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  • Medical Assisting Technology and Equipment - Medical Assisting Technology and Equipment Entering a medical career should be exciting and gratifying, but can also be nerve-wracking, even overwhelming. The good news is there are doctors, nurses, administrators, and a slew of other medical professionals to help you adjust to your new career. The less than good news is that, at least in the beginning, you may feel overwhelmed by the equipment, technology, and practices of working in a medical facility. Luckily for you, EBI comprehensively prepares our students to take on new and complex challenges with confidence. To give students a sampling of what kinds of technology and equipment they might work with in the medical field, the following is a general breakdown of some of the most-used and newest medical equipment for medical assistants, nursing assistants, and medical billing and coding specialists. Read More...
  • Medical Assisting Career Opportunities - Medical Assisting Career Opportunities Learn why Medical Assisting Career Training at EBI in New York will give you the advantage when starting your career as a medical assistant! If you’re in the process of becoming a medical assistant, or even considering the possibility, rest assured that there is no shortage of long-term career options and advancement. You might already know that qualified, highly skilled medical assistants are always in demand in the medical field. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the medical assistant position to grow by 23 percent through 2024. EBI can help you fill these needs in the medical field helping you to achieve the top paying positions. Read more...
  • Become A Registered Medical Assistant - Become A Registered Medical Assistant! The only real concrete requirement to be a medical assistant is education and training from an accredited institution, but ambitious medical assistants seeking career advancement are able to earn a number of different professional certifications. Students and working medical assistants alike can earn the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) credential offered through American Medical Technologists (AMT). American Medical Technologists is a nationally and internationally recognized certification agency in the healthcare field that allows medical program graduates expand their knowledge and professional opportunities. Many healthcare employers today only actively seek out medical assistants with an RMA or similar accreditation. To become an RMA, medical assistants must pass an examination and meet certain requirements set by AMT and the National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Read more...
  • 5 Mistakes To Doom Your Medical Assisting Job Interview - 5 Mistakes To Doom Your Medical Assisting Job InterviewAs you near graduation, starting your job search can be intimidating, especially when it comes time for the dreaded face-to-face interview. You may not realize it, but it’s just as easy to over prepare for an interview as it is to under prepare.At EBI Career College, our […]
  • Begin Your Career Planning - Career Planning and Your Future Does the future of your professional career stress you out? It’s perfectly normal if it does. Now knowing where your career is going, or where your current job will end up taking you, can be pretty daunting. To give yourself some piece of mind – and for a slew of other positive reasons – develop a personal career plan. Most everyone knows that settings goals lends confidence, empowers, and motivates. Career planning is just goal setting on a long-term scale. But where do you start? Identifying your professional aspirations can be difficult, especially in the early stages of your career. Hopefully the following breakdown will help you take the first step to planning your career. Note that there is no universal step-by-step career planning procedure. Everyone’s career plan will be different, and usually a career plan doesn’t go exactly as imagined. Nevertheless, these tips can help you set goals that can lead to professional success. Building Your Plan Time, research, and ambition are what career planning is all about. Start with identifying your goals. More than likely, this will be much easier to say than to do. Ask yourself these questions: What are your passions? What would make your proud of yourself? What could make you want to go to work each day? What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? What does success mean to you? Think on these questions and write down your answers. If you already have a specific industry or profession you want to pursue, your answers should come a bit more easily. Next, do some research. Identify what skills you need to master as well as what education, certifications, qualifications, etc. you need to earn to succeed in your career. Write these down, too. Then, the hardest and most important part, plan your steps. Once you identify your end goal, map out the steps you need to take to get there. What is the next job you need? What’s the job after that? Even roughly planning out what you need to do next will help keep the big picture in perspective and guide your decision-making process. Finally (well, the final part of the beginning), plan your marks. Marks are the milestones you need to hit to further your career. A good example of this is making a one-year, five-year, ten-year, and fifteen-year milestone map. Ask yourself where you need to be in one year and then in five years, and where you want to be in ten years and then fifteen years. Setting these goals is among the most crucial parts of your career success. Self-Assessment The career planning process and subsequent journey to your end goal absolutely requires self-assessment. It can be hard to stick to your plan and stay focused on your milestones, but determination and some gumption will go a long way. You should always track your progress and regularly update your plan. If circumstances change, alter your plan and forge ahead. Manage Goals Setting manageable goals is pivotal in your career planning process. If you’re in an entry-level position and your one-year marker is to be the company’s CEO, you’re setting yourself up for failure. Not achieving unrealistic goals and then feeling bad about your lack of progress is the ultimate career motivation killer. Another note about managing your goals – don’t be too focused on them. Plans change, things happen, life gets in the way. Throughout your journey don’t forget about work-life balance. Your number one goal should to do what makes you happiest. So, you’ve now got a good jumping off point to begin planning your career, mapping your goals, and achieving career success as well as life happiness. Good luck and keep your nose to the grindstone.
  • Successful Habits to Develop - Successful Habits to Develop Success doesn’t happen overnight. But of course you know that, you’re advancing your education and career at EBI already. While education and resource are absolutely important for success, they don’t guarantee it. The most successful people in the world will tell you that their achievements were not entirely earned in the classroom. They worked hard to cultivate the proper habits that would support the level of success they dreamed of. The trick to these successful habits is that the earlier you begin developing them, the more they will help you in the long run. Identifying such habits and then implementing them into your life are the first two steps Read More at: https://ebi.edu/student-services/successful-habits-develop/
  • Common Medical Assisting Misconceptions - Common Medical Assisting MisconceptionsTo the general public, the job of medical assistants is perceived as an odd mixture of administrative assistants, nurses, billing and coding technicians, and receptionists. While the medical assistant role does have a large variance of duties, it is distinct from these other occupations yet shares many of their characteristics. Medical assistants […]
  • Electronic Health Records – Current Trends - Electronic Health Record TrendsIn the healthcare field change is the only constant. The last ten years of healthcare reform have seen more change than ever before. In 2009 as a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a federally mandated switch to fully electronic health records (EHR) was launched. The goal of the switch […]
  • Healthcare Careers Alternative to Medical Assisting - Healthcare Careers Alternative to Medical AssistingFast-paced, intensive, demanding, and rewarding are probably the top adjectives medical professionals would use to describe their jobs. Many medical professionals today begin their careers in entry-level positions such as the medical assistant role, and then move up to more advanced career positions. An entire career as a medical assistant […]
  • Medical Assistant Interviewing 101 - Medical Assistant Interviewing 101Medical assistants seeking first time employment will find the job hunting and hiring process quite similar to any other entry-level employment. You have to search for openings, submit your resume and go through at least one interview. Through EBI’s Medical Assisting program, you should be all set to create a thorough resume, […]

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