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Top 5 Reasons to Become a Medical Administrative Assistant

Medical Administrative Assistant

Medical administrative assistants perform administrative tasks and basic medical duties, from bookkeeping to recording patients’ vital signs on their electronic healthcare records. Working closely alongside other medical professionals medical administrative assistants work in a wide variety of specialized clinics and offices and are vital to the smooth and continued operation of many healthcare providers.    So, whether you are planning on joining us here at Northwest’s medical administrative assistant school, or you’ve recently started one of our programs, here are five reasons to consider a career as a medical administrative assistant. High Demand and Job Security Medical administrative assistants are..


How to Get Your First Dental Assistant Job?

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One of the major question facing people who are considering attending dental assistant school here at Northwest is, how difficult will it be for me to get my first job?   In reality, this is a major question in the mind of anyone who is willing to invest both their money and time, and take the risks necessary, to pursue their dream career. Thankfully landing your dream position as a dental assistant in Las Vegas doesn’t have to be a difficult procedure.    Here at Northwest, we’ll give you the training, support, and motivation you’ll need to go out and..


The Importance of AED Training

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Before we go into why we need AED training; we need to explore what an AED device is.  AED is the abbreviation for Automated External Defibrillator. The AED is an important step in helping save a life. An AED is a machine that can be transported and utilized for the automatic diagnosis of life-endangering cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia.     The AED was invented as the transportable version of the defibrillator in the middle 1960s by a Frank Pantridge of Belfast, Northern Ireland. When a person has been trained at using an AED it permits them..


What Is Constitutional Law?

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Getting a position in the field of law has always come with the perception that you need to spend many years and thousands of dollars on becoming a lawyer. The reality is that most law firms wouldn’t be able to without their vital paralegals, and training to become a paralegal can take as little as nine months!   The importance of paralegals to the modern legal sector can be seen in the rising demand for them. Employment for Paralegals is expected to increase 8% from 2014-2024, faster than average for all occupations according to the United States Bureau of Labor..


The Benefits of Attending Dental Administrative Assisting School

dental admin assistant

So you’ve decided to take the massive step of changing your career and joining the growing and rewarding field of dental administrative assisting. Congratulations! But before you can put on your uniform and start helping your patients, you need training at a recognized dental administrative assisting school, like the one here at Northwest.   Northwest’s Dental Administrative Assistant School in Las Vegas student-centered philosophy means that you come first and our flexible schedule allows you to attend dental administrative assistant training, care for family and have a balanced life in Las Vegas while advancing towards your new career, enabling you..


The History of Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting

Medical assistants are a vital part of today's healthcare infrastructure, helping with patient care and assisting doctors and nurses in saving lives. As important as they are, it seems hard to imagine a time that these heroes of the healthcare sector weren’t around.    It might surprise you then, to learn that Medical Assistant has only been a recognized job title since the latter part of the 20th century. Som if you are thinking of becoming a Medical Assistant and you would like to know more about the history of the role and what impact it has had on the..


Making Your Mark As A Dental Administrative Assistant

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Dental administrative assistants occupy a hugely important role in any dental practice. Their administrative skills allow a practice to work at optimal efficiency and they provide vital coordination between staff members, departments and third parties.   As exciting as the position of a dental administrative assistant is, it is essentially a back office role, which can sometimes make it hard to stand out and move your career forward. To help you get the best out of being a dental administrative assistant, we’ve put together some ideas on how you can fine-tune your skills to help you stand out and get..