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How many years do I need to go to college to be a medical assistant?

I go to Madison Park HS in Boston and have chosen the medical assistant vocation because I like to help people and I want to make money. #college #medicine #medical-assisting #medical-assistant

Thank you comment icon Dear Jandira, Greetings I am curious as to why in settings your self prediction low ?? Just curious you I perceive to be caring nurturer. Basic nursing is cna except with a lot of math. But seriously it is hard work that nurses need. Basic monitoring patients intake what they eat and drink assist nurses and documentations. Becareful in your choices you may find out you’ll love being a nurse. Technically you would be a nurse being a CNA but don’t expect to be rich. It is an under paid profession you don’t go to be rich it’s more physical and mental demands on people and their reaction to you. Some grateful some ungrateful some demeaning procedures in the care of people that digress mentally and physically. It’s not a easy profession. But if you do you will have experience to real life issues for a lifetime. Just a thought Eric Snow

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Angela’s Answer

Specialty colleges are probably best for this type of career. Search online for "medical assistant" in your area and there are probably several 2 year colleges. I was interested in that and Kaplan University had a good curriculum.

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Susan’s Answer

Depending on the type of degree you are looking you may be able to do this at a community college or speciality college and would take approximately 2 yrs of full time enrollment to complete.

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Estelle’s Answer

Many community colleges provide medical assistant training in less than 2 years. You will need to also sit for a certification exam. Medical assistants are in great demand. If you enjoy your job, you can always further your education and earning potential by going back to get a nursing degree. Good luck!
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