learned by doing. You will build your skills and also build your character as a person and a healthcare provider.
- Volunteering is Rewarding – No matter what setting you choose to volunteer in you can be proud of yourself and your work. Not only will you be a better person, but you will be making life better for those around you as well. Even a simple act of kindness on your part can be enough to change someone’s whole day.
The holidays are here and it’s time to think about your holiday Wish List. Here are our top 5 gifts you need to give to yourself this holiday season!
# 1 – A Bright Future
Thinking about a new job or making better income can make you feel good at the time, but without action the knowledge itself is useless and it will never lead you to a better way of life. You can “think about it” and “talk it over with everyone you know,” but without actually helping yourself you are always going to be in the same place. It may take some tough decisions, but your situation will continue to be exactly the same unless you act to change it. Let’s start that change today!!!!
# 2 – A New Beginning
If we wait for the ‘perfect’ time, a better time, later, we will be waiting forever. The truth is; if you keep waiting you are going to run out of time. Take a close look at what it is you are waiting for and find a way around it. Act now or risk missing your chance. You need to ask yourself the real reason you keep putting off change????
# 3 – Satisfaction
A New Year is a great opportunity for a new start! Starting your program means your expected graduation date COULD BE September 2019. Don’t push off your new career any longer, and be ready for job interviews before you know it.
# 4 – Opportunity
Healthcare is STRONGER than EVER! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. If you start your training now and complete your certificate, you will gain both the skills and experience necessary to be a valuable asset to many types of employers.
# 5 – Time
Earn your certificate now and have the potential to graduate prior to many other students, so you can beat the competition to potential job openings. Many schools do not have accelerated programs and they take 1-2 years to complete. This can delay your ability to gain the necessary skills to become employable as soon as possible!
So what are you waiting for? Our Medical Assisting classes are enrolling now at all locations! Our classes are kept small and taught by highly qualified professionals to help give you the skills you need to be successful as a healthcare professional. The Allen School of Health Sciences has over 56 years of experience in helping students just like YOU reach their personal and professional goals.
Please visit our website at https://www.allenschool.edu/or give us a call 877-591-8753.
Everyone knows that an employer is looking for the very best candidates for their open positions. You have already taken the first step to becoming that candidate by choosing to take classes in our medical assistant program at the Allen School of Health Sciences, but what else can you do to stand out as medical assistant and land your dream job?
Keep up your grades and attendance.
These will show employers that you are dedicated to doing your best.
Consider a job in healthcare.
Receptionists, patient transport, and central supply are great positions to start in.
Volunteer at healthcare related organizations.
Hospitals often need volunteers especially on pediatric wards.
Practice your clinical skill whenever you can.
Take every opportunity in class to perfect the skills that will make up the majority of your new career.
Always say “Yes”.
Treat every opportunity you are given in class and out on internship as a chance to expand your knowledge and become more valuable as an employee.
We’ve begun filling our first class of 2019. Give yourself the gift of education this holiday season and start on the path to YOUR new career. Visit one of our campuses or give us a call at 877-591-8753 to get started today.
- Be thankful you made the decision to better yourself through education and start on the path to a new career in healthcare.
- Be thankful for the family and friends who support you as you make this journey.
- Be thankful for the faculty and staff that help you along the way here at the Allen School
- Be thankful for your employer for being flexible enough to accommodate your schedule and believe in your plan to better yourself.
- Be thankful for your classmates who are going through the same challenges as you but somehow you always find a way to support and encourage each other through the journey
- Resume Development
- Job Search Skills
- Recommendations for Professional dress and appearance
- Internship Placement and overview
- Interview Skill development
Every month the Allen School of Health Sciences is proud to support a healthcare cause that is important to our students, their future patients, and the community through our institution for HOPE campaign. In the month of November we are proud to support Diabetes awareness. This month we’d like to take a look at some facts and myths about diabetes.
Diabetes Myths vs. Facts
If you are overweight you will always get diabetes.
While being overweight is a contributing factor to possibly contracting diabetes, it’s not the only risk factor.
Eating a lot of sugar causes diabetes.
While sugary treats and beverages do raise blood glucose levels, diabetes is caused by genetics and life style choices.
Diabetes isn’t a serious disease.
Actually, diabetes causes more deaths in the USA than breast cancer and AIDS combined every year. Diabetes can nearly double your risk of heart attack.
People with diabetes cannot have chocolate or sweets.
This is thankfully a myth. They just need to be consumed in very small portions and only on occasion.
People with diabetes are more likely to catch other illnesses.
Diabetic patients are encouraged to receive their flu shot yearly as flu symptoms can be more difficult to control in this population and this may lead to further complications down the road.
If you want to read more myths and facts about diabetes, please visit the American Diabetes Association website here.
If you are ready to start working towards a career that can help you take on a role in healthcare contact us today. Education is the first step to a potentially life changing career. Call us today to get started. Call 877-591-8753 or visit our website at www.allenschool.edu.
How to Wash Your Hands to Protect from Germs & Diseases
- Wet your hands with clean warm or cold running water and apply soap.
- Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
- Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
- Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
- Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
Clean Your Hands with Hand SanitizerIf you do not have access to a sink to wash your hands then hand sanitizer can also help to reduce the number of germs on your hands.
Other Ways to Prevent the Spread of Infectious DiseasesIf you are working or living with someone who is sick, remember:
- Avoid close contact.
- Stay home when you are sick to help prevent spreading your illness to others.
- Cover your mouth and nose.
- Clean your hands.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Practice other good health habits such as cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, drinking plenty of fluids, and managing your stress.