Planning your next career is exciting. You get to think about what you do well, what you enjoy—and what kind of career path would make good use of those characteristics.
Are you detail-oriented? Many career pathways need people who are meticulous and notice the little things. The key is to find quality training that will turn your natural tendencies into marketable skills.
If you’re a military spouse eligible for MyCAA funding, you have an advantage. You can choose among the many MyCAA approved programs and train for a career in industries that need detail-oriented professionals.
Below are some career paths to consider. MedCerts offers MyCAA approved programs that can train you for these jobs.
Healthcare involves documentation. Physicians and hospitals need detail-oriented people who can responsibly record patient data, keep thorough health records and manage those documents correctly. Many regulatory, legal and ethical requirements are involved—and it takes a meticulous person to keep them all straight.
MedCerts’s Electronic Health Records Specialist program teaches these requirements and covers the knowledge you need to apply them. The latter includes basic anatomical and medical terminology, too.
Medical billing is another career that calls for precise thinking. A medical biller submits claims to insurance companies and makes sure that healthcare providers get reimbursed for services.
To succeed in medical billing, you need to be familiar with medical procedures and have a working knowledge of how insurance functions. You have to match procedures and diagnoses with codes, making sure that the right codes go onto the right documents.
The MyCAA approved Medical Billing Specialist program from MedCerts teaches these skills. In as few as 12 weeks, you can learn to recognize coding systems like ICD-10-CM and HCPCS. The online training also teaches you how to use these codes, following all of the relevant regulations to prevent fraud.
Phlebotomy is a great career opportunity if you love working with people. A phlebotomist collects blood and other specimens for diagnosis and patient monitoring. It’s not just about sticking people with needles. This job requires patience, understanding and meticulous attention to record-keeping.
It’s easy to use your MyCAA funding to train in phlebotomy. The 11-week Phlebotomy Technician program from MedCerts prepares you for certification with courses in customer service, phlebotomy and medical terminology.
There’s also the combined Cardio-Phlebotomy Technician program, which teaches electrocardiography (EKG) heart function testing in addition to phlebotomy.
Not interested in the medical field? No problem. There are plenty of opportunities in the IT field, and lots of ways to use your MyCAA funding to train for those roles.
One example is MedCerts’s IT Helpdesk Admin program, which can teach you to set up, maintain and troubleshoot computers and operating systems. The field is growing and it needs people who are detail-oriented enough to handle finicky electronics and all the potential issues that come with them.
Health record-keeping, medical billing, phlebotomy and IT helpdesk administrators are just some of the careers you can pursue as a detail-oriented person. To learn about these and other options, talk with a MedCerts education consultant about the MyCAA approved programs available.