Learn What You Need To Know About Medical Assistant Programs!

There are several different types of Medical Assistant Programs. There are vocational programs in which you learn the skills needed to be a Medical Assistant but do not receive any college credit. There are also community college programs where you can either complete training and earn a certificate (No College Credit) or earn an associate’s degree (College Credit). In addition, some hospitals and care centers will have an on the job training program if they are short staffed. We will discuss all of these different options.Vocational ProgramsVocational Medical Assistant programs are a great way to get trained to be a medical assistant in the shortest amount of time. Most vocational programs last one year or less. These programs usually consist of 6 months of classroom learning, followed up by 6 months of laboratory experience.Many high schools will offer a Medical Assistant program for high school juniors and seniors to prepare them for a career. If you fall into this age group, look into your high school vocational offerings. You may be able to get the training for free, if your high school does have this program.If you are out of high school or have your GED, you can still look for vocational programs. Many states such as New York have statewide vocational schools. The cost of the programs is usually minor and most states have programs setup to let you take out loans or get financial aid.Community CollegesMost community colleges have Medical Assistant Programs. Usually, these programs have two options. The first option is the quick path, in which you can get your Medical Assistant certificate in one year. The second option is usually an Associate’s degree that will take two years but give you college credit.The first option, the one year Medical Assistant certificate, is usually the same as a vocational program. You will have a variety of classroom learning and hands on laboratory learning. This program is geared towards teaching everything you will need to know once you are on the job.If you think you will want to go school in the future or may want to be a nurse, I’d recommend going with the Associate’s program. Having an associate’s degree will put you above other entry-level applicants that just have a certificate. Having a degree and an extra year of knowledge will also help with getting promotions. Usually, in the associate’s program, you will do class room learning for 2-3 semesters and hands on laboratory training for 1-2 semesters.However, if you don’t plan on going to college in the future, there are plenty of Medical Assistant job openings and you should have no problems finding a job with just the certificate.Since most colleges have a career center, you may be provided with job placement assistance with either option. In fact, this career is in so much demand, you may have companies visiting your school prior to graduation to try and persuade you to work with them.On the Job TrainingSince Medical Assistants are in demand, some hospitals and organizations will hire Medical Assistants without any experience. Usually, if you are hired this way, you will undergo a 1-2 month quick training program. You may get a certificate for completing the program but it is only valid for that employer. You can describe your experience and training when you look for another job but usually you can’t list it as education. If you go this option, you will most likely make less money. However, if you are planning on staying with the company, then it will be beneficial because experience on the job will help you out when finding your next job. The next employer is likely to overlook your lack of education as long as you have a two plus years of experience on the job.Which Path is Best?If you’re wondering which path is best, it is really up to you and your personal goals. If you need to get into a position fast and don’t mind staying with the same company for several years, on the job training may be best for you.If you want to get trained quickly but still have education to get a better job offer, then a vocational program or certificate program may be best for you.If you think you will want to continue with college or your goals are to work as a Medical Assistant for a while and then become a nurse, getting your Associate’s degree may be the best path for you.

Industry-Standard Programming For Beginners: Lesson 4 (A Simple Program III)

Having to change the program whenever a different time is to be entered is tedious, and there is a much better way to organise things – by making timetaken a variable, and by supplying a value for it as data. In this way, the program can remain the same, and won’t need to be recompiled each time. The data is completely distinct from the program, and depending on the compiler you are using, may be entered either via the keyboard or a data file. Whichever you choose, the data can be input into the program using the read statement. This principal is illustrated in the example program below, in which two values are read in as data:Program SimpleInterest ( input, output );{********************************************************************Example Program 2Calculation of simple interest on a principal at a given of interestand over a given number of days.*******************************************************************}constrate = 10; { percent }year = 365; { days }varprincipal, interest, amount: real;time: integer;beginread ( principal, time );interest:= time / year * rate / 100 * principalamount:= principal + interestwriteln ( ‘Example Program 2: Computation of simple interest’ );writeln ( ‘=================================================’ );writeln;writeln ( ‘principal = $’, principal:7:2 );writeln ( ‘interest rate = ‘, rate:4, ‘ %’ );writeln ( ‘term = ‘, time:4, ‘ days’ );writeln;writeln ( ‘interest = $’, interest:7:2 );writeln ( ‘new value of principal = $’, amount:7:2 );end.Before we look at the purpose of the program, try comparing its general format with that of Example Program 1. Again, there is an initial comment; but this time, in addition, there are further comments interspersed with the code. Comments may appear anywhere, except in a quoted piece of text, or in the middle of a multi-character symbol (multi-character symbols include names, numbers and the assignment operated ‘:=’). Apart from the comments, the general structure is the same as that of Example Program 1. There is a program heading, followed by a series of declarations, i.e. lists of constant variable names to be used. (Comparing a computer program with a recipe, the declarations can be likened to a list of ingredients preceding the instructions.) Then comes a set of statements to be executed, enclosed between the words begin and end – the statement part. All Pascal programs have these three parts: heading, declarations, and statement part, and all are terminated by ‘.’. The section of the program consisting of the declarations and statement part is known as the program body, or block.Certain words occur in both Example Program 1 and 2. These include program, var, begin and end, which always have a special meaning in Pascal. These are known as reserved words. In this program, they have been highlighted by bold lettering, and if you are lucky, your compiler will format your code in the same way for you, automatically.The title and names used to identify quantities within a program are invented by the programmer. Any suitable names may be chosen, with the exception of reserved words. Formally, a name (or ‘identifier’) in a program may consist of any sequence of letters or digits, as long as it begins with a letter.The purpose of Example Program 2 is to calculate the interest paid on a sum of money over a given number of days, with a given rate of interest.Now that we’re aware of how the two programs are similar, and we have a better understanding of how a program should be constructed, we will move on to how Example Program 2 is so different (and so much more powerful) than Example Program 1, in the next lesson.