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Category: Medical Assisting

Caitlin C, Medical Assistant

Medical AssistingNews

First Institute proudly presents Caitlin Cradic! A July 2021 graduate of the Medical Assistant program. Upon graduating she moved to Madison, WI and started working full-time at UW Health. She absolutely loves being a Medical Assistant and in her first 6 months on the job she has received 3 raises. She said she is constantly

Career Opportunities for Medical Assistants

Medical Assisting Career

Healthcare is an integral part of any society and medical assistants are vital to keeping healthcare facilities operating at peak performance. What exactly does a medical assistant do? Many things! Medical assistants are trained in a variety of clinical and administrative tasks. Additionally, they can specialize in a particular field, which may make them more

5 Skills Medical Assisting Students Learn on their Externship

Medical Assisting Training

Medical Assistants play an incredibly important role in a healthcare team. Beyond what most people realize, Medical Assistants are especially skilled individuals with a truly large skill set. Likewise, Medical Assisting students also need cultivate broad skills, which is an important part of an externship. The externship is a key ingredient in a medical assisting student’s […]

10 Medical Assistant Tools of the Trade

Medical Assisting Training

Medical assisting is a career with a lot of variety – every day brings in new patients with unique concerns. It’s no surprise, then, that as a medical assistant you need to know how to use many different tools and pieces of equipment. It’s a vital part of assisting the medical team with diagnosis and […]

Medical Assistant Career

Medical Assisting Career

Deciding on a career path before starting school is vital, but there are so many choices. It is common to quickly become overwhelmed between the many options of schools and programs. However, First Institute provides a great opportunity for students to start career training through the Medical Assisting program. It equips students with the necessary […]

Medical Assistant Specializations

Medical Assisting Career

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) , the number of medical assisting jobs is projected to grow 29% from 2012 to 2022, making it one of the fastest growing job titles in health care. One of the reasons demand is rising so quickly is because Americans prefer to be treated by a specialist whenever […]

Medical Assistants Career Outlook

Medical Assisting Career

The Outlook is Good for People Training As Medical Assistants According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for medical assistants is projected to grow 29% from 2012 to 2022, which makes it one of the fastest growing job titles in one of the fasting growing industries. U.S. News & World Report publishes an annual […]

Consider Medical Assistant Training

Medical Assisting Training

In its annual “100 Best Jobs” report, U.S. News and World Report, medical assistant ranked #71. Jobs are judged on criteria including job growth, median salary, job prospects, employment rate, stress level and work-life balance. First Institute keeps class sizes small so you can get personalized instruction when you need it. Financial aid is available

Four Reasons Why Demand for Medical Assistants is Increasing

Medical Assisting Career

Medical assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks for health care providers, including private practices, clinics and hospitals. To succeed in a medical assisting career, they must be detail-oriented, analytical, and able to effectively communicate with staff and patients. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the number of medical assistant jobs will increase by 29% […]

Medical Assistant Interview Questions

Medical Assisting Interview

Five questions you may be asked in a job interview The worst part about a medical assisting job interview is the nervousness of not knowing what to expect. The good news is while there are a lot of variables in play for a job interview, depending on your specialty and the medical facility, there are […]