In the allied health professions there is a continuous trend of professionals stacking, or obtaining more than one credentials. Medical assistants getting their Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) credential and stack it with a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) credential. Medical administrators, get both credentials as a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) and a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA). But, what is the value of stacking credentials for allied health professionals?
Sickness doesn't take a holiday ... which means many healthcare professionals can't take one, either.
Putting in the time, effort and resources to earn an NHA certification can say something about your character and your capabilities. But how do you let people (especially hiring managers) know about your hard work and meaningful achievement?
We put together some tips to help you talk about your certification — both on your resume and in an interview — to empower you to make the most of your NHA certification.
For April S. in New York, the decision to become a certified pharmacy technician was easy,
"I started my career in pharmacy ringing up prescriptions at a small retail pharmacy. Watching the impact the pharmacists and technicians had, I knew I had to become one myself! I studied and worked really hard and eventually became #NHACertified. I'm now right at the forefront of medical advances and I feel so honored to have such a pivotal role in patient care."
Do you have a dream like April's?
To become a certified pharmacy technician (CPhT), you'll need to sit for NHA's ExCPT exam. In this post, we'll share what you need to know about the exam — eligibility requirements, format, content and tools that can help ensure you are prepared come test day.
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...
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.
Are you one of the 700 million Instagram users? Well, so are we!
Introducing the new NHA Instagram account: @IamNHAcertified, dedicated to sharing real stories from NHA certified professionals.
People like Gerri Henry, CCMA:
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.