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I graduated with associate in applied science for medical assistant in 2008, went back for healthcare administration but didn't finish how can I get a job in my field asap .I've done research...job search EVERY thing.... #medicalismydream #internship #biology #medicine #healthcare #doctor

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Valentina’s Answer

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If I were you I would try to get my bachelor’s in healthcare administration. Or try to get more certifications to make you more competitive. For now though I would try with calling small doctor’s offices where they are more likely to hire you than big hospitals. Don’t give up there are plenty of jobs.
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Rachel’s Answer

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If you have a degree as an MA, you can always go back and start working in a medical office. My current MA (hired about 4 months ago) finished her MA degree in 2012. She then spent the next 7 years working in admin prior to deciding to change careers and become an MA at a cancer center. Now we work together every day and she does a great job.
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Estelle’s Answer

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I would suggest applying to a wide variety of MA jobs and begin working in this field if possible. If you are responsible and diligent, you should be able to overcome any lapse in your working history.
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Idikula’s Answer

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Try to complete the health care administration in parallel. Try internships or volunteering along side until you get a job. Do not be disheartened, Sometimes 1000s of applications get you to the best job.There would be high tech companies entering healthcare more in the near future and your education and volunteering backgrounds will come to be invaluable.

Idikula recommends the following next steps:

  • Complete the health care administration in parallel
  • Try internships or volunteering along side until you get a job.
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Corin’s Answer

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If you are a medical assistant, even if you didn't work in the field after graduating, you can still get a job in a clinic. You will need to take the CMA exam if you already haven't. Working in a clinic is going to give you multiple opportunities that will help you along your way. You will learn the basic of patient care, be in contact with other professionals who can guide you on your path, and have the flexibility to complete school.

Corin recommends the following next steps:

  • Take the CMA exam
  • Apply for a job in a clinic
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