Life After Medical Assistant Training: How to Get a Leg Up
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If you’ve decided to move forward with your training to start a career as a medical assistant, you’ll want to start thinking now about how to best get ready for your first position.
It’s one thing to study and complete one of three MedCerts online Medical Assistant programs, but it’s another to land a great job that will lead to even better opportunities. The key is to plan ahead for post-grad life.
Even the best online course will only provide the foundation on which to build your career. To succeed in finding a great job, you must put effort into industry networking, getting hands-on experience and improving your resume. The more you do in advance of your course completion, the easier it will be to reach your goals.
Here are some tips that will give you a leg up as you start your life as a new medical assistant.
Industry Networking While in School
As you probably already know, having an impressive resume only works if you can get it into the hands of the right people. To ensure your talents aren’t lost in the shuffle, begin to reach out to people in the industry while still in school.
With MedCerts, each student is matched with a Student Success Advisor. This individualized mentor will help guide you and might be able to offer tips on how to connect to industry experts. You may be surprised at the tips many professionals are willing to share to help people who are just getting started.
Getting Hands-On Experience
Internships and externships are important real-life experiences you can add to your resume that show future employers you’re serious about your career path.
As part of the career support services offered by MedCerts, students have access to the National Employer Network, which can connect you with employers and professionals willing to offer job shadowing and other experiential learning opportunities.
Working with a Career Coach
Having a one-on-one expert to guide you to success can make all the difference in post-grad life. Career coaches can make sure you have received the training and certifications that employers prefer in today’s marketplace.
Along with individualized coaching, MedCerts also helps students craft an attractive resume, build an ePortfolio and practice interviews through a comprehensive Career Toolkit. This preparation will help you feel confident about your future.
Sufficient Exam Prep
Of course, students must pass their exams before they can begin their careers. It’s crucial to have a strong understanding of everything from basic human anatomy to healthcare regulations such as HIPAA and HITECH, as well as diagnosis and procedure codes, environmental safety and specimen techniques.
When searching for a medical assistant training course, look for programs that not only address the necessary knowledge, including how to record vital signs and administer medications, but also help you pass the exams.
MedCerts provides games and checkpoints to help students stay on track. As a result, they boast exam pass rates that are 88% higher than the national average.
Get Prepared for Your Future Today
Don’t wait until you're at the finish line to begin preparing for your post-grad life. To learn more about how career support through MedCerts can help you receive industry networking opportunities, hands-on experience, career coaching and sufficient exam preparation, schedule a call today.