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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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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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 .
CapeGazette.com
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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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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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 .
PR NewsChannel (press release)
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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Greeley-area Business Planner for June 18 - Greeley Tribune

Greeley-area Business Planner for June 18
Greeley Tribune
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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Success Stories from Huntsville High School Career and Technical Education - Huntsville Item

Success Stories from Huntsville High School Career and Technical Education
Huntsville Item
Other areas of study include apparel design and production, clinical lab procedures, CPR training, dental assistant/dental science I, early childhood training, EverFi financial literacy, financial planning, HIPAA training, introduction to health .

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OMH awards medical assistant program scholarships - Petoskey News-Review

Petoskey News-Review

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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Medical Assistant - The Lund Report

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

Greeley Tribune

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