New NHA Certifications Give Medical Assisting Students Competitive Edge

Medical Assisting Certifications

Medical Assisting students at ECPI University’s College of Health Science now have the opportunity to take National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification tests right on campus while they are still in school. These five certifications address many different facets of a medical assistant’s responsibilities and can also demonstrate that they are a well-rounded medical professional:

  • Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS)
  • Certified EKG Technician (CET)
  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
  • Certified Billing and Coding Specialist
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)

Completion of the exam demonstrates the students’ competency which is important in establishing their marketability.

“We frequently hear from advisory boards and employers that when reviewing candidates, certifications are not only important, but can be the determining factor in selecting the final candidate,” says Ashley Richards, Richmond Campus Director of Academic Affairs. “In some cases, employers prefer certifications over years of experience and also say that salary negotiations are more strongly supported when a graduate has this documentation of proficiencies.”

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