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Bay Area Medical Academy 101s: Start A Study Group

Posted on June 22, 2017

On your first day of class at Bay Area Medical Academy, you'll see classmates around you who have taken thesame major life step of going back to school

People perhaps with some of the same back-to-school-concerns as you.

Such as: how am I going to manage my homework?

It's a concern that may be at the forefront of your mind if you've been out of school for a while.

To get back in to the swing of things, how about asking your new classmates if they'd be interested in starting a small study group?

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Why Nursing Assistant Certification Is Important

Posted on June 16, 2017

If you want to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA) in the state of California, it's required you complete a state-approved nursing assistant program or have received equivalent in-house training, and then go on to pass an evaluation program, such as the Californina Nurse Assistant Competency Examination Program (CEP) offered by the American Red Cross. 

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) then awards successful candidates certification.

There are definite career advantages for a student gaining nursing assistant certification after their training. 

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BAMA's Open Enrollment, Fast-Track Pharmacy Tech Program Training

Posted on June 13, 2017

Have you just found out you can't enroll in a school's pharmacy tech program until the start of their spring, summer, or fall semester?

Are you worried you may be turned away for your training because a school has implemented a lucky-for-some-unlucky-for-others lottery system that dictates their pharmacy technician student intake?

Do you have to live with a school controlling your learning in a way that's more on their terms than yours?

Absolutely not. 

For other schooling options, all that's needed is a little more research.

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Bay Area Medical Academy 101s: Checking In With Your Campus Adviser

Posted on June 09, 2017

Have you heard the phrase: a problem shared is a problem halved?

If you haven't, Bay Area Medical Academy has a campus adviser who wants you to know it.

And take it to heart.   

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Infographic: San Francisco Salary Outlook After CNA Classes

Posted on June 07, 2017

Are you wondering what's the salary outlook for a CNA working in San Francisco after your CNA classes?

While a CNA's salary depends on a number of factors, such as qualifications, experience, hours worked, the area you live in, and the type of medical facility where you're employed, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has published salary statistics for nursing assistants, as of May 2016.  (Note: Bureau of Labor economic, employment, and labor force projections are updated biyearly.)

In the following infographic we take a look at CNA salary and employment level in San Francisco, along with where CNA's are commonly employed. 

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Phlebotomy Technician Program: Graduate Spotlight #1

Posted on June 01, 2017

BAMA Phlebotomy Technician Graduate, Kiley Munoz is no stranger to working in healthcare.

"After receiving my EMT license nine years ago, I began working for a local doctor, who provided on-the-job training so I could work as a medical assistant," Kiley says. "Later, I transitioned to a different office where the work was more clerical than clinical focused, during which time I completed my Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Management. However, I still wanted to use my healthcare skills to assist in treating patients, and this desire lead me to pursue phlebotomy." 

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5 Reasons Why Becoming A Medical Assistant Is A Popular Career Choice (And Could Be For You Too)

Posted on May 31, 2017

Medical Assistant training is a fast-track way to starting a healthcare career. With students completing these cost-effective certification programs in as little as 9 to 12 months - a job working as a medical assistant becomes a quick reality.

California has the highest employment level for medical assistants in the United States, with employer demand growing all the time, including within the San Francisco Bay Area

Do you think you'd make a great healthcare worker? Are you thinking about medical assistant training as your way into working in the healthcare industry?

Here are 5 reasons why becoming a medical assistant is a popular healthcare career choice for people.

And could be for you too. 

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A School Day In The Life Of A BAMA Pharmacy Tech Training Student

Posted on May 26, 2017

Finding the right pharmacy tech training school for you involves a lot of research.  

Your research can involve visiting school websites, reading school reviews, talking to school admissions staff, speaking with family or friends who were a student at the school, and visiting campuses.

Among other things, your research is telling you something very important - what it's like to be a student at the school. 

If you've been wondering what a typical school day is like for a BAMA pharmacy tech student, here's what you can look forward to.   

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Infographic: 5 Steps To Writing A Great Medical Assistant or Pharmacy Technician Job Cover Letter

Posted on May 24, 2017

So you're about to apply for your first medical assistant or pharmacy technician job. 

Your resume is ready. But what about your cover letter? 

A customized, targeted cover letter written especially for the job you're applying for lets you express your interest in the job, and the reasons you're a qualified applicant, in a way your resume doesn't allow you. 

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Infographic: 5 Essentials To Put On Your Entry-Level Medical Assistant or Pharmacy Technician Resume

Posted on May 17, 2017

Congratulations, you've completed your medical assistant or pharmacy technician externship. You're now ready to apply for your first healthcare job.

However, don't be in a rush to email your resume to the employer. You may have found the perfect position for you, but allowing some time to make sure your resume includes essential content can be the difference between you getting an interview or not. 

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