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 …

Medical Office Assistants,
HIPAA (Privacy), and OSHA (Safety)

Health care is regulated to keep patients safe and protect employees from injury on the job. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets safety standards for workplaces, while the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) governs health insurance policies and patients’ personal health information. As a medical office assistant, everything you do at …

Clinical Knowledge for
Medical Office Assistants

Medical office assistants manage important administrative tasks in doctors’ offices and hospitals within their clerical roles. But unlike other industries, health care is complicated, and clinical training makes it possible for front office staff to serve patients more efficiently. The processes go hand-in-hand. If you have an aptitude for administration but want to work on …