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De-Mystifying Medical Latin for Medical Assistants

Cardiomyopathy

We have our ancient Greek and Roman ancestors for bringing western medical practice out of the shadow of superstition and magic and taking the first steps to turn it into the science it is today.   Some of those ancient roots survive into modern medicine in the form of the complex Latin medical terms we still use. These are great for anyone studying the history of medicine but less useful if you’re a Medical Assistant student trying to puzzle out what they mean.    To help you out, we’ve put together this brief guide to how to use prefixes, suffixes,..


A Medical Assisting Degree Lets You Choose from a Range of Exciting Workplaces

Medical Assisting Degree

Medical assistants are vital and sought after workers in a variety of fields, allowing them to choose from a range of different and exciting work environments.   The diversity in responsibility and setting, along with great job stability and high earning potential is the primary reason that so many people are looking to qualify into a career as a medical assistant. A Range of Different and Exciting Job Opportunities Depending on where a medical assistant is employed, the same role might have vastly different duties. You might work as administrative assistants, filling out insurance forms or code patients’ medical information...


Has Lockdown Affected Our Immune Systems?

Lockdown

The last year of the lives of most people around the globe has been a continuous cycle of masks, hand sanitizer, and social distancing. This has led to questions being raised about how this level of social isolation has impacted our immune systems.   In this article, we’ll be exploring the potential impact of the pandemic on the immune systems of adults, children, and infants born during the pandemic. Is the Overuse of Hand Sanitizer an Issue? One of the most common questions related to the pandemic is whether or not hand sanitizer affects the immune responses of young people...


What Is it Like to Work as a Medical Assistant?

Medical Assistant

Working in the healthcare sector doesn’t have to mean spending huge amounts of money and time getting a fully-fledged medical degree.    Becoming a doctor is just one of the routes into a job in the medical sector and there are a huge number of important careers in healthcare that don’t require spending four years at university.    Becoming a medical assistant means becoming a critical part of the rapidly growing U.S healthcare system. Medical assistants provide vital frontline support to doctors and nurses and are often the first point of contact for many patients.    Becoming a medical assistant..


Becoming a Medical Assistant: Frequently Asked Questions

your career

As the U.S healthcare sector expands in response to both a growing and aging population, the demand for qualified medical assistants is booming. That demand has the added benefits of creating job security, better pay, and better working conditions for new medical assistants.    So, if you’re considering qualifying into a healthcare role, or making a career change, here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about becoming a medical assistant? How Much Does a Medical Assistant Get Paid? How much you can get paid as a medical assistant depends on the qualifications you have and..