Not All Schools Are Equal

Top 5 Questions to Ask as You Look For Schools
  1. Are the instructors qualified?
  2. Is the institution accredited?
  3. What kind of Support Services will I receive while I’m in school?
  4. What types of Career Services are offered?
  5. Do you offer any opportunities to build my resume outside of course work?
 Are the Instructors Qualified? The instructors should be experts in the field of healthcare and should specialize in the field they are teaching. Ask about their credentials and certifications during your interview and school tour. The Allen School is proud to display our instructor’s credentials and accomplishments in each of our campuses. We have doctors, nurses, medical assistants, certified billers and coders and more as part of our teaching staff.Is the Institution Accredited? The accreditation of the institution is very important as this determines not only the quality of the education you will receive, but also what benefits, such as Financial Aid that may be available to you as a student. The Allen School is proud to be licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private and postsecondary Education, the New York State Department of Education and nationally accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.What Kind Of Support Services Will I Receive While I’m In School? Classwork is an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to starting your new career, but what else does the institution offer? While you are in school be sure to ask about things like tutoring and extra practice sessions. Student Services, Financial Aid, and Technical Support if you are attending online classes should also be available to you. The Allen School is proud to offer all these services and more to help make you successful as you complete your education.What Type of Career Services are offered?  Let’s face it; you are going to school to start a new career. The school you choose should offer you all the support they can to help you get started. The Allen School offers a fullservice Career Services department that will help you construct your resume, practice interviewing, help you learn job search skills, and more. We also offer our campus based students the opportunity to complete an internship in their chosen field working at a wide variety of hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, and more.Do you offer any opportunities to build my resume outside of course work? For many this is their first time working in the field of healthcare and it’s important to build relevant experience on your resume prior to completing school. This can be challenging, but the Allen School offers students a unique opportunity to build their resumes while doing good for others in the community. The Institution For HOPE program allows students to support various causes while adding to their knowledge and building their resume through volunteer work and community giving. We are proud to support a wide variety of causes throughout the year that covers a wide spectrum of healthcare challenges. We firmly believe that this initiative plays a vital role in setting our students apart from many other institutions. Finding the right school to fit your needs and life style can be a daunting task, but with a little research you will find the perfect match for your needs. We sincerely hope that you find your place in the Allen School family. If you’re ready to take the next step and tour our campus and learn more about our programs please give us a call at 877-591-8753 or visit www.allenschool.edu.

Institution For HOPE

Sickle Cell Awareness

Every month the Allen School of Health Sciences is proud to support an important cause through education, awareness, and of course giving through fundraising and donations as part of our Institution For HOPE Initiative. This is a great opportunity for our students to not only become educated on challenges their patients may face as they head into their new careers, but also a chance to give and make a direct impact on lives of others.Every September we dedicate our time and efforts towards Sickle Cell Anemia. Sickle Cell Anemia is an inherited disease that causes chronic anemia (low red blood cell counts) as well as periodic episodes of pain. The red blood cells in people with Sickle Cell Anemia are faulty and tend to cluster together and lose their normal round shape. Instead they become elongated and take on a shape similar to a crescent moon or sickle. When this occurs they aren’t able to pass through the tiny blood vessels located throughout the body and they become trapped, which causes both the anemia and pain that are the trademarks of this disease. These blood cells also have a much shorter life cycle than a normal red blood cell and tend to die in 10 to 20 days instead of the normal 120 days a healthy red blood cell lives.So, what are some ways you can help raise awareness for Sickle Cell Anemia and make a difference in people’s lives?
  • Donate Blood – blood transfusions are a vital part of current treatment of Sickle Cell Anemia. The Phoenix Campus will be hosting a Blood Drive on Tuesday October 4th.
  • Learn More – there are great resources on the web to help you get educated and learn how this disease affects those who have it as well as those around them.
  • Volunteer – There are many camps, support groups, youth clubs, and other opportunities for you to get involved.
  • Attend Events – Sickle Cell Anemia organizations across the country host walks, fundraisers, and other benefits that allow you to have a great time and make a difference in fighting this disease
  • Donate – Every penny brings researchers one step closer to fighting this disease. Many states have their own local organizations that you can donate to, or you can visit the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America or the American Sickle Cell Anemia Association for more information.
The Allen School prides itself on going beyond the classroom and bringing education to life for all of our students and staff. We are proud of the culture of giving and support we have developed in our 55 years as an institution. If you are ready to be part of something more call us today and ask about our healthcare training programs. Call 877-591-8753 or visit our website at www.allenschool.edu. 

So Many Reasons To Become a Medical Assistant!

Top 10 Reasons to Become A Medical Assistant

  1. The Satisfaction of Helping others in their time of need
  2. Healthcare Careers often offer long-term Career Advancement Opportunities
  3. Medical Assistants work in a fast-paced exciting environment
  4. Above Average Career Growth is happening now
  5. Increased Career Security & Stability
  6. Interaction with Patients and provide clinical support
  7. Variety of Work Settings & Facilities
  8. In Demand Skills Sets that Healthcare Facilities are looking for from graduates
  9. Increased Financial Stability
  10. Earn Respect and Pride as a Healthcare Professional
A typical Medical Assistant enjoys a great deal of Job Flexibility. Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl there are often shifts available to you as a Medical Assistant that will fit your lifestyle. Urgent Care settings often have overnight shifts and weekends available,   whereas clinics and doctors’ offices let you enjoy a more traditional work schedule and often allow you to have nights, weekends, and holidays off.Medical Assistants have Career Stability with New York being among the top states in the US with the highest employment levels for Medical Assistants.There’s Above Average Job Growth in the medical field and for Medical Assistants in particular. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics annual job openings for Medical Assistant are expected to grow by up to 23% nationwide from 2014 to 2024. It’s more important than ever to act while the timing is right and there is growth happening in this exciting field.Being a Medical Assistant is a very Fulfilling Career. Medical Assistants are at the front line of patient care and get to take an active role in helping patients improve their health and wellbeing. It’s a career you can be proud of while earing respect from your family and friends.As the population in the US ages there will be an Increase in Patients needing medical care. This means there will be further need for Medical Assistants. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states: The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to increase demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As their practices expand, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.Medical Assistants enjoy a Variety of Work Settings. Medical assistants can be found in a variety of healthcare services are provided such as doctors’ offices to specialty clinics there’s a work setting that’s a perfect match for you. Pediatrics, Oncology, Cardiology, and everything in between need qualified Medical Assistants to help provide quality patient care.Medical Assisting can be a Gateway to Other Careers. For some Medical Assisting is a lifelong career, for others it’s simply the beginning. Medical Assisting students at the Allen School have gone on to become Office Managers, Nurses, Clinic Leads, and beyond.Medical Assistants can get in the field faster and enjoy a Shorter Training Time than many other careers in the medical field. Students at the Allen School may be in the field and working in as few as 9 months. This allows you to start building your professional reputation as a quality healthcare provider faster than many other degree and advanced programs are able to.Medical Assistants have the Satisfaction of Helping Others every day in their careers. There’s simply nothing more rewarding than being part of a team that helped a patient feel better and get healthier. Every day you will have the opportunity to touch someone’s life and help them improve their health and well being.Medical Assistants enjoy Multiple Job Duties every day. From the front office to the back office you’ll enjoy performing tasks such as: updating and managing patient medical records, scheduling appointments, managing the medical supply inventory, preparing patients for the physician and assisting with examinations, drawing blood and performing waived lab tests, and even performing electrocardiography (EKG). So what are you waiting for? Our Medical Assistant 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 55 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.

It’s Back To School Time! What Are You Waiting For?

Top 5 Reasons to Start School NOW

  1. Healthcare Careers are growing, Leading to Career Opportunities
  2. The kids are in school, so why aren’t you?
  3. Start a Tradition/ Leave a Legacy
  4. If you don’t move, you won’t get ahead – Timing is Everything
  5. Your Time and Money are at stake
 Healthcare careers are on the rise in the US. As people age the need for highly qualified Medical Assistants, Nursing Assistants, and Medical Insurance Billers and Coders will increase. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics these occupations will see steady increases in job opportunities between 2014 and 2024.The kids are in school… why aren’t you? The Allen School of Health Sciences has flexible schedules to help you balance home, school, and work. Imagine how excited your family will be to see you learning and creating new opportunities for yourself. You can attend one of our campuses or complete your program completely online in our fully interactive, live classroom.Start a Tradition/ Leave a Legacy. If there’s one thing we love at the Allen School of Health Sciences, its hearing how so many of our students are the first in their families to finish school and start on the path to a rewarding new career. We take pride in helping you step up to the next level and start a legacy of education that you and your family can be proud of.If you don’t move, you won’t get ahead. It’s already September and 2016 is almost gone. What are you waiting for? Nothing will change in your life if you don’t take the first steps to making it change. If you don’t start school now you’ll be in the same situation next year. Stop letting life pass you by, in less than a year it could be YOU walking across the stage at graduation celebrating your accomplishments and starting a career.Time and Money…two things everyone wants more of. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Department of Labor the unemployment rate among people who have a professional degree is significantly lower than that of people who have a high school diploma or less than a complete high school education. Earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises. In addition, healthcare workers often enjoy things like flexible schedules, healthcare benefits, and retirement plans, something not often available in jobs that don’t require a more advanced education.So stop waiting until the time is right, or the kids are older, or things are better. It’s time to make the change YOU deserve to live a better life. 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