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5 Apps That Will Make You a Better Medical Assistant

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Medical Assisting

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Apps that will make you a better Medical Assistant

Today’s technology can greatly enhance your efficiency, effectiveness and accuracy when it comes to job performance or exam preparation.  The trick is to find the platform and tool that makes the most sense to you and then actually use that tool.  The thing about technology and tools is that they are only as good as the person who developed the tool and the person who actually uses the tool.  So do some research on your own before downloading and installing any of these (or any other) applications for use at work or school.

Having searched the internet high and low, we found these favorite apps designed specifically to help users within and preparing for the Medical Assisting field.

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How to be Successful in College from the Beginning

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Adult Education

How to be Successful in College

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How to be Successful in College! Tips and Tricks for the College Student!

Getting ready to start college?  Maybe you’re already enrolled somewhere but feel like your grades are not where they should be.  Here are some practical tips that anyone can apply to become a successful college student in a matter of no time.  Whether you are just starting out in college or have a couple of years of “getting by” under your belt.  These tips on how to be a successful college student can help you take your academic career to the next level quickly! …Read More Here

What Does a Medical Assistant do?

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Medical Assisting

What Does a Medical Assistant do?

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Medical Assistants perform a variety of clinical and administrative tasks everyday!

That is a completely fair and reasonable question, especially, if you are considering a career in the medical assisting field.  Medical assistants work in hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics and other healthcare facilities.  They work closely with doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to ensure quality patient care is given and accurate records are kept.  Duties vary depending on the environment and whether or not you are working in on the administrative side or the clinical side.  Both paths can be an exciting and rewarding career path, so let’s take an objective look at the differences between administrative medical assisting and clinical medical assisting. …Read More Here

Qualities a Medical Assistant Should Have

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Medical Assisting

Qualities a Medical Assistant Should Have

Qualities a Medical Assistant Should Have | Centura College

Do you have the qualities that make a good medical assistant?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Medical Assistant often takes vitals and patient history, helps physicians with examinations, administers patient injections (as directed by a physician), schedules patient appointments and assists in drawing and preparing blood for laboratory tests.  Note that all of these duties involve patient interaction.  If you’re considering a career in the Allied Health Care Industry as a Medical Assistant, then you probably love the idea of helping others and providing comfort and care in what, in some cases, is not a very comfortable situation.  This career is not for everyone.  You must have a level of compassion and care giving that far exceeds the common soul.  When discussing health care, most people will automatically assume you are speaking of doctors or even nurses, however, medical assistants are quickly becoming an integral part of the health care system and the level of care and administrative support they provide often makes all the difference to a patients experience and comfort level.  So if you’re considering a career as a Medical Assistant, here is a short list of the qualities a medical assistant should have in order to ensure a long, successful and rewarding career in the allied health care industry. …Read More Here

Centura College Named Military Friendly School

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in Military Friendly School

Centura College Named Military Friendly School

Centura College Named Military Friendly School

Centura College Named a 2104 Military Friendly School

The 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools is posted and Centura College made the list!  Making the list of Military Friendly schools is an important achievement that we are very proud of.  It confirms that Centura College works hard to make sure our active duty and veteran students feel at home on campus and that they have a host of services available to them through a full time, dedicated Veteran and Active Duty Student Representative staff member.

The list of military friendly schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000, VA Approved Schools throughout the United States.  The survey results were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP and based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media.  Each year, schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country. …Read More Here