- Classes That Count: Every class in our curriculum is geared towards your new career. You won’t have to take a bunch of classes that don’t seem to be helping you achieve your goals.
- Shorter Programs: It can be hard to stay focused on the prize while attending a traditional 4 year university. It can seem like forever before you actually get to start working in your chosen field. The Allen School allows you to get out in the field sooner, sometimes in as little as 9 months.
- Hands on Practice: While book learning is great hands on clinical practice will help you achieve your goals and enter the workforce with confidence. It will also help keep you motivated for the great career you are working towards.
- Internship: Many traditional schools don’t offer you an opportunity to go into the workplace and gain valuable experience in your field prior to graduating. Once you classwork ends you are all on your own. Being able to practice your new found skills in a real working environment is priceless to help build both your confidence and your resume.
- Support Teams: There aren’t too many universities out there that help you through the process of resume writing, job searching, interviewing and more. The Allen School has a top notch team ready to help you gain the skillset you need to help secure your future in healthcare.
Is the spark flying out of your current job? We spend nearly ⅓ of our days at work, (and that doesn’t even factor in daily commutes). Life’s too short to work for a company or industry that doesn’t bring you joy or ignite passion. You know you deserve more, you just might not be sure where to get it. If you think it’s time for a career change, here are some surefire signs it’s time to start updating your resume and reignite your fire for work.
You’re Embarrassed to Talk About Your Work
If you find yourself flinching when “So what do you do?” comes up at a dinner party or can feel your own eyes glazing over when you try to explain what your daily schedule looks like, it might be time to look into a new career. Your work should bring pride, not pain, when it comes up in conversation, wowing friends and family, not sending them snoozing.
You’re Not Where You Thought You’d Be in High School
You had big dreams as a kid, and there’s still time to make them come true! If you dreamed of making a difference in the lives of patients, The Allen School could help! Offering medical assistant and nursing assistant training on our campuses in Phoenix, AZ, and well as in Queens and Brooklyn, NY, The Allen School can help you ditch your desk job and get into a career that matters. You owe it to yourself- past and present.
You’re Reading this Article
Admit it, if you’re spending your lunch break googling “should I quit my job?”, your mind is already made up. It’s not a matter of “should I?” but “when and how will I?”.
You deserve to have a career that brings you joy and makes a difference in the lives of others. A career move to medical assistant or nurse assistant, is a smart idea in the rapidly growing medical field. The Allen School can start you on the path with the in-depth training you need to be successful. Contact one of our representatives today and find out how you can stop working to live, and start loving your work.
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Deciding to go back to school is far from an easy one. Making room for classes and homework on top of an already busy life can leave you with a lot of questions. If you’re considering a career in medical or nursing assisting, here are a few questions you may be asking yourself.
How will I afford it?
Perhaps the biggest factor to take in when considering going back to school: Just where will you find the money? Finances can be a hindrance to furthering your education. We at Allen School take that into account and offer a range of financial aid services to our students, including grants and loans if qualified, or one-on-one financial counseling. For veterans, we offer a range of VA approved benefits. Now medical training is within your grasp with the help of The Allen School.
How will I find the time?
With support from The Office of Career Services, time is available for your training success. Going back to school often means adding a huge new responsibility to your already-full plate, leaving you wondering where you’ll find extra hours in the day. However, furthering your education doesn’t have to mean sacrificing time with family. Contact us for more information on our class schedules so that you can find the right fit for you. Our faculty has all the tips you’ll need to be successful in your training and lead a positive work-life balance.
Will I fit in? You’ll Find You’re a Great Fit.You might have images of hacky sacks and frat parties when you think of the phrase “Back to School.” You may think you’ll find yourself surrounded by twenty-somethings, unable to fit in. Not so at Allen School. According to the NCES, nearly 8 million people over the age of 25 are currently seeking an education, and that number is expected to rise. We have students from all walks of life of all ages. At Allen School, we are brought together for a single purpose: to learn the tools of the trade of the medical assisting field and build a brighter future.
Will it be worth it?
That all depends on you! At Allen School, you will have the tools to help you build a rewarding career in nursing assistance; it’s up to you to use them to create your dream career and build a future to look forward to. With accredited staff, hands-on training, and career services at your disposal, you will have everything you need to build the professional future you’ve always dreamed of.
The medical field is rapidly growing and a rewarding career decision. If you’re ready to start your career as a nursing assistant, don’t wait. Contact us for a free consultation to answer any questions you may have about our program. Your future starts today!
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1) Self StartersAdult students tend to be better self-starters than their younger counterparts. Years or decades of independent living and decision making means that older students can complete tasks without as much guidance as students coming straight from regimented high school and their parent’s homes.
2) Highly MotivatedYounger students may simply have the goal of “finding oneself” or “getting a degree,” while many adult students go back to school with a specific goal in mind. With a concrete goal to reach, they are better equipped to complete their goal, whatever challenges may arise.
3) PracticalityWith age comes wisdom and with wisdom a more practical mindset. Adult learners know their limitations more than younger students and learn to work around them to complete their education. The Allen School is here to help students manage that delicate balance between classroom and life.
4) High ExpectationsGoing back to school is no easy feat. Taking on the extra financial, mental and physical toll of continuing education means that older students may have more at stake, and thus expect more from their education. The Allen School knows this, and their nationally accredited programs and rigorous coursework lives up to the higher expectation of its students.
5) Goal OrientedAdult learners know there is no time to waste with vague notions of what they want from their education. They have a concrete goal: whether to achieve a higher degree for a promotion or to go down an entirely new career path and attain the training needed. Adult learners know that goals define are goals achieved.
6) Personal ExperienceAdult learners come back to the classroom with years of life experience that they bring into each lesson. With varied perspectives and concrete experience, having adult learners in the classroom helps to enrich everyone’s educational experience.
7) PrioritiesMany adult learners are juggling school with families, full-time jobs, and financial obligations. With so many plates spinning, they can pinpoint what is important and cut out the rest. The Allen School offers financial aid and financial counseling to students who may need help in making education their top priority.
8) Community NeedsAbove all, adult learners are better equipped to see the “big picture.” Many are drawn to careers which help the greater good and are willing to help their fellow students achieve goals which benefit the entire community.It’s never too late to kickstart your education and begin a career that is perfect for you. Contact The Allen School today to set up a free consultation and find out how you can get back to learning.
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- Do Your Homework – Look up the name of the company your interview is with and find out as much about them as you can. The more you know in advance the better prepared you will be to not only answer questions, but also ask them.
- Take a Drive – Or a taxi, bus, or train. In other words drive to the company the night before the interview so you know where you are going and get feel for the area. You can also scope out parking and get an idea of what traffic may be like as you make your daily commute
- Dress For Success – And do it the night before the interview. Make sure your clothes are clean, in good repair, and ironed. If you need to replace anything make sure to do so before interview day. If you had to buy new shoes make sure to wear them before your interview so they are broken in and comfortable. If you’ve been putting off a haircut now is a great time to find some time and get it done.
- Practice – Remember your professional development class and all those great interview questions you discussed? Now is the time to re-visit that material and review everything. Write out questions and answers and practice saying them out loud. The more comfortable you are saying your answers, the more natural you will sound.
- Catch Some Z’s – The night before your interview get a good night’s sleep, at least 7-8 hours. The better rested you are the less stressed you will feel the next day. Also don’t forget your breakfast. A little food will go a long way to settling your nerves.
- Pomp and Circumstance – We all know the song, but why do we play it at graduations? The song was composed in 1901 by Edward Elgar for the coronation of Britain’s King Edward VII. Four years after this Elgar received an honorary doctorate from Yale and the song was played when he crossed the stage. After this many Ivy League schools began to play the song at graduation and it has since become an American tradition.
- Funny Hats – Those square caps known as mortar boards are believed to be based on a similar hat that was known as a biretta, which was worn by Roman Catholic clergy. In the 14th and 15th century the biretta was commonly worn by artists and scholars. This symbol has endured through the centuries until today when the mortar board and gown have become the tradition for graduation garb everywhere.
- Moving of the Tassel – At the beginning of the ceremony the tassel is worn on the right side of your hat. Once you receive your certificate there will come a point in the ceremony where you get to move the tassel to the left. This symbolizes the transition from being a candidate or student to having actually completed and earned your degree.
- Tossing Of the Cap – Believe it or not you can look to the US Navy for this tradition. The 1912 graduating class of the Naval Academy was the first class to graduate as fully commissioned officers, and received their officer hats at graduation. This left them free to toss their old hats away without worrying about getting them back. The tradition has since caught on as a symbol of ending a chapter in a graduate’s life and beginning a new one.
- Epocrates – This app provides healthcare workers with information on everything from pharmaceutical drug information to dosing calculations and more. The app is updated constantly so you will always have the most up to date information at your fingertips.
- Visual Anatomy – This app puts a highly intricate guide to the human body right in your hands. It also allows you to exam many organs in 3D and there’s even a visual search that uses Google to give you real life imagery to go with the life like graphics found in the app.
- SkyScape – Is a Medical Library that allows users to research hundreds of medical texts using its patented SmartSearch feature which can reference different materials uses very little info from the user. There is also a SmartLink feature that helps suggest procedures for patient treatment across more than 50 medical libraries of information. Much like Epocrates it updates constantly to help keep you up to speed.
- CMA Test Prep – If you are ready to work on sitting for your Medical Assistant Certification this app just may give you the key to success. There are over 2000 questions loaded in the apps database that are designed to give you the same look and feel you will find when you go to sit for your exam. The app covers a wide variety of topics that you will need to know as a medical assistant.
Choosing a career in the medical field is a wise path to consider. People assume that they must spend numerous years and tens of thousands of dollars to work as a doctor, but there are many essential staff in the medical industry that don’t require this level of investment.
As a Medical Assistant, you are the first individual to interact with a patient once they have checked in. Responsibilities include taking medical histories, recording vital signs, and completing administrative and clinical tasks. The responsibilities are critical to a successful patient experience. You can learn to perform all these tasks with a reasonable medical assistant training program.
There are many reasons why the future is bright for medical assistants:
No matter what is going on the world, people will always need medical support. The population in the United States continues to grow due to the increase in life spans, so the need for healthcare is more crucial now than ever. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for medical assistants have increased 34% since 2008. Phoenix, Arizona, Brooklyn, NY, and Queens, New York are some of most populous cities in the nation, so they demand high numbers of hospitals and doctors’ offices.
Medical Assistant Hours
Due to the nature of the medical field, you are likely to find a position that offers the exact hours you require to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Hospitals always need medical assistants at various shifts throughout the day and offer part-time positions if you aren’t in need of a full-time gig. You can also count on finding doctor offices that offer a consistent 8-5-hour range, with holidays off. The possibility of finding flexible hours that meet your needs is likely.
Job SatisfactionRegardless what type of office or hospital you work for, you can find satisfaction in being part of a close-knit team that works together to help those in your community. You get the opportunity to work alongside very knowledgeable physicians who will help you advance your skill set. Earning a consistent and competitive wage while improving lives is quite a gift. You can acquire your RMA or CMA certification training at The Allen School, which offers excellent preparation for the RMA or CMA exam. We offer excellent programs throughout Phoenix, Queens, and Brooklyn. Please contact us for more information.
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Are you interested in building a successful career in the medical field but don’t know where to start? Perhaps you have long-term goals of becoming a nurse, pharmacist, or even physician. The Allen School of Health Sciences is the right place for you to start working towards these goals. Medical assisting presents the ideal entry career into healthcare and can serve as an excellent stepping stone to even more. The Allen School is here to provide you with a guide to help you understand the path to your career goals. After your medical assistant training, you can become an important member of the healthcare team and will be required to perform both administrative and medical support duties. Your duties may include preparing patients for medical appointments, managing medical records, coding, and billing, performing diagnostic tests, take patients’ vital signs, and administering medication under the supervision.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment opportunities in this field are expected to grow by a whopping 29% from 2016 to 2026. This can be attributed to the aging baby-boomer population in need of preventive medical services. Also, an increasing number of healthcare facilities will need support workers, mainly medical assistants.
Becoming a medical assistant lays the groundwork for a great new career path that may help you achieve your ultimate healthcare goals
Training Is Your First Step
Training in medical assisting may be one of the greatest life-changing decisions you can ever make, and the first step to achieving your career goals. Training can expose you to increased employment opportunities, possible room for career growth and advancement, greater likelihood of better pay, and maybe even more job opportunities since you can opt to work in hospitals, a physician’s office, and outpatient clinics. Training allows you to acquire a versatile set of skills and prepares you to do a plethora of different tasks.
Specialized training can mean that you’re more in-demand than those who lack formal education. Programs for medical assisting have taken you beyond simple textbook learning, and into the clinical setting, which provides you the hands-on skills many employers find desirable. Our courses have a targeted focus on medical terminology, anatomy, laboratory procedures, clinical component, medical billing, and office operations.
Once you complete your training, our career services department will help you secure an internship to hone these skill even further. After internship, they will continue to support you as you enter into your new career field as a medical assistant
The Allen School of Health Sciences has a rich history of success. We have produced thousands of highly skilled and highly sought after students to the job market. In addition to our rich and diverse experience, we focus 100% on healthcare training, continually update our curriculum to match modern medical trends and offer personalized financial plans to our students. A quick search for medical assistant training near me will guide you to either of our campuses in Phoenix, Brooklyn or Jamaica/Queens, depending on your location. Give us a call now at 888-620-6745 to get started on your application process.
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