what's the best part about being a medical assistant
Hi I want to work in the Healthcare field and I'm trying to decide which field would be the best for me. I think medical assistant is interesting but I also like nursing ,so I'm trying to figure out what's the best part about being a medical assistant ? #medical-assistant #hospital #medicine #healthcare
Medical assistant candidates are required to have graduated from a medical assisting program (may be a one-year certificate or diploma program or a two-year associate degree program) that is accredited by either:
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
Then, you must take and pass the CMA Certification Examination
Lots of jobs will be available to you with ample opportunity to advance.
As an MA working in ophthalmology, it has been a rewarding experience thus far! My responsibilities include checking patient's vision, performing visual field tests, organizing medical diagnoses and treatment plans that the doctor states, and assisting in procedures like removing skin tags or styes that have arisen around the eye. The MA position will depend on the specialty, but these are specific to ophthalmology! Overall, it is a great way to build team-work skills and hone your clinical skills if you are interested in pursuing a career in the health field. I have utilized my position as an MA as a stepping stone for my future plans to become a physician assistant.
In my opinion, the best part of being an MA is the interaction you have with patients. It is truly exciting to hear what patients come in with and to see how they are progressing with their treatment with each visit. It is also fun to hear about their personal lives and what they do! I came to quickly realize that I love connecting with patients and always look forward to that aspect of the job.
Hope this helps! Good luck with everything!