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What Employers Look for in Medical Assistants

Medical assistants have bright futures in healthcare, with skills that are in high demand. Working directly with patients is one important aspect of the job and might be the reason most people pursue this rewarding career. However, employers are looking for competence in a variety of skill sets, as well as training in a qualified

Graduate Interview: Zierrah Kelson

If you’re considering a career in nursing, choosing the right program can have a big impact on your overall experience. At Prism Career Institute, we’re dedicated to providing our students with the tools they need for a successful nursing career. Former student, Zierrah Kelson, details her own experience in our program. Zierrah Kelson’s Journey with

5 Work-from-Home Jobs for LPNs

When you think about pursuing a career in nursing, do you imagine yourself in a hospital? Maybe a doctor’s office or specialized clinic? The healthcare industry is always adopting new technologies and methodologies, and so it’s no surprise that digital health services have become so widespread. Healthcare provider organizations, insurance companies, long-term care companies, and

8 Unique Job Opportunities for Medical Assistants

The healthcare industry offers multiple career paths for trained medical assistants, including some that may be a surprise. Settings, where medical assistants work, include hospitals, doctor offices, outpatient clinics, and more. They work one-on-one with patients, assist physicians, and participate as key members of the medical team. Here, we’ll explore how students enrolled in the

4 Tips for Working with the Elderly as a Medical Assistant

Medical assistants are essential to the healthcare field, as they perform a wide range of clinical and administrative duties for patients of all ages. However, working with the elderly or those in the aging population can sometimes present common medical assistant challenges, from dealing with difficult patients to grieving a loss. Here, Prism Career Institute,

Career Success Story: Nursing Program

When Monique Lepkowski started thinking about a career change, she was attracted to the nursing field. As a graduate of the Practical Nursing program at Prism Career Institute, she now has a rewarding job that she loves. Even though her class experienced some challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the support from faculty members and

Travel Job Opportunities for LPNs

Most people dream of being able to travel the country but are held back by their occupation. With a practical nursing degree, you don’t have to choose once you pass your licensure exam and become a licensed practical nurse (LPN) – you can have both! LPN job travel allows you to explore new places while

Why You Should Volunteer While Training to Be a Medical Assistant

If you are passionate about caring for and helping others, consider volunteering as a medical assistant while you work your way towards a medical assisting career. Becoming a medical assistant volunteer has a plethora of benefits, including gaining knowledge in the medical field, obtaining hands-on learning experience, and allowing you to socially interact with patients.

What Are the Most Difficult Parts of Being a Medical Assistant?

Medical assistants complete a variety of administrative and clinical tasks every day and their work can be both rewarding and stressful. The Medical Assistant program at Prism Career Institute gives you the tools to prepare you for your career, but nothing gives you a real idea of the pros and cons of a medical assistant

LPN vs. RN: What’s the Difference?

In the healthcare field, doctors’ offices, hospitals, long term care facilities, clinics, correctional institutions, and more rely on licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and registered nurses (RNs) to provide high-quality patient care and ensure facilities run smoothly and efficiently. While they may sound similar, these two positions have many differences that should be considered by students