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1Certifications and Continuing Education in Your Professional RoleJamie RossignolHCS 449December 9, 2016Tesa McCarter
2Certifications and Continuing Education in Your Professional RoleRegardless of the previous experience you may have in a healthcare setting, it is always important to know where you can go to seek professional development opportunities. In the healthcare industry, there are many different professional organizations that have been created for nearly every professional in the healthcare industry, from nurses, to radiology techs, to administrative professional, and these organizations provide many opportunities for those professional members in the healthcare industry. This paper will cover one specific professional organization for the development of administrative professionals. It will cover the opportunities provided by this specific organization as well as the importance of joining this organization and adirect link and contact information of the organization. The OrganizationThe American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management was founded in 1968 as the American Guild of Patient Account Management and the primary goal of the organization is to encourage and assist administrative professionals in the healthcare industry to further their development and education in the field ("American Association Of Healthcare Administrative Management", 2016). With this goal in mind the organization offers many, different resources to helps its members achieve these goals. According to "American