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What are things I should know about becoming a medicial assistant such as working conditions, schedule, and challenges?

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Estelle’s Answer

Being a medical assistant can be a very fulfilling career. Your day will involve getting rooms prepared for the physician, taking labs, and helping with paperwork. I wish you the best if you decide to become an MA.
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Kruti’s Answer

MAs are responsible for preparing, maintaining, and updating the medical records of the patients. They will also schedule their visits for examination or treatment, and send them phone, message, or email reminders. Additionally, they will check, maintain, and order office and medical supplies. Some of the challenges medical assistants encounter including supporting pre-surgical assessment, the effects of immobility, patients with communication difficulties, patients recovering from accidents, the support of physical therapy and sepsis in patients.
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Suzanne’s Answer

Hello Danyra,

I am so sorry it has taken so long for you to receive an answer. I am a registered nurse, but have done many of the same job duties as a medical assistant and have worked with many MA's in my past experience.

It is best for me to answer by giving your a little reading material which will follow below.

Quite simply, working conditions will be either inpatient or outpatient clinics. Your schedule will be 8, 10 or 12 hour shifts depending on where you work. Challenges will be the same for CNAs as for other healthcare providers: dealing with an overburdened healthcare system which is complicated by the bureaucracy of insurance carriers.

Now, the things that lighten these challenges will be: how you feel about your work, your relationships with patients and coworkers, and how supportive your managers and administration are towards their staff.

Please copy and paste these URLs into your web browser for further information:

https://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/OccGuides/Detail.aspx?Soccode=319092&Geography=0601000000

https://www.aama-ntl.org/

http://www.ccbma.org/

I hope you find this information helpful. Starting your healthcare career as an MA is an excellent step. Just be careful in choosing your training program as many are "for profit" and can be quite expensive. You may qualify for grants/loans/scholarships.

Best to you!
Sue

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