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Medical Assistant Careers in California

Medical Assistant Careers in California

About A California Medical Assistant Career Medical assistants are unlicensed individuals performing minimally invasive support services for a licensed physician, surgeon, podiatrist, or other health practitioner. The profession consists of a combination of administrative office work such as filing insurance forms as well as hands-on tasks such as drawing blood or measuring vital signs. A […]

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Medical Assistant Specialties

Medical Assistant Specialties

Did You Know There Are Medical Assistant Specialties? As is the case with almost any type of health care career, medical assistants who specialize in one particular field have better opportunities of advancement, pay raises, and job stability throughout the length of their careers. Specialization only comes after years of experience and education, so the […]

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Medical Assistant Resources

Medical Assistant Resources

The Medical Assistant’s Career Outlook Between 2006 and 2016, employment for medical assistants is expected to increase by 35 percent, a number much higher than the national average. With the growth of the health care field and more attention being paid to the disbursement of responsibilities in medical offices, medical assistants are considered a “high […]

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Interview with Medical Assistant Saire DeLis

Interview with Medical Assistant Saire DeLis

Advice for Those Thinking of Becoming a Medical Assistant Raised in New Orleans, Saire DeLis is now a working medical assistant in Missouri. While in school for her Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Certificate, Saire maintained a 4.0 grade point average, while completing an externship at the Community Health Center. After receiving her certificate from a […]

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Medical Assisting: RMA vs CMA

Medical Assisting: RMA vs CMA

Do You Want To Be a Registered Medical Assistant or Certified Medical Assistant? When you graduate from a qualified medical assisting program, you may be asked to become certified before you can start looking for work in your area. Although it isn’t a national requirement to be a certified medical assistant, individual employers and each […]

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A Day in the Life of a Medical Assistant

A Day in the Life of a Medical Assistant

What’s It Like to Being a Medical Assistant? Medical assisting is a great career choice for those who want to work in the health care field, but don’t want the responsibility (or extensive training period) of a nurse or doctor. Most often found in a doctor’s private office, these are the professionals who do everything […]

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Where to Find the Highest Medical Assistant Salaries in the United States

Where to Find the Highest Medical Assistant Salaries in the United States

Becoming a medical assistant comes with a lot of great perks, including job stability, good hours, health insurance, and a competitive salary. As is the case with most careers, however, your location will play a big role in determining what that salary is. Cost of living indexes vary by state and by city, and what […]

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Medical Assisting Certifications

Medical Assisting Certifications

Do You Need To Be Certified to Become a Medical Assistant? Medical assisting is one of those great health care careers with a training program that lasts as little as 9 months. Students are prepared to work alongside doctors, providing support to patients as they prepare to see their physicians and undergo routine preventative care. […]

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The Medical Assistant Field is Rapidly Growing

The Medical Assistant Field is Rapidly Growing

Why Become A Medical Assistant? If you have been considering a career as a medical assistant, this is the time to turn that dream into a reality.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the projected growth for this career is a remarkable 35% from 2006-2016. There are very few careers, health care or […]

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Recession Proof Health Care Jobs

Recession Proof Health Care Jobs

How to Find A Great Health Care Job Even In These Tough Economic Times Despite the recent wide-spread loss of jobs, there are some fields where there is still a need for employees.  The medical field is one of these.  Properly trained medical assistants, billing coders, dental assistants, massage therapists, and more are still in […]

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