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Medical assistants are essential to almost every hospital treatment or family practice. Here’s what it takes to be a good one.

4 Personality Traits of an Effective Medical Assistant

Be it in a large hospital or small family practice, medical assistants are a necessary part of any healthcare organization. MAs are essential healthcare professionals, performing both clinical and administrative tasks. On any given day, an MA can find themselves answering phones, taking electrocardiograms, scheduling appointments, dealing with bookkeeping, or explaining a treatment plan to ...

Nurses and nursing students give a lot. Here are seven things you can give to them.

7 Gift Ideas for Nursing Students

Graduations, holidays, and special occasions can leave you wondering what to give the nursing student in your life. Old standbys like a new sweater, a computer, or even cash are always an option, but if you want to help out a student on their journey to becoming a nurse, here are seven gift ideas for ...

7 Gift Ideas for Nursing Students

Graduations, holidays, and special occasions can leave you wondering what to give the nursing student in your life. Old standbys like a new sweater, a computer, or even cash are always an option, but if you want to help out a student on their journey to becoming a nurse, here are seven gift ideas for ...

Being a healthcare student can be daunting. Here are 7 websites to help you out.

7 Online Resources for Healthcare Students

7 Online Resources for Healthcare Students We do our best to make life at Ameritech a welcoming study environment. Our instructors will guide you through classes, you’ll have more than a few textbooks to read through, and even your fellow students can be a source of knowledge. But there’s an even bigger world of healthcare ...

Occupational therapy is a field dominated by women, but there are many important reasons why men should become OTAs.

10 Reasons Why Men Should Become OTAs

Though it’s an active, growing field, occupational therapy has struggled with gender diversity for years. Women have joined. Men haven’t. Female occupational therapy assistants do wonderful, important work, but the reality is no field can thrive if it’s completely one-sided in gender. We’ve already talked about the need for more OTAs in healthcare, but in ...

Your first job as a nurse can be tough. Here are six survival tips to get you started.

What You Need to Know About Your First Nursing Job

After countless hours spent in labs, studying with your classmates, and testing in the classroom, you’re finally done with nursing school. You’re licensed, pinned, and you’ve secured your first interview with a healthcare provider. But, this only the beginning. Once you land that first nursing job, a new level of work begins. A hospital or ...

Medical assistants help doctors, nurses, and patients every single day. Here’s how to become one in one year.

How Long Does It Take to Become a Medical Assistant?

Becoming a medical assistant means being an essential part of healthcare. Doctors, nurses, and patients will all rely on you on a daily basis. You’ll be the person who, in a very real way, makes caring and healing happen. If you’ve ever wanted to provide this kind of care, this is how to become a ...

Learn six ways OTAs and their patients can have a fun (and therapeutic) day at the park.

6 Outdoor Activities for OTAs

If you’re an occupational therapy assistant, you’re going to spend a lot of time indoors or at treatment centers with your patients. Occupational therapy, though, is all about people’s daily lives and ordinary activities. Your patients don’t live indoors 24/7, and sometimes one of the best things you can do for physical and emotional healing ...

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