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Three Simple Steps to Keep Your Scrubs Like New

by on October 13th, 2014 in Healthcare Careers Medical Assistant Medical Assistant Job Training Medical Assistant Training Pharmacy Tech Training

3 tips on keeping your scrubs look newYou’ve completed your MA or PT training, and you’ve scored the job you’ve always wanted – so, now you get to wear scrubs almost every day of the week. You know that it’s important to keep your scrubs looking new, but are you really sure how to do it?

Follow these three tips below to keep your scrubs looking as new as the day you brought them home!

1. Wash…Then Wear
Washing your scrubs before you wear them helps in a couple ways. Since you’ll be wearing them daily, and washing them frequently, the colors may fade faster – leaving them looking older than they really are. Pre-washing your scrubs using one half to one full cup of vinegar helps set the color dyes, and helps prevent them from fading early on. Keeping them clean and ironing as needed keeps them looking, and smelling, brand new!
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2. Save the Drama For Your Momma, and Save Your Scrubs for Work
It’s important to wear fresh, clean scrubs to work everyday. Wearing your scrubs for non-work related activities opens up an array of ways for them to get stains, rips or tears! Many Medical Assistants, and those elsewhere in the medical field, change into fresh scrubs at their workplace before the start of their shift, and then change out of them before leaving for the day.

3. R E S P E C T… Give Your Scrubs the Respect They Deserve!
Scrub pants and shirts may require a more thorough cleaning than just everyday clothes, like jeans or t-shirts. Consider washing them separately, so you are able to fully clean and disinfect them. Make sure you have several pairs of scrub pants and shirts so you can wash them together and start the week with fresh and sanitized garments to wear for work. This also allows you to keep a spare in your work locker or car in the event that you need to change your scrubs mid-shift.

Keeping your scrubs looking fresh and new is as simple as 1, 2, 3 – and following these three simple tips will help you maintain a professional work appearance. Not yet wearing scrubs to work? Find out more about our Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician or even our Medical Office Specialist training programs. Call us today at 1-800-317-0131, or just fill out the form on this page and let us call you!

New MA Students, Jameisa and Michelle

by on July 16th, 2014 in Medical Assistant Medical Assistant Training

One of our newly enrolled Medical Assistant students, Jamiesa Upshaw, begins her work in the computer lab. She started her training program on June 2, 2014. Michelle Gilliam spent her first day of class working on an online assignment in her Medical Assisting class. Welcome to Ayers, ladies!

 
Get more information on our Medical Assistant training, and find out what it takes to enroll and get started! Call us today, or fill out the form to the right of the page, and one of our Admissions Representatives will get in contact with you!

Medical Assistant Lab

by on June 7th, 2013 in Medical Assistant Medical Assistant Job Training Medical Assistant Training Student Testimonials

Medical Assistant students Ashley Martin and Jessica McCown work with an Automated External Defibrillator lab training unit and a CPR lab prop during a recent CPR training class.

MA lab work with CPR dummy

Medical assistants an important part of growing health care field

by on February 20th, 2013 in Medical Assistant Medical Assistant Job Training Medical Assistant Training Uncategorized

Job growth has not been a common sight over the past few years but there are some industries that are seeing substantial growth.

Many jobseekers are attracted to fields that show growth and a bright future, especially as job stability can be hard to find. Most people know that the health care industry is growing but many believe it is only open to those workers with years of medical training. However, there are other positions available in the healthcare field that requires a training program that can be affordably completed in a matter of months.

There is a high demand for nurses and doctors, but there is also a large demand for medical assistants.

Over 100,000 health care jobs were added to the nation’s economy last year, continuing the trend that has seen job growth in the health care field for several months in a row. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has named the heath care industry as one of the top 20 fastest growing job sectors in America, making this a great option for those looking to start a new long-term career.

A medical assistant must be able to combine administrative duties and office experience with knowledge of the medical industry. Medical and clinical offices are run much differently than traditional office settings, which is why employers are often looking for professionally trained medical office professionals that have office experience and knowledge of health care practices, terminology and record systems.

If you are looking for a career in an industry that offers good pay, a variety of work setting options, the chance for advancement and stability, then the medical assistant profession might be the perfect fit for you. If you are considering a career as a medical assistant than Ayers Career College is the best place to start your new profession and gain the experience and skills today’s healthcare employers are looking for.

Employers looking for medical assistants with professional training

by on February 7th, 2013 in Medical Assistant Medical Assistant Job Training Medical Assistant Training Uncategorized

The health care industry is exploding with growth and medical assistants are an in-demand profession as there is currently a shortage of medical assistants, especially those with professional training.

Medical assistants perform a variety of tasks and employers are looking for those with a diverse set of skills and those who have completed a training program from a respected training program like the one at Ayers Career College.

Medical assistants help prepare patients for examinations by recording vital signs and updating important medical histories. Doctors rely on this preliminary information, which is why most health care employers look for medical assistants with professional training and a clear understanding of the importance of accuracy. Medical assistants are required to work independently with patients, and employers want workers they can trust with important tasks, such as prepping patients for examinations and procedures.

Medical assistants also assist with examinations, treatments and some surgeries. There are a variety of tasks that a medical assistant must be well versed in, which is another reason the demand for professionally trained medical assistants is so great.
Medical assistants also perform routine office laboratory procedures and electrocardiograms, which are covered in Ayers Career College’s medical assistant training program. Medical assistants also instructing patients in preparing for x-ray and laboratory examinations, along with assuming office responsibilities and applying computer knowledge.

If you are looking for a career in a growing industry, the medical assistant profession might be the right fit for you. Students in Ayers Career College’s medical assistant program received some of the best training in the nation from a school accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE). Students who complete the program are graduating in high demand by heath care employers that are looking for professionally trained medical assistants.

Ayers Career College’s medical assistant training program equips students with the dual knowledge they will need to secure a job in this growing field. Students receive hands-on training and experience in the practices required of today’s medical assistant professionals, as well as training in the terminology used in the health care field. Students are also trained in the different types of patient data they will be required to organize and refer to, which is information that is often vital to doctors and nurse staff.

If you enjoy office administration but would like to work in the growing health care field then becoming a medical office professional might be the right fit for you. As a student of the Ayers Career College’s medical assistant training program you will be put on the fast track to securing your dream job in the health care field and be given the training and experience to make you a desirable candidate.

Medical Assistant lab training

by on October 23rd, 2012 in Healthcare Careers Medical Assistant Medical Assistant Job Training Medical Assistant Training Student Testimonials

Medical Assistant instructor Sharon Doyal demonstrates the proper technique for removing sutures for a group of MA students including Brittny Remedies and Sarah Foster during a recent lab project.
Suture training lab work at Ayers Career College Medical Assistant program

Suture training lab work at Ayers Career College Medical Assistant program“Ms. Doyal taught us to cut right below the knot when removing the suture and to gently remove it while being careful not to yank. She said it helps to gently tug at the patient’s skin while removing the suture.”
–Sarah Foster

 
 
 
 
 
 
MA student Latecia Baber looks on as instructor Sharon Doyal teaches the correct procedure for suture removal during a recent lab project. (right)

 

Suture training lab work at Ayers Career College Medical Assistant program

 
 
 

Medical Assistant student Latheron Youngblood assists in the removal of sutures from a lab prop during the suture and staple removal lab exercise.

“We were learning how to remove sutures. Ms. Doyal also showed us the proper procedure for removing surgical staples.”
– Latheron Youngblood

Medical Assistant Students receive hands-on training

by on September 25th, 2012 in Medical Assistant Training Student Testimonials

Students in the Medical Assistant program receive hands-on training during the Sterilization Technique Lab

Ayers Medical Assistant students practices in Lab workMedical Assistant student Brittny Remedies wraps instruments to be sterilized in the Autoclave as fellow students Latheron Youngblood and Leatrice Draper observe.

I was practicing the proper method of wrapping instruments to put into the Autoclave to be sterilized. I also learned how to unwrap the instruments and place them in their assigned locations.” -Medical Assistant student Brittny Remedies

Ayers Medical Assistant student practices techniques in Lab work

Brittny completes a successful instrument wrap during the Sterile techniques lab project.

Medical assistants help supply doctors with vital information

by on April 19th, 2012 in Medical Assistant Job Training Medical Assistant Training

Doctors rely on information when making decisions on how to treat patients and medical assistants play an important role in supplying that access to important medical information.

Medical assistants play an important part of a healthcare facility and they are also helping to ensure patients receive the most efficient care possible, especially as demand for healthcare services continues to grow. Information is power, especially in the medical field, and the more information a doctor has when he or she visits with a patient, the more help that doctor is going to be able to offer. That’s why it is critical for a doctor’s office or hospital to have medical assistants who can meet with patients and record important information that the doctor or trained medical professional can have available when they meet with a patient.

Medical assistants prepare patients for examinations and record medical history. They also assist with some examinations and perform routine office laboratory procedures.

The level of technology used in healthcare facilities is also growing, meaning today’s medical assistants must be adequately trained in software systems and other computer programs that are used to chart medical history and vital signs. The digitization of medical records is a growing phenomenon and medical assistants plan an important role in this process.

If you would like to enter this growing field and industry then completing the medical assistant training program at Ayers Career College is a great first step. This flexible program is providing some of the best professional training in the medical assistant field and preparing students for a long lasting and rewarding career.

Employment in this growing field often requires professional training

by on March 16th, 2012 in Healthcare Careers Medical Assistant Training

The field of medical assistants is projected to grow at an extraordinary rate over the next decade, making it one of the nation’s fastest growing job fields, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

The BLS projects that the medical assistant field will grow by as much as 34 percent over the next decade with nearly 200,000 positions needing to be filled as the healthcare industry continues to grow. The prospect of a good paying and stable career in this growing field have made it an attractive destination for job seekers, but the Bureau of Labor Statistics also cautions those looking to enter this field to obtain professional training, as those that do are in a better position to secure employment as a medical assistant and are much more likely to last in this field, which can be challenging, especially to those that lack proper training.

While it is often preferred that medical assistants have professional training, the job can be secured with no college experience, making this a great career field for those without a college degree but wanting to enter a professional work environment that offers good pay and a long-lasting career. The BLS predicts that the average salary in this field will continue to rise.

The healthcare industry is in great need for medical assistants, but employers are carefully selecting applicants that have the best professional training and show signs of being long-term employees. That is why so many job-seekers are choosing to enter the Ayers Career College’s medical assistant training program. Accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education, the Ayers Career College medical assistant training program teaches students the ins and outs of the profession, including assisting with examinations, obtaining vital signs, preforming office laboratory procedures and a variety of other tasks today’s healthcare employers require from medical assistants.

Another reason to receive professional medical assistant training is it can put you in a position to advance in the career field. The opportunity to become a medical office manager or various administrative management positions are often given to those that already possess professional medical assistant training. More training may be required to advance, but those that already have medical assistant training will be better positioned to apply for various promotions and receive additional training that may be required.

Some healthcare facilities also offer their own training programs for nurses and or other healthcare workers, and priority for these positions will be given to those with the best training, in addition to those with a good work record.

There are many advantages to entering the medical assistant field. If this is a career path that is right for you then beginning your journey at Ayers Career College is a great first step.

Medical assistants must be trained in clinical procedures and personal interaction

by on March 14th, 2012 in Healthcare Careers Medical Assistant Training

Medical assistants are often the face of the medical industry. They are typically the one’s patients see first and that is why it is important for people entering this field to be properly trained in not only clinical procedures but also be capable of interacting with patients in a way that makes them feel safe, comfortable and cared for. If performing clinical tasks with an emphasis on “customer service” sounds like a good fit for you then becoming a medical assistant might be a great career move.

Depending on the work setting, medical assistants prepare patients for examinations by collecting vital signs and medical history. This part of an examination can be an uncomfortable one for the patient. They may be seeing the doctor because of an unknown illness and fear the worse. A patient might have a fear and discomfort with being in a doctor’s office, which is a normal feeling. Or, some patients may be agitated that they just had to wait 45 minutes in the waiting room and are in a hurry to get back to work. These reasons are why today’s medical assistants are asked to have good people skills and are trained in type of customer service that is focused on medical care in a clinical setting.

At Ayers Career College students of the medical assistant training program are equipped with the skills today’s medical offices are looking for when hiring medical assistants. With the health care industry showing rapid growth, medical assistants are in high demand and those with the proper training, like students of Ayers Career College, are at an advantage in getting these high-paying and stable jobs.

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