Care + Career

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

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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What does a medical assistant do? It may be more than you think

If you're thinking about making a career change, entering the medical assisting profession, or trying to figure out what to do next as an MA, you may have questions.

What are the essential duties of this quickly evolving healthcare role? What is the job outlook for medical assistants? What is the value of getting certified? What other jobs can a medical assistant be qualified for with the right mix of skills, experience, and training?

Let's take a look at the top questions about being a medical assistant.

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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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Insider tips from respiratory care expert Amy Rausch

The healthcare industry changes everyday, making continuing education vital to your success as an allied health professional. That’s why NHA requires continuing education (CE) credits to maintain certification. And when it comes to creating new educational content, we turn to some of the industry’s top experts — active leaders of the allied health community who are helping shape the future of healthcare.

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How do I get a healthcare job without experience?

 

A question that comes up often for anyone completing their education or transitioning to a new allied health career is how to get that FIRST job.

Even though there is no “one right way” to land that first job, we’ve pulled together some strategies and actions you can take to demonstrate that you’re the right fit for the job you’re applying for.

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3 real allied healthcare professionals share what they love about their career

Wondering what it’s like to be a certified allied healthcare professional? We asked Nicole (CPT), Rachel (CMAA), and Adelaide (CCMA), why they chose to earn, and maintain their certification.

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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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7 healthcare jokes to tickle your funny bone

In light of National Humor Month, we're sharing seven of our favorite healthcare jokes, stories and puns.

Whether you're an allied health student, teacher, professional or employer, taking five minutes to read this post is your prescription for a little fun.

After all, laughter is the best medicine. 

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A crash course in nutrition for your healthcare career


The month of March is National Nutrition Month®, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is encouraging you to Put Your Best Fork Forward. When you work in an allied healthcare career, your days can be long, but proper nutrition throughout your shift can help keep you happy, healthy and ready to serve your patients with a smile.

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