Choosing a Medical Assistant Program

In order to work as a medical assistant, you will need the proper education and training. It is important to choose a medical assistant program that fits with your lifestyle, is accredited, and offers the training you need for your chosen profession. Many two year colleges have medical assistant degree programs. You may also want to check with any local trade, technical or vocational schools which sometimes have day and evening classes for adults. While finances is definitely an issue when selecting a program, accreditation is the most important thing.

Unless you graduate from one of the many accredited medical assistant programs out there it is unlikely you will ever find work in this field. Luckily, the vast majority of schools and even many distance learning programs are accredited. This is also important after graduation if you want to take your certification test. This is highly recommended, even by the American Association of Medical Assistants, the most prestigious and trusted association for this career field. You can learn more about them, and the certification exam, on their site. This exam is only given three times annually.

The sooner after graduation that you take your certification exam the better, because you will still remember what you learned in school. While you are still in school, aim to get an internship with a medical office that interests you. Internships give you on the job experience working with a medical assistant and his or her supervisor. In this job field much of the learning is accomplished by hands-on training. Also, an internship can help you find jobs and looks great on your resume, as does certification.

There are all kinds of medical assistant programs from which you can choose. Make a list of the educational facilities you are considering and look over each one in more detail. In addition to accreditation, you need to learn how long the course is, what the curriculum is and of course how much the program costs. If you cannot pay for your medical assistant program you can often get help from student grants, loans and even financing programs. Then there are also scholarships for qualifying students. At any accredited school there should be a financial aid department that can help you make your educational dreams a reality without putting you in the poorhouse.

 



 

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SCC medical assisting grads recognized by WFBMC - Yadkin Ripple - Yadkin Ripple

Yadkin Ripple

SCC medical assisting grads recognized by WFBMC - Yadkin Ripple
Yadkin Ripple
Surry Community College Medical Assisting graduates Ana Jessica Nunez-Manaujano, left, and Maria Villicana are recently recognized by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center as 2017 Medical Assistant Excellence Award Recipients. Submitted photo. DOBSON .

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IVCC to launch Certified Medical Assistant program - Tonica News

Tonica News

IVCC to launch Certified Medical Assistant program
Tonica News
OGLESBY EUR” Illinois Valley Community College is planning the launch of a Certified Medical Assistant program in 2019, thanks in part to the generosity of 1951 alumnus Ralph Scriba, trustees learned Dec. 14. IVCC President Jerry Corcoran said district .

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Medical assistant certification to debut at Richland in fall - Herald & Review

Herald & Review

Medical assistant certification to debut at Richland in fall
Herald & Review
In this Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, file photo, medical assistant Jennifer Martinez draws blood from Joshua Smith that will be tested for PFOS levels in Newburgh, N.Y. Medical assistants are an in-demand profession that has led Richland Community College .

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Hixson High School to expand medical assistant program thanks to grant - Chattanooga Times Free Press

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Hixson High School to expand medical assistant program thanks to grant
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Hamilton County Schools' efforts to prepare local students for life after high school, especially for the workforce, just got a $25,000 boost. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development this week announced 29 recipients of more than .

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21 practical nursing, medical assistant students graduate from Bolivar Tech - Buffalo Reflex

Buffalo Reflex

21 practical nursing, medical assistant students graduate from Bolivar Tech
Buffalo Reflex
16, as they received their practical nursing (LPN) certificate or medical assistant associate degree. The commencement ceremony took place at Bolivar High School and recognized 20 LPN graduates and one MA graduate. The LPN students began their program .

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Video of St. Petersburg medical assistant calming boy down during his shots goes viral - Fox 4

Video of St. Petersburg medical assistant calming boy down during his shots goes viral
Fox 4
Video of St. Petersburg medical assistant calming boy down during his shots goes viral. WFTS Webteam. 6:19 PM, Jan 8, 2018. 1 min ago. Share Article. Previous Next. Autoplay: X. Video of St- Petersburg medical assistant calming boy down during his .

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Richmond County Daily Journal | Jobs available for certified medical . - Richmond County Daily Journal

Richmond County Daily Journal

Richmond County Daily Journal | Jobs available for certified medical .
Richmond County Daily Journal
Contributed photo Richmond Community College nursing instructor Crystal Greene stands with her class of Medical Assisting students in the lab where they learn both clinical and clerical skills for working in a healthcare facility. HAMLET EUR” Technology .

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Medical assistant apprenticeship success catalyst for others in region - MLive.com

MLive.com

Medical assistant apprenticeship success catalyst for others in region
MLive.com
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The success of West Michigan's Medical Assistant Registered Apprenticeship Program has gotten national attention and is the catalyst for developing other healthcare apprenticeships. Industry and education leaders think .

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Rough flu season hits peak in 49 states, spares Hawaii - The Philadelphia Tribune

The Philadelphia Tribune

Rough flu season hits peak in 49 states, spares Hawaii
The Philadelphia Tribune
EURśIt's like a MASH unit,EURť said Dr. Ed Hirsch, the hospital's chief medical officer. In Chicago, paramedics have been forced to wait at ERs with patients for as long as two hours for an open spot. That means the ambulances can't be used for other calls .
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Officials: Flu claims lives of 4 adults, 1 child in Summit County so far this seasonAkron Beacon Journal
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Video of St. Petersburg medical assistant calming boy down during . - ABC Action News

ABC Action News

Video of St. Petersburg medical assistant calming boy down during .
ABC Action News
A medical assistant in St. Petersburg is going viral for her innovative efforts to calm a 4-year-old boy down during his shots. Tiffany Marshall took her grandson D'mitri took the doctor to get his shots required by his school. Any kid would be a .

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