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Sample Job Interview Questions

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Mock interviews are a great way to prepare for the big day How are you at job interviews? Calm, cool, and collected? Or a nervous wreck? One of the worst mistakes a job seeker can make is “winging it” on the day of a job interview. Even if you are a confident speaker and a good fit for the job, it’s always important to practice! While you can never know what the interviewer will ask, there are some key questions that you can practice. The more you practice them, the more you can zero in on good phrases that really describe what you have to offer. Next time you have a job interview scheduled, try practicing with these mock job interview questions. Examples of job interview questions Tell me about…
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Explore a Career as a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

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Learn why this medical profession may appeal to you Situated at the intersection of where the physician’s offices and hospitals meet the insurance companies, medical billing and coding specialists play an important role in allowing both groups to do their jobs more efficiently. Physician’s spend more time with patients; insurance companies process claims faster; patients are reassured their statements are accurate. If you are looking for a back-office role in the medical field, why not consider this important role? Medical billing and coding specialists spend the day reviewing patient charts and assigning the correct diagnostic codes to help create invoices or claims. They ensure that patients receive the services their insurance plans cover, and the healthcare provider receives payment for services in a timely manner. It requires organization, the ability…
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It’s Medical Assistant Awareness Week

Career Planning, Medical Assisting
Branford Hall appreciates our medical assisting students! Did you know that this week is Medical Assistant Awareness Week? There are many positions within the field of healthcare that aren’t as well-known as doctors and nurses. One of them is medical assisting. But medical assistants—like so many other allied health positions—are still extremely important to making healthcare industry run smoothly. Find out more about this important role. What do medical assistants do? Medical assistants play a supportive function within doctors’ offices and hospitals. Their duties include tasks such as: Getting patients ready for exams Measuring and recording vital signs Drawing blood for testing Administering injections Scheduling appointments Providing medical billing and coding services Entering information into electronic health records (EHR). What makes medical assistants so important? Medical assistants are important because…
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FAQs about Medical Billing and Coding Programs

Career Planning, Medical Assisting
Learn the basics about this critical health care role Are you looking to embark on a new career in the healthcare field? If you’re thorough and detail-oriented, and seeking an office position rather than direct patient care, medical billing and coding may be something to consider. As you explore this career option, here are some details about the profession that can be helpful to you. What is medical billing and coding? A medical billing and coding professional helps healthcare providers, both large and small, to document the details of all patient visits and submit the necessary paperwork to insurance providers, so that the practitioners are reimbursed fully and in a timely manner. They use a system of codes to file claims efficiently and ensure that patients are not over- or…
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4 Popular Massage Types Therapists Should Know

Career Planning, Health
Find out the types of massages clients frequently choose If you like to help people to de-stress, and relish the idea of supporting them via gentle, safe, and healthy healing, being a massage therapist might be a good fit for you. Branford Hall prepares students in the massage therapy training program by teaching the various methods and techniques of massage, as well as basic business management and communication skills. This makes it possible for graduates to offer the best services to their clients once they begin working at a spa, hospital, or other venue. While there are many techniques a massage therapist can use as part of a holistic approach to healing, here are some details about four modalities that are often popular. Therapists use these to address a range…
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Incoming Springfield Culinary Arts Students Learn Hands-on Skills

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Branford Hall’s classes provides a foundation for success in this exciting profession  Culinary Arts students (left to right) include: John Jacobo Rivera, Crusi Rodriguez, Jose Ortega, Sthefanie Centeno, Ira Rankin, Elizabeth Torres, Joshua Andrews, Nakesia Gussie, Shalayna Burris, Melissa Dominguez, and Jesus Vasquez. Springfield, Mass.— Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in cooking school? Branford Hall recently welcomed 9 new students into its Culinary Arts training program in Springfield, Mass, and the new students are quickly learning that becoming a culinary arts professional is an art as well as a science. We spoke with Mark Brunton, Lead Instructor of the program, who shared his insights about the early sequence of classes these new students take. Through the experiences they gain—which range from kitchen and food…
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Jersey City Campus Is Filled with Kindness and Inspiration in February

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Throughout the month, students and staff showed how much they cared February is always a busy month for Branford Hall students, but everyone at the Jersey City campus this year got an extra dose of support, encouragement, and inspiration. Thanks to the efforts of Vivianne Jimenez, Director of Education, and the participation of students, staff, and instructors, several campus initiatives helped everyone to feel just a little more positive. The month featured three key activities: Honoring heroes of African American History Sharing random acts of kindness Sending Valentine’s candygrams to raise money for students in need It was certainly a month on campus filled with giving and good thoughts. Valentine’s candy grams support students in need For the second year in a row, the Jersey City campus offered candy grams…
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Protect Your Eyes from Computer Vision Syndrome

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During Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month, be aware of how your screen is affecting your eyes If your profession requires a lot of time in front of a computer—for example if you’re a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist or a Graphic Designer (or studying to be one), then your eyes are one of your greatest assets. It’s essential that you take care of them. We don’t usually think of our eyes when we think about our health, but in March you should raise your eye awareness. It’s Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month: time to think about how you use your eyes at work and how to protect them. What’s at stake with your eyes There are thousands of Americans who suffer eye-related work injuries every day, and about…
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Medical Assistant Students in Branford, CT Get Hands-on Practice with Friends and Family

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Students practice phlebotomy techniques on their loved ones, who generously devote their time Branford, Connecticut: A critical aspect of becoming comfortable with some of the techniques you learn as a Medical Assisting (MA) student at Branford Hall is: practice. Phlebotomy, the process of drawing blood, requires repetition. Learning this task can cause some students to feel apprehensive, since it involves needles and the possibility of causing the patient some discomfort. It is fortunate for the MA students at the Branford campus that many of their friends and family members are willing to let themselves be “guinea pigs” by having their blood drawn. This is highly supportive and helps the students to become more confident. Medical Assistant students in Mimi Debona’s class at the Branford, CT campus practice Phlebotomy for the…
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Southington CNM Students Benefit from Hands-on Training

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Coursework in Computer Networking Management equips students for a variety of career options Elis Rodriguez, Marlene Derouin, James Demoranville, and Daniel Jones (not in photo) are shown disassembling desktop computers in their foundational CNM 100 - Hardware A+ Certification course. Of course, later they also had to put them back together and make sure they still worked! Read more about this small, close-knit group of students, their different backgrounds and their future goals Never before have issues of network security been more essential to how we function in our daily life. Whether we must interact with companies for banking, technology, healthcare, or any number of other fields, keeping our information secure can be the cornerstone of a business. Students at Branford Hall’s Southington campus are gaining practical experience in the…
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