Ultimate Medical Academy Debuts New Healthcare Education and Career Resource Center Online
TAMPA, Fla., September 12, 2011 – With the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projecting strong healthcare employment growth, many individuals are exploring healthcare education as a means to break into or advance within the allied health field. Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) is pleased to introduce a new healthcare education and career resource center designed to help prospective students make informed decisions regarding their healthcare training and employment options.
Recent BLS reports indicate that the healthcare industry is expected to add 3.2 million new jobs between 2008 and 2018* – more than any other employment sector. While this positive healthcare job outlook has generated interest among many people, some may be uncertain as to which allied health profession would be the best fit for them or what level of healthcare training is required to pursue entry-level employment.
UMA’s online resource center features a growing collection of articles that aspiring professionals can use to research healthcare occupations. Some articles offer a high-level overview of various healthcare opportunities; others provide more detailed information on specific allied health careers, such as general job responsibilities, employment outlook, and healthcare education and certification requirements.
Articles currently available on the resource page include Emerging Allied Health Careers and Education Requirements, Medical Billing and Coding Certification, and Heath Information Technology Training and Education, among others. New articles will be added on an ongoing basis, so that aspiring healthcare professionals can explore the many career opportunities available in the allied health field.
UMA offers a number of healthcare programs on its campuses in Tampa and Clearwater, Florida, and also provides online healthcare training to students nationwide. Prospective students may choose from a wide range of diploma programs, or pursue one of UMA’s associate healthcare degrees by completing additional general education courses and electives. In addition to its campus-based Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), UMA offers online healthcare degrees in Medical Billing and Coding, Health Information Technology, Health Sciences, Healthcare Management and Spa Management.
All members of UMA’s faculty and staff are dedicated to preparing students for healthcare careers, providing guidance and support at every stage of the process. The healthcare education and career resource center is just one of many tools students have at their disposal, in addition to valuable insights from instructors with real-world experience and job search assistance from the Career Services team.
Graduate Debora Simpson had worked in healthcare for 20 years when she enrolled in UMA’s Medical Billing and Coding training, and found that the program delivered more than she ever expected: “The instructors that I had were awesome … they brought real-life experience that really made me be a better coder. I expected to get an education. I expected to learn a new trade or build on what I already had. But I had no idea that I would learn personal skills about getting a job, keeping a job, how to interview, how to be the best employee. It was wonderful stuff; it really was. It was a great experience.”
ABOUT ULTIMATE MEDICAL ACADEMY
Ultimate Medical Academy is a nonprofit healthcare educational institution with a national presence. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida and founded in 1994, the school has more than 55,000 alumni and offers content-rich, interactive online courses to more than 14,000 students as well as hands-on training to hundreds of students. UMA students have access to academic advising, one-on-one or group tutoring, resume and interview coaching, job search assistance, technical support, and more. Additionally, UMA has three centers for Continuing Medical Education (CME) that provide ongoing training and professional development opportunities to medical practitioners nationwide. Each CME is individually accredited. UMA is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The continuing medical education programs are not included within the institution’s grant of accreditation from ABHES.