Certification Exam Strategies

If you are preparing for the “big day” where you sit for the medical assistant certification exam then here are some tips and words of encouragement:

Most medical assistants with formal training actually do quite well taking the certification exam directly upon their graduation from the program. There are a handful different certification exams offered, each covering a range of  theoretical knowledge as it pertains to the field. They usually test general, clinical and administrative knowledge, which includes medical terminology, anatomy and physiology (A&P), clinical theory, lab procedures, pharmacology, document processing, file management, law and ethics and medical coding and billing questions, to name just a few areas.

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Best Job Candidates

Jobs in medical assisting, phlebotomy, medical billing are reaching a new level of standards and expectations. Rarely do you see medical assistants being hired without experience or trained directly on the job anymore. Employers expect more these days. Doctors and human resource offices at large and small medical facilities clearly see the benefits of hiring someone with documented formal training and recognized certified credentials; they want someone who has the knowledge necessary to do the job, which includes working side by side with professional health and medical staff to run their office or facility efficiently and safely.

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The goal everywhere in the health and medical field is…

Working for a successful company is of the utmost importance to most employees, equally being a reliable, dependable and skilled worker are significant attributes employers expect from their staff. The attributes that substantially differentiate you from the rest are usually those that contribute the most to a medical office team’s and your own success. The single most sought-after characteristic employers seek in their employee is ________________ (if you know the answer please leave a reply below!).

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