What is the Medical Assistant Association?

Anyone who works as a medical assistant or who is pursuing their education in this field should join a medical assistant association. The most popular and well known being the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) which was formed in the 1950's. This association has all kinds of helpful resources for assistants and those who think they might want to become assistants. For example, on their site they explain the personal qualities you need to be successful in this line of work. For example, you should be what is known as a people person and have the ability to work in a fast paced environment.

The AAMA also encourages medical assistants to become certified. Before you can become certified, you must graduate from an accredited medical assistant program that meets the criteria outlined on the AAMA website. Then, you will need to take the CMA exam. This exam is only given three times a year in January, June and October. There are over 200 official testing locations so you should have one close to you or within a reasonable distance. With a little research you can find tons of preparatory materials to help you get ready for the exam.

So why should you get certified in the first place if you don't have to? As the AAMA explains, it gives you an edge over other medical assistants looking for work who are not certified. Employers definitely look at this, and if it comes down to two applicants with equal qualifications and one is certified, that is likely the person to be hired. You can even go on after you've had enough on the job experience to become a Registered Medical Assistant which is an even more prestigious title but also a harder exam to qualify for and pass.

Joining a medical assistant association like the AAMA is highly recommended for anyone working as a medical assistant or studying to become one. These types of associations give you credibility, connections and lots of information about your profession. As the medical world changes quickly it is important to stay up to date on what is going on, and joining an association can help you do that. You might even find a job through membership, as some doctors check for CMA professionals through the AAMA.

 



 

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Births 11/10/17 - Southeast Missourian

Births 11/10/17
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Son to Demone Lamont Hopkins and Monic Roshay Cooper of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 4:27 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Name, Ayden Jamar. Weight, 6 pounds, 13 ounces. First child. Cooper is the daughter of James Cooper and Teresa .

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Union City sailor helps submarine crews stay tip-top - MDJOnline.com

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Union City sailor helps submarine crews stay tip-top
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EURœArnold works as a Navy hospital corpsman medical assistant, responsible for the overall health and comfort of the ship's crew,EUR Navy spokeswoman Amanda Rae Moreno said in a statement. His ship, based in Guam, is one of two vessels that support .

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Mercy Flight expands its fleet by 3, adding speed and medical options - WBFO

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Mercy Flight expands its fleet by 3, adding speed and medical options
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The new flyers are faster than the current model and vibrate a little less. Assistant Medical Director Dr. Joshua Lynch says it is not just the machinery, but the skill of the personnel on board. "Of equal importance is the medical crew that works in .

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Improved Training Necessary for Qualified Medical Assistants - Rheumatology Advisor

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Improved Training Necessary for Qualified Medical Assistants
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HealthDay News EUR” Qualified medical assistants can help primary care practices become more efficient, reduce patient wait times, and streamline patient processing, but their training may be lacking, according to an article published online in Medical .

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Malawi: Mlare Health Centre Closes Down As Medical Assistant . - AllAfrica.com

Malawi: Mlare Health Centre Closes Down As Medical Assistant .
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Communities surrounding Mlare Health Centre will need to dig deep into their pockets to pay for transport to reach other health facilities as Mlare is reportedly .

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Newsmaker: Community Care College honors medical assistants - Tulsa World

Newsmaker: Community Care College honors medical assistants
Tulsa World
The college's medical assistant program held special events and activities, and students made badges to wear, created EURœsidewalk chalk artEUR in front of the campus, heard from guest speakers that included medical assistant grads and employers, made cards .

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Join the healthcare profession as a medical assistant - KSL.com

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Join the healthcare profession as a medical assistant
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A growing gap between the number of new graduates of certified medical assistant training programs and the number of open jobs for medical assistants in Utah is getting the attention of Utah's educators. That's good news for workers who want join the .

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Richland County marriage licenses - Mansfield News Journal

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Richland County marriage licenses
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Robert Eugene Snider of Bellville, 41, truck driver, to Krista Marie Click of Galion, 34, medical assistant. Arthur Richard Zeigler of Mansfield, 33, factory, to Cheryl May Worden of Mansfield, 39, data entry clerk. David Lee Scherer of Mansfield, 52 .

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Hospital to celebrate Rural Health Week - Moab Sun News

Hospital to celebrate Rural Health Week
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The clinic is staffed by a specialized team, including physicians with suboxone waivers, a medical assistant, and a social worker. On Sept. 1, MRH opened Moab Regional Urgent Care, which is an after-hours alternative to the Emergency Room for acute, .

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Former baby parts harvester: Planned Parenthood 'made us do the dirty work' - Lifesite

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Former baby parts harvester: Planned Parenthood 'made us do the dirty work'
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O'Donnell recalled how one medical assistant disposed of fetal body parts rather than give them to StemExpress as requested. EURœI know she was throwing the specimens away 'cause I kept telling her over and over againEUR that StemExpress wanted them, said .

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