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      On a job search? Here are healthcare job titles to look for

      Searching for your next job is a big deal and can be an overwhelming task. If you feel like you’re not finding enough opportunities that match your skills you could be accidentally limiting your search.

      Sometimes the job that lines up just right with your skills doesn’t have the exact job title that you’d expect. Because healthcare environments can all be a little different and any given position could have a unique mix of tasks, a job title could sound a little (or a lot) different than what it says on your certification.

      DG8A7332.jpgFind your NHA certification below - or certifications if you’ve stacked your credentials - and check out a list of job titles that are common for those certifications.


      • Medical Assistant
      • Certified Medical Assistant
      • Medical Receptionist
      • Medical Administrative Specialist
      • Medical Office Assistant
      • Laboratory Assistant
      • Phlebotomist (especially if you have your CPT)
      • Clinical Assistant
      • Chiropractic Assistant
      • Medical Scribe


      • Pharmacy Technician
      • Certified Pharmacy Technician
      • Registered Pharmacy Technician
      • Picking Technician
      • Infusion Pharmacy Technician
      • Pharmacy Advisor Dispenser
      • Compounding Pharmacy Technician
      • Pharmacy Clinical Support Technician
      • Pharmacy Intern
      • Pharmacy Assistant


      • Certified Patient Care Technician
      • Certified Patient Care Assistant
      • Home Health Aid
      • Certified Nursing Assistant (you may need to be certified by the state)
      • Patient Care Associate
      • Patient Care Assistant
      • Home Health Associate


      • Certified Phlebotomy Technician
      • Certified Phlebotomist
      • Phlebotomist
      • Lab Assistant
      • Collections Technician


      • Certified EKG Technician
      • EKG Technician
      • Monitor Technician


      • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
      • Medical Receptionist
      • Medical Administrative Assistant
      • Medical Coder
      • Medical Biller
      • Medical Secretary


      • Certified Billing and Coding Specialist
      • Certified Medical Coder
      • Certified Medical Biller
      • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
      • Medical Billing and Coding Clerk
      • Medical Billing Supervisor


      • Certified Electronic Record Specialist
      • Medical Record or Health Information Technician
      • EHR Trainer

      Of course, this list isn’t comprehensive – it’s just a way to get you started thinking about all the possible opportunities that could fit with your certification. You may also find that your skills are not a match with a given job title. The point is, don't limit yourself to just what's on your certification or just what your training program was called. Start looking at what the job tasks actually are.

      Good luck on the search!

      Once you widen your search you’ll probably be ready to start getting your resume ready. Check out these resume tips for allied health workers.

      Topics: Insider, Job Search Tips, allied health careers