How Can a Medical Assistant Advance Their Career?

Gaining experience, becoming proficient in skills and widening your medical knowledge base are all tools you’ll need to advance in your career as a Medical Assistant. You may decide to aim for a management job, work in a competitive area of medicine or go into teaching. No matter your goals for career advancement, a few […] Read More

Medical Assistant: What are your options?

Becoming a Medical Assistant is one of the quickest ways to enter the world of healthcare. If you are looking to get a good job fast in a growing field, becoming an MA is the way to go. But after you have completed your program and are working in the position, then what? What is […] Read More

Traits of a Successful Medical Assistant

It is no secret that the healthcare industry is one of the biggest industries in America with ample job openings. What might not be as obvious is the fact that you can have a prosperous career in the field without becoming a doctor or nurse. One occupation student might want to consider is that of […] Read More

Can You Describe an Instance Where You Screwed Up at School or Work?

This is the very type of loaded question interviewers are increasingly asking of candidates for job positions.  Ah, how quaint seem the days when they used to ask you about your 3 top strengths and weaknesses.  Listen, the job market is more competitive now than it has ever been.  Hiring managers are forced to sort […] Read More

Qualities of a Medical Assistant

Most of us have had the help and support of a Medical Assistant while visiting a hospital, or a physician’s office. However, to become a successful MA, there are some basic qualities that a candidate should possess. Communication Skills Among most important Medical Assistant qualities are communication skills, as these are the basic characteristics for […] Read More

Nervous to Go Back to School?

How do you feel about going back to school? Do you dream of where it could take your career, or do you fear that because you are a working parent or professional that you will not have the time or energy to go back? Fear has this funny way of holding us back from exceptional […] Read More

Privacy Concerns When Submitting Online Applications For Employment

Sooner or later, most people will have to apply for a job online. The number of employers who utilize the online application method to find the best people continues to grow. Some people feel that the online application process limits their ability to showcase particular skills and stand apart from the competition. It really does […] Read More

Medical Assistant Trainees are Aware as Virus Spreads

Zika Virus Alert for Nurse Assistant Trainees As always, we here at the Allen School Blog report on emerging public health concerns so that our nurse assistant trainees and other readers are well-apprised of situations as they come to the forefront.  The latest alert we’re issuing here comes via the World Health Organization. The Zika virus is a particularly damaging pathogen which […] Read More

Transferring Files to New Computer for Medical Coding Online Classes

One critical piece of hardware relied upon by those taking medical coding online classes (as well as those in medical coding jobs) is the trusty computer.  Whether it is a laptop or a desktop, medical billing and coding as a study topic and a career relies heavily on computers.  They’re a fact of life in […] Read More