Searching for an Administrative Assistant Job

Looking for a job today is very different than it was fifteen years ago. You no longer have to go from place to place to pick up or drop off applications because the internet has revolutionized the way we search for jobs. However, this change has created more uncertainty on the best way to find jobs to apply for.

There are many job sites where you look for your next job.  Here are a few great places to start looking:

http://www.monster.com
http://www.careerbuilders.com
http://www.indeed.com
http://www.craigslist.org

On these sites, you can search for job postings that match a specific job title. There are so many job title variations that if you just search for “Medical Administrative Assistant” you may only come up with two or three job postings. To expand your search, try some of these keywords:

Medical Front Office
Medical Office Administrator
Medical Receptionist
Medical Office Admin Assistant
Medical Office Coordinator
Patient Care Coordinator
Medical Office Manager (be prepared to have some managerial experience if you search for this on)

Your training has also prepared you for other areas, and you could also try searching job titles such as:

Medical Records Specialist
Medical Insurance Representative
Patient Registration
Insurance Claims Processor
Medical Scheduler

You can also change up the word medical in any of these titles. Try “hospital” or “dental” if you are interested in working in those types of environments.

There are many options for your career search. Keep looking, and if you need any assistance, please contact your Graduate Support Advisor at 1-888-657-5752 or maasupport@careerstep.com.

What are some job search strategies that have worked for you in the past? Are there any other job posting websites or job titles that should be included in our list?

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