Program Director Of Medical Assisting (Female, Age 38) in BENICIA, CA

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At a Glance

Current Job

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Job TitleProgram Director Of Medical Assisting
Salary$56,500
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week40
Company Size(not answered)
LocationBENICIA, CA
Years Experience1 YEAR

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Years in Career0
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Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
VOCATIONAL SCHOOL FOR HEALTH,ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY CLASSES. HAVE 300 STUDENTS, 140 IN MA DEPARTMENT. ONE OF EIGHT CAMPUSES IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Supervise 5 instructors, teach lab and lecture classes. Lower student retention, attend numerous Director meetings, visit extern sites, oversee the graduate surveys, oversee the employer surveys, handle all of student concerns and issues such as Leave of Absences. Head Program Advisory Committee Meetings, Reports with MAERB, handle all accreditation issues.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
2 WEEKS VACATION, 10 SICK DAYS, PPO MEDICAL PLAN, PPO DENTAL PLAN, 401K

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
WELL

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED WORKING WITH OTHERS. I AM A PEOPLE PERSON, VERY OUTGOING

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
OFFICE WITH 15 OTHER MANAGERS AND INSTRUCTORS

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 4
Hours: 5
Co-Workers: 2
Supervisors: 3
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 6
The Actual Work: 7

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8amDROPPING OFF SON AT SCHOOL AND COMMUTING TO WORK
8am to 9amCHECKING VOICEMAIL AND EMAIL AND RETURNING CALLS
9am to 10amCHECKING IN WITH INSTRUCTORS, VISITING ALL CLASSROOMS AND TOUCHING BASE WITH THE DEAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CHECKING STATUS OF STUDENTS WITH ISSUES WITH ABSENCES
10am to 11amCHECKING IN WITH INSTRUCTORS, VISITING ALL CLASSROOMS AND TOUCHING BASE WITH THE DEAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CHECKING STATUS OF STUDENTS WITH ISSUES WITH ABSENCES
11am to 12pmCHECKING IN WITH INSTRUCTORS, VISITING ALL CLASSROOMS AND TOUCHING BASE WITH THE DEAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CHECKING STATUS OF STUDENTS WITH ISSUES WITH ABSENCES
12pm to 1pmMEETING WITH STUDENTS WHO ARE HAVING ISSUES AND NEED TO SPEAK
1pm to 2pmRETURNING PHONE CALLS WHILE EATING LUNCH
2pm to 3pmATTENDING MEETINGS, RUNNING REPORTS, CHECKING IN WITH INSTRUCTORS OF AFTERNOON CLASSES
3pm to 4pmOBSERVING CLASSES, CHECKING IN WITH REGISTAR.
4pm to 5pmWRAPPING UP MY DAY, RETURNING CALLS AND EMAILS. CHECKING WITH EVENING INSTRUCTORS
5pm to 6pmLAST CHECK IN WITH INSTRUCTORS REGARDING THEIR DAY AND STUDENT ISSUES
6pm to 7pmCOMMUTING HOME
7pm to 8pmGETTING HOME, CHECKING ON MY TEENAGE SON, ANY MEETINGS OR EVENTS HE MAY HAVE GOING ON
8pm to 9pmANY MEETINGS OR EVENTS HE MAY HAVE GOING ON, TALKING ABOUT MY SON’S DAY
9pm to 10pmWRAPPING UP THE DAY, CLEANING UP AND GETTING READY FOR TOMORROW
10pm to 11pmBED
11pm to 12amBED

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
INTERNET

What was the application process?
RESUME, ONLINE APPLICATION

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
YES, 2 FACE TO FACE INTERVIEWS WITH MY BOSS AND HER BOSS, 2 PHONE INTERVIEWS WITH HEADHUNTER AND CEO OF COMPANY

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
THERE WERE QUESTIONS ABOUT PROBLEM SOLVING AND TAKING A PROGRAM AND TURNING IT AROUND.

HOW TO HANDLE STUDENT SITUATIONS

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
NO PARTICULARILY, I HAVE HAD TO LEARN ALOT AS I AM FACED WITH IT

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
NO

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
YES, I HAVE HAD MA INSTRUCTOR BACKGROUND

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
BE VERY HONEST AND HARDWORKING

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
SOCIAL SKILLS, ORGANIZATION SKILLS, PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
YES

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
DON’T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONAL AND WORK HARD

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
YES, I WOULD LOVE TO STAY AND GROW WITH THIS COMPANY

What are your current career goals?
FINISH MY BS AND THEN MY MASTERS AND GROW IN MANAGEMENT

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1MA SUPERVISOR250000
Prior Job 2DONOR TECH6 MONTHS16.65/HRPerform donor histories, Hct check, labeling bags, venipuncture, packing and preparing specimens for shipment. Traveling to blood mobiles and working in various centers. Performing daily QC on all equipment.

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.5

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.85FMUMEDICAL ASSISTING, A.S
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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