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Care + Career

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

5 Secret Ways Working on Thanksgiving is Actually Kind of the Best

Sickness doesn't take a holiday ... which means many healthcare professionals can't take one, either.

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5 Ways to Celebrate MAs During Medical Assistants Recognition Week

Every October, Medical Assistants Recognition Week celebrates medical assistants who are at the heart of healthcare. From October 15-19, 2018, employers and educators of medical assistants have an opportunity to honor the contributions these valuable healthcare professionals make in the lives of their patients, healthcare teams and greater community. Here are a few ideas of ways to observe MAR Week in your office or classroom.

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Health Science Program Offers the Opportunity to Experience Healthcare in High School

 Article originally featured in access™ 2018, volume II

Contributors: Beth Brown, CTE Advisor
Masud Shamsid-Deen, Executive Director of CTE


Hospital Partnership Propels Success

Career & Technical Education (CTE) in high schools is gaining momentum, and it’s easy to see why. It’s been proven to reduce dropout rates, increase graduation rates and even increase the likelihood of graduates going on to further their education after high school.*

Plus, the demand for healthcare continues to rise. Getting students career-ready earlier can help students gain employment upon graduation. And if they want to further their education, that job not only can help support their tuition, but can also give them real-world healthcare experience to help them on their career journey.

There’s no arguing that CTE works, and that health science in high schools is needed. But what makes a health science program successful?

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CTE Program Offers a Holistic Approach to Career and College Readiness

 

Article originally featured in access™ 2018, volume II

Contributor: Collie Wells, Interim Deputy State Superintendent of Education, Career and Technical Education/Workforce Development Division 

When the Alabama Department of Education set out to improve their CTE programming, they started with research, gaining insights from business and industry to determine what employers are looking for or lacking in potential candidates.

“We want to make sure that students who exit secondary career tech programs are actually prepared with skills that are going to help them get employed,” says Collie Wells, Interim Deputy State Superintendent of Education, Career and Technical Education/Workforce Development Division. “We started having lots of conversations with business and industry throughout the state to find out, ‘What do you really need from potential employees? What are you missing? What are they lacking?’”

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This Bilingual Medical Assisting Program is Setting a New Standard

 

Article originally featured in access™ 2018, volume II

Contributors: Robert Curran, D.C.,

Hannah Weinstock, Executive Director Workforce Development
Division of Adult and Continuing Education, LaGuardia Community College

The wild success of a new program piloted by LaGuardia Community College and its partners — NYC Department of Small Business Services and the Washington Heights Workforce1 Career Center — is catching the attention of employers, students and medical assistant education programs throughout the country.

A total of 40 immigrant New Yorkers graduated from LaGuardia’s first English Language Learners Medical Assistant Training Program* with an astounding 100% pass rate on not just one, but three NHA exams — for medical assisting, phlebotomy and EKG.

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CTE success story: from high school to working collegian

February is CTE Month®, a time to bring recognition and awareness to the impact Career and Technical Education has on the lives of so many hospitals, patients, teachers and students, like Omar.

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CTE Month®: Celebrating educators for helping their students THRIVE

February is CTE (Career and Technical Education) Month®, a time to celebrate the achievements of CTE professionals and programs throughout the country.

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Great gifts for allied health professionals

Healthcare professionals pour their hearts into their work. They're passionate about helping people and making a difference in their communities. What better way to treat them than to give them a gift that recognizes what they love most?

Whether you're shopping for a friend, family member, student or co-worker, here are some great gift ideas* for the allied health professional on your list.

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Allied Health Professionals Celebrate and Share Career Stories

Working in healthcare you have the opportunity to impact other people's lives every day and for so many NHA certified professionals it's the passion for helping others that motivates them in their career.

This year we celebrated Allied Health Professionals Week - the first week of November - by asking our certification holders to share their stories, and were overwhelmed by over 850 submissions from proud allied health professionals, students, and educators working toward their career dreams.

Here are some of the stories we received...

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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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