How to Land Your Dream Job After MOA TrainingFebruary 23, 2018
Completion of medical office administrator training represents a major step towards gainful employment in a wide range of medical facilities, clinics, and research centres. Your training will teach you everything you need to know about patient billing, medical transcription, communication styles, patient data collection, and so much more. In addition, hands-on programs don’t just teach you the theory behind these essential skills. You’ll learn how to apply your knowledge to real work settings, helping you step into your first position as a medical office assistant with confidence.
However, how can you get that first job after graduation? Fortunately, it’s easier than you might think. Here are just some tips to get you started.
Expand on Placement Connections and Network, Network, Network
Many graduates of MOA training will already have inroads towards a potential employer forged by the time of their graduation—namely through any institution that they’ve completed a placement at. For example, gradates of MOA training at Medix College will complete an off-site external placement as a mandatory aspect of their training. These employers are often first in line to hire graduates with MOA training.
Graduates of MOA training can turn to any existing connections in order to seek leads
By reaching out to personal and professional connections that will have been forged over this placement, students can learn about possible openings early, or hear of another company looking for a medical office assistant.
Build an Employer Wish List After Your Medical Office Administration Courses
When it comes to considering a dream employer, it’s important to think of several different factors. Spending time applying to potential employers in areas beyond a practical commute, or who are solely hiring for positions with hours that you cannot align with, is not a productive use of time. However, by using regional medical career banks, filtered searches on job search websites, and noting local postings, a list of potential employers who satisfy your career goals can be compiled. From this selection, a top-down wish list can easily be drawn, with employer reputation and your own preferences for company size and focus helping you to prioritize who to approach first. It’s often stated that looking for a good full-time position can itself feel like full-time work, but by pursuing this approach, you will know each application sent will be for a position that you’ll truly enjoy after healthcare college.
Prominently Present Your MOA Training and Experience on Your CV
Once you’ve determined which companies you want to apply to, you’ll need to prepare your CV and cover letter. Generally, your cover letter should be used to highlight the skills that are particularly desired for the role being applied to, while the attached resume can be more comprehensive in listing experience and skills.
It’s important to highlight relevant experience, education, and skills when applying for positions
For example, if a job opening lists proficiency in database management as a major asset, and your placement included collecting and maintaining information to be compiled into an extensive medical database, you’ll want to put that experience front and centre. In this way, you’ll be able to quickly show employers that you are an excellent candidate for the position.
Do you want to build a rewarding career in medical administration?
Contact us at Medix College today to learn how a medical office administration course could be the perfect choice.