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3 Things to Remember Your First Day in a Medical Assistant Externship

At Prism Career Institute, we offer an in-depth medical assistant program that includes a 160-hour externship that’s designed to prepare students for a healthcare career. An externship is an integral part of any medical assistant training program as it gives you real-world experience in the field. This is an exciting time and one where you

Medical Assistant Responsibilities at a Cancer Treatment Center

Medical assistants are professional healthcare employees and can work in all kinds of healthcare settings. They play a vital role in making sure that medical office operations run smoothly. A medical assistant can find job opportunities in a variety of clinical environments, including cancer treatment centers. Medical assistants working in oncology can gain a strong

The Changing Role Of Medical Assistants During The COVID-19 Pandemic

As of October 2021, there have been more than 44 million cases of COVID-19 in the United States. Many of those diagnosed have sought medical attention, either through their primary care physician, urgent care, or the emergency room. More than 194,000 of those infected have required hospitalization. This history-making pandemic has caused a monumental strain

How Medical Assistants Can Help Breast Cancer Patients

We hope our loved ones never receive a cancer diagnosis. But if they do, it’s comforting to know that they are receiving treatment from a truly caring team of medical professionals. When caring for breast cancer patients, medical assistants can play an important role in that team. Medical assistants work in a variety of healthcare

LPN Job Duties in a Hospice Setting

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) can work in all kinds of medical settings. One career option for LPNs is working in hospice care. While end-of-life care can be an emotional and challenging time, especially for a patient’s family, LPNs may find that providing comfort to patients and their loved ones is rewarding work. Here, we provide

Why Home Care Is A Great Field For LPNs

Senior citizens, persons with mobility issues, and other adults and children with functional independence problems can benefit from home care services. As a licensed practical nurse (LPN), working in home care is a challenging, rewarding career that comes with plenty of benefits. Home care Is A Thriving Industry There are more than 1.4 million seniors

4 Unique Places To Do Your Medical Assistant Externship

As a medical assistant student, you’ve learned an array of important skills that will serve you well as you enter the health care field. As you complete your classroom training, it’s time to think about your medical assistant externship placement. The best externship opportunities are those that immerse you in real-world experiences similar to what

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