How to write a resume—it doesn’t have to be hard!
If you are enrolled in medical assistant school, it will soon be time to write a resume that highlights your new job skills. To begin, you will want to do a little thinking about the categories you want to include. You will probably want categories such as Professional Skills, Education, and Work Experience. Spend a little time gathering the information you will need for each of these categories.
Next, it helps to have a sample resume to look at. You can use a sample resume as a model to write your own resume. Try out this sample Medical Assistant resume to get started.
Medical Assistant Sample Resume
111 Branford Street
Branford, CT 06405
To provide top quality medical assisting skills, compassionate patient care, and efficient administrative skills to support the goals of Jackson Family Medicine.
MEDICAL ASSISTANT SKILLS
– Vital signs
– Specimen collection
– Medical procedure assistance
– Medical terminology
ADMINISTRATIVE AND TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
– MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook)
– Medical coding
– Billing procedures
– Electronic health records
– Certified in CPR and First Aid, American Heart Association
Anytown Pediatrics, Branford, CT – May 2017 to July 2017
Medical Assistant Extern (XX-hour unpaid externship)
– Called patients to exam rooms
– Took patients’ weight, blood pressure, and temperature
– Prepared exam rooms for next patient
– Organized specimens for lab pickup
– Shadowed practicing medical assistant
Taco Express, Southington, CT – June 2015 to July 2016
– Took customer orders, serving about 80 customers daily
– Prepared food according to food safety standards
– Maintained professional and friendly attitude
– Assisted with clean up and managing inventory
Branford Hall Career Institute, Branford, CT
Medical Assistant diploma, July 2017
XXX-hour program; XX-hour externship placement
Anytown Regional High School, Branford, CT
And we’ve reached the end of the resume. It’s as simple as that! Once you’ve drafted your resume, it’s a good idea to make an appointment with your Career Services office to get their advice and suggestions for improvement. Also, be sure to look at tips for optimizing your resume for online job sites. You will also want to create a LinkedIn profile to enhance your online presence and provide more information to potential employers.
Remember, your resume will be a “living document” that you will need to change slightly for every job you apply to. It will grow with you every time you gain a new experience or skill. And most of all, it’s something to be proud of. A resume gives you the chance to show potential employers what you’re all about, so you want to make it count! Good luck!