American Medical Technologists (AMT) is a nationally accredited provider of healthcare certifications that help people start their careers in the medical field. In total, AMT provides 10 allied health certifications: Medical Assistant (RMA) Phlebotomy Technician (RPT) Medical Administrative Specialist (CMAS) Dental Assistant (RDA) Medical Technologist (MT) Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Medical Laboratory Assistant (CMLA) Molecular Diagnostics Technologist (MDT) Certified Laboratory Consultant (CLC) Allied Health Instructor (AHI) In this post, you’ll learn the basics of each certification, why it’s important, and who can use each certification to start their careers.
Preparing your students for medical assistant certifications is a challenge. In particular, finding the right resource to supplement or replace your curriculum is key to helping your students feel equipped for their career pathway.
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There’s no denying it: implementing differentiated instruction is a huge leap to take for your CTE class. Successfully differentiating your course means putting in a lot of time, effort, and creativity that many teachers feel they’re unequipped to do.
As a career and technical education instructor, you know that CTE is found all across the United States -- in every state and most school districts.
As a health science curriculum developer, we regularly speak with teachers who are adding new certifications to their pathway. When implementing new health science certifications, these teachers often ask us questions such as: “Is HealthCenter21 accredited?” and “How do I get my course accredited?” While many accredited health science programs use our HealthCenter21 curriculum to prepare their students for certification exams, AES is not a certifying body and cannot award accreditation to CTE programs. But don’t worry - that doesn’t mean we can’t help you!
Have you ever had a health science instructor go back to the industry in the middle of the school year? Do you wish you could have better retention of your health science teachers? You’re not alone. An administrator in Texas recently told me that within the first two weeks of school every year, they’ll see a handful of health science instructors quit and go back to the industry. This is hugely disruptive to their students’ learning and often results in the administrator scrambling to cover the classes. Like this administrator, your new teachers are optimistic and excited about their new career path, and you want to help them have a good start to the year. But what can you do to make that happen?