Care + Career

Resources, news and fun for NHA certification candidates and alumni.

Ask an expert: health career & insights from Michelle Heller, CMA

No matter where you are in your allied health career, Michelle Heller, CMA, has some insights that could help you on your path.

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The Role of the MA: Change, Opportunity and Growth

Healthcare is in a period of change … which is changing the landscape for the medical assistant (MA). They are in greater demand, are being tasked with more responsibilities — and in many cases, are being rewarded for it.

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Just one more way Pharmacy Technicians are Making a Difference

In honor of today’s National Pharmacy Technician Day, we want to highlight one more way pharmacy technicians are making a difference in their pharmacies and communities. 

Pharmacy technician roles have evolved and techs have embraced many new opportunities and have excelled in them. Whether performing MTM duties or compounding, techs are an important part of the day-to-day functions of all pharmacies, helping to improve patient safety and quality of life. One valuable tech skill in particular will be put to use on this year's "Check Your Meds Day:" collecting and documenting accurate medication histories. 

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Medical assisting job growth: what you need to know

Here’s good news for potential and about-to-graduate MAs: Jobs in medical assisting are growing - fast.

For aspiring medical assistants interested in keeping up with the trend, there are a few statistics to be aware of:

First, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) - which is a U.S. government agency that reports on employment and labor statistics- reports that employment of medical assistants is expected to increase 23 percent from 2014 to 2024. The BLS calculates that the average growth of all jobs in all fields is seven percent - so medical assisting is seeing some huge growth.

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3 reasons why it’s a great time to be an MA

Today kicks off the first day of Medical Assistant Recognition Weekand it’s never been a better time to be a medical assistant!

As the healthcare field grows and changes, the role of the medical assistant has grown, too - there are more and more MAs working on healthcare teams, and the scope of work for medical assistants has grown. Here are some reasons why it’s a great time to be an MA:

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What's it like to take an NHA certification exam? [VIDEO]

You’ve studied, you’ve gotten a good night’s sleep. You’ve had a nutritious breakfast and all the other things that can help prepare you for your test day – but what else can you expect?

Although your experience may vary test location to location a few things will remain the same for every NHA exam candidate. Let’s take a look at what you can expect that test day, plus how to get your exam results when you're done.

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Welcome to the world of coding with Arlene James (Normandin)

The healthcare industry changes everyday, making continuing education vital to your success as an allied health professional. That’s why NHA requires Continuing Education (CE) credits to maintain certification. And when it comes to creating new educational content, we turn to some of the industry’s top experts — active leaders of the allied health community who are helping shape the future of healthcare.

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This patient care tech passed 3 NHA exams – here’s how

 

When Tiffany Schmidt enrolled in an allied health training program she knew she was going to have to put in some extra work to achieve her goals. “I was beyond nervous knowing I had to take three NHA certification tests all within a few weeks of each other. I was struggling to remember the information provided during lecture and felt like I still wasn't 100% prepared to take these tests – phlebotomy , EKG , AND patient care tech .”

Despite her nerves and tight schedule, Tiffany walked out of the testing center three times with a ‘Pass’ mark on every single exam! In less than three months after passing her exams, Tiffany became a patient care technician at a local hospital where she performs STAT EKGs and blood draws daily.

So how did she do it?

We asked her to share the tips that made a difference for her.

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Get inspired with #NHAcertified professionals on Instagram

Are you one of the 700 million Instagram users? Well, so are we!

Introducing the new NHA Instagram account: @IamNHAcertified, dedicated to sharing real stories from NHA certified professionals.

People like Gerri Henry, CCMA:

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Troubleshooting your job search

 

Looking for a job is a big deal. Sometimes everyth ing goes right and you find just the right fit on your first try. More often it takes more time and effort. We put together a list of some common stumbling blocks on the job hunt and a few tips to help you get over them.
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