At the Salter School, we believe in helping our students get started in their new careers. Our Career Services department is dedicated to preparing our students with the strategies, resources, and confidence they need as they begin to look for that first job in their new field.
Our Career Services representatives will help you with these important steps:
- Resume writing: making your resume stand out
- Online job searching: knowing where to look and what to look for
- Networking: meeting other professionals from your field
- Interviewing: practicing effective techniques and building confidence
- Communicating: developing professional communication skills
At Salter, you will find that our representatives have experience in job placement, and can help you target the types of jobs that best match your training and your interests. We are also here to be your champion. We want you to stay positive and keep up your self-confidence during your job search. Working together as a team, we can help you put your best foot forward as you enter your new field.
Learn more about our Career Services department.
Professional Medical Assistant Externships
One of the many strengths of a Salter education is our externship program. Toward the end of your training, you will be placed in an externship in a real medical setting, where you will get to apply and practice the medical assisting skills you have learned. The externships are supervised, so you will have guidance as you learn the responsibilities of your externship job. The externship provides you with real-world experience in your new field, and helps build confidence in your new skills. This is one of the many reasons that Salter graduates come prepared to their first job.
Read more about our externships program.
Getting Certified as a Medical Assistant
At the Salter School, your Career Services representatives and your instructors encourage you to pursue nationally-recognized certifications as you near graduation. Certification shows that you have proven skills, and employers often prefer to hire applicants who are certified. Getting certified may result in better job opportunities, higher pay, and more job security.
Students who perform successfully in our Professional Medical Assistant program will be prepared to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant certification examination offered through the American Medical Technologists:
As electronic health records (EHR) systems are becoming more and more prevalent, we also suggest to our students that they become certified in EHR, through the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialists certification, offered through the National Healthcareer Association:
The ability to perform phlebotomies—or blood draws—is also important for a medical assistant. Therefore many of our students choose to take the Phlebotomy Technician certification exam as well:
Depending on your campus, you may be eligible to sit for other certifications. Please be sure to discuss the options with your instructors. For most of our campuses, certification exams are held at an off-campus location, and are not covered in your tuition. Remember, getting certified can enhance your resume and position you for better career opportunities. It’s worth the effort!