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Becoming a Medical Assistant: Tips for Single Parents

Posted on January 19th, 2021 by Hannah Karlson

Life as a single parent comes with many rewarding moments alongside busy days. When you add going back to school into the mix, things can quickly start to feel overwhelming. While balancing this type of schedule is challenging, it’s not impossible. From creating routines to setting aside time for yourself, there are a few best […]

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Am I Too Old to Become a Medical Assistant?

Posted on December 17th, 2020 by Hannah Karlson

A 2019 Forbes study determined that less than 50% of Americans are happy with their current job. The truth is, staying in a career field where you’re unhappy can be draining and negatively impact many aspects of your life. The good news is, you don’t have to stay. According to a survey by Indeed, 49% […]

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7 Tips for Working Through the Holidays as a Medical Assistant

Posted on December 10th, 2020 by Hannah Karlson

A career in the healthcare industry almost guarantees working during the holiday season. Undoubtedly the busiest time of year for healthcare professionals, the months of November and December often see an increase of hospital and emergency room visits. From general holiday mishaps and medical emergencies to psychiatric and non-medical issues, healthcare workers can anticipate long, […]

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How Medical Assistants Can Help Ease Patient Anxiety

Posted on November 23rd, 2020 by Hannah Karlson

In the U.S. alone, approximately 40 million adults have some form of anxiety disorder—whether it’s Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, these people are three to five times more likely to visit healthcare facilities and seek medical attention. For some, doctor visits can worsen […]

How to Keep You and Your Loved Ones Safe This Holiday Season

Posted on November 13th, 2020 by Hannah Karlson

The final months of the year contain some of the most celebrated holidays in the United States, and all of them are known for large gatherings, tables full of delicious food, and an increased number of travelers. This year, however, holiday celebrations will need to be handled differently due to COVID-19. While this doesn’t mean […]

Why Medical Assistants Are Vital to Disaster Relief Efforts

Posted on October 22nd, 2020 by Hannah Karlson

Medical assistants undergo countless hours of training, with clear task and duty expectations laid out along the way—but those expectations become fuzzy when catastrophe strikes. As of October 8, 2020, 72 massive wildfires burned over 4.3 million acres of the western portion of the United States. Ten hurricanes struck the U.S. from January through October, […]

How Medical Assistants Can Educate Patients About COVID-19

Posted on October 21st, 2020 by Hannah Karlson

The COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed how the world operates on more levels than one. Stores operate with an extreme sense of caution, gathering places are now under strict guidelines, and healthcare workers rely on their patients to help stop the spread, versus the other way around. Those in the medical field are encouraging everyone to […]

Q&A with Medical Assistant Instructor Lisa Staples

Posted on October 6th, 2020 by Hannah Karlson

In our Instructor Spotlight series, you will get to know the instructors beyond the passionate lectures and skillful laboratory demonstrations and get to the heart of what makes our team of educators at Woodruff Medical Training and Testing more than just teachers and healthcare professionals. These instructors truly care about the success of their students, and […]

How to Find Work-Life Balance as a Medical Assistant

Posted on September 17th, 2020 by Vincent Decastro

Being a healthcare worker in 2020 is more stressful than ever as those in the medical field work to ensure the health and safety of their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re one of these modern heroes, work-life balance may be a particularly difficult aspect of the job. You might be working longer, more […]

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Why Medical Assistants Are Taking on More Responsibility During COVID-19

Posted on August 11th, 2020 by Vincent Decastro

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed just about every industry in some form, but none have been as severely impacted as the medical field. Medical professionals are being called upon in bigger ways than ever to help combat COVID-19. Medical assistants, in particular, are helping to alleviate the tremendous strain on hospitals, doctors’ offices, nursing homes, […]

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