Care + Career

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

Celebrating CTE Success

During CTE, Career and Technical Education, awareness month we are sharing some of the exciting successes that #NHAcertified students and professionals have had during and after their CTE run program.

From a college student making waves to a woman who changed her life with the help of friends and educators, get ready to be inspired by three incredible stories of certified success!

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Tips from a billing and coding insider

Accurate medical billing and coding is essential in any type of medical setting, and the specialists who take on the task have a big responsibility. So what are the secrets of success in this profession? We sat down with respected educator, textbook author, and professional coder, Michelle Green, to find out.

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5 things to keep in mind every day at work

When you're focusing on achieving your allied health career goals, it's easy to forget to refine a very important skills set — the kind that cannot be easily tested or measured: Soft skills.

Soft skills are your personal attributes that help you communicate and relate to your patients and healthcare colleagues. In a field that is focused on care, these skills are especially important as you work toward advancing in your allied health career.

Want to improve your soft skills? Here are five things to keep in mind every day on the job...

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Empathy: 3 ways to provide more compassionate care

When you see dozens or more patients in a single shift, it can be easy to forget that each patient is a person; a person who likely is feeling a lot of uncertainty and vulnerability.

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10 surprising facts about the allied health workforce

"Allied health" is a bucket term used for many frontline healthcare workers such as medical assistants, pharmacy technicians, billing & coding specialists and more. These professionals are often the first people patients encounter, and play an important role in their overall care experience. 

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5 things you didn't know about medical assistants

What do you know about medical assisting? Here at NHA, we've watched this allied health career evolve into a profession that's respected and rewarding in so many ways. In celebration of Medical Assistants Recognition Week, here are five things you might not know about medical assisting.

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How the pharm tech role is evolving (and how to prepare)

The role of the pharmacy technician is evolving. What used to be a strictly clerical role with desk duties is shifting into areas of greater complexity that require more specialized training and skills.

This creates exciting opportunities for those who are already in the field, or those considering a new career in pharmacy tech. Employers are looking for candidates who have the training and professionalism required for this evolving role, and taking your education seriously can help you work your way up the professional ladder.

Here’s what’s shifting now, and how you can excel during and after this transition.

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Team-Based Care in Action

Done in collaboration with North Shore Physican Group

Laura Nichols,  a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) at North Shore Physician Group (NSPG) has experienced first-hand the evolution of the medical assistant. Her role has changed for the better, and she has taken full advantage of professional development and career opportunities offered to her by NSPG.

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Healthcare job interview questions (and how to answer them)

Interviews are nerve-racking. But the more prepared you are, the less stressed you’ll be.

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How to prepare for your healthcare job interview

You earned your certification and you’re ready to land your first allied health job. Or perhaps you’re already in the field but you’re looking to move on or move up. Getting the job is about luck, but mostly it’s the luck you create. As the Roman philosopher Seneca so famously said, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” So create your own luck and follow these 10 tips to prepare for your job interview.

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