Care + Career

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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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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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8 top allied healthcare industry news stories to keep you informed

The health care industry changes fast. New regulations, big announcements, mergers, best-practices – it is all hard to keep up with. Don’t worry, we have a round up of the top breaking stories in allied healthcare. Get up-to-date on the industry’s most relevant news.

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What’s EHR and why is it important?

Healthcare is full of acronyms - and this is one of the most important if you’re pursuing a career in modern healthcare. Find out what EHR is, why it’s important in healthcare, and how it affects you as a current or future certified healthcare professional.

What is EHR?

If you’re new to the healthcare profession, get used to hearing these three letters. EHR stands for Electronic Health Record. You might also hear EMR (Electronic Medical Record). There’s a slight difference in what each of these acronyms refers to:

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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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The Medical Care Trend You Need to Know About

The healthcare industry is undergoing major shifts, and it’s affecting patients and healthcare workers alike.

“We knew our care team was feeling overwhelmed with the amount of work that needed to be accomplished on a daily basis,” says Lindsay Gainer, Director of Clinical Services and Innovation at North Shore Physician Group. “Additionally, patients were also impacted by long wait times and decreased level of service. We wanted to deliver care in a new and more efficient way, and we knew we needed to make big changes to accomplish that goal.”

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6 reasons medical assistants love their jobs

Being a healthcare professional means more than a paycheck. It’s a rewarding career that comes with intangible benefits (and tangible ones too). Here are six reasons medical assistants love their jobs.

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Five reasons you’d make a great medical assistant

Certified Clinical Medical Assistants (CCMAs) are a vital part of clinical patient care. They are in high demand — according to research conducted by Gray Associates, job postings for medical assistants grew 15 percent in 2014. Because they are such an integral part of the patient care team, there are certain qualities employers seek to ensure the best experience for their patients and the rest of their employee team.

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