On the path of becoming an X-ray Technician What is an X-ray Technician? An X-ray Technician is a medical professional who works with imaging equipment. The job of a technician is to follow the doctor orders, position patients’ correctly to properly take the picture that has been ordered by the doctor. It may require turning and lifting to those who has disability problems, and many hours on your feet. Being an x-ray technician so much more than just detecting broken bones, it also recognizes diseases.
The next step is to complete four years of graduate school in a highly recognized medical school, and get your medical doctorate degree. Before getting accepted to medical school you must take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and apply to more than one medical school. After finishing medical school you will need to go through a neurosurgery residency program, but first people have to gain acceptance one. There are actually 99 accredited neurosurgery residency programs nationally. During your residency you will need to get a medical license by passing the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).
* B: One must sit for and pass a national exam 2. Once the CMA certification exam is passed and the credentials are awarded, what must be done to maintain that certification? * A: Obtain continuing education credits that are sanctioned by the credentialing body. 3. In 1978, which governmental agency recognized the profession of medical assisting?
Introduction Becoming a Medical Assistant (MA) comes with a lot of hard work, dedication and last but not least, responsibilities not only to the physicians or staff but mostly to the patients. The responsibilities include handling the medical care and the administrative tasks. The main responsibility however, is being able to treat the patients and treat them with the care they are needed at that time. As a Medical Assistant, you can find employment within the health care industry such as doctor offices, hospitals, or private or government health care centers. While pursuing a diploma in Medical Assisting you have to know what the prerequisites are in order to become certified and/or licensed Medical Assistant.
Some potential career paths include physician office or clinic assisting, hospital setting medical assisting, optometry assisting, and chiropractic assisting. This career field has numerous daily hand on patient care requirements such as recording patient history, medication lists, taking vitals, performing EKG’s, administering vaccines, and drawing blood. There are also numerous front office requirements such as “scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purpose” (O-Net). The actual daily requirements on the job will be determined by the position held and the type of specialty that the office specialized in, but all of the skills are essential to know to be gainfully employable in this field. It is predicted by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation that an increase of 14% will occur over the next ten years in the demand of medical assisting positions.
According to Kaplan University (n.d.), medical office managers must be competent in medical records management, billing and coding, and insurance processing. Medical office managers, also known as medical practice managers or medical practice administrators, oversee single and multiple medical offices within the same company. A manager’s responsibilities can vary depending upon the type and size of the medical practice, along with the structure of management. (Medical Office Manager Job Descriptions & Career Opportunities, n.d.). Whether in a large facility clinic or a small medical office, managers are responsible for the overall business operations.
Do you enjoy working with infants, children, and teenagers? If you do then you might want to consider a job in the medical field as a pediatrician. Pediatricians are doctors who diagnose and treat: injuries, infections, and diseases for young people, as well as counsel them through hard times. A career as a Pediatrician is a good job for someone who wants to work in the medical field and enjoys working with children. To become a pediatrician a person must have a diploma or GED, a bachelor’s degree; they must graduate from medical school, complete an internship, pass a state licensing exam, and complete a residency program in pediatrics.
Admission Criteria H200/HSA2117 November 03, 2013 Kelly McGrath Admission Criteria Choosing a medical school takes a good amount of planning. You must ensure that it is accredited through the right institutions, offers your fields, and that it is a realistic school that you are able to get into. Additionally, you should study and prepare for MCAT, create a listing of schools from highest to lowest, to include, talk to advisors about their services, programs, financial obligations, and internship programs. Moreover, the location of the school is just as important as anything else because it will dictate how far you are willing to go, housing arrangements and so forth. Nonetheless, the three medical schools I chose to do a compare and contrast on is Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, and Florida College of Medicine located in Tampa, and Gainesville.
Medical Assistants are allied health care professionals who works a variety other health practitioner’s such as physicians, podiatrists, and chiropractors, with duties of administration and clinical work. In the beginning Medical Assistants were trained on the job by a physician, however that has then change due to increasing responsibilities and liability issues. Medical Assisting came about when there was a shortage of nurses and physicians where preforming clinical skills of nurses. Physicians had to look for someone else to perform these administration and clinical duties, so physicians began to hire certified medical assistants. To become a medical assistant there are three avenues that you can take a certificate program, diploma program or a degree program.
The work environment includes hospitals, nursing homes, or any medical practice. They do not work with patients, only with their staff and they work in an office. Some health care administrators specialize in a specific clinical area or department, or they manage a medical practice for a group of physicians. There are many different areas and specific jobs each