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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Medical Assistant - The Lund Report

Medical Assistant
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Seeking an experienced Certified Medical Assistant to help with the support of expanding lab services at the Beaverton Health Center. Ideal candidate will be adaptable to a changing environment and comfortable working independently. ESSENTIAL DUTIES .

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Free medical assistant CEU class at Exeter - Seacoastonline.com

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Free medical assistant CEU class at Exeter
Seacoastonline.com
EXETER EUR” Core Physicians and Exeter Hospital are offering a free Medical Assistant CEU Class on Saturday, June 10, 8:30 a.m.EURnoon. This program qualifies for 3 CEUs approved by the American Association of Medical Assistants, which are also .

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Greeley-area Business Planner for June 18 - Greeley Tribune

Greeley-area Business Planner for June 18
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GREELEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, Brown Bag Seminar EUR Social Media Essentials, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Greeley Chamber, 902 7th Ave., Greeley. Speaker: Cheri Ruskus, Constant Contact. Free. Please register. Details: (970) 352-3566. Thursday.

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Beebe Medical Group to host job fair in Georgetown June 20 | Cape . - CapeGazette.com

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Beebe Medical Group to host job fair in Georgetown June 20 | Cape .
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Beebe Medical Group, which employs the healthcare professionals working with Beebe Healthcare, is hosting a job fair Tuesday, June 20, at the Beebe Health .

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Medical Assistant program testing dates set - Mt. Vernon Register-News

Medical Assistant program testing dates set
Mt. Vernon Register-News
INA EUR” New testing dates have been scheduled for the Rend Lake College Medical Assistant program to give students the chance to complete applications for entrance into the program's Fall 2017 semester. Applications are due Friday, July 14. The Medical .

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Success Stories from Huntsville High School Career and Technical Education
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OMH awards medical assistant program scholarships - Petoskey News-Review

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OMH awards medical assistant program scholarships
Petoskey News-Review
GAYLORD EUR” Otsego Memorial Hospital (OMH) announced the award of four, full tuition scholarships to employees to attend the Medical Assistant Program through Kirtland Community College. The scholarships were funded through the OMH Foundation, .

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Respected Medical Assistant in Brooklyn, New York Suela Mullaj, to be Highlighted in the Worldwide Leaders in . - PR NewsChannel (press release)

Respected Medical Assistant in Brooklyn, New York Suela Mullaj, to be Highlighted in the Worldwide Leaders in .
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The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Suela Mullaj, to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Suela Mullaj is a highly trained and qualified Medical Assistant currently .

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Your News for June 18: Envision group paints Aven's Village benches at Island Grove - Greeley Tribune

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Your News for June 18: Envision group paints Aven's Village benches at Island Grove
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The Greeley Public Art Program had a group from Envision paint the cement benches at Aven's Village Wednesday at Island Grove Regional Park, 501 N 14th Ave. Envision, located at 1050 37th St. in Evans, provides support for people with developmental .

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Pinning Ceremony Honors Gaston College Medical Assisting Graduates - Gaston Gazette

Pinning Ceremony Honors Gaston College Medical Assisting Graduates
Gaston Gazette
Twenty-one Medical Assisting graduates at Gaston College were honored in a pinning ceremony on May 9 in the Gaston College Myers Center Multipurpose Auditorium, Dallas Campus. These students also received their degree on May 12 at the graduation .

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