Always Changing: Keeping Ahead of the Medical Assistant Field

Medical assisting is a rewarding field. Every day, you get to make a positive impact on the lives of others just by doing what you love. Like other industries, the medical assistant field is always changing, and it can be hard to keep up with all the technological and methodological advancements being made. Fortunately, there

The Art of Recordkeeping

As an aspiring administrative medical assistant, recordkeeping will likely take up the majority of your time while on the job. But what exactly are medical records, and just how important is recordkeeping in the grand scheme of healthcare? Prism Career Institute explains below. What Are Medical Records? A medical record contains the medical history of

Help Patients Understand Their Medication and Health Requirements

As a current or aspiring medical assistant, you may be one of the last people patients see on the way out of the hospital, clinic, doctor’s office or other healthcare facility where you work. For this reason, it’s of the utmost importance to ensure that your patients understand their medications, treatment regimen and other components

A People Person: 4 Ideal Medical Assistant Personality Traits

Have you ever asked yourself, “Should I be a medical assistant?” If you consider yourself a people person and love helping others, you might just be the right fit for this rewarding career. Still not sure? Prism Career Institute lists four must-have personality traits of medical assistants below. 1. Good Communicator In the medical assisting

What It’s Like to Work as a Podiatrist’s Assistant

At Prism Career Institute, our Medical Assistant Training program prepares you for future careers in general and specialized medical assisting. One of the specialties medical assistants can pursue upon successful completion is podiatric medical assisting. Below, we delve into what it’s like to work as a podiatric medical assistant. What Is a Podiatric Medical Assistant?

Basic Expectations as a New Medical Assistant

Starting any new job can be a daunting prospect, but there are basic expectations that can help you better prepare for your new position. Prism Career Institute’s Medical Assistant program will give you the necessary training and tools so you’ll be fully prepared for medical assistant work, but you may have questions about what will

4 Common Interactions With Patients a Medical Assistant Can Expect

As a medical assistant, you’ll typically be expected to interact with patients on a daily basis. While the level and type of interaction can vary from workplace to workplace, there are some common interactions that most medical assistants should be prepared for. Below, Prism Career Institute outlines some of the most common ways you may

What You Need to Know to Prepare for the Medical Assistant Program

Have you been accepted into the Medical Assistant Program at Prism Career Institute? First of all, some congratulations are in order. We’re happy to be a part of your journey toward becoming a medical professional. As you get ready for your first day of class, you probably have a few questions about program requirements, what

General Rules and Protocols of Working in a Lab

Medical lab education helps prepare students for future careers in the medical field. This simulated laboratory practice, which is often incorporated into medical diploma programs, helps students develop and refine their technical skills that they’ll someday use on the job. At Prism Career Institute, our campuses include dedicated training labs where students in our Medical

CPR, First Aid and Other Side Skills Medical Assistants Need to Have

Between 2016 and 2026, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the growth rate for medical assistant careers to reach an astonishing 29%. Still, even as the number of jobs is forecasted to increase, you’ll still need to compete for entry-level positions. If you’re looking to stand out amongst a pool of qualified candidates, it’s vital

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