How to Create a Winning Medical Assistant Resume

If you have recently graduated from a medical assistant degree program and have your certificate in hand, you may want to start working on your medical assistant resume. Actually before you do this, it is advisable to take the certification exam which is given in January, June and October of each year. This gives you a big edge over non-certified job applicants and looks great on your resume. Another thing that looks good is an internship, so hopefully your school set you up with one of those prior to graduation.

While resume writing skills may be covered in brief as part of your medical assistant training, there are some other tips you may not know that can be helpful. For example, never use plain white or colored paper when printing your resume. At every office supply store you will find resume paper. It is heavier and somewhat gray in color, it gives your resume the ultra professional touch you need. Also, stay simple with your fonts and use black ink for easy readability.

Most people who are in charge of hiring medical assistants are very busy and don't have time to read lengthly materials. So, keep things short and to the point without leaving anything out. The first thing medical assistant resumes should contain is a history of your education and certification. Some people put an Objective on their resume first, others do not. Next you'll list your work history and any special skills you possess. You should also write a cover letter that is a bit more personal and lets the employer know more about your education and skills while getting a hint of your personality.

There are all kinds of resume templates online and available with word processing software programs. You can create your own medical assistant resume or hire a professional resume writer to do it for you. This is probably not necessary because of the vast volume of helpful information available about writing resumes that get attention in a good way. Your resume and cover letter is the first impression a potential employer gets of you, so make sure it is a favorable one. You might also want to study up on interviewing skills because if your resume is good you are likely to get called in for a job interview, often the last step before hiring.

 



 

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Orange County physician assistant convicted of writing prescriptions without medical need - OCRegister

Orange County physician assistant convicted of writing prescriptions without medical need
OCRegister
A physician assistant who worked at a Fountain Valley medical clinic has been convicted of federal drug-trafficking charges for writing prescriptions for narcotics without a medical purpose, authorities said on Tuesday. A federal jury on Monday found .

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Certified Medical Assistant - Native American Times - Native Times

Certified Medical Assistant - Native American Times
Native Times
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe is seeking candidates for Certified Medical Assistant. Under general supervision, the CMA assists with select nursing and .

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Medical Assistants Nationwide Gather in Cincinnati, Ohio - Markets Insider

Medical Assistants Nationwide Gather in Cincinnati, Ohio
Markets Insider
CINCINNATI, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical assistants from across the country will meet Oct. 6EUR9 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to discuss trends that affect one of the nation's fastest-growing careers. Sessions at the 61st Annual Conference of the .

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SCC medical assistants garner 100 percent pass rate - Mount Airy News

SCC medical assistants garner 100 percent pass rate
Mount Airy News
The most recent cohort of Medical Assisting program graduates at Surry Community College recently received results from their national licensure exam resulting in a 100 percent pass rate for the nine first-time test takers who graduated from Surry in May.

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OUS to offer new allied health programs - Huntington Herald Dispatch

OUS to offer new allied health programs
Huntington Herald Dispatch
"The Southern campus will offer certificate courses in clinical medical assistant, pharmacy technician and medical billing and coding," Pennington said. "These programs help us meet needs in our region's labor force for skilled workers in allied health .

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Medical assistant program available evenings at Baton Rouge . - The Advocate

Medical assistant program available evenings at Baton Rouge .
The Advocate
Baton Rouge Community College is offering a medical assistant training program Tuesday and Thursday evenings at its Acadian site, 3250 N. Acadian Thruway .

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Uncertainty at York Suburban after superintendent takes leave, assistant retires - York Dispatch

York Dispatch

Uncertainty at York Suburban after superintendent takes leave, assistant retires
York Dispatch
For the past week, there has been a leadership vacuum at York Suburban School District, with the superintendent on medical leave and her assistant retiring at the end of last week, according to a school administrator. EURœThat's a great question,EUR York .

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Hospital hosting informational session on becoming a Certified Medical Assistant - Daily Bulldog

Hospital hosting informational session on becoming a Certified Medical Assistant
Daily Bulldog
FARMINGTON - Have you been thinking about a career as a medical assistant, but don't know how to begin your education? Would you like to take your course in the Farmington/Livermore Falls area? If so, plan to attend an information session on Monday, .

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Lessard Medical Assistant Scholarship presented - Alpena News

Alpena News

Lessard Medical Assistant Scholarship presented
Alpena News
Courtesy Photo Marking the award of a newly established scholarship at Alpena Community College are, from left, Kimberly Salziger, ACC Medical Assistant Program director; Mary Benton, Dr. Richard and Mrs. Sharon Lessard Medical Assistant Scholarship .

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Beaumont Health System: Medical Assistant - Fox 2 Detroit

Fox 2 Detroit

Beaumont Health System: Medical Assistant
Fox 2 Detroit
(WJBK) - The Beaumont Health System is taking applications to fill the position of Medical Assistant.This is a full-time position at the Northside Medical Center in Northwest Detroit. Candidates act as a physician extender, providing primary healthcare .

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