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Considering Skipping A Home Inspection? Think Twice

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Overview   

Home inspectors are experts that examine and uncover any potential flaws or risks in a home. Home inspections are essential for determining the health of a house that you or someone else wants to call home. Why should you think twice about skipping a home inspection? If a large health and safety item is detected, sellers are more likely to negotiate. This is because if you decide to back out of the offer, they are now legally obligated to disclose to the next buyer about the faults in the house.   

Benefits of Home inspection   

As a buyer, you benefit from a home inspection because you can settle on the price of the house and have an upside. You can find out about any illegal installments, dwellings, and hazardous additions to the property. As a seller, you benefit from a home inspection because if you fix the damages prior to listing that you may even be able to fetch an over-asking price for the home. To learn more about the benefits of home inspection for you visit https://bit.ly/358mk2ycom  

As a buyer, isn’t it absurd if you spend only 15 minutes viewing a house that you want to call home and is arguably the most important purchase of your life?  The visual inspection you do will certainly help you to see any possible furniture arrangements, and plan any imminent remodeling needs. However, the purpose of the home inspection extends well beyond a cosmetic inspection. It enables you to assess the interior and exterior health of a home. You can use the results to validate your decision and ensure that you are purchasing a high-quality home.

Protect yourself in the property market   

Home purchasers may bear the brunt of  home defects, especially if they are provided incorrect information during the pre-listing process. Some home buyers and sellers finalize the deal without a home inspection which can leave them with a lot of unfixed damages. With a timely and thorough home inspection, you can save yourself thousands in maintenance and repair costs in the future. In a heated property market, home inspections become even more important.  

Qualified Home Inspectors 

It is crucial that a home inspector be well trained and qualified to provide good advice to their clients. The Home Inspection course at the Academy Of Learning Brampton West Campus is a Ministry-approved curriculum that prepares you to become a well-rounded home inspector. It adheres to the professional requirements of the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (CAHPI) and the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). For more information about the curriculum material, please visit our website; https://aolcbrampton.com/our-courses/home-inspection-training/

Contact us for more information to enroll in our Home Inspections program today and obtain a Ministry Approved Home Inspector Diploma  

Phone : 365-788-4080  

Email : min@aolcbrampton.com  

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Why You Don’t Want To Miss Out On a Home Inspection in the Hot Housing Market?

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The Diploma Program

The Home Inspection course offered at the Academy Of Learning Brampton West Campus is a Ministry-approved program that is aligned with the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (CAHPI) and the American Society of Home Inspectors’ professional standards (ASHI). You can check out our website for more information about the curriculum training at https://aolcbrampton.com/our-courses/

Hot Housing Market

As we know, the Ontario housing market is red hot. Home inspections become even more significant in a hot housing market. Why are home inspections so important in the hot housing market? Some homebuyers make purchases without home inspections. This can put them in trouble because they may be paying for a home with major defects. Homebuyers have no protection against such defects, especially if they are given wrongful information during pre-listing. 

While the current market is pressuring some people into making poor decisions, the savvy home buyer understands that in reality, a home inspection may result in you saving yourself thousands of dollars in repair costs for the future. Home inspectors make certain that you are informed of all the defects in the interior and exterior of a home. This prevents consumers from being deceived and paying more. The housing market is very hot and anxious buyers and sellers are moving so quickly they are forgetting the importance of a home inspection. You can read more about what experienced home inspectors have to say at http://www.cbc.ca

Importance of Home Inspection

Now it is more important than ever to get a home inspection because it can be used as a contingency in your contract with the seller or buyer, this can result in renegotiation based on the inspector’s findings that can benefit both parties. As a homeowner, buyer, or seller you should get a home inspection. As a Home inspector, it is part of your job to keep consumers aware of the importance of a good home structure. Home inspectors will always be in demand and now more than ever because it is an outstanding time for you to get your career started.   

Contact us for more information to enroll in our Home Inspections program today and obtain a Ministry Approved Home Inspector Diploma 

Phone : 365-788-4080  Email : min@aolcbrampton.com

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER

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Overview

A Personal Support Worker (PSW) assists with tasks of daily living, working in long-term care facilities such as home care, retirement homes, group homes, hospitals, and other social institutions. The assistance you provide as a PSW can vary widely depending on the needs of your client. Being prepared for unexpected circumstances is a part of your daily routine. 

The routine of the PSW can consist of living care, hospitality, family care and assistance with social or recreational activities; this can vary based on the necessities of each client. A PSW dedicates the majority of their time and effort towards the care of others. Effective time management skills are therefore crucial, when preparing for the day. As a personal support worker, you grow accustomed to early mornings and shifting schedules. You can learn more about your duties as a PSW through our blog: https://hubs.la/H0P354Z0

Early Mornings 

A typical morning begins at 7 AM for a PSW.  You will likely start by changing bed sheets and hospitality-related activities. Next, you may find yourself helping a resident in the washroom and assisting with simple tasks like brushing teeth and/or dentures. This helps them get used to the routine. A PSW would help a resident with getting dressed and other personal hygiene-related tasks for the day. While these are important activities for the PSW during the day that help with the client’s comfort and hygiene, your job extends well beyond that. You are the person many residents look forward to seeing every day. With daily interactions, they will begin to rely on you and trust you for their needs. Needless to say, this can be a very rewarding experience for you.

Activities

Once the day has begun, residents are served their breakfast and meals. Specific meals are made based on preferences and dietary restrictions. Some of your clients may have difficulty eating or require more attention than others. Towards the end of the day, it is the responsibility of a PSW to note down any changes in the resident’s medical condition before leaving. This important step helps to keep their medical profile updated with important information.

One of the key strengths of a  PSW is –  patience. You will frequently tap into your reservoir of patience during the day as you deal with people who may not be cognitively aware. This makes  constant, and effective communication crucial. No doubt your days will be packed with activities but you will still need to build that build a bond with residents. It can be through simple actions such as having a small conversations with them or playing board games. 

Perspective of a retired PSW

Let’s look at this through the perspective of a retired PSW, Cindy Balazs retired after 41 years of service at a long-term care home. She believes that a day in the life of a PSW “requires lots of patience and compassion,” (Thompson, 2021). Like any other job in the medical field, this is one of the most important jobs in our society today. A lot of PSW’s tell us that they love their job. Balazs is no different. She said she really loved her job and “enjoyed working with the elderly.” (Thompson, 2021) even in these trying times of COVID. She believes that this is because her client needs her support, the human connection formed through compassion and kindness is the most rewarding aspect of being a PSW. When you become a PSW you are on the pathway for a long-term and rewarding career, your hard work pays off when you love what you do. To read more about Balazs experience: https://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/news/local-news/you-get-attached-says-psw-retiring-after-41-years-at-john-noble-home

Ontario Government has just announced $86 Million in PSW  Education funding. This is being done to meet the critical need for PSW’s in our community today, especially with the ongoing crisis. This can help you fund your PSW education and even earn a Ministry approved PSW diploma free of cost. To learn more about this limited time opportunity please read our previous blog: https://aolcbrampton.com/2021/05/07/psw-funding/

For more information on how you can earn a PSW diploma call us at 365-788-4080 or e-mail:min@aolcbrampton.com

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How does a Private Career College help you?

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Opportunities 

A Private career college caters to everyone including the underserved and those that may have been left behind in our communities. At Private career colleges we offer diplomas that are completed at a shorter duration than degrees and prepare students with hands-on skills that  prepare them to hit the ground running. This includes placements, internships, coop and help in exploring different job opportunities shortly after the completion of your diploma. A prime example of a high demand program that is preparing our students in a short duration for a well-paying and meaningful career is the Personal Support worker program. It not only gives you the requisite skills and knowledge in only 5 months but also provides guaranteed placements, and a higher chance of employment upon completion. More information about the Personal Support Worker program can be found in our blog PSW Funding Blog.

Our Students

An interesting fact about Private Career Colleges (PCC) is that our student population includes a significantly higher proportion of learners (52%) who were born outside of Canada. This demographic comprises of   immigrants, protected refugees, displaced migrants, and international students. Please see : https://careercollegesontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Student-Demographic-Report.pdf

When you choose to study in a private career college, like Academy of Learning Brampton West, you can reap the added benefit of getting a step closer to gaining your PR and citizenship, all while gaining a ministry approved  diploma program in a short period of time. A large population in Canada comprises of visible minorities. Three in ten (30%) of PCC students self-identify as a visible minority, with four percent self-identifying as indigenous people. Private career colleges are therefore prime examples and supporters of diversity. They are a great platform for  immigrants and visible minorities who  may lack resources to avail of opportunities that this great country offers. It serves as an avenue for them to adapt and offers learning styles without overwhelming them.

Steps to success

When you enroll at the Academy Of Learning Brampton West, your aspirations are our goals, and we will guide you through the steps necessary to reach your destination. In private career colleges, nearly two in five students (38%) indicate their first language is neither English nor French, however they achieve high rates of success tremendously with the help of career colleges. Private career colleges accommodate students that do not speak English and French as their first language, and still provide them with the absolute best education.

Private career colleges illustrate that it is never too late to get an education and start a career in something you love. Students in career colleges belong to a range of age groups. Most of the adult students learn basic innovative computer and language skills in the first few weeks of their program. This enables students to feel welcomed and gives them the confidence to flourish in the program. Private career colleges work at the pace of the students and give the students more time, less stress when completing a program. Talk to us today to take the next step towards your rewarding career. E-mail: min@aolcbrampton.com or call 365-788-4080

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Why Choose a Private Career College?

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What is a Private Career College?

Private Career Colleges (PCC’s) are ministry approved institutions that provide certificate and diploma programs in a variety of fields such as Finance, HealthCare, Social Services, Technology, Business Administration, Accounting, Home Inspections and many more. PCC’s fulfil an important need for vocational education. There can be several motivations for choosing Private Career Colleges over universities and public colleges. While University and College programs are tailored towards providing education that helps explore a field of study in depth, PCC’s are focused on vocational education. This means a PCC program is geared towards students who want to get education that quickly leads to a well-paying job.

Program Duration

This is not to say University and College programs do not lead to well-paying and fulfilling jobs; the key word is how “quickly” does the education or training help you get there. To this end, PCC programs are ministry approved programs that tend to be shorter in duration with a focus on key subject areas that prepare the student for job ready skills or upskill them for their desired job. While a University or College can provide a great overall educational experience owing to its large student body and environment, the length of the program may not be well suited for everyone. If you are looking to become financially productive quickly or need to upgrade to a job that pays more than your current one a PCC program can help you get there much faster.

Cost

Another consideration is the cost of the education. Let’s face it, University or College education does not come cheap. You may have to take on sizable loans to be paid back over the years. In contrast, PCC programs tend to be lower in cost due to their focused approach. Additionally, students can still take advantage of any applicable grants and funding to finance their education. If you want a focused education at a price that does not burn a hole in your pocket, PCC’s may be a good choice. The PSW ( Personal Support Worker ) Program is a great example of such a program that is offered at the Academy of Learning Brampton West. Reliable training, Low Cost, Short Duration ( 6 months ) and high success rate are the hallmarks of the program. With the recent funding announcement, you may be eligible to complete this program for Free: https://aolcbrampton.com/2021/05/07/psw-funding/

Flexibility

A substantial number of PCC students tend to be people who have financial responsibility for a family, such as young single parents. They may already be working a job to financially support their families. Owing to this they may not be able to attend a University or College that requires time commitments that conflict with their job timings. Since PCC’s cater to this demographic, flexibility is a cornerstone of their programs. They tend to be accommodating of the schedules of students so that they don’t have to pick between being financially productive and pursuing that dream job. We often come across students who are fired up to pursue a career in a field of their choice but do not have the pre-requisites such as a high school diploma. In such cases our staff at the Academy Of Learning Brampton West work closely with them to help them take tests that help them come up to speed on the required foundational knowledge that makes them eligible for the courses of their choice.

We are here to help

At the Academy of Learning we understand the significant challenges that life throws at you. We firmly believe that those challenges don’t have to be deterrents to achieving your dreams. We help students with their paperwork, high school credit equivalency and government funding options. Talk to us today! E-mail min@aolcbrampton.com or call us at 365-788-4080

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ONTARIO ANNOUNCES $86 MILLION IN PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER EDUCATION FUNDING

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Program Overview

The personal support worker program provides an opportunity for students to develop basic nursing and social service skills necessary for long term employment in homes, facilities, congregate housing settings, and various programs in social institutions.  The pandemic has exhausted the province’s healthcare resources, the need for personal support workers on the front line today is paramount.

Personal support workers are an urgent need today. Ontario government will provide $86 million in grants and tuition to train 8,000 Personal support workers (PSW). Upon enrollment, students can get up to $13, 235 in grants, tuition fees, and internships. This is the perfect time to take advantage of this opportunity and take a step towards a better financial future. The government is also investing $239 million to increase temporary wage enhancements for Personal support workers which allows them to be equipped with the best experience. This results in paid placements, and exemption of other mandatory fees. See announcement here: https://www.thestar.com/politics/provincial/2021/04/28/ontario-funds-training-for-another-8k-personal-support-workers.html

Personal Support Workers are very valuable in the circumstances of our society today, students are encouraged to pursue the Personal support worker program while they have the chance because the government is giving the course to you for free, at the Academy of Learning we want everyone to take full advantage of this opportunity because we aim for the wellbeing of our students. Personal support workers are crucial for the engagement in patient advocacy and delivering care to residents that are vulnerable, they play an important part in society and are considered the backbone of long term care facilities. Personal support workers care for our loved ones, they deserve to receive modernized knowledge  .

Academy of learning

The Personal support worker program is being offered at the Academy of learning Brampton- West, where the staff strives to give an education that makes a pathway to a brighter future. The duration of this program is 28 weeks, successful completion of the certificate will allow one to explore different careers in the social healthcare working environment province wide. The Academy of Learning Brampton West offers paid clinical placements for Personal support workers upon completion of their diploma, along with a guaranteed place of employment. The staff here values their customers. Unlike other colleges, staff guides and takes care of the paperwork with government funding, enrollment and is always there to guide you through your academic journey for a refreshing experience. New programs and courses are continuously being developed by our campus, to ensure that students receive the best education and skills through their mentors.

The Personal support program is offered remotely for our students, we provide textbooks and all the necessary equipment to succeed in the programs. Many courses, like PSW at the Academy of Learning, are very flexible, to accommodate your schedule and needs. Our campus has experienced mentors that hold your hand and help you flourish in the program. For more information contact us or visit: https://aolcbrampton.com/our-services/personal-support-worker/

CONTACT US

ACADEMY OF LEARNING COLLEGE BRAMPTON- WEST

7700 Hurontario Street, Unit # 306, Brampton, ON Canada. Phone : 365-788-4080 Email : min@aolcbrampton.com

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Why now is the best time to get a Comptia Security+ Certification

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The pandemic forced pretty much everything to go online. In-person events and interactions seem like a distant memory now and online commerce has reached unimaginable volumes. While this tectonic shift to the internet has helped save our economies, it has also exacerbated the problem of cyber fraud and caused an unprecedented increase in cyber security risks such as ransomware and phishing.

As the old adage goes, every dark cloud has a silver lining. This increased risk has created a need for IT Security awareness and positioning for businesses and consumers resulting in an all-time-high need for trained IT Security personnel. If the thought of building a career in IT Security ever crossed your mind, now is the time!

IT Security Specialist

CompTIA Security+ is a great beginner certification to earn. It trains you in the foundational skills expected of an IT Security professional. It is vendor neutral and opens the doors for a rewarding IT Security career. The IT Security Specialist course offered at Academy Of Learning Brampton West trains you in all aspects of IT Security and also equips you with the knowledge to take the Comptia Security+ and ace it. You also acquire the training and skills to take the Comptia A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Server+, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator exams.

Today’s business settings require that professionals are not just knowledgeable in technology but also possess the soft skills to work productively with their teams as well as customers. To that end, the IT Security Specialist course goes above and beyond the technical curriculum and covers customer service essentials and business communications as well, resulting in an all-rounded training that positions you for success towards your cyber security career goals.

Academy Of Learning Brampton West education has kickstarted innumerable careers. We take great pride in it.  Our Integrated Learning System is the secret sauce. It allows you to train at your pace and gives you options to study remotely or in-person. Our friendly, experienced instructors are eager to help you on your journey towards your dream career.

Call 365-788-4080 or email: min@aolcbrampton.com  today or visit us at: https://aolcbrampton.com/

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When Times are Tough, the Tough Get Going

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Have you considered a career in home inspection or personal support worker (PSW)?

COVID-19 hit the world like a ton of bricks. It is what is called a “Black Swan” event; something that no one can see coming and is so rare that it is impossible to predict. While it’s most devastating effect was seen in the loss of life and the pain that families and loved ones suffered through, it’s economic impact cannot be overstated. Hundreds of thousands of people lost jobs as they saw their industries decimated. While the help from government sources has helped somewhat, many find themselves at these unexpected crossroads where they have to find a new job to fend for themselves and their families.

As the saying goes “when the times get tough the tough get going”. In these devastating times we have also seen the human spirit rise. From everyday stories of people helping other people  to the brave frontline workers risking everything to save lives, there is no dearth of inspiration around us. It is with this inspired spirit that the team of Academy Of Learning Brampton West wakes up every day to help people re-tool, re-skill and find rewarding careers. Needless to say, we take great pride in it.

Two career choices that I want to highlight in today’s environment are: Home Inspector and Person Support Worker.

home inspector
Home Inspector

While COVID-19 slowed things down all around, one industry that has not seen a slowdown is the real estate industry. In fact data shows that there has been 35%  growth in home sales activity over last year. This is good news for home inspectors whose services are widely employed by home buyers. This goes for new construction as well, which has picked up rapidly and is expected to continue that way. Academy Of Learning Brampton West offers a ministry approved Home Inspection diploma. It can be completed in as little as 30 weeks. Various funding options are available so it can come at no cost to you. If you have ever thought of working in the construction industry, the home inspector diploma offers a great pathway with a recognized credential: https://aolcbrampton.com/academy-of-learning-brampton-home/our-courses/ Call us today or send us an inquiry using our website or talk to Min: min@aolcbrampton.com or call 365-788-4080. Learn more about the home inspection career at: https://www.oahi.com/

Personal Support Workers have shouldered the COVID-19 impact as front line workers, earning the respect of whole nation. Furthermore, 10000 people hit the age of 65 every day in North America. With the aging population, there is a bigger need than ever before for Person Support Workers to help our seniors. There is a hiring boom in hospitals, long term care homes and home-care businesses. If you have a passion for helping others and are looking for a rewarding career, talk to us today, you could be on your way to your dream job in as little as 28 weeks. With various funding option available, it could be at no cost to you as well. Visit our website: https://aolcbrampton.com/our-services/personal-support-worker/ for details and talk to Min today: min@aolcbrampton.com or call 365-788-4080

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5 Careers You Can Pursue With A Business Administration Diploma

A business administration diploma can open the door to a huge variety of career possibilities! Careers in accounting and finance, marketing, production, operations, human resources, and general administration are typically available to graduates who possess the proper combination of business skills, experience, personal ability, and aptitude.

Here are 5 examples of careers that you can pursue with a business administration diploma. (Source: Jobbank.ca)

1. Sales Administrator

Sales administrators and sales managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of establishments and departments involved in commercial, industrial, institutional, e-business and wholesale and retail sales.

On average, Sales Administrators in Canada make $41.54 per hour.

Job duties include:

  • Plan direct and evaluate the activities of sales departments in commercial, industrial, wholesale and retail and other establishments
  • Establish organizational policies and procedures in relation to sales
  • Lead sales team in building relationships with business clients and manage negotiations of sales contracts
  • Recruit, organize, train and manage staff
  • May work with the marketing department to understand and communicate marketing messages to the field.

2. Financial Auditors and Accountants

Financial auditors and accountants examine and analyze the accounting and financial records of individuals and establishments to ensure accuracy and compliance with established accounting standards and procedures. Accountants plan, organize and administer accounting systems for individuals and establishments.

On average, financial auditors and accountants in Canada make $32.82 per hour.

Job duties include:

  • Prepare detailed reports on audit findings and make recommendations to improve individual or establishment’s accounting and management practices
  • Conduct field audits of businesses to ensure compliance with provisions of the Income Tax Act, Canadian Business Corporations Act or other statutory requirements
  • Plan, set up and administer accounting systems and prepare financial information for individuals, departments within organizations, businesses and other establishments
  • Analyze financial statements and reports and provide financial, business and tax advice

3. Advertising, Marketing, or Public Relations Manager

Advertising, marketing and public relations managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of establishments and departments involved in commercial, industrial and e-business advertising, marketing and public relations. They are employed by commercial and industrial establishments, government departments, and advertising, marketing and public relations firms or consulting businesses.

On average, Advertising, Marketing, or Public Relations Manager in Canada make $39.90 per hour.

Job duties include:

  • Advertising managers plan, direct and evaluate the activities of firms and departments that develop and implement advertising campaigns to promote the sales of products and services.
  • Marketing managers establish distribution networks for products and services, initiate market research studies and analyze their findings, assist in product development, and direct and evaluate the marketing strategies of establishments.
  • Public relations managers direct and evaluate establishments and departments that develop and implement communication strategies and information programs, publicize activities and events, and maintain media relations on behalf of businesses, governments and other organizations.
  • E-business managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the design, development and maintenance of Internet and Intranet sites to manage an organization’s Internet presence including public relations, communications and commercial activities.

4. Human Resources Generalist

Human resources professionals develop, implement and evaluate human resources and labour relations policies, programs and procedures and advise managers and employers on human resources matters. Human resources professionals are employed throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.

On average, Human Resources Generalists in Canada make $35.38 per hour.

Job duties include:

  • Plan, develop, implement and evaluate human resources and labour relations strategies including policies, programs and procedures to address an organization’s human resource requirements
  • Plan and administer staffing, total compensation, training and career development, employee assistance, employment equity and affirmative action programs
  • Hire and oversee training of staff
  • Research employee benefit and health and safety practices and recommend changes or modifications to existing policies.

5. Office Manager

Administrative officers oversee and implement administrative procedures, establish work priorities, conduct analyses of administrative operations and co-ordinate acquisition of administrative services such as office space, supplies and security services. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors. Administrative officers who are supervisors are included in this group.

On average, Office Managers and Administrative Officers in Canada make $24.00 per hour.

Job duties include:

  • Oversee and co-ordinate office administrative procedures and review, evaluate and implement new procedures
  • Establish work priorities, delegate work to office support staff, and ensure deadlines are met and procedures are followed
  • Administer policies and procedures related to the release of records in processing requests under government access to information and privacy legislation
  • Co-ordinate and plan for office services, such as accommodation, relocations, equipment, supplies, forms, disposal of assets, parking, maintenance and security services
Careers You Can Pursue With A Business Administration Diploma

Ready for a career in business?

Academy of Learning Career College’s Business Administration program exposes students to a vast array of business knowledge, management and administration skills, and practical tools that will assist them in addressing situations that arise within a business-related career. See program information.

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How Medical Office Assistant Careers Are Affected by COVID-19

The moment when you decide to become a medical office assistant is the moment when you decide to join a profession determined to help those in your community. Medical office assistants can be found working in a number of different settings, including mental health facilities, doctor’s offices, hospital admitting departments, research facilities, and more.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on many different healthcare services. Some have already experienced a spike in demand, while other services, like mental health services, are predicted to soon be in high demand.

Medical office assistants have an important part to play in the fight against COVID-19. How has their work adapted to these new circumstances? Here’s a look at just some of the ways medical office assistant careers have been impacted.

COVID-19 Has Changed the Scheduling of In-Person Visits

In-person visits are an important and necessary part of healthcare. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, some doctor’s appointments such as vaccinations, pre-natal check-ups, and more still need to be conducted in person.

However, this isn’t to say that nothing has changed when it comes to scheduling in-person appointments. Medical office assistants are now making sure to screen patients for COVID-19 symptoms before their check-up. This could be done over the phone, as patients are asked if they have a cough or fever. Important notices about office policies can also be communicated by mass email so that even before booking an appointment, patients know to monitor and report their symptoms.

 Screening patients can help to reduce risk and limit the spread of the virus

Screening patients can help to reduce risk and limit the spread of the virus

Depending on the nature of the appointment, other changes might also be made. Some offices might try scheduling home visits if possible, in order to limit staff exposure. Whether working from home or in the office, one thing is for sure though; professionals with a medical office assistant diploma are working hard to keep services running smoothly.

Professionals with Medical Office Assistant Careers Are Now Scheduling Many Virtual Appointments

If you’re organized, a great communicator, and want to help others, you could be ideally suited to a medical office assistant career. Those qualities will serve you well throughout your career. They’re also qualities that top professionals are using now to provide creative solutions to the challenges brought on by the pandemic. In fact, many appointments are also being done virtually rather than in the office. This is helping to make sure that patients still get the care they need, while also avoiding any unnecessary risk. However, it means that careful communication and a few changes to scheduling need to be made to ensure that everything runs smoothly. For example, medical office assistants might want to make sure that patients have the necessary video conferencing app to conduct their appointment virtually.

Through their hard work, medical office assistants are helping to limit the spread of the virus and make sure that patients can access the healthcare they need. With the help of medical office assistant courses, you can join these dedicated professionals and also make a difference too!

Are you passionate about helping others?

Your career awaits!

We are recruiting students for our medical office assistant course. Call us at today 365-788-4080.

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