Care + Career

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

      Celebrating Allied Health Professionals With Voices From the Frontline

      Allied Health Week is a time to celebrate and acknowledge the dedicated efforts of the thousands of healthcare professionals who work diligently to ensure the well-being of patients. From medical assistants, phlebotomists, EHR and pharmacy technicians to medical administrative assistants, billing and coding specialists, EKG technicians, and patient care technicians, these individuals play a pivotal role in the delivery of quality healthcare.

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      The Ultimate Guide to Talking About Your Certification

      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.

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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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      Mapping the stops on your certification journey

      Being #NHAcertified is an accomplishment that reflects your dedication to your career success. It shows you value having access to the most up-to-date industry information. And a current up-to-date credentials demonstrates to your employer (or future employer) that you've been keeping up with your continuing education. 
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      How do I renew my NHA certification?

      The healthcare field is constantly evolving. Since your NHA certification expires every two years, renewing your certification shows your employer that you're committed to keeping pace with developments in the field and that you can ensure safety and efficiency in the workplace at all times.

      More reasons to renew include:

      • You want to continue or pursue a career in allied health
      • Your employer requires it
      • You worked hard to earn your credentials and don't want to lose them
      • You want to improve your chances of getting a promotion
      • Continued access to exclusive NHA benefits and offers

      Ready to get started but unsure of the process or have other questions? We got your back!

      First and foremost, click here if you have a Pharmacy Technician Certification. Your steps are a little different. Next, determine whether you're renewing or reinstating a certification:

      • You're renewing if the certification has not already expired.
      • You're reinstating if the certification has expired.
        • You don't need to retake the certification exam if your certification expired as long as you're within one year of the expiration date. You can renew but you'll need to complete 15 total CE credits and additional fees will apply.
      • And if you hold multiple certifications, you only need 10 total CE credits. If you're reinstating, you only need 15 total credits. Great right? (Learn why allied health workers are earning multiple credentials here.)
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