I am thinking of doing CNA and CMA. Which one of this should I do first?
There is CNA and CMA that they offered here in Denison job corps. I TABE out of both math and reading. I do not have to get diploma nor my license, so I am set on almost half of the things I need. Both seems hard and time consuming, but I want to do both of them. I was wondering which one I should do first to help me complete job corps faster. #nursing #medicalassistant
Certified Nursing Assistants and Certified Medical Assistants.
CMA are mainly in medical offices or private practice and they do front and back office stuff. Like get vitals, give Shots, assist the md with small office procedures and do clerical stuff.
CNA are mainly in the hospital or clinic setting. And they usually work with and under the direction/supervision of and RN and /or LVN-LPN. CNA are part of the patient care team and can do things like vitals, assisting with personal care, activities of daily living, repositioning, gathering and documenting info. on the patient.
Both are integral parts of the medical teams where they work.
I would say do the CNA first. That way you have something to fall back on that will allow you to work in the medical field with your foot in the door so to speak and also allow you to see what its like to be in the medical field. This way you do not go to school for something you may not really want to do.