How to Use NHA Certification to Further Your Healthcare Career
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Employment in healthcare provides an opportunity to help others and the opportunity for job security. It is the fastest-growing profession in America. From 2019 to 2029, it’s expected to grow 15%—faster than the average for all occupations and still leading the way as it did in the decade before.
The best part, there are tons of different ways to work in healthcare and there is likely a job out there for you. However, getting your foot in the door isn’t always as easy. This is when an NHA certification can help.
The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) provides certifications to healthcare students and professionals in eight healthcare-related industries. NHA certification is a widely accepted achievement allowing health science students who want to start a job in a specialized part of healthcare to get a leg up.
Having this certification shows potential employers that you have the knowledge, skills and training required to start your career right away.
An NHA Certification Can Advance Your Healthcare Career
Because an NHA certification is meant to fast-track you into one of eight healthcare fields, the benefits can carry through your entire career—even as you move up or change positions.
What Can You Do With an NHA Certification?
You can get certifications in specialty positions, including:
Medical Assistant or Medical Administrative Assistant
Patient Care Assistant/Technician
Phlebotomy, EKG or Pharmacy Technician
Electronic Health Record and Reimbursement Specialist
At MedCerts, we offer multiple programs where you can earn more than one certification. If you're hoping to move into a career as a Medical Assistant, we offer three online Medical Assistant programs depending on what certifications you are interested in.
How Does It Help You?
As an NHA-certified candidate, you are a step ahead of other candidates who have no training. You will appeal to more places, especially ones who don’t have the time to train and want the most qualified candidate.
This competitive edge could also increase your earning potential and help further your career advancement. With MedCerts helping to prepare you for your NHA certification exam, you won’t have to wait to obtain a year’s worth of on-the-job training to be eligible for the exam. Relying on MedCerts allows you to be ready for work sooner.
Are There Real-Life Examples of How an NHA Certification Can Help?
Susan, CET, CPT, CMAA: “It’s never too late to start a new career. At the age of 64, I went back to school ... within six months of graduating I was able to get a position ... as a Mobile Insurance Examiner.”
Shrerail, CCMA: “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 ... I definitely feel accomplished. I don’t know why I waited so long!” Lashelle, CCMA, CPT: “... you have to start somewhere. I do not regret for a minute my decision to continue my educational journey. I do regret not starting sooner.”
Get Started on Your NHA Certification Today
With an NHA certification, you can fast-track your path to the job you love.
Several of MedCerts’ online career training programs can prepare you to pass the NHA exam and begin your exciting healthcare career. What are you waiting for?
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