Medical Assistant Career Paths

Career Planning, Medical Assisting
Discover the various positions of professional medical assistants! Medical assisting is a career field that can offer many opportunities. Many professionals enjoy this career because of the active and energetic approach that this healthcare position requires. Unlike some career paths, the field of medical assisting doesn’t have to be mundane and it doesn’t have to be limited to one mode of work. In fact, as a medical assistant you could provide a combination of clinical, administrative, and clerical responsibilities. When you enroll in a medical assistant training program at Branford Hall, you are offered knowledge in a variety of modalities. However, before you apply to a training program, you should know what each type of medical assistant position requires. Below are some positions medical assistants may hold and their responsibilities: Clerical Medical Assistant…
Read More

Five Reasons Why You May Want to Become a Medical Assistant

Career Planning, Medical Assisting
Find out if this exciting career is for you! If you are searching for a career in the healthcare field that provides personal fulfillment, a wide variety of experience, and doesn’t require years of studies, you may want to consider training as a medical assistant. Medical assistants perform a blend of administrative and clinical duties to keep medical offices running smoothly. Working alongside doctors and nurses, they may take patient histories, get vital signs, draw blood, handle specimens, or perform diagnostic tests. They also schedule appointments, file medical records, and work with insurance companies. Becoming a medical assistant can be fulfilling for many reasons. You can help others and feel good about what you do   If you are the type of person who gets personal satisfaction from helping someone…
Read More

Explore a Career as a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

Career Planning
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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More