Find out why a career as a Medical Laboratory Technician Assistant could be right for you!

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Growing Industry

The number of medical lab technician assistant positions is growing rapidly in Canada. As current lab techs eventually retire and more people have access to health care, more patients will visit the doctor’s office. This leads to more lab tests, which require more lab techs to complete them. If you’re considering a job as a medical lab technician assistant, this is great news and means you’ll have a good shot of finding an open position once you’ve completed school.

Potential To Move Up

Medical lab technician assistants who work in large hospitals frequently specialize in a particular area once they’ve gained enough experience. Specialization is a smart move because it enables you to become familiar with certain types of tests and complete them faster. Lab technician assistants who are willing to go back to school also have the option of becoming a medical laboratory technologist. This position comes with a higher salary and the ability to perform more advanced types of lab tests.

The Ability to Work Independently or With a Team

As a medical lab technician assistant, your job primarily involves conducting tests in a lab on your own. In addition, technician assistants may have to interact with patients in order to collect blood or tissue samples and share the results with the doctors who ordered them. This mix of tasks makes a career as a medical laboratory technician assistant worth considering for individuals who want to work in medicine and enjoy working independently along with some collaboration.

Get Started In Less Than A Year

National Academy offers a 41-week Medical Laboratory Technician Assistant diploma program with a mandatory placement. Higher education is expensive, so the less time you need to spend in school for your degree or certificate, the more money you’ll save.

For more information about the Medical Laboratory Technician Assistant diploma at National Academy, please visit online http://www.nahb.ca/health-care-training/medical-lab-technician-diploma or contact us directly at one of our three campuses.

Toronto: 416 545 0404

Mississauga: 905 273 6656

Hamilton: 905 521 9991

NATIONAL ACADEMY: Tips for a Great HEALTHCARE RESUME

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Healthcare is one of the largest industries in Ontario. The number of jobs in healthcare will continue to rise—and healthcare will remain a great industry for job seekers. For all of our students who are ready to graduate and join the industry, competition and high standards demand you have the appropriate skills and experience, and market yourself well. There are many ways to reflect your best selling points in a healthcare resume. Below are some key tips.

Choose Your Format

In healthcare, a resume is the standard for healthcare professionals seeking roles in management, administrative work, or back-office operations. For example, hospitals and healthcare agencies need qualified people in accounting, purchasing, technology, and operations, among others, and these roles are typically open to qualified candidates from all fields.

Keywords are Key

Most companies, including hospitals and healthcare agencies, now use recruiting management software to screen candidates by searching for keywords when going through their resume database. To increase the chances of your resume matching open roles, it should include the same keywords that appear in the job descriptions. You should also include keywords relevant to your targeted area.

For example, include “operating revenue” whether you are a clinician, office manager, or administrator, as the size of your budget influences the significance and prestige of your past work experiences. “Program-development” or “service-development” shows your ability to expand the business, an imperative in an ever-growing industry; and healthcare employers are usually impressed by a distinguished list of “research” or “publications,” showing you are keeping up with healthcare trends.

Sell Yourself

The typical resume strategy of listing your responsibilities will certainly not harm your chance of landing an interview, but it may not work in your favor either. While it is crucial to sell yourself through your resume by describing actual benefits and results of your accomplishments, don’t limit yourself to just on-the-job attributes. In addition to the nuts and bolts of the resume, it could be beneficial to include a section for your interests and hobbies—especially if they can be seen as enhancing your healthcare work. The person looking at your resume can infer a lot about you through your activities. Example: Are you an avid runner? The drive, discipline, and dedication this endeavor takes can be readily applied to any challenging healthcare role and recognized by recruiters.

Stay Relevant

In a rapidly changing, highly regulated industry like healthcare, you resume should demonstrate that you’re current with relevant technologies, policies, and practices, and that your credentials are up-to-date with the job description.

In short, when considering what to include on your healthcare resume, be sure to avoid overlooking your achievements that can make the difference between you and the next candidate, and create a resume that will highlight how your skills—and who you are—will benefit the specific role.

For more information on resume building and interview techniques, speak with your National Academy Campus Director in order to schedule an appointment.

Toronto Campus – 416.545.0404

Hamilton Campus – 905.521.9991

Mississauga Campus – 905.273.6656

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The Best of Both Worlds: Medical Office Assistants working within the Ontario Health Care Industry

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If you have a desire to work within Ontario’s booming healthcare industry but have a passion for business, a career as a Medical Office Assistant could be the perfect balance.

Medical office assistants perform clerical work in doctors’ and hospital offices. It is their responsibility to keep all patient files organized and to maintain the front office. They file medical records and handle administrative duties, such as answering phones and scheduling appointments.

In addition to the business skills you will need to make a great Medical Assistant, this list of personal qualifications is a great checklist to help you determine whether or not earning your diploma as a Medical Office Assistant is the right move for you!

1. Great Communication Skills

You must learn to translate medical lingo into layman’s terms for the patient.

2. Outgoing Personality

You need to be proactive when meeting new people and interact professionally.

3. A Good Listener

Listening is essential in the healthcare industry. Throughout the day, you will need to listen to the needs and concerns of several patients, Doctors and Nurses.

4. Compassionate

When patients are experiencing pain, be there to comfort and support them.

5. Non-Judgmental

You must never gossip nor hold negative feelings towards those who practice a different lifestyle than you do. You are in this profession to heal, not judge.

6. Self-Controlled

Dealing with death and undesirable test results can be an emotional place. Self-control and a professional composure should be contained at all times.

7. Strong Organization Skills

Multitasking and efficient organization are key qualities for this position.

8. Adaptability

You need to be able to bounce back and forth between patients and admin tasks.

9. Problem Solving Skills

When a supervisor is unavailable, you may have to solve issues on your own.

10. Following Direction

There is no room to forget the instructions of doctors and nurses. They are trained professionals and you will learn more from working with such knowledgeable and educated individuals.

If a career as a Medical Office Assistant sounds like a good fit for you, find out more at http://www.NAHB.ca or call one of our three campuses in Hamilton (905.521.9991), Toronto (416.545.0404) or Mississauga (905.273.6656) today!

New Year. New Career. January 2016 Start Dates. Register Today.

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We have been asked to set out our upcoming January start dates (see below) -  a great time to start because you’ll be career ready by the end of the year! It’s not too late to register for any of the programs below – our admissions process and different financial options makes it easy to ensure you are able to begin training towards your career of choice.

Feel free to click on any of the links below or call to speak with one of our experienced career counselors for more information on how you can begin training towards your career of choice as well as which funding option best suits your situation (including Government Assistance, to those who qualify).

Call us in Mississauga (1 888 306 0991), Hamilton (1 888 446 4649) or Toronto (1 866 797 6312) for details.

Many of our programs also offer afternoon, evening and/or weekend training schedules.

Why National Academy?

  • All of our programs take less than a year to complete.
  • All of our programs qualify for Government assistance, to those who qualify.
  • We have been a registered career college since 1979, making us one of the most established colleges in Ontario.
  • All instructors have real world experience.
  • Our support team guide you through your entire education process, including making sure that you’re career ready by the time you graduate.  We do not stop working with our students until they get a job!
  • Unlimited upgrade training and career service support throughout your entire career (at no charge).

Mississauga campus: 1 888 306 0991

Hamilton campus: 1 888 446 4649

Toronto campus: 1 866 797 6312

January 2106 Start Dates

 (Additional Starts Dates Also Available)

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Dental Assistant (Level 1 & 2) Diploma
Day, Evening and Weekend Classes.Starts January 25, 2016
Dental Assistant (Level 1 & 2) Diploma
Day & Afternoon Classes.
Starts January 11, 2016
Dental Assistant (Level 1 & 2) Diploma
Starts January 25, 2016
Early Childcare Assistant Diploma
Starts January 25, 2016
Early Childcare Assistant Diploma
Starts January 4 and February 8, 2016
Early Childcare Assistant Diploma
Starts January 18, 2016
Physiotherapy Assistant Diploma
Starts January 25, 2016
Physiotherapy Assistant Diploma
Starts January 25, 2016
Physiotherapy Assistant Diploma
Starts January 18, 2016
Police Foundations Diploma
Starts January 25, 2016
Police Foundations Diploma
Starts January 18, 2016
Police Foundations Diploma
Starts January 18, 2016
Community Services Worker Diploma
Starts January 25, 2016
Community Services Worker Diploma
Starts January 11, 2016
Community Services Worker Diploma
Starts January 18, 2016
Personal Support Worker Diploma
Day & Evening Classes.
Starts January 18, 2016
Personal Support Worker Diploma
Starts February 8, 2016
Accounting & Payroll Diploma
Starts January 18, 2016
Accounting & Payroll Diploma
Starts January 25, 2016
Accounting & Payroll Diploma
Starts January 4 and January 25, 2016
Supply Chain and Logistics
Starts January 18, 2016
Business Administration Diploma
Starts January 25, 2016
Medical Laboratory Technician Diploma
Day, Afternoon & Evening Classes
Starts March 21, 2016
Medical Laboratory Technician Diploma
Starts January 18, 2016
Office Administration Diploma
Starts January 25, 2016
Supply Chain and Logistics
Starts January 25, 2016
Business Management Diploma – New
Starts January 25, 2016
Medical Office Assistant Diploma
Starts January 11 and February 1, 2016
Pharmacy Technician Diploma
Starts January 25, 2016
Medical Laboratory Technician Diploma
Day & Evening Classes.
January 25, 2016
Medical Office Assistant Diploma
Day, Afternoon & Evening Classes.
Starts January 25, 2016
Supply Chain and Logistics
Starts January 25, 2016


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