The Knowledge Nook

What is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant?

Posted by Tami Russell on May 12, 2017 4:44:23 PM

Obtaining the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant® (CCMA®) credential is one way to boost a career as a medical assistant.  The National Healthcareer Association® offers this important certification exam leading to the CCMA® designation.

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Topics: medical assisting

Good Communication is Key to a Strong HR Department and Strong Organization

Posted by Tami Russell on May 9, 2017 10:25:09 PM

Let's revisit the power of communication in the workplace.

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Topics: HR certification

Will a Degree Help Me Find Work in the Forensics Field?

Posted by Tami Russell on May 5, 2017 2:12:43 PM

Although there are some jobs within the forensics field that do not require a degree, individuals with a college degree in targeted disciplines will have increased options and opportunities for advancement and salary increases.

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Topics: crime scene investigations

What Careers Are Similar to Dental Assisting?

Posted by Tami Russell on May 2, 2017 9:53:19 PM

If you are on the hunt for a new career, it’s a great idea to look into a variety of options and learn all you can about the ones that interest you.

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Topics: dental assistant, careers

Is Becoming A Paralegal A Good Choice for Career-Changers?

Posted by Tami Russell on Apr 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

For many of us, changing careers can be an overwhelming prospect.  There are new terms to learn, new rules to absorb, new skills to master, new people to meet.  Too often, staying in an unfulfilling job seems like the safest option.

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Topics: paralegal

Upstream Takes On Unique Meaning in the Energy Industry

Posted by Tami Russell on Apr 25, 2017 6:41:09 PM

Oil and gas industry professionals have a vocabulary that is somewhat unique to their industry.  Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream are three terms that oil and gas industry professionals toss about as they discuss the stages of production, from discovery to delivery of oil and gas.  Terms can be a little intimidating for industry newcomers.

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Topics: energy

What Are The Requirements For Becoming a Private Investigator?

Posted by Tami Russell on Apr 20, 2017 11:05:00 AM

Here’s is a review of a common question we get at The Knowledge Nook. Because many individuals interested in the career of a Private Investigator are former law enforcement officials, or active officers considering retiring from law enforcement, individuals in other careers may feel this is not the right career for them.

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Topics: private investigations

Knowing How Long To Keep Records Can Make Tax Day Easier

Posted by Tami Russell on Apr 18, 2017 3:45:30 PM

Tax season (for most of us) comes to a close tonight as many of us rush to the post office to mail our Federal tax returns.

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Topics: lifelong learning

Explaining the Acronyms Common to Medical Billing/Coding

Posted by Tami Russell on Apr 14, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Individuals with a background in healthcare, such as nurses and medical assistants, are often drawn to the world of the medical coder and/or biller.  Although a strong background in healthcare is NOT required for individuals interested in medical coding and billing, it is certainly an advantage to come into the field with an understanding of the healthcare industry.

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Topics: medical billing and coding

What Are Some Essential Tips For Preparing For A Job Interview

Posted by Tami Russell on Apr 11, 2017 2:56:05 PM

Anyone who has ever been on a job interview knows that nervous jitters can get in the way of making a great impression on a potential employer.  What are some must-have preparation tips to make sure you are ready for anything an interviewer might throw your way?

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Topics: careers

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