How Long Does It Take to Become a Medical Office Admin From an Online School?

Are you looking to work in a medical office? Want to get a diploma to learn everything you need to start as an entry-level medical office admin? With the current pandemic and the shift away from in-class education, many vocational schools are embracing online programs. Are you still wondering how long it takes to become …

Management in Pediatric Urgent Care—Leadership Perspective

Whenever we ask students newly enrolled in any of Hunter’s medical programs why they chose health care and not something else, they invariably answer because they like to help people. It’s in their nature; part of who they are. There are six courses of study at the school that relate to medicine and health care. …

Can You Get a Medical Assisting Diploma Online or in a Hybrid School?

COVID-19 is changing the way schools do business, whenever possible. Classes are being offered online to keep students and instructors safe. But while some diplomas can be earned without stepping on campus, programs like medical assisting have hands-on training requirements that can’t be ignored. The good news for students is vocational schools are responding with …

Reentering the Workforce After Months on Unemployment

The pandemic has hit us all hard. Being unemployed affects your confidence and self-esteem. The “new normal” means some jobs may be lost permanently, posing unique concerns for people reentering the workforce after a long absence. If your industry’s been hurt, it’s the perfect time to consider training for that new career at a vocational …

What Type of Training Is Required for Medical Assisting?

Are you interested in becoming a medical assistant but want to know what training is involved? The training to become a medical assistant is both challenging and fun and prepares you for an exciting career! What Type of Training Is Required for Medical Assisting? While there may be some medical assistants who will train on …

Why You Need to Know QuickBooks to Work in a Medical Office

Medical offices use the latest computer software to streamline their finances. The most popular is QuickBooks, a program that integrates most accounting practices from billing to payroll. As a medical office assistant, QuickBooks is a tool you need to master for success. Here’s how it works and why you need to learn it to work …

What Is a Medical Database? A Medical Office Assistant’s Guide

Information is everything in health care. Everyone from nursing assistants to chief executive officers need it to do their jobs. Today, most medical information is stored in databases instead of filing cabinets. Medical office assistants use medical databases to serve patients and colleagues. What Is a Medical Database? Medical databases are organized collections of health …

What Is the Medical Assistant’s Role in Phlebotomy?

More private practices are offering in-house lab services. Instead of sending patients to outside labs to have blood drawn, samples are taken in the office. It’s a technical skill requiring both clerical and clinical expertise, making it an ideal assignment for a medical assistant. What Is Phlebotomy? Phlebotomy is the process of obtaining a blood …