Staff in Pediatric Urgent Care
A Medical Assistant’s Perspective

The first article in this series focused on pediatric urgent care from the perspective of management. This is the first of two that center on the evolution of a student, Kalvin Cruz, in the Medical Assistant program at Hunter Business School, how he ended up choosing pediatrics as a specialty, and what his plans are …

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 …

What Tests Certify for Medical Assistants?

Interested in becoming a medical assistant? Want to know what tests certify for medical assistants? In a competitive job market, the option of getting certified gives medical assistants several distinct advantages. These advantages include building confidence, demonstrating skills, and showing a commitment to an employer. Taking a test to get certified also supports professional growth …

Medical Assistant vs. Medical Office Assistant

Interested in becoming a medical assistant and not sure if you are ready for the clinical side of the job? Maybe becoming a medical office assistant is a better option for you. Although many medical assistants help with clerical tasks, most medical office assistants leave the patients to the medical assistants. The medical office assistant …

Medical Assistant Duties and Chart Prep

A medical assistant is an in-demand health care professional who provides indispensable help to physicians and nurses. There are many medical assistant duties and responsibilities that must be fulfilled, but they can be learned by going to school and completing a diploma program, like the Medical Assistant program offered at Hunter Business School. Certified medical …