How to Create a Winning Medical Assistant Resume

If you have recently graduated from a medical assistant degree program and have your certificate in hand, you may want to start working on your medical assistant resume. Actually before you do this, it is advisable to take the certification exam which is given in January, June and October of each year. This gives you a big edge over non-certified job applicants and looks great on your resume. Another thing that looks good is an internship, so hopefully your school set you up with one of those prior to graduation.

While resume writing skills may be covered in brief as part of your medical assistant training, there are some other tips you may not know that can be helpful. For example, never use plain white or colored paper when printing your resume. At every office supply store you will find resume paper. It is heavier and somewhat gray in color, it gives your resume the ultra professional touch you need. Also, stay simple with your fonts and use black ink for easy readability.

Most people who are in charge of hiring medical assistants are very busy and don't have time to read lengthly materials. So, keep things short and to the point without leaving anything out. The first thing medical assistant resumes should contain is a history of your education and certification. Some people put an Objective on their resume first, others do not. Next you'll list your work history and any special skills you possess. You should also write a cover letter that is a bit more personal and lets the employer know more about your education and skills while getting a hint of your personality.

There are all kinds of resume templates online and available with word processing software programs. You can create your own medical assistant resume or hire a professional resume writer to do it for you. This is probably not necessary because of the vast volume of helpful information available about writing resumes that get attention in a good way. Your resume and cover letter is the first impression a potential employer gets of you, so make sure it is a favorable one. You might also want to study up on interviewing skills because if your resume is good you are likely to get called in for a job interview, often the last step before hiring.

 



 

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Catholic Medical Center fills workforce gaps through apprenticeships - Manchester Ink Link (press release) (blog)

Manchester Ink Link (press release) (blog)

Catholic Medical Center fills workforce gaps through apprenticeships
Manchester Ink Link (press release) (blog)
MANCHESTER, NH EUR Catholic Medical Center (CMC) has launched a new medical assistant registered apprenticeship program to help fill key clinical positions. The program is made possible through a partnership with Manchester Community College (MCC) and .

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Houston Community College at Missouri City offers medical assistant program - Community Impact Newspaper

Community Impact Newspaper

Houston Community College at Missouri City offers medical assistant program
Community Impact Newspaper
Houston Community College has a strong medical assistant program, said Cynthia Lundgren, the program's director. Although clinical procedures are taught at the HCC-Coleman College in Houston because of its laboratory facilities, classes such as anatomy .

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Former medical assistant at Children's Pediatric Clinic + 7 others arrested for prescription fraud - Becker's Hospital Review

Former medical assistant at Children's Pediatric Clinic + 7 others arrested for prescription fraud
Becker's Hospital Review
St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office arrested eight individuals EUR” including a former medical assistant at LaPlace, La.-based The Pediatrics Medical Clinic EUR” in connection with a fraudulent prescription drug ring for opiate-based medications .

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Oakland County partnership creates free medical assistant apprenticeship program - The Oakland Press

The Oakland Press

Oakland County partnership creates free medical assistant apprenticeship program
The Oakland Press
Oakland County Michigan Works! has partnered with The Henry Ford Health System, Oakland Community College and Henry Ford College in order to address a shortage of in-demand talent. For the first time in southeast Michigan, a no-cost medical assistant .
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Medical Assisting EUR A Health Care Profession on the Rise - UC Blue Ash College (blog)

UC Blue Ash College (blog)

Medical Assisting EUR A Health Care Profession on the Rise
UC Blue Ash College (blog)
Medical assisting is one of the fastest growing professions in the U.S. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that jobs in this field will grow at a whopping 29 percent over the next decade, compared to the 7 percent growth across all professions .

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Wisconsin woman 'body slams' suspect 'viciously' attacking officer, police say - Fox News

Fox News

Wisconsin woman 'body slams' suspect 'viciously' attacking officer, police say
Fox News
An off-duty medical assistant in Wisconsin came to the rescue of two officers with the Portage Police Department who were EURśviciously attackedEURť while attempting to arrest a man who violated his parole, authorities said. Officer Brian Lowenhagen and Sgt .

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Former medical assistant, 7 others jailed in connection with prescription fraud - NOLA.com

NOLA.com

Former medical assistant, 7 others jailed in connection with prescription fraud
NOLA.com
A former medical assistant at a children's clinic and seven others have been arrested and jailed in connection with a fraudulent prescription drug ring for opiate-based medication, authorities in St. John the Baptist Parish announced Friday (April 13 .

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KCC Medical Assistant Program gains national approval - Thegardenisland.com

Thegardenisland.com

KCC Medical Assistant Program gains national approval
Thegardenisland.com
PUHI EUR” Tahra Kaui and Dave Aguinaldo enrolled in classes at Kauai Community College together in the fall of 2015 and have been working through the college's Medical Assistant Program. It's been a long road for both, and in about a month they'll be .

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Medical assisting program at Kaua'i CC receives accreditation - UH System Current News

UH System Current News

Medical assisting program at Kaua'i CC receives accreditation
UH System Current News
The demand for medical assistants in Hawaiʻi is growing and Kauaʻi Community College's effort to meet that demand has garnered national recognition and respect. According to the University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges' Hawaiʻi Industry Sectors website .

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Ex-East Bay Kaiser medical aide gets 3 years for sexually assaulting patient - East Bay Times

East Bay Times

Ex-East Bay Kaiser medical aide gets 3 years for sexually assaulting patient
East Bay Times
DUBLIN EUR” A former medical assistant who sexually assaulted two patients at a Kaiser Hospital in Union City was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison. Efrain Castanon, 48, pleaded guilty in January to one count of sexual battery for assaulting a .

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