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What Is it Like to Work as a Medical Assistant?

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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

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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..

How Does Sleep Affect Your Immunity?

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An adequate amount of sleep is vital to a properly functioning immune system. Unfortunately, given the pressures of our work and social lives, not many of us get the right amount of sleep every day.    In this article, we’ll be looking at how sleep affects your immune system, what the consequences of not sleeping properly are, and exactly how much sleep you need. What Happens If You Don’t Sleep There are a huge range of reasons why you might not be getting enough sleep. Stress, improper diet, poor circadian rhythm, and even medical conditions like insomnia can prevent you..

Exciting Medical News You Missed Because of Covid-19

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Unsurprisingly, the recent news has been dominated by the coverage of the current global pandemic. While the news of a vaccine for Covid is certainly good news, there have been other advances in the medical field that haven’t got the coverage they deserve.   In this article, we’ll be looking at some of the more hopeful and uplifting news stories coming out of the medical sector. Pediatric Heart Pump At the tail end of 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Abbott's HeartMate 3, a device that could revolutionize how we approach pediatric healthcare.    The HeartMate 3..

America’s Skill Shortage and Your Career

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According to research done by the Department of Labor, there are currently 7.6 million unfilled jobs but only 6.5 million people currently looking for work. This has led to a so-called ‘skill gap’ in the American workforce, where vital jobs in the healthcare and tech industries are going unfilled.   The good news is that there is a solution to this problem and it starts with you getting the education you need to begin the new career you want. How to Narrow the Skill Gap One of the most commonly asserted solutions to the American skill gap is to promote..