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5 Tips for Going Back to School Later in Life

It’s never too late to start a meaningful career. At Ameritech College of Healthcare, we have students of all ages, from new high school graduates to professionals with decades of experience in nursing and other industries. What unites them is a shared passion for healthcare. We think that studying nursing, medical assisting, and dental lab technology ...

This Is What Your Career Could Look Like As a Medical Assistant

With the longest-running private medical assistant program in Utah, we couldn’t be prouder of our MA students at Ameritech — current and graduated. We’ve spent decades educating and learning alongside MAs, and so we’ve had the privilege of watching countless careers unfold. It’s a great profession, and a career track in and of itself. The work is challenging ...

6 Things to Keep in Mind While Studying for Finals

It’s easy to panic when final exams approach. Suddenly you forget almost everything you learned in the term, and the prospect of multiple exams, one right after the other, is daunting if not petrifying. We’ve been through the process many times ourselves, so we know the feeling. We also know panicking and worrying don’t do ...

ATC Pride Award: Danielle Jorgensen, MA Student

We love our students at Ameritech College of Healthcare, and we know we wouldn’t be anything without them. Every month, we’re highlighting a new student, nominated by faculty, whose work in and out of the classroom represents what it means to be an outstanding Ameritech student. These are students who truly exhibit ATC Pride. This ...

How to Start Your First Medical Assisting Job Off Right

After you complete your externship and graduate from a Medical Assisting program, you only have one hurdle left before you become a Medical Assistant: Starting your first Medical Assisting job. You’ve chosen a career field that’s growing, which increases your chances of being hired, but finding that first job can still be a challenge, so you need to ...

The Best Advice for Dealing with Angry Patients

Therapeutic communication is such a huge part of Nursing that test writers often include questions about it on the National Council Licensure Exam. Of course, it’s just as important in Medical Assisting, where you’re working with people in ambulatory care facilities. In any given shift, you encounter an array of emotions in the waiting room or ICU, ...

Why 10 Months? Becoming a Medical Assistant in Less Than a Year

At Ameritech College of Healthcare, we don’t think you should wait to start your career any longer than you need to. Training and studying are critical for any healthcare profession, and you can’t learn everything overnight, but the best curriculums are efficient at both—imparting knowledge without wasting time. With our Medical Assisting program, you can graduate in 10 months, trained and ...

An Interview with Carrie Hammond, Director of Our Medical Assisting Program

Carrie Hammond has been working in Medical Assisting for almost 30 years, and she’s directed our program at Ameritech College of Healthcare since 2012. Her knowledge and leadership has benefited thousands of students and many more patients, whom she’s served and worked with throughout her career. Our Medical Assisting students have the pleasure of talking with and ...