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How many years of school will you have to take for medical assistant ?

My name is Tamyra . I'm 14 and i want to be an medical assistant when i get older .
I just want to know is the path to medical assistant challenging . #medical # nurse #doctor #medical-assistant

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Estelle’s Answer

Hey, Tamyra,
Becoming a medical assistant is a great idea! You can usually get a medical assistant certificate within one year after finishing high school.

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.
Good luck!

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Philomena’s Answer

Having interest in becoming a medical assistant is a great idea which you should pursue with all energy. First you have to look for schools which will offer this program. the duration usually varies from 1 year to 3 years.