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Care + Career

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

Is a healthcare apprenticeship right for you?

How does an arrangement where you have the opportunity to get paid while also learning career-advancing skills sound to you? Too good to be true? Well it’s not.

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How Medical Assistants Can Celebrate MAR Week With Their Peers

Medical Assistants Recognition Week (MAR Week) celebrated the third full week in October (Oct. 15-19, 2018), is a time to celebrate your hard work, dedication and compassionate care. Your ordinary is extraordinary, and we hope that as a healthcare professional you celebrate your achievements, as well as the achievements of your peers. Here are some ideas to help you lift up and celebrate your fellow MAs so that they can feel seen and appreciated.

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Julie Pham, CPhT, Receives First NHA Career Bridge Scholarship

We’re pleased to announce the recipient of the Spring 2018 NHA Career Bridge Scholarship, Julie Pham, CPhT.

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Interview Success Tips From Real Healthcare Hiring Managers

It's natural to feel a little nervous about a job interview. Nerves, however, can hurt your performance in an interview if you don't prepare. So NHA turned to the experts for advice on overcoming interview set-backs.

From getting to know the company to following up after an interview here is a guide to interview success from experienced healthcare hiring managers on ways to stand out (the right way) before, during, and after the interview.

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EKG technician job outlook & opportunities

There's a growing demand for frontline healthcare workers. To date, NHA has awarded over 750,000 certifications to allied health professionals. Empowering professionals through the power of certification is at the heart of our mission, and we regularly conduct industry research to ensure the content and exams we provide to current and future certification holders are relevant and keep up with trends.

Recently, we looked at the current state of the EKG technician profession — and what's to come in the future. During this research, we surveyed and interviewed working EKG technicians across the country. Here's a what we learned from them.

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A self-assessment to help you improve your healthcare career

You worked hard, earned your certification and started your new career in healthcare. Congrats! Your dedication speaks volumes about your character.

But there's still room to grow. (There's always room to grow.) And if you want to level-up your career, the best person to consult is yourself. Yes, YOU!

“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.” - Aldous Huxley

Taking time to reflect on your work performance — especially in regards to "soft skills" — can help you identify areas for improvement and give you a solid foundation for achieving your professional goals.

So, where do you start?

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Why you should be asking for feedback more often at work (and how to do it)

Feedback is a tricky thing.

Oftentimes, people don't give honest feedback because they're too "nice" and fear they'll hurt our feelings.

Or, they'll give us honest feedback but our natural response is to be defensive. (We have some tips for that here.)

But if you really want to level-up your healthcare career, you need honest, insightful feedback from the people you work with every day.

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The ultimate list of healthcare awareness dates

 

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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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