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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 assistants in high demand

by on March 30th, 2012 in Healthcare Careers Medical Assistant

The healthcare industry is one of the fastest growing, yet challenged industries in America. As more and more Americans gain access to healthcare and the population ages, there is a greater demand for medical professionals and hiring in this industry continues to grow. However, there are also a lot of new regulations, especially related to insurance, and medical offices are looking for professionally trained workers in every position.

Medical assistants are in high demand as they provide a critical service in helping to make sure a busy healthcare office or facility is running smoothly. New requirements are being placed on the healthcare industry, especially related to administrative duties, and that is why many medical offices are looking for administration professionals and medical assistants that not only understand the language used in the medical field, but can navigate the often confusing world of insurance regulations and billing processes. Most of the attention in the medical field is placed on the actual medical care provided by doctors and nurses, but medical office administration professionals and assistants play an as equally important role in allowing patients to access care and keep the office running smoothly.

The medical assistant training program at Ayers Career College is the best way to start a career as a medical office assistant because students receive the type of training that puts them at the top of the list for employers looking to fill these important positions. Students receive training in all the skills required of medical office administration professionals and assistants.

Today’s medical office professionals have to ensure that claims are able to be sent to health insurance providers in a quick and correct manner so patients are not delayed in accessing needed care because of a lack of payment. Part of this job also includes verifying insurance records and recording patient payment, using various desktop publishing systems and computer software programs to maintain organized records. New federal health care regulations also require an understanding of electronic patient records and medical office administration professionals and assistants must understand how to access specific medical records that are requested by both insurance and medical professionals.

As healthcare offices are required to update the way they handle records, medical assistants with an understanding of how to quickly transition to new requirements are in high demand.

The healthcare industry is rapidly growing and jobs in all areas of this field are in high demand. If you are looking for a stable career that has a bright future then becoming a medical assistant might be a great opportunity. However, those with professional training and experience are the most likely to secure the best positions and Ayers Career College is a great place to start.

Administrative/Clinical positions in high demand in healthcare industry

by on March 26th, 2012 in Healthcare Careers Medical Assistant

Want a job in the growing healthcare industry but don’t want to spend years in school? Then becoming a medical assistant might be the perfect fit as great careers can be had in the medical industry by completing the training program at Ayers Career College.

USA Today reports that in the last 12 months, the healthcare industry has accounted for 20 percent of all new jobs in the United States, with much of that growth being driven by changes mandated by healthcare reform, the 2009 federal stimulus funding, new regulations and increased use of information technology, according to the report. A lot of those changes to the healthcare industry are specifically increasing the demand for administrative positions within the industry, particularly medical assistants who perform a variety of clinical and administrative duties.

The truth is there is a shortage of workers in almost every segment of the healthcare industry, but medical assistants and other clinical/administrative positions are in high demand as employers look for applicants who have received professional training. Medical Assistants are in demand at medical offices, hospitals, ambulatory care clinics, outpatient laboratories, freestanding surgical centers, and occupational medicine clinics.

As a Medical Assistant you can feel good about the support you provide with knowledgeable skills. In addition to working with patients, many medical assistants also play an important role in tasks, such as:

– Assuming office responsibilities and applying computer knowledge
– Answering telephones, greeting patients, and scheduling appointments
– Updating and filing patients’ medical records
– Arranging for hospital admissions or laboratory services.

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