Philadelphia, PA, November 25, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Healthcarebuilder.com is adding a new section to its site: interviews. Interviewees will include present health care students or health care professionals already working in their chosen field. The goal of these interviews is to provide prospective health care students with the information necessary to find the right school for them and walk into class ready for success. Healthcarebuilder’s first interviewee is Saire, a working medical assistant. Saire grew up in New Orleans and has since moved to Missouri where she attended school to receive her certificate in medical assisting (RMA). After completing her certificate, Saire landed a job at a nearby pharmaceutical company.
Saire knew going into school that there was a high demand for health care professionals. While in school, Saire maintained a 4.0 grade point average and completed an externship with a local community health center. She enjoyed working alongside nurses and doctors as well as interacting with patients during the externship. The externship turned labs and class lectures into real-world experiences and exposed the entire scope of what a medical assistant does. Now as a quality control specialist for a pharmaceutical company, Saire has similar responsibilities to medical assistants in clinics or hospitals, the only difference being that her goal with the doctors and patients is to release effective drugs on the market.
Now back in school for personal enrichment, Saire is studying anthropology and archeology, a passion of hers. Saire hopes to one day achieve a Ph.D., but for now she is very content with her job and loves the thought of continuing her education.
When asked if there are any sorts of after school jobs or programs high school students should get involved in to prepare themselves for a career in medical assisting or health care in general, Saire said: “Volunteer, volunteer, volunteer. Contact a clinic or a hospitals HR department and ask them about volunteer opportunities. They never turn down a volunteer. You not only get personal enrichment out of volunteering, but you are also helping others and it looks good on your resume!”
The rest of this interview can be found at HealthCare Builder by visiting: http://www.healthcarebuilder.com/medical_assistant_interview.htm
Healthcarebuilder.com is the most organized and comprehensive directory of health care schools and health care training resources available online. Beginning as a comprehensive listing of health care schools, the team at healthcarebuilder.com has conducted extensive research on each school to provide prospective students with all the necessary information to choosing their school. Today, the site has grown to include articles, career description pages and a career blog. This complementary information is made available so that the health care professionals of tomorrow have reliable information to advance in their career. The team at healthcarebuilder.com "believes that anything we locate that helps you, helps us serve you better."