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MyCAA: My Career Advancement Account

 

Its hard to build a career when you move every few years.  Military spouses have been saying this for years and finally there is a DOD funded program that helps alleviate the burden of  losing an income every time you move.

The MyCAA program gives spouses of military personnel on Title X orders a one-time grant that they can use to start a portable career that leads to an industry certification.  So next time you have to move you can either keep working remotely or get a job quickly because your certification tells employers that you know what you're doing.

As with all DOD programs there is some paperwork and your eligibility has to be verified but our educational & administrative partner has specialists ready to get the process started for you without any out of pocket cost.  

 

Which portable career field sounds best to you?

Allied Health Technical Administrative Medical Billing and coding

 

 

 

Allied Health
     
Healthcare & Allied Health

Careers in the Allied Health fields continue to be in high demand and are among the most sought after portable careers

The courses listed below are designed to prepare learners to achieve one or more of the following certifications in the healthcare & allied health fields.  Most of these courses include an externship opportunity to develop hands-on experience & skills as well as personalized job placement assistance.

  • Pharmacy Technician - CPhT, PTCB
  • Clinical Medical Assistant - CCMA
   

Online Courses


On-Demand & self-paced.  Study when you want, where you want.

 

Medical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician

WTAMU is partnering with Career Step to offer online courses funded my the MyCAA program, which includes a laptop or tablet computer at no additional cost.

WTAMU is partnering with Career Step to offer online courses funded my the MyCAA program, which includes a laptop or tablet computer at no additional cost.

Medical assistants perform general patient care in healthcare facilities such as physicians’ offices, hospitals, and clinics. As medical practices expand in the rapidly growing healthcare industry, medical assistants will take on more routine duties so physicians can see more patients. They perform clinical & administrative tasks such as: Obtaining patient vital signs, Taking  measurements, Administering oral and parenteral medications, Performing wound care, Assisting during procedures, Labeling and process specimens, Preparing for, performing & monitoring EKG, Managing medical records, Processing health insurance

Pharmacy technicians play a crucial role in keeping a pharmacy running smoothly by helping pharmacists carrying out duties such as:  Accurately & efficiently preparing prescription orders, Verifying prescription information & dosage, Entering patient and order information into the pharmacy system, Processing and submitting insurance claims, Providing quality customer service to patients and other healthcare providers  $1999

       

 

 Veterinary Assistant

WTAMU is partnering with Career Step to offer online courses funded my the MyCAA program, which includes a laptop or tablet computer at no additional cost.

 

Veterinary assistants help veterinarians and veterinary technicians care for animals in clinics and practices nationwide. Specific responsibilities vary from location to location, but may include: Feeding, bathing, and exercising animals, Cleaning and disinfecting cages, kennels, and examination and operation rooms,Restraining animals during examination and laboratory procedures, Maintaining and sterilizing surgical instruments and equipment, Monitoring and caring for animals after surgery,Helping to provide emergency first aid to sick and injured animals  $1999

View the printable flyer for this course.

 

 

       

 

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Technical
     
Healthcare & Allied Health

Careers in Technical industries are abundant and the need continues to grow as more and more technology becomes part of every day life.

The courses listed below are designed to prepare learners to achieve one or more of the following certifications in the Technical fields.  Most of these courses include an externship opportunity to develop hands-on experience & skills as well as personalized job placement assistance.

  • Computer Technician: CompTIA A+ 
  • Electronic Health Records: CEHRS
   

Online Courses


On-Demand & self-paced.  Study when you want, where you want.

 

Computer Technician/ HealthCare IT
 
WTAMU is partnering with Career Step to offer online courses funded my the MyCAA program, which includes a laptop or tablet computer at no additional cost.
 

Developed by industry experts, the Computer Technician program includes training on everything you’ll need to prepare for your A+ certification exam through the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). Computer technicians help support the use of technology by businesses and individuals by: Installing hardware & software systems, Maintaining or repairing equipment, Troubleshooting a variety of computer issues, Setting up computer security measures,Configuring computer networks,  Offering technical support on-site or via phone or email. $1999

 
       

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Administrative
     
Healthcare & Allied Health

Every industry & business segment has & needs Administrative personnel; are you service & organizationally minded?

The courses listed below are designed to prepare learners to achieve one or more of the following certifications in an Administrative field.  Most of these courses include an externship opportunity to develop hands-on experience & skills as well as personalized job placement assistance.

  • Microsoft Office Specialist, Master
  • Clinical Medical Assistant - CCMA
  • Medical Administrative Assistant - CMAA
  • Electronic Health Records - CEHRS

Online Courses


On-Demand & self-paced.  Study when you want, where you want.

 

Executive Assistant
Medical Administrative Assistant w/ EHR

WTAMU is partnering with Career Step to offer online courses funded my the MyCAA program, which includes a laptop or tablet computer at no additional cost.

WTAMU is partnering with Career Step to offer online courses funded my the MyCAA program, which includes a laptop or tablet computer at no additional cost.

Administrative assistants play an important role in a wide variety of industries and are crucial to keeping many offices running smoothly, performing tasks such as:Managing the day-to-day operations of the office, Organizing and maintaining paper & electronic files and records,Planning and scheduling meetings and appointments,Managing projects and conducting research,Purchasing supplies,Preparing and editing correspondence, reports & presentations,Making travel and guest arrangements,Planning and coordinating events

  • View the printable flyer for this course.
  • Information about the MOS Master certification.

Medical administrative assistants work in a professional environment in a variety of healthcare facilities, and the demand for them will only increase as electronic health records become more standard.  Specific responsibilities vary but may include: creating and updating patients’ electronic health records, managing the day-to-day operations of a medical facility, scheduling and coordinating appointments, verifying patient insurance, completing and submitting insurance claims, Preparing correspondence between medical providers, providing quality customer service to patients.

       

 

Medical Office Manager

WTAMU is partnering with Career Step to offer online courses funded my the MyCAA program, which includes a laptop or tablet computer at no additional cost.

 

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Medical Billing & Coding
     
Healthcare & Allied Health

Careers in the Medical Billing / Coding and Electronic Health Records fields have consistently been among the top work-from-home options for people that need flexible schedules.

The courses listed below are designed to prepare learners to achieve one or more of the following certifications related to Medical Billing & Coding.  Most of these courses include an externship opportunity to develop hands-on experience & skills as well as personalized job placement assistance.

  • Dental Assistant - CDA
  • Medical billing/coding - CPC, CCA, CBCS
  • Electronic Health Records - CEHRS

 


Online Courses


On-Demand & self-paced.  Study when you want, where you want.

 

Medical Billing
Professional Medical Coding & Billing w/ Applied PSC

WTAMU is partnering with Career Step to offer online courses funded my the MyCAA program, which includes a laptop or tablet computer at no additional cost.

WTAMU is partnering with Career Step to offer online courses funded my the MyCAA program, which includes a laptop or tablet computer at no additional cost.

Medical billing professionals are crucial to keeping healthcare facilities operating effectively. Their specific responsibilities vary from location to location but often include: Using coded data to produce and submit claims to insurance companies, Working directly with the insurance company, healthcare provider, and patient to get a claim processed & paid, Reviewing and appealing unpaid and denied claims, Verifying patients’ insurance coverage, Answering patients’ billing questions, Handling collections on unpaid accounts, Managing the facility’s Accounts Receivable reports. $2999

View the printable flyer for this course Here

Medical coding and billing professionals translate medical records into standardized codes used to bill patients and third-party payers such as insurance companies and Medicare.  The comprehensive Professional Medical Coding and Billing program will teach you to use all of these codes— CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-10 including the new PCS procedural code set.  Making sure you have the skills needed to start working ASAP.     $3499

 

 

Inpatient Auditing
Medical Transcription & Editing

WTAMU is partnering with Career Step to offer online courses funded my the MyCAA program, which includes a laptop or tablet computer at no additional cost.

WTAMU is partnering with Career Step to offer online courses funded my the MyCAA program, which includes a laptop or tablet computer at no additional cost.

You are required to have at least 3 years of experience in inpatient acute care coding as well as the RHIA, RHIT, CCS, or CPC before moving to inpatient auditing to ensure that you have the necessary skills and experience.  To be a good inpatient auditor, you will need to be a knowledgeable & proficient:  Coder, I

Investigator — Finding undocumented diagnoses and clinical indicators, and understanding when a physician query is required.

Problem solver — Tracking an issue to solution, conducting self-directed research, ensuring complete and accurate coding, and uncovering information on laws and guidelines.

Appraiser — Reporting on the condition, quality, and importance of what you have examined, and using your insight into health laws and guidelines.

Analyzer — Examining the data collected from the audit and determining what reimbursement may change based on a holistic view of your findings.

Communicator — Understanding the audience, providing clear written communication, developing detailed reports and summaries, and presenting at all organizational levels.

 

Medical transcription professionals play a key role in providing accurate medical records. Medical transcriptionists are professionals who type (or transcribe) the dictations of doctor-patient interactions, creating the reports that are included in patients' medical records. Medical transcription editors are professionals who are specialized medical transcriptionists focused on correcting and editing the written reports generated by speech recognition software, which electronically transcribes dictations into text. $2999

 

       

 

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