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Administrative Medical Assisting and Your Career Ladder

Posted by Chad Sines on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

career ladderWhen the medical field is your dream profession, it is important to slide your foot in the door in order to get an early start. School and further education is an excellent step, but it often takes years before anyone is even willing to offer a job. This doesn't mean you can't obtain a medical position beforehand. Administrative medical assisting is an excellent way to start off on the career ladder, even while you are pursuing your nursing or other medical degree. Just because you’re in school doesn't mean you have to push your professional career to a halt. With administrative medical assisting, you're able to work while attending school; all the while staying connecting to the job field you love and enjoy so much. This makes administrative medical assisting an excellent first rung on your career ladder. 

While attending school for a nursing degree, pre-med or any other medical field position, you probably need to work in order to maintain a residence and pay for the educational experience. You might as well work in your chosen field from the beginning, instead of heading off in another direction to meet your financial needs while in school. As an administrative medical assistant you will gain valuable experience in the medical field and be exposed to a side of the business process that many medical professional know little about. This way, when it comes to applying for jobs after your education is complete, you already have proven experience in the medical community, making you more employable and desirable to potential employers. 

An administrative medical assistant position is an excellent continued learning on the job work situation. Practices require you to have a high school diploma, and with Med-Line’s Administrative Medical Assisting training, it's possible to quickly enter the work environment. As this is part of the medical community, there is always a demand for the position, which makes it a highly desirable profession. A medical assistant typically performs routine administrative duties, which allows the physicians to see more patients during a given day. This experience allows you to gain experience in several different fields while performing your duties. This way, you can not only learn from other assistants and the doctors themselves, but also the computer programming necessary to maintain client schedules and records. This is also an excellent opportunity to become familiar with electronic health records which is necessary as you advance in your career ladder. Regardless of what your desired final job is, serving as an administrative medical assistant is an excellent first step. 

Topics: Administrative Medical Assisting

Do Med-Line Graduates Get Jobs?

Posted by Chad Sines on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 @ 12:27 PM

Job OfferOne of the most common questions I hear from potential transcription students is “What are the chances of me finding a job when I graduate?” The question is very legitimate as many programs simply churn out graduates, hand them a list of employers who at some point said they will consider their graduates, and then send them on their way. It is no wonder many of these individuals have a hard time finding employment. 

What makes Med-Line so special? Simple. We train well beyond the ACCP criteria. All our MT instructors and our program director are CMTs. We do not offer weak 6-9 month programs that leave graduates unprepared for jobs. We teach our graduates that the RMT is a necessity and not an option for a professional. We offer an internship to qualified graduates that allow an intensive mentoring to work out those beginning job jitters and development of real-world applications.

What really makes Med-Line extra special? Over time our management staff has made contact with many service owners, managers, and recruiters. We give each graduate personal placement assistance. We use what we have learned about the MT, what work they tell us interests them, and what needs our networking contacts have shared with us. Instead of sending a graduate to bang on the door, we are able to introduce our graduate to the right people. This more than gets their foot in the door…It opens that door wide. That is real job placement assistance. 

No program can guarantee a student employment. Not even the elite Ivy League schools graduating physicians can make that promise; however, Med-Line’s individual attention and placement allows a much higher success. 

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Topics: Medical Transcription Training