Top Skills Needed to Succeed in Medical Billing Classes

  What kind of person is best suited for a career in medical billing and coding?  And what type of personality is most likely to succeed in medical billing classes online?  The logical assumptions hold up to scrutiny.  For example, the medical billing specialist must be able to handle stress well.  This profession demands long […] Read More

No Campus Housing for Medical Billing Courses Online

Depending on how you look at it, taking medical billing courses online either protects a student against the injustices of campus living, or it robs a student of the formative experiences of living alone for the first time in campus housing.  In reality, the Allen School does not offer a live-on-campus experience even for the […] Read More

Medical Office Assistant Doesn’t Make the List

Renowned financial website Kiplinger’s put out its 2015 list of the “Worst Jobs for the Future” this week.  This year’s list was dominated by construction and trade jobs like woodworking machine operator, cabinet maker, drywall installer, sewing machine operator, tile setter and metal/plastic molding machine operator.  Also on the list were jobs in dying industries […] Read More

Happy Labor Day Nursing Assistants Everywhere

There is honor in all work no matter how high minded or menial.  It is an inherently selfless act that produces the value every worker requires to feed his or her family and to provide value to the greater community at large.  Perhaps no labor is more selfless than that of those in the medical […] Read More

Windows 10 Tips for Online Medical Coding Program Students

If you’re one of the online medical coding program students who has been following our coverage of the Windows 10 roll out here on the Allen School Blog, we hope you’ve had an easy go of it upgrading your operating system to the new Windows 10.  It is truly a great operating system and will […] Read More

Eat a Good Breakfast Before Medical Assistant Training

Tony the Tiger, the Honey Nut Bee, Bruce (Caitlyn) Jenner, Produce Pete, Count Chocula, Ronald McDonald, Dr. Oz.  These are all people (some real, some fictional) who grace our TeeVee boxes every day to tell us about the benefits of a balanced breakfast.  And while many of them are shilling for sugar-coated breakfast cereals with […] Read More

3 Reasons to Send Follow Up Emails After Medical Billing Job Interviews

Chris Carlson, President of Sales Talent, Inc. says, “I find it remarkable how little effort many candidates put into a career search.  In my view, if it’s worth the time it takes to prepare for, drive to and interview with a potential employer, it’s worth spending a little extra time to get the details right.”  […] Read More

Deadly Heroin Additive Worsening Northeast’s Existing Epidemic

Hospitals, doctors, nurses and nursing assistants across the US, but particularly in the Northeast have been grappling with a surging epidemic of heroin overdoses in recent months. Health officials report that heroin overdose deaths in the United States nearly quadrupled between 2002 and 2013, driven by heroin’s more affordable cost than prescription opiate painkillers. According […] Read More

Best Résumé for New Allen School Grads

For those who decided to study medical office assistant training, certified nursing assistant training or medical billing online with the Allen School straight out of high school, landing that first job can be more difficult than landing subsequent jobs.  Just like any other career field, hiring agents typically want people with experience.  Yet, if no […] Read More