The medical field is one of the largest “employers” in the USA and one of the reasons why its such a highly sought after career choice is because it is so stable. While many other sectors of the economy fluctuate, this is the one area that keeps growing and with the baby boomers reaching retirement age our medical system is set to overload in the next 10 years. Medical assistants is in demand and its set to grow over the next 6 years.
As a medical assistant you have a wide range of career choices. Although we generally refer to assistants as those working in private practices, its actually much more than that. Assistants can operate x ray machines, maintain expensive equipment or even assist during surgeries. It all depends on what you choose to specialize in. While technicians of specialist equipment tend to earn more, it usually requires more education and more experience.
Career opportunities in the private sector is hot. With general practitioners, dentists and even veterinarians in dire need of assistants you can really follow a direction that suits your personality and your career goals. Do you like t work with people? Do you like to work with machines? Do you like to travel a lot? The options are all open to you but it start with one important step.
You need to get a qualification and most doctors and medical professionals now only employ people who are qualified. The American Association of Medical Assistants work closely with doctors and they even help with job placements, so its important that you get registered and involved with them as soon as possible. Their website has a wealth of information and can help you with both career choices and your choice of schools.
A basic qualification is enough to get you started, but experience is the most important part. You need to start work as soon as possible because with experience you can start specializing and expand your career opportunities almost infinitely. This is a great career choice and it can open a lot of door for you.
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A glimpse of one the many educational projects completed by the San Mateo County-CTE Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Class. This project deals with the role of an Office Manager which is a multifaceted position.
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