Abraham Torres – Student Highlight

Meet Abraham Torres, our student highlight feature for this week!

Abraham is currently enrolled in the Medical Office Specialist program here at Boardman Training Center and is preparing for a new career in the healthcare field. Our fast-track programs allow students to train for new careers in just weeks, so you can get into your new profession quickly.

Abraham Torres - Student Highlight

Before enrolling in the MOS program, Abraham previously completed the Cardio/Phlebotomy program, learning how to perform EKGs, draw blood, and carry out venipuncture procedures. In addition to learning these hands-on skills, Abraham prepared for valuable healthcare certifications including Certified Phlebotomy Technician* and Certified EKG Technician*.

After graduating from the Cardio/Phlebotomy program, Abraham decided that he wanted to continue his education and training to prepare for additional healthcare career opportunities. “I wanted to get another certification,” said Abraham.

As a student in the Medical Office Specialist program, Abraham will learn a variety of skills, making him a valuable member of the healthcare team. This program trains students to directly care for patients and complete back-office administration duties.

Some of the patient care skills students learn in their medical office classes are injections, basic wound care, and suture removal. Some of the back-office skills students will learn include patient intake, charting, and medical billing.

The MOS program also prepares students for additional healthcare certifications, including Certified Medical Administrative Assistant*, Certified Billing and Coding Specialist*, and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist*.

Abraham was in high school before deciding to attend Boardman Training Canter. After graduation, he chose BTC to further his education. “I wanted to get a job in the medical field,” said Abraham.

When asked what his favorite part is of attending BTC, Abraham said, “My phlebotomy class was fun because I got to draw blood.” Abraham said his favorite teacher so far has been Sandy and his favorite class was phlebotomy.

After he finishes his healthcare training program and graduates from BTC, Abraham wants to work as a phlebotomist or lab assistant. In five years, Abraham would like to have a job in a doctor’s office, have a house, and maybe start a family.

When asked if he would refer Boardman Training Center to a friend, Abraham said yes, he would because “you could get your certifications* in a short amount of time.”

Do you want to start a career in the healthcare field? Are you looking for a healthcare training program that can be completed in weeks not years? Then Boardman Training Center might be the perfect option for you! Explore our career training programs today and request information now to start your path to a new healthcare career!

*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam.

How to Enroll for Fall Classes

Do you want to start an exciting career in healthcare? Or maybe you are looking for the right career field for you but don’t know where to start? Whatever your unique circumstances are, we have you covered at Boardman Training Center.

For years, we have been helping students get started in healthcare careers and achieve their goals by providing the education and training needed. We support our students every step of the way as they train for a new career, from the first phone call to graduation and beyond.

Now is the perfect time to start your path to a new healthcare career. We are accepting applications for fall healthcare training classes at Boardman Training Center. Keep reading to discover how to enroll and get on the fast track to a new career!

Explore Our Program

To enroll in fall classes, the first thing you need to do is choose which healthcare training program works best for you. To make this decision easier, there are a few questions you can ask yourself: do I want to work in a medical office, do I want to work with patients directly, and are there any specific skills I want to learn?
How to Enroll for Fall Classes

For students who want to learn how to draw blood, our Phlebotomy Technician program may be the right choice for you. As a phlebotomist, you will draw blood to collect medical specimens that help doctors gain insight into a patient’s health. While enrolled in their phlebotomy classes, students will learn procedures for specimen collection, skin puncture techniques, basic phlebotomy skills, and how to use specimen collection equipment correctly. The phlebotomy training program prepares students for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)* exam, which sets phlebotomy students up for success in their future careers.

If you want to learn how to perform an electrocardiogram, our EKG Technician program may be the better choice for you. As an EKG technician, you will measure heart rhythms that provide critical information on heart health and potential heart conditions. As a student in EKG classes, you will learn things like identifying normal and abnormal EKG recordings, using a heart monitor, describing the normal physiology of cardiac conduction, and distinguishing between basic dysrhythmias. While enrolled in the EKG program, students prepare to sit for the Certified EKG Technician (CET)* exam.

For students who want to learn a combination of both phlebotomy and EKG skills, our Cardio Phlebotomy program may work best for you. As a cardio phlebotomy technician, you have the opportunity to work directly with patients, helping doctors to provide excellent care. As students complete their cardio phlebotomy classes, they are trained in various areas, including performing EKGs, drawing blood, completing venipuncture procedures, controlling infections, and practicing fundamental patient care. The cardio phlebotomy program prepares students for professional healthcare certifications, including Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)* and Certified EKG Technician (CET)*.

If you want to learn various skills that train you to work in a medical office, our Medical Office Specialist program may be the right decision for you. Medical office professionals have the opportunity to perform both administrative tasks and care for patients while on the job. Students enrolled in medical office classes will learn various skills, including recording vital signs, patient intake, charting, collection of laboratory specimens, injections, suture removal, and basic wound care. While in the medical office program, students prepare for healthcare certifications including Certified Medical Administrative Assistant*, Certified Billing and Coding Specialist*, and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist*.

Meet Your Admissions Advisor

Since you know all about our healthcare training programs, it’s time to set up a meeting with an admissions advisor. To get this meeting scheduled, request information now or call us at 330-729-9244. Our friendly admissions advisor is ready to help you get started in the healthcare training program that fits you best.

Your dedicated admissions advisor will guide you through the enrollment process. You will learn all about Boardman Training Center, the classes in your chosen program, and our proven process for helping students get started in their new careers. Your admissions advisor will review our flexible payment plans with you to find an option you are comfortable with. You can ask any questions you may have about BTC or our programs.

You will also get to take a tour of the campus, see classrooms and labs, meet potential instructors, and get a feel for what it’s like to be a student at BTC. You will be able to complete this admissions meeting at our campus or virtually.

Get Registered for Classes

The last thing to do is register for your healthcare training classes. At Boardman Training Center, we do the work for you and get you registered for the exact classes you need each term.

Before starting your classes, make sure you have everything you need to excel in your healthcare training program. Talk with your family and friends about the support you will need, allow time for homework, and get all your supplies ready to start school. This will set you up for success from the very beginning.

Now you know just what to do to enroll for fall classes, so you’re ready to get started on the fast track to a new healthcare career. Contact us today to make it happen!

*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam.

What is the Difference Between a CNA & MOS

There are many great reasons to start a career in healthcare. There is a wide variety of available careers, and the healthcare industry is continuing to grow quickly. If you work in healthcare, you also have the chance to make a real difference in people’s lives by helping and caring for patients.

With so many different paths available to starting a career in the medical field, it can be overwhelming and confusing to figure it out by yourself. So we’re here to help by breaking down the differences in two entry-level healthcare positions, certified nursing assistant and medical office specialist.

Career Outlook

Medical office specialists have a promising career outlook. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, medical office specialists, or medical assistants, have a projected growth rate of 19% for 2019-2029 in the United States, which is much higher than the 4% average growth rate for all jobs. This means that employers will be hiring more and more medical office specialists in the years to come and will need qualified candidates to fill the positions.

The BLS estimates that positions for certified nursing assistants will grow 8% in the US between 2019-2029. Although this is higher than the average growth rate of 4% for all occupations, it’s not as high as the expected growth for medical office specialists or medical assistants.

Skills Required

What is the Difference Between a CNA & MOS
Medical office specialists perform a variety of both administrative and clinical duties while on the job. They assess patients and help doctors with patient care and treatment. Some of the skills medical office specialists must learn are helping with exams, administering injections, taking vital signs, preparing lab tests, and entering patient information.
At Boardman Training Center, our medical office specialist students get to practice hands-on skills in classrooms and labs, preparing them for success while on the job.

Certified nursing assistants are more focused on helping with daily living activities and direct patient care. Common skills that CNAs must perform while on the job are bathing and cleaning patients, moving them between wheelchairs and beds, helping patients use the bathroom and get dressed, feeding them, and changing linens.

Training Needed

To begin a career as a medical office specialist, specialized training is required to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills. Most medical office specialist or medical assisting programs are completed in under two years, combining classroom instruction and hands-on training. In addition, it’s helpful to choose a medical office specialist program that prepares you for professional healthcare certifications, as many employers prefer certified candidates.

For example, in our Medical Office Specialist program here at BTC, you learn vital knowledge and practice hands-on skills in essential areas while preparing for professional certifications like Certified Medical Administrative Assistant*, Certified Billing and Coding Specialist*, and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist*.

Specialized training is also necessary to become a certified nursing assistant, and this training is typically completed in under six months. CNAs will learn and practice different areas, including direct patient care, documentation, and patient safety. The CNA class has to be approved by the state, and a competency exam must be passed upon completion of the program. Additionally, clinical hours are required to become certified, and the number of hours varies by state.

Work Environment

According to BLS data, medical office specialists, or medical assistants, most commonly work in physician’s offices, with 57% working there in 2019. Another 15% work in hospitals, and the remainder work in outpatient care centers and at chiropractor’s offices. Most of these professionals work full-time, 40-hour workweeks, and some may work evenings, weekends, and holidays if they work in a healthcare facility that is always open, like a hospital.

Certified nursing assistants work more in nursing care facilities, with 37% employed there, and hospitals, with 27% employed there, according to data from the BLS. The rest of the employed nursing assistants work in assisted living and retirement facilities, home healthcare services, and government. Certified nursing assistants are required to be on their feet a lot when they work and are expected to lift over 50 pounds, which makes the job more strenuous and physically demanding. Most CNAs are employed full-time, but some work part-time as well. As a result, they may be expected to work more on nights, weekends, and holidays and for longer hours at a time.

Get Started

You’re now informed of the differences between medical office specialists and certified nursing assistants. If you think a career as a medical office specialist is the right choice for you, BTC may be perfect for you! Explore our Medical Office Specialist program and request information now to get started!

*Certification is contingent upon passing the corresponding industry certification exam.

Have you ever considered becoming a Medical Office Specialist?

The Medical Office Specialist world is exhilarating, fast-paced, and challenging! If you want to be part of the healthcare field, consider starting your new career in just weeks.

MOS Student

The Medical Office Specialist program offered at Broadman Training Center (BTC) focuses on providing students with hands-on practical experience that prepares them for a multitude of National Healthcareer Association certifications. The program focuses on direct patient care and front office administration.

Some of the fundamental skills that you are exposed to are:

  • Recording vital signs
  • Patient intake
  • Charting
  • Medical Billing
  • Injections
  • Hospital Admissions
  • Lab Work
  • Basic Coding

Medical office specialists are the members of the medical team who make healthcare facilities run smoothly for doctors and patients. If you want to have a positive impact on people’s lives, training at Boardman Training Center may be a terrific option for you!

In BTC’s Medical Office Specialist program, you will acquire the skills to work in a doctor’s office, clinic, and other essential healthcare facilities. This allows physicians, nurses, and other medical staff to focus on the needs of patients. Students who are taking the five Medical Assistant related classes within the medical office training program will also train for the following National Healthcareer Association professional certifications:

 

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