Friday, May 1, 2009

Kick Off The Recession Blues, Learn A Skill And Get Employed As A Medical Assistant

Got laid off from work due to the current economic downturn? Well, you can now kick off the recession blues away.

Learn a skill and get hired as a Medical Assistant in just 6 to 8 weeks! St. Augustine Educational Services now offers a Medical Assistant Home Study Program. Known as the St. Augustine School of Medical Assistants, the program is a formal online certificate training course designed to train you to be an integral part of today's health care teams.

In the past, medical assistants were trained-on-the-job medical support staff without a specific group identity. Medical assistants have traditionally held jobs almost exclusively in ambulatory care centers, urgent care facilities, and clinics. Today, Medical Assistants now find employment in both private and public hospitals, as well as inpatient and outpatient facilities. Medical Assistants are health care workers who perform the administrative and clinical tasks that keep the offices of licensed health practitioners running smoothly.

St. Augustine School of Medical Assistant is a convenient and affordable online distance education program where you can finish the entire course at your own pace and time. The course outline includes subjects on Medical Terminology, Human Body Planes, Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Office Professionalism, Patient Communication, Medical Records,  Basic Medical Law,  Scheduling Appointments, Medical Billing and Insurance Claims, Infection Control, Surgical Instruments, Emergency Care, Clinical Equipment, Patient History and Physicals, EKG and Lab Testing, Specimen Collection and Lab Safety, Introduction to Patient Medications. They also provide online training in intoductory laboratory skills and basic clinical tasks for medical assistants to include Virtual Phlebotomy Lab (Collecting a Blood Sample), Virtual Injection Lab , Medication injections, Measuring A Pulse, Introduction to  CPR and Basic Ultrasound.

St. Augustine School of Medical Assistants and St. Augustine School of Allied Healthcare are managed by St. Augustine Educational Services. St. Augustine Educational Services is a web-based virtual international correspondence school (International Business corporation) incorporated in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. All their educational programs provide a “certificate of completion” after a registered student/customer has successfully completed the requisites of an educational program as determined by St. Augustine Educational Services. They are a private educational services, not a college, not a university or a related entity. They do not award college credit, degrees or diplomas.

(Being based in the British Virgin Islands, St. Augustine advises all students/customers to first check with the appropriate governmental agency, current and/or potential employers and all appropriate parties to make sure that St. Augustine's educational programs will meet their needs prior to registering for any of our programs.)

St. Augustine School of Medical Assistants provides you with a well-rounded training program to prepare you prior to taking certification tests to be Certified Medical Assistants (CMA) in the U.S. as conducted by the National Board of Medical Examiners and AAMA.

(Certification is a voluntary process which is strongly backed by the AAMA and a number of other well-respected certification bodies in the United States as a way to guarantee competency of a medical assistant at a job-entry level. Successful completion of the exam earns the taker the proper credentials to become a Certified Medical Assistant, or CMA. National certification is legally required in order for any medical assistant to adhere to CMA status.)

Jobs for Certified Medical Assistants are practically everywhere! When i did a Google search for the term 'medical assistant jobs'  this is what I got:

Results 1 - 10 of about 15,900,000 for medical assistant jobs. (0.21 seconds)

 15,900,000 sites announcing job openings for medical assistants all over the globe! So act now, visit the St. Augustine School of Medical Assistants website and get more information. They are currently offering the Medical Assistant course for only $645 instead of the regular price of $1,215.00!

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  1. Yes I agree, when you are laid off is the best time to learn a new skill. There is usually a lot of funding for these type classes. You have to be careful though, to not get into a field that is too difficult, intolerable, or just not enjoyable.

  2. Sounds like a good plan, and seems like a good job from what I've seen while visiting doctor's offices.

  3. that's true, when we are laid off, it is not the end of the line, we can always enrich ourselves with new skills.

  4. They say the medical field is a recession proof job. That would probably be an excellent plan to get some training in that area.