Nutrition plays a vital role in health and wellness. Those that complete coursework involving nutrition, including Medical Assistants (MAs), can leverage skills to improve their health and the health of those in their care in several life-changing ways.
If you're considering running your own business, there will be plenty of industry-specific information and skills that you will need to gather. But there's one set of technical skills that all industries have in common: Business Administration and Accounting.
Do you dream of being your own boss? Have you often been told you have leadership potential (AKA you like to tell people what to do)? Do you have the determination it takes to own a business?
If you work in retail or hope to eventually, an understanding of business practices can prove a vital addition to your skills-base, especially if you want to take on a management position.
Technology has changed the way employers screen candidates, and not just with the use of automated resume screeners. While previously more commonly used when a job candidate was considering relocating from another city, companies are increasingly undertaking telephone and video interviews as a way to vet candidates before inviting them for more intensive, face-to-face interviews. And if you want to get into remote work or freelancing, video conferences are virtually guaranteed.
It’s all very well to know what to do and what to avoid in a job interview. But we all know the hardest part isn’t looking or sounding the part. The difficulty comes with all those tricky questions the interviewers throw at you.
It is vitally important early in your career to think about how you value your time. Are you as concerned about the time you have to yourself and with your family as you are about how much money you make? Which appeals to you more: projects or a position that is interesting to you or a high paying project or position? Are you willing to be flexible on money if the hours are flexible to match?
A key to successful course taking is the ability to study. You should have a quiet space without distraction that you can sit down and spend time taking in the knowledge your courses require. This may seem like a simple thing to do, but… well no, it doesn’t really seem simple at all.
The job outlook for medical assistants is booming, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and is expected to grow 29% from 2012 to 2022. Medical assistants are a vital part of the healthcare system, completing administrative work as well as some clinical tasks to assistant other health care professionals. Most medical assistants work full-time at clinics or hospitals, making a median annual salary of $29,370 in 2012 (top earners make more than $41,570).
Recently we discussed what you should do during an interview to enhance your chances of success. But just as important as what you should do is knowing what you should never do, unless you want to instantly destroy your chances of getting hired.