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Are You a Phlebotomist Wanting to Add Another String to Your Bow?

Posted on December 12, 2017

Have you heard about people who have so many strings to their bow they're never out of work?

Are you a phlebotomist who would like to be one of those people?

Newly CPT-1 licensed phlebotomists without experience are having a difficult time finding a job in the current competitive job market. Employers are searching for staff with multiple skills and certifications.  

Have you considered going back to school for a short while to add more strings to your healthcare bow?

How about training to get the skills to work as a certified nursing assistant?

With both certified nursing assistant and phlebotomy certifications under your belt, you're instantly a better skilled healthcare professional and you're a more marketable on the job market.
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San Jose is a Great Place to Live if You Want to Start a Medical Assistant Career

Posted on December 06, 2017

 San Jose metro area hospitals are featured highly in the recent U.S. News and World Report best California hospital rankings.  

Ranked #1 in California is Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto; ranked #18 in California is El Camino Hospital, Mountain View; and ranked #32 in California is Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara, Santa Clara.

Additionally, other best hospitals in the San Jose metro-area hospitals are:

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Should You Enroll In A Phlebotomy Course? (When A Medical Assisting Program May Be A Better Choice)

Posted on November 30, 2017

In a competitive phlebotomy job market, it's challenging for a newly CPT-1 licensed phlebotomist to quickly find full-time phlebotomy employment working in a hospital or clinic. 

Usually medical employers are looking to hire phlebotomists with at least 1 year of experience drawing blood and/or other healthcare experience for hospital and clinic phlebotomy positions.

If you want to enter the healthcare field for the first time and work in a hospital, clinic, or physician's office, you may want to consider enrolling in a longer career training program that gives you more healthcare skills (leading to increased job opportunities), like a medical assisting program, rather than a shorter, continuing education phlebotomy course.

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Job Variety For High School Graduates Wanting To Be A Medical Assistant 

Posted on November 20, 2017

"Hello, I'll be your medical assistant for the day."

This greeting may be familiar to you from your last doctor's visit. 

Medical assistants are the 'faces' of today's healthcare team: empathetic, efficient, making patients feel at ease, while also helping physicians with administrative and clinical duties.

It's a healthcare career with plenty of job variety. 

Will you be one of the many Bay Area high school graduates in 2018?

Do you want to train for a healthcare career where no work day is the same as the one that came before? 

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Career Growth Is A Real Thing For High School Graduates Wanting To Be A Medical Assistant

Posted on November 13, 2017

Soon to be high school graduates thinking about enrolling in a medical assisting training school will have definite hopes for their career after they graduate. 

Hopes such as meaningful work, co-worker respect, and a good salary.  

Also high on the list of these hopes will likely be the potential for career growth. 

Fortunately, a medical assistant career can be the jumping off point for a range of healthcare job possibilities. 

Is it any wonder that a medical assisting career recently came in at #18 in U.S. News & World Report's ranking of top healthcare support jobs?

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Pharmacy Technician: A Career For High School Graduates With Customer Service Skills  

Posted on November 06, 2017

In October 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 20.7% of high school students worked while going to school

Will you be one of the many Bay Area 2018 high school graduates who worked a summer or part-time job?

While working when you're still in high school is challenging, it also has benefits. You have the opportunity to gain new professional skills, one of which is learning how to work with the public.

Customer service skills are useful in any profession, and are especially important for a career working in healthcare. This is because providing great customer service translates to providing great patient patient care. 

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Pharmacy Technician Is A Top Career For High School Graduates

Posted on October 30, 2017

You don't have to go to college to set yourself up for a great career.

With a high school certificate or GED you can enroll in a fast-track career training program and get the skills you need to start a healthcare career in a fraction of the time it takes to complete a traditional college degree.

One healthcare career that's listed in U.S. News & World Report's Top 25 jobs for high school graduates is pharmacy technician. 

This healthcare career offers good pay, job security, and the potential for career advancement.

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BAMA Video: High School Graduate Is Hired After Pharmacy Tech Program

Posted on October 23, 2017

After graduating high school, Ryan Vu set his sights on becoming a pharmacist. 

As a stepping stone towards reaching that goal, Ryan enrolled in Bay Area Medical Academy's pharmacy tech program

"The best thing about the program was the labs," said Ryan. "I loved the amount of hands-on training. I quickly put into practice what I learned in class. The training gave me
first-hand pharmacy technician experience before I even went on my externship." 

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Avoid FAFSA Application Mistakes When Funding Your Career Training

Posted on October 16, 2017

 You may be eligible for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) when funding your career training.

 If you're unemployed, under-employed, or receiving public funding through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) or the The California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), the Office of Federal Student Aid provides $120 billion in federal grants, loans, and work study funds each year to over 13 million students paying for college or career training school. 

Do you want to use FAFSA to fund your career training? Here's how to do that ensuring your FAFSA online application is mistake free. 

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BAMA 2018 High School Scholarships For Healthcare Career Training

Posted on October 10, 2017

Will you be a 2018 graduating high school senior?

After high school, do you want to train to get the skills to start a healthcare career working as medical assistant or pharmacy technician?

Medical assistant and pharmacy technician careers offer good wages, low unemployment rates, and the opportunity to make a real difference in people's lives. 

If training to become a medical assistant or pharmacy technician after graduating high school next year sounds exciting to you, Bay Area Medical Academy in partnership with STEP into a Job!™ is encouraging students to apply for one of three high school scholarships to kick start a successful healthcare career.

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