Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Let’s Discover How to Start Up Your Medical Assistant Career

By Medical Assistant Subscribe to RSS | April 18th 2012 | Views:

No matter what shape the world’s economy is in, the requirement of medical assistants seems to be steady. According to BLS (Bureau of Labour Statistics), medical assistant will undeniably, be the fastest-growing career through the year 2012. Therefore, becoming a professional medical helper is a potential career option for people who would want to enter the booming health care arena without the expense or rigors of medical training.

So what does it actually takes to become a Medical Assistant?

Right Training: Albeit most states in US do not entail medical helpers to undergo any formal training, most employers scout more favourably on applicants who have undergone a Medical Assistant training program, preferably recognized by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education (ABHES) and Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Training program typically takes 9-10 months. Look for training programs that are expedient to where you reside and work, are taught by experienced medical helpers, have good student strength, have career development divisions and flexible schedules.

Certification: Again, certification is not at all obligatory, but a certified medical helper tends to have an easier time finding suitable profiles than those who are not and tend to derive higher pay packages as well. Certification is offered by professional associations like Association of Medical Technologies and American Association of Medical Assistants.

Right Personality: Medical care is a demanding job, one that is ideally suited for highly disciplined candidates who are able to manage a high degree of accountability. A medical assistant must be able to take instructions and at times criticism without becoming confrontational, nervous or defensive. A person must have a good rapport, communication skills and feeling of empathy for the patients.

Continuing Education: Once you are appointed, it is always wise to read medical journals on regular basis in order to stay updated with the developments in your field and to boost your marketable skills. Most of the continuing education courses are available online, thus you can pursue them at you own pace and as per your schedule.

Medical Assisting is a challenging and gratifying occupation. However, if you are ready to invest in what it takes to incur the skills, training and knowledge, you will be able to relish a bright future in this burgeoning and prestigious career. Moreover, as you gain more experience and insight you will soon find yourself progressing to new and more rewarding levels. With realistic goals and diligent planning your medical assistant job will be secure and satisfying.

Medical Assistant - About Author:
For more information, visit

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:

Related Education Articles Subscribe to RSS

Ways to get through the tough medical entrance tests
Published by Deepti on March 27th 2012 | Education
If you have passed your school in the medical stream and now planning to build a career in a medical...
Cracking medical entrance tests
Published by Deepti on March 27th 2012 | Education
All India medical entrance test is one of the foremost entrance exams conducted for admission in the...
Online Education Consultants - Your Guide for Making the Right Decision
Published by Mentorindia on August 25th 2012 | Education
You have decided that you will take your education and skill knowledge a step further by doing a hig...
Institutes outrival the Level of Education in India
Published by Nikkita Singh on August 24th 2012 | Education
As we all know that during this competitive surroundings student should would like a decent work ins...
Variety of Powered Access Courses in the Market
Published by Czeslawa Wakefield on August 24th 2012 | Education
All jobs would have an element of risk and danger; hence, proper safety and health measures should b...
The Wide Coverage of MEWPS Courses Content
Published by Czeslawa Wakefield on August 24th 2012 | Education
MEWPS courses are essential for those in managerial or supervisory positions in jobs that require th...
Aims of MEWPS Courses by IPAF
Published by Czeslawa Wakefield on August 24th 2012 | Education
Mobile elevating work platforms are common in work at heights environments. With the booming constru...
Relevant Working at Height Safety Training Courses
Published by Czeslawa Wakefield on August 24th 2012 | Education
It is important to consider safety and health at all times for those who are involved in working at ...