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    Career Profile: Medical Assistant - Jill Vroegindewey, CMA

    Career Profile: Medical Assistant - Jill Vroegindewey, CMA
    Michigan healthcare management professional Jill Vroegindewey started her three-decade healthcare career as a medical insurance coder in the billing department of a radiology group. She considered it just a job while she was attending Western Michigan University with an eye on a bachelor's degree in business. Jill earned her Certified Medical Assistant certification along the way. When the group's office manager ...
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    Get Started in Health Information Management

    Get Started in Health Information Management
    If you want to work in healthcare but in a nonclinical role, check out the fast-growing health information management (HIM) field. A local school's health information technology (HIT) department can provide the necessary education. "We get a lot of people who want to work in the healthcare field without patient contact," says Anita Taylor, MEd, RHIA, CCS, chair of the HIT ...
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    Career Guide: Medical Secretaries

    Career Guide: Medical Secretaries
    Nature of the Work As the reliance on technology continues to expand in offices, the role of the office professional has greatly evolved. Office automation and organizational restructuring have led secretaries and administrative assistants to assume responsibilities once reserved for managerial and professional staff. In spite of these changes, however, the core responsibilities for secretaries and administrative assistants have remained much ...
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    Career Guide: Medical Transcriptionist

    Career Guide: Medical Transcriptionist
    Nature of the Work Medical transcriptionists listen to dictated recordings made by physicians and other health care professionals and transcribe them into medical reports, correspondence, and other administrative material. They generally listen to recordings on a headset, using a foot pedal to pause the recording when necessary, and key the text into a personal computer or word processor, editing as necessary ...
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    On the Job with Physician Assistants

    On the Job with Physician Assistants
    Working alongside physicians, Bill Mahaffy has harvested arteries and treated patients in cardiac-care units, but he's not a physician; he's a physician assistant (PA), an occupation that is expected to be one of the fastest-growing over the coming years. PAs, who work under the supervision of doctors, are highly trained, licensed healthcare professionals who treat and diagnose patients, perform various medical ...
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    5 Steps to Becoming a Medical Assistant

    So you want to become a medical assistant, but you aren't sure where to start? Well, you've come to the right place. AllHealthcare is here to provide you with a guide to help you fulfill your career goals. Medical assistants have the responsibility of performing many tasks at once - they take patients' vital signs, complete medical histories, and perform ...
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    Career Profile: Medical Assistant - Phyllis Shipper

    Career Profile: Medical Assistant - Phyllis Shipper
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a medical assistant because of a wonderful and rewarding experience I had as a youth. I volunteered as a Candy Striper at the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Maryland. The enjoyment and overwhelming satisfaction I felt by helping others was incredible! Ever since then, I knew I wanted to work ...
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    Career Profile: Medical Records and Health Information Technician - Maritza Sinclair

    Career Profile: Medical Records and Health Information Technician - Maritza Sinclair
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a medial records technician because I found the right position that made use of my interests and education. I was trained to be a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) as a member of the Army Reserves at Fort Totten, New York. Even though I completed the training, I was not sure about ...
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    Career Guide: Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

    Career Guide: Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
    At a Glance • Job prospects should be very good; technicians with a strong background in medical coding will be in particularly high demand. • Entrants usually have an associate degree. • This is one of the few health occupations in which there is little or no direct contact with patients. h4. Nature of the Work Every time a patient receives ...
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    Career Q&A: Informatics Specialist

    h4. What will I do? Informatics is a hard term to pin down, but it basically means turning a vast amount of data into useful information. Informatics specialists then use the information solve problems or design new technology procedures or products. In health care, there are two main branches of informatics. One – known as bioinformatics – mainly focuses on molecular ...
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    Find Your First Medical Assistant Job

    Find Your First Medical Assistant Job
    Are you a new medical assistant (MA) who's ready to dive into the working world but can't seem to get off the starting block? Jump-start your job hunt - and land your first MA position - with these tips. h4. Ace Your Externship Excelling as an extern can greatly improve your chances of finding a job after graduation. "Many, many students ...
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    Career Profile: Informatics Specialist - Erik Stuckart

    Career Profile: Informatics Specialist - Erik Stuckart
    h4. How did you become interested in health informatics? I was working on a biology degree, and a friend told me about the health informatics degree program at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG). I researched it, and I liked that it included business and computer courses. Plus, I would be able to use my anatomy and biology knowledge as an ...
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    Career Guide: Medical Assistant

    Career Guide: Medical Assistant
    At a Glance • About 62 percent of medical assistants work in offices of physicians. • Some medical assistants are trained on the job, but many complete 1-year or 2-year programs. • Employment is projected to grow much faster than average, ranking medical assistants among the fastest growing occupations over the 2006-16 decade. h4. Nature of the Work Medical assistants perform ...
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