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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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Try Volunteering Before You Commit To Healthcare Career Training

Posted on October 09, 2017

Is there a way you can get a taste of what it would be like to work in a healthcare environment without first committing to enrolling in a healthcare career training school?  

One way you can do that is by volunteering at a local medical facility. 

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Hands-On Pharmacy Tech Training At Bay Area Medical Academy

Posted on October 02, 2017

A huge benefit of Bay Area Medical Academy's pharmacy tech training program is the amount of hands-on training a student receives preparing them to work in entry-level pharmacy technician positions. 

While lectures are an important part of a student's training, it's during daily lab hours when a student develops their pharmacy skills under the guidance of their instructor.   

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Why Working In Healthcare Is More Than Just A Job

Posted on September 25, 2017

 There are many career training opportunities available for people wanting to start a healthcare career. 

These healthcare career training programs are affordable and designed to train a student and have them on the job market in less than a year.

Medical assisting, pharmacy technician, and certified nursing assistant, are just three healthcare training programs that are popular with students. 

If you'd like to swap your job for a career you're passionate about -- try thinking about working in healthcare.

A healthcare career can offer much more than merely a means to pay your rent and bills.  

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Free Ebook: BAMA Success Stories

Posted on September 18, 2017

Students at Bay Area Medical Academy are single moms, career changers, veterans, the unemployed, under-employed, and recent high school graduates.

Every student has a different story to tell about being at BAMA. For some people, it's because they want to enhance their educational background. For others they need a better job to support their family, or they recently lost their job or were laid off. We've been told by students they've been unable to afford college, or they want to improve their life, or they wanted to get off public financial assistance. 

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Choosing The Right Career Training for You

Posted on September 11, 2017

If you're stuck in a job you don't like, or you've just graduated high school and are thinking about what to do with your future, you may be considering going back to school and enrolling in a course that provides career training.

Career training, sometimes called job training or vocational training, is a great way for person to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to start a new trade or occupation. 

There are many career training options to choose from, both at brick and mortar schools and online schools, here are some questions you may want to address to help you make an informed decision on the perfect school and course for you. 

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Bay Area Medical Academy Graduation Ceremony 2016-2017

Posted on September 07, 2017

Picturesque Little Marina Green in San Francisco, with the Golden Gate Bridge and the Palace of Fine Arts Theater providing scenic backdrop, was the venue for Bay Area Medical Academy's recent graduation ceremony for the class of 2016-2017. 

While the sun may have played hide and seek that day, smiles were permanent fixtures on the BAMA medical assistant and pharmacy technician graduates who put on their BAMA-blue caps and gowns to celebrate becoming the Bay Area's next wave of talented healthcare professionals.

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Free Ebook: Become A Medical Assistant

Posted on September 04, 2017

Are you looking to break into a healthcare career that offers job variety with plenty of patient interaction?

Then a medical assisting career may be for you. 

A medical assistant plays a crucial role in helping patients feel at ease, performing many clinical and administrative duties.

If you'd like to learn how you too can begin a medical assisting career, then download your free ebook: Become A Medical Assistant.

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Free Ebook: Become A Pharmacy Technician

Posted on August 28, 2017

Have you seen a pharmacy technician working at a retail pharmacy or hospital and thought it looked an interesting job?

A job you'd like to have?

The only problem is, you're unsure about how you could break into that career.

If you'd like to learn how you too can work at a pharmacy, then download your free ebook: Become A Pharmacy Technician.

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