Types of Medical Assistants

What Does a Medical Assistant Do? Medical Assistants (MA) are one of the fastest-growing professions with a number of specialties. Meaning the average day in the life of a medical assistant can change greatly depending on your exact position. Regardless of where you are working as a MA, you will have the opportunity daily to positively affect someone’s life. With Ayers Career Colleges Medical Assistant Program you will be trained and qualified for any of these positions in no time! Four Basic Categories of Medical Assistant Duties The duties of a medical assistant can change based on a number of

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When Medical Terminology is Appropriate to Use

Using Appropriate Terminologies at the Correct Times Medical terminology can be difficult for the average person to take in and understand. When trouble strikes, patients anxiously await information from medical staff. They rely on easily digestible information in order to make informed decisions about their healthcare. As a medical professional, you need to be sure that you are using the appropriate terminologies at the correct times – and with the right people. The Medical Assistant program at Ayers Career College will help you to identify when medical terminology is appropriate to use. Medical Terminology vs. Plain English A recent study

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5 Great Benefits of Being a Medical Assistant

Celebrating National Medical Assistant Recognition Week National Medical Assistant Recognition Week is coming up soon. That’s right! Being a certified medical assistant means you get a national week of recognition! That’s how important this incredibly rewarding career is. But having a national week of recognition is not the only perk that comes with choosing a career in medical assisting. Here are just a few of the many other benefits: Plenty of Job Opportunities with Competitive Pay According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, medical assistant jobs are projected to grow “much faster” than average job growth: 29 percent from 2016

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Medical Assistant: A Great Career for Stay-at-Home Moms

Jumping Back Into the Workforce Working as a Medical Assistant is an excellent option for stay-at-home moms looking to jump back into the workforce. Not only does this profession highlight their already developed skills, including organizational tasks and caring for those who need help, but it also gives them the flexibility to do it on their own terms. Here are 5 reasons why starting a career as a medical assistant is a great option for stay-at-home moms: Training On Your Time The 36-week program at Ayers Career College is a great option for students with families and other responsibilities. In fact, the schedule

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Starting a Career in the Medical Field

…Without Going to Med School You want a job that’s exciting and rewarding, and your heart is set on a career in the medical field. You’re in luck – this is a growing industry where you will find many career opportunities of all types and levels. Thankfully, there are positions that don’t require the same long-term schooling (or financial commitment) that med school does. Best of all, they can be just as rewarding! Your options when breaking into the healthcare world are almost endless. There are plenty of workplace settings where you can focus your healthcare career. One great option is

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Medical Assistant or Medical Office Specialist: Which Is For You?

  Similar names and responsibilities can make understanding the differences between a medical assistant and a medical office specialist confusing. Both handle routine administrative and clerical tasks in a doctor’s office or medical clinic. Both make or receive phone calls, deal with mail, process paperwork, and deal with electronic filing systems.  And both are in high demand. Key Differences There are a few key differences between the two fields.  Medical office specialists are in many ways, medical secretaries. Medical assistants act as generalists who regularly interact with patients to perform basic functions necessary to keep the office running.  They may

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