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    Dressing for Success as a Paralegal

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Making a good outward impression is an essential skill in almost every office career, but this is especially the case in legal positions. Watch this short video to avoid some of the most common wardrobe mistakes as a paralegal.

    Paralegals often interact directly with clients, so maintaining a professional and conservative appearance is strongly advisable. Men should avoid potent colognes and dress in a business formal button-up and tie. Similarly, women should avoid distinctive perfumes and select clothes that adequately cover the chest and thighs. Be sure to cover up any tattoos and to wear minimal jewelry.

    The New York Career Institute prepares students for fulfilling careers in high-demand fields through a carefully balanced curriculum of practical skills and professional knowledge. Visit us online or call (646) 461-6672 to request more information about our degree programs in NYC and the surrounding areas. 

    Medical Office Specialist Programs at NYCI

    Last updated 6 months ago

    Medical office specialist jobs are projected grow by 29% from 2010 to 2020—much faster than average—and we offer three Medical Office Specialist programs in NYC. Pursuing an education as a medical office specialist provides the opportunity to find employment in a high-demand field and can open the door to further educational and professional opportunities. You can learn more about our degree and certificate programs at the New York Career Institute below.

    Associate Degree (AOS) – Medical Office Specialist (60 Credit Hours)
    Our Associate of Occupational Studies program focuses on multidisciplinary skills such as business communications, office administration, and transcription procedures. Medical office specialists are in high demand in various industries such as hospitals, clinics, and private practices. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for medical office specialists was approximately $32,430 per year as of May 2011.

    Certificate – Medical Administrative Assistant (30 Credit Hours)
    Medical secretaries work directly with clients, so courses focus on essential front-desk skills such as office administration, business communication, keyboarding, and popular computer applications. Common job responsibilities include setting patient appointments, completing insurance forms, and working with patients to fill in case histories and complete relevant paperwork.

    Certificate – Medical Billing/Coding Associate (30 Credit Hours)
    The Medical Billing/Coding Associate emphasizes specialized skills such as coding, insurance procedures, and billing software. Medical coders assess patient records and assign specific medical codes for diagnoses and treatments. Some cases may be harder to code than others, and the job requires a working knowledge of medical terminology. Medical billers, whom are often also medical coders, then submit the claim to the insurance company and act as the liaison.

    The New York Career Institute has been providing high-quality education and hands-on training in high-demand fields since 1941. We are accredited by the New York State Board of Regents, and we are proud to provide students throughout the NYC area with the education to pursue their professional goals. Contact us online or call (646) 461-6672 to receive more information about admissions and program details.

    How NYCI Can Help You Find Employment

    Last updated 6 months ago

    As a trusted educator in New York since 1941, the New York Career Institute is committed to helping all of our students pursue their professional and educational goals from the moment of enrollment. We do more than provide our students with essential job skills; we bridge the gap from college to a successful career path through free career counseling and online resources.

    Our Career Services department can assist you with everything from finding work to pay for education to finding a suitable career upon graduation. Our career counselors can help you develop a competitive resume and cover letter, and our new partnership with College Central Network allows students and alumni to upload their documents and browse hundreds of employers for job postings.

    The New York Career Institute is dedicated to providing training in high-demand fields.  Our combination of small class sizes, state-of-the-art facilities, and experienced staff provides the ideal educational environment for aspiring professionals. To learn more about our degree programs in New York City, Manhattan, Brooklyn, or the Bronx, visit us online or call (646) 461-6672 today.

    Common Questions about Becoming a Paralegal

    Last updated 6 months ago

    A paralegal, or legal assistant, is the individual responsible for providing help to attorneys throughout each step of the legal process. If you are considering entering the field of law, take a look at the following answers to common questions about becoming a paralegal:

    What Kind of Education Is Required?
    Becoming a paralegal requires training from a formal institute. It is possible to enter the paralegal field with either an associate’s degree or a certificate in paralegal studies. However, a separate college degree may be required in conjunction with a certificate. An associate’s degree in paralegal studies requires 60 credits which can be completed in about two years as a full-time student or at your own pace as a part-time student. A certificate in paralegal studies requires 30 credits and takes about half of the time of an associate’s degree program. Both an associate’s degree and a certificate program will include coursework in various fields of law as well as English composition and communication.

    What Legal Fields Can a Paralegal Work In?
    Paralegals are required for every legal field in law offices of all sizes. In addition to small and large law firms, paralegals are also hired to work in government or public law offices and the legal departments of banks and corporations. It is also possible for a paralegal to be employed as an independent contractor, working for different attorneys and law offices for set periods of time.

    What Are the Job Responsibilities of a Paralegal?
    Attorneys frequently delegate a number of legal tasks to paralegals. Interviews with clients or witnesses, case investigations, and legal research are all frequently the responsibility of paralegals. As a paralegal, you may also be asked to compose legal documents, organize case information, and attend court proceedings with attorneys.

    At New York Career Institute, we offer both an associate’s degree and a certificate program in paralegal studies. To learn more about become a paralegal or to obtain information about our courses, call us today at (917) 267-2728.

    A Look at New York Career Institute's Job Board

    Last updated 6 months ago

    Whether you are a current student or an alumnus, we here at the New York Career Institute are here to help you get started on your path to professional success. To this end, we have launched an online job board where employers can post job up-to-date job openings and accept online applications. Keep reading to learn more about this great new service.

    Targeted Job Offers
    Hundreds of employers post new leads and positions on the job board every day, and a simple interface allows you to narrow down your search to part-time, full-time, internship, seasonal, and volunteer positions in your area. You can get an overview of different job titles and responsibilities and save your favorite positions on your profile.

    Online Resume Submission
    Once you have your resume/CV, cover letter, and other important documents prepared, you can simply upload all of them to your profile (Note: Your resume will be reviewed by a counselor before it is posted). You will also receive the latest job search tips and updates about NYCI Career Services.

    How to Register

    All currently enrolled students and alumni from NYCI are eligible to take advantage of the online career center/job board. Students who have already registered in NYCI are pre-registered on the site. Simply click on the icon on the Job Board page, then go to the student portal and enter your Student ID as the Access ID and enter “career” as the Password. Alumni may follow the same steps, but enter through the alumni portal to register.

    The New York Career Institute has been helping students develop the professional skills they need to pursue their goals since 1941. Call (646) 461-6672 to receive login assistance or to find out more about our current programs of study and in the NYC area. Don’t forget to subscribe to us online for more career-building and networking tips!

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