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-- Accounting & QuickBooks with Microsoft Office Graduate 2013
A recent correspondance from one of our Medical Assistant graduates:
Just wanted to let you know that I am making out great at the externship. Students that don't take advantage of externing there are missing out. Last week I put in almost 30 hours in 3 days. My second day I performed numerous EKG's and I must say I was quite nervous, but after the second one, I felt like I've been doing them forever, it was a breeze. My third day, I assisted the Dr. with her rounds at a nursing home in Pennsauken, after the office closed. That was very interesting as well.
Today, I sat in the Dr.'s examining room with her and entered all the information for each patient's visit into the computer while she was examining each patient. That was a great experience too! With that particular program, I entered from the moment the patient walked into the room, to reason for visit, vital signs, symptoms, exam findings, diagnosis, procedures, plans of actions and even prescriptions. I also got to work in the lab today for a little while, before the Dr. snatched me for her exams. I am really enjoying it and the people there are great!
Also, wanted to let you know that I am the only one there that attended a ten week course as opposed to the 9 month or whatever it is, I learned way more in your 10 week course than these people did in 9 months. I was very surprised at the lack of knowledge.
Anyway, hope all is well! I will keep in touch and let you know how I'm making out until I have my hours in. Hopefully, I can get 160 hours in within 4 or 5 weeks.
-- Clinical Medical Assistant Graduate, 2013
I recently completed a course in Medical Billing and Coding. From the first day I called about the available programs to present, it has been nothing but a positive experience. The director, Brandi, has always presented herself in a very professional manner. Brandi is kind, knowledgeable, and always helpful in every way, not to mention always pleasant to be around. Tricia is equally knowledgeable, friendly, and just as helpful. I consider the Merit Institute my home away from home. I am welcome to come in anytime to use their book resources or computers. I feel the coding instructor is a great asset to the school. He is very knowledgeable, professional and dedicated to helping students fulfill their dreams. I am not as young as most students, so this was a bit challenging for me, but my perseverance has helped me accomplish many new tasks. I currently am studying for my CPC exam, which is not an easy exam. The instructor has helped me tremendously with test taking skills, tips, and any time I have a question he has always taken the time to give his experience, knowledge on how to handle what I needed help with. Over all, the Merit Institute, in my opinion is a wise choice for anyone wishing to expand their career or start a new one. Merit Institute has other courses of which I am not to familiar with, but from what I have heard from other students attending, they are equally impressed with the instructors and classes. With this all being said, I am very happy I chose Merit Institute for my new career path while continuing to prepare for my CPC exam...I am going to pass!!!
Tracy M. --Medical Billing & Coding Graduate, 2013
"Thank you, thank you, thank you!! It has been an honor and a privilege and a real pleasure sitting under your teaching. If all of my teachers were as kind, patient and giving as you, I could have had 2 degrees by now! You have a genuine heart for others and it shows. Thank you for sharing yourself with me...I am forever blessed by having you touch my life. Thanks for everything." (Written to our instructor)
Thank you for everything! Your service, committment and dedication is truely unparalleled. Merit Training Institute is in a class by itself! Your kind and encouraging words helped to restore my fading confidence, and for that I am forever grateful." (Written to our Director)
Lesa Green --Medical Billing & Coding Graduate, 2012
"My experience at Merit Institute was both challenging and very rewarding. Thestaff was awesome! I was warmly welcomed from the point of the telephonecall to gather information. The administrator went out of her way to help mewith acquiring the funding I needed to enroll. She was also very kind andcaring during the entire time, going out her way to see that my needs were met.
The teacher was absolutely wonderful. She prepared the class for testing withthe utmost professionalism while still being very witty and caring. I receivedmany one on one encounters when I felt I was struggling and this attentionhelped me to graduate at the top of my class.
The Placement Coordinator has gone above and beyond helping me to get a job.She was very helpful and thorough when teaching us resume techniques andpreparing me for the interview process, she was always there to answerany questions. I start my new job on Monday.
Overall, my experience was wonderful! The entire staff at Merit wasprofessional, kind, caring and willing to go the extra mile for me. Thelast day we were given a cake with all of our names on it! A very fittinggesture for the kind of wonderful people that are employed there."
"Likemany people caught in this very poor economy, I found myself, at 57 years old,jobless. While my parents, at this age, were starting to look forward toretirement, I was looking to start a new career. I began my search, onlyto find that I was lacking the skills needed to find a decent job.
I’m a highly motivated individual and in my most recent job, which was with asmall company, I was trained to step into any position where I wasneeded. Now, I lacked the confidence and skills. Through the BurlingtonCounty One Stop program, I was able to receive funding to return to school.I looked at approximately four schools before I decided on MeritInstitute. I chose Merit because the program is designed to meet the needs ofeach individual. Interviewing skills and resume writing are also a part of theprogram.
Brandi Lippincott is the director, and she was most helpful in makingsuggestions that would ultimately attract employers to me. Her knowledgeof what is needed in a resume to make it stand out from so many others hasalready resulted in numerous interviews.
Your Merit days are not over once you graduate. Get ready. If there's a job outthere Merit's Placement Coordinator will find it. You’ll need to check youremail twice a day for all the job postings and upcoming job fairs she sendsyou. My hat’s off to everyone at Merit that made this such a positiveexperience and most of all gave me the confidence I needed to get back outthere."
"Asa former Microsoft Office student of Merit Training Institute, I would like tocommend the school for giving me the skills to secure a position which Ilove. I have been out of the professional workforce for several years andwanted to re-enter, but found my skills were outdated. After attendingthe Microsoft Office Specialist course, I was certified in Microsoft Word andwas employed shortly thereafter. The instructor and staff could not have beenmore helpful and I appreciate all the assistance they gave me."
T. Mekal --Microsoft Office Specialist Graduate, 2011
“Ithoroughly enjoyed my time at Merit. It was very helpful to have peoplewho really cared about my education and future. Thank you!”
L.B. --Microsoft Office Specialist Graduate, 2011
“I had a new job within two weeks of graduation. Thank you for all ofyour help.”
C.B. --Medical Billing & Coding Graduate, 2011
I first would like to start off by saying I do not know how I would have made it back into the workforce without Merit Training Institute. After taking some time off to raise my family, I found that I lost what little computer skills I once had. The hands on experience and practical knowledge Ireceived were beyond my expectations.
The support I received from the knowledgeable and friendly faculty was excellent. If ever there was a concern or question, there was always someone to help. My teacher was very helpful and open, willing to give additional, individualized support when I had any questions. My teacher knew the Microsoft Programs backwards and forwards, giving me tips and tricks along the way that were outside of the lessons. I really appreciated being able to go at my own pace. It really helped me feel confident in my skills. The practice Microsoft tests also really helped me feel comfortable with the testing format and what would be expected of me. I passed my Microsoft Word certification exam on my first attempt!
Prior to graduation, I was prepared for my new career by helping plan out my resume and providing the necessary interview techniques. Upon graduating from Merit, the placement person also made sure to follow up with me to see how interviews were going, and how I was doing. And still after finding a job in which I love, they still keep in contact to make sure all is well. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Merit. I highly recommend to anyone needing to upgrade their skills or trying to find their dream job.
S.B. --Microsoft Office Specialist Graduate, 2011
"The instructor is great in preparing us for the outside world. Ipersonally found anesthesia the most interesting and why procedures aresometimes not covered.”
J.M. --Medical Billing & Coding Graduate, 2010
"I highly recommend this school to anyone that wants a quality educationquickly. Merit has helped me change my career path in just a few months. Myteacher went above and beyond to make sure that I learned everything I could inthat short time. She stayed late with me and even answered my emails afterhours if I needed help with anything. Merit has changed my life for the betterand I am now happily employed with a great company! The staff is friendly andpersonable, and they are fully invested in your job placement and success. I amtruly grateful for the dedication and support as I transitioned into my new career.I feel like I have made new friends for life!"
L.H. --Microsoft Office Specialist Graduate, 2011
"Having a place to come study for my certification exams without thedistractions of home made all the difference for me passing my CPC exam."