Getting certified and keeping your certification current can give you advantages in the job market. Having credentials next to your name is one way to get your resume to the top of the pile as a trusted, credible and capable candidate. After all, earning a credential is a proven measure of competency.
Whether you’re a student going through an allied health program or already employed in the field, being certified means that you’re dedicated to your chosen field. Show your commitment to professional development, patient care and quality work by earning your NCCA-accredited certification through NHA.
NHA currently offers the following eight nationally NCCA accredited certification exams:
Did you know that 63% of employers said they increase pay when an employee earns professional certification? NHA’s 2020 Industry Outlook research reports on trends impacting in-demand allied health professions.
In this year's research, NHA collected insights and data from employers of allied health professionals, digging deeper to understand what they seek in candidates, what these professionals’ daily work looks like, and what traits and skills make them most successful in their roles. To learn more about the value of certification and what employers are looking for, read our full report below.
"I started off as a pharmacy technician at Walmart Pharmacy for 5 years. Now, I work for AHF, which is a nonprofit organization that provides medicines for the HIV community, regardless of ability to pay. I love what I do -- it's rewarding to be able to help patients with cost and information on medicine."
Healthcare was never just a job or a calling, it was simply a part of my entire self. Knowing that I may have helped someone even with something as simple as directing them through the hospital fills me with joy. I will never question my choice to get into healthcare, my only question is what am I going to learn next?
I had Leukemia at 13, and by next year, I'll be 10 years cancer free. It took me a long time to get an education because of all my recurring illnesses. Patient care is my main priority, because I've been in their spot. I have many friends who are also survivors and some who are no longer with us, so I have some insight on how ill people would like to be treated, and I hope to use that to help build a certain layer of trust with the patients. I'm glad I chose to get into medical assisting -- it was one of the best decisions of my life! Big shout out to being #NHACertified! I don't see myself wanting to do anything else!
I chose to be NHA Certified because it gives me a level up on the competition. I worked several years only trained to do my job. Now that I have taken the official step, I definitely feel accomplished. I don't know why I waited so long! My certification keeps me excited about my career because not only do I have training, I now have the knowledge to care for patients as well. Totally worth it.
I chose to be NHA certified not only to advance my career but to lead by example and give my children something to be proud of. I've always had a passion for helping people, and, as a little girl, I always dreamed of working in a hospital. Now I'm one step closer!
It's never too late to start a new career. At the age of 64, I went back to school after being a photographer and teacher for 30 years. I had the opportunity to get an educational grant for my CMAA, CET & CPT certifications through the county college. Within 6 months of graduating, I was able to get a position with EMSI as a Mobile Insurance Examiner. I have been with them since April 2015. I am currently a CSR in the Hamilton NJ office and also now train the new examiners that come on board with the company. I still do exams that come in the office, which entail collecting blood and urine specimens, vitals, EKG's and Senior Assessments. I have been enjoying my new journey that I have chosen as my final profession. Thank you NHA!