If you’re interested in a career providing administrative services to hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics, or care facilities, then a medical and health administration diploma could be the perfect way to develop the skills and knowledge you’ll need, and to open up a range of exciting new career opportunities. Students in medical office training learn how to keep medical organizations running smoothly and how to keep patients comfortable and happy, whether as medical office assistants, health administrator assistants, front office managers, or patient coordinators.
Regardless of which path you choose after graduating, the first step will likely be to write your new resume, reflecting the skills and experience you’ve gained throughout your training, and highlighting your newly updated qualifications.
Here are four helpful resume writing tips to keep in mind when you’ve graduated from your program and are ready to start building your new career.
1. List the Skills You’ve Learned in Your Medical and Health Administration Courses
In your medical and health administration courses, you’ll learn a wide variety of highly valued, industry-specific skills. Some of the subjects you’ll cover include medical terminology, medical transcription, Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) billing, medical health records, and more. These skills are important for professionals working in medical and health administration positions, so be sure to list them in your resume so that your employer can see the full of range of abilities you’ve developed through your training.
2. Make Sure to Include Other Relevant Experience and Transferable Skills
If you’ve just graduated from a medical and health administration program, then you might not yet have extensive experience working in the industry. One way to address this is to make sure to prominently include your practicum experience in your resume, to show employers that you’ve already gained hands-on industry experience as part of your training.
You can also highlight any other roles you’ve had where you performed administrative duties or practiced other transferable skills, even if it was outside of a health care setting. This could mean using computer software like Word or Excel, providing good customer service, supervising others and leading teams, or anything else that could contribute to your ability to excel in an administrative position in health care.
3. Ensure That Your Resume is Well Organized and Free of Errors
The information you choose to include in your resume is important, but it’s also important to be mindful of how you present that information. By having a resume that is well-organized, easy to read, and free of any spelling or grammatical errors, you can demonstrate to employers that you have good communication and organizational skills and a high attention to detail – all of which are important for those hoping to succeed in medical and health administration careers. Before submitting your resume, make sure that the most important information is easy to find in the document, and that there are no errors in the text or layout.
4. Customize Your Resume for Each New Job Application
While it’s helpful to have a standard resume that you can easily pull up and send out, it can give your application a boost if you spend the time to match your resume to the job you’re applying for. Try going through each job listing to find what requirements the employer has set out for the position, and make sure that your resume addresses each one. This could mean, for example, highlighting specific medical and health administration courses you’ve taken, or highlighting specific elements of your practicum experience.
Are you ready to pursue a career in medical and health office administration?
Contact Canadian Business College to learn more about our medical and health administration diploma program.