Professional Development for Healthcare Professions Blog

Healthcare Documentation Career Options

Posted by Chad Sines on Wed, Nov 21, 2012 @ 08:00 AM

Healthcare careerIf you're like many people who are married, maybe have kids and are just starting to look to train in medical transcription, medical coding, or administrative medical assisting, but have lingering doubts still, then please continue reading. You will find out how easy it is to train, how affordable it can be, and how rewarding the outcome.

Train to be a medical transcriptionist

If you're passionate about training in medical transcription, it's easier than you think to get started. I'm sure you're asking about the price, whether the school is a quality school that has proven success. You may even be asking if you can train from home, if you have little kids who need you, if you're a mom or dad. Maybe you're fresh out of high school and don't want to take on another four years of college. Whatever your current situation, you can train to be a medical transcriptionist. In fact, you can get your certificate, usually in 18 months, much shorter than a university degree. Also, you can go at your pace, instead of a school's schedule. There's no need to worry about quality instructors, because they are all credentialed and highly trained to educate you. Schools also offer individualized job placement assistance, after graduation. So, what are you waiting for?

Choose medical coding jobs that are growing

Want to check out medical coding? Good news, this field is growing quickly, according to the US Department of Labor. Research shows that Medical Records and Health Information Technician occupations can be expected to grow upwards of 20% by 2018, an estimated 30,000 new jobs in this field. Schools are enrolling students without a medical background, so it really is a perfect opportunity for someone looking to train in this exciting field. Also, for medical transcriptionists, this is also a great follow-up, if you're looking to broaden your scope and knowledge of different skill sets within the medical community. So, what are your waiting for?

Love interacting with people? Check out Administrative Medical Assisting

This field is growing exponentially, as well. In fact, new jobs are exceeding the average of 14% in the field, with growth expected to hit around 31%, which is actually twice the average rate. Being an Administrative Medical Assistant offers you a chance to welcome patients, input data entry, do general office work, schedule appointments, and much more.  You would be the point of contact for doctor's offices, and because you don't deal directly with patient's healthcare needs, this field doesn't require heavy medical training. So again, what are you waiting for?

Also, if you're a military spouse, you can train at no cost to you. Wherever you are stationed, you can study in these fields, and again, after you graduate, the school matches you will employers looking for your kind of expertise, and will help in placement of said jobs, instead of handing you a list with which to navigate. So, what are you waiting for? Lucrative opportunities await you, just reach out and grab one. You will be glad you did when get your diploma of graduation, and find the dream job you've been looking for. 

Topics: Medical Coding Training, Medical Transcription Training, Administrative Medical Assisting

Med-Line is Rewarding Our Fans

Posted by Chad Sines on Tue, Nov 20, 2012 @ 07:00 AM


At Med-Line we are always looking for ways to reward our supporters. For our fans on Facebook, we are offering 5 continuing education webinar recordings worth 1 CEC each. That is a total of 5 continuing education credits (4 CM, 1 TW).  You can claim your fan rewards by visiting our Facebook page and clicking Fan Rewards at the top. Not a fan, well you can become one by clicking Fan Rewards.

We will periodically add new Fan Rewards so check back from time to time.

Here are the details for this month’s reward:

Crohn's Disease- New Research and Novel Treatments- 1 CM 
Oncology- 1 CM
Irritable Bowel Syndrome- 1 CM
Microsoft Powerpoint- 1 TW


Topics: Continuing Education

Should you Consider Administrative Medical Assisting?

Posted by Chad Sines on Mon, Nov 19, 2012 @ 10:43 AM

AMAAre you looking for career without the burdensome requirements of college? Do you need a stable career that will help you support your family? If you are looking for more than a job, and want a career in which you can learn and grow, administrative medical assisting may be for you.

What does an administrative medical assistant do?

Administrative medical assistants work in healthcare settings serving as a liaison between patients, healthcare professionals and insurance companies, completing paperwork, scheduling appointments and maintaining the healthcare office. If you are organized, a "people person" and have the ambition to succeed in a fast-paced environment, medical assisting will be a great career for you.

No two days in your medical assisting career will be alike. One day you may spend a lot of time coordinating patient care, while the next you may take inventory of office supplies. Unlike general administrative assistants, as an administrative medical assistant, you will learn medical terminology and healthcare practices  to succeed in your career.

Benefits of Medical Assisting

Medical assisting is a flourishing career that requires a small investment with great rewards over the long term. While some people may spend years attending college only to graduate without a career, medical assisting is a profession on the rise.

The United States Bureau of Labor predicts more than 30% growth in the medical assisting profession through at least the year 2020. This amount of growth is considered significantly more than the average growth rate in other fields. Though the economy may falter, as a  medical assistant you have security in knowing that as long the medical profession is around, you will have a career.

As an administrative medical assistant you have flexibility in choosing your ideal work environment. Medical assistants are necessary in a variety of specialties from podiatry to occupational therapy offices. Furthermore, you can decide if you want to work in a hospital or private practice setting. Whether you prefer a large or small medical practice, administrative medical assistants will have plenty of work environments to choose from.

Rewarding Career, Small Investment

With definite job security and stability, your medical assistant career will flourish with a small investment. Today, it is not uncommon for college students to attend college for four years while accumulating hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. Should you choose to attend an administrative medical assistant program, your investment will be much more realistic and reasonable.

Medical assistants make an average salary over $28,000 annually, which works out to more than $13 hourly. Administrative medical assistants make on average $5 more than minimum wage in some areas. In addition, most administrative medical assistants earn generous health benefits and pension plans.

Pursue Other Options While Training

Whether your long term goal is to attend college or ultimately pursue a career in the medical profession, a career in administrative medical assisting can help you get there. Instead of accruing student loan debt, work your way through school while having a career in administrative medical assisting. If you want to become a healthcare professional, it's even more reason for you to consider medial assisting to gain experience in the field of healthcare.

If you are considering administrative medical assisting, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are you organized?
  • Are you a people person?
  • Do you want a career?

If you answered yes to the above questions, then a career in administrative medical assisting is a wonderful start. Whether you want to support your family or support yourself through school, a career in medical assisting will provide the income and skill set that you need to get there.

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Topics: Administrative Medical Assisting

The Value of a Quality Med-Line Education

Posted by Chad Sines on Mon, Nov 12, 2012 @ 07:00 AM

Create More SuccessLooking for a solid college education can be tricky due to tuition expenses among other concerns, but a trustworthy school offering plenty of opportunities to learn everything you need is within closer reach than you would think. A profession in the medical industry is becoming increasingly available and proper training in the field is being given to those willing to commit themselves. There are many reasons why Med-Line School is one of the best places to consider instigating a rewarding career.

Get the Training You Need in the Medical Field

With credentialed professionals working for you all the way, an education at Med-Line will allow you to pursue your dreams with the perfect set of classes to help you comprehensively in every step of your progress. At Med-Line you can be sure to get everything you need in your education including:

  • ACCP-approved medical transcription program with over 20 years in the medical industry.
  • Administrative medical assisting, medical transcription and medical coding programs
  • An average of 6 to 18 months of courses depending on the program, each one guaranteed to give you the full expanse of knowledge and training leaving you confident to succeed
  • Practicum allowing students to experience on-the-job tasks that go beyond textbook learning
  • Webinars giving students even more from their education
  • Job placement assistance for graduates
  • Externship provides plenty of hands-on experience

Med-Line School of Medical Transcription can provide an unrivaled education that's both affordable and efficient. The last thing you need to worry about is getting into a school that's looking to waste your time and energy in the pursuit of success.

How Med-Line Can Help You Both In and Out of School

While enrolled in one of the programs Med-Line has to offer, you can find many other ways to improve yourself and take initiative in driving your education forward. Externships are offered, giving you more experience in the field. Trusting students to use their education to the fullest of its potential is always advocated, meaning Med-Line will guide you along while ultimately letting you stand on your own two feet when it's time to move forward in your career.

Once you've graduated, even if you have had no previous history in the medical industry, you can be sure that Med-Line will help you find a secure job that is looking for new employees who know their what they're doing in any area. As long as you take full advantage of what Med-Line has to offer in the ways of an extensive education, you can be sure that the school will do its best to match and even exceed your efforts in assisting you with your job search.

Encouraging Mandatory Credentialing for All Schools

Med-Line believes no school should be without experienced professionals who can pass on their knowledge to newcomers in the industry. Choosing Med-Line means that only the best in courses and overall medical education is given. With the training you deserve and staff with the credentials that should be a standard everywhere, you can't go wrong.

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Topics: Medical Coding Training, Medical Transcription Training, Administrative Medical Assisting