Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Medical Assistant in Orange:
"Treat others as you want to be treated."
Find a field you love, don't cut quarters, take pride in your job, listen to the more experienced staff.
Medical Assistant in New London:
"Do what you want to do because you can do it."
Work hard and don't worry if you get something wrong just try again.
Medical Assistant in New York:
"Being a valued employee."
Don't be afraid to express to your employer what a true asset you really are.
Medical Assistant in Gambrills:
Do not bring outside drama into the work field. If you do not like your coworkers just remember you are here for a paycheck and to be happy with your career. Ignore the ignorance.
Medical Assistant in Hattiesburg:
Think long and hard about this type of work. You are treated like a slave by nurses who are above you.
Medical Assistant in Kennewick:
"Medical Assistant Tips."
As a new medical assistant always research things you encounter and ask questions when appropriate. The worst thing you can do is to pretend you know something when you don't!
Medical Assistant in Grand Rapids:
"Not very clinical."
I would not suggest working in certain specialty offices if you are a new MA out of school. You will not be able to utilize your clinical skills to the fullest capability. You will only do vital signs and that is it. The job does not feel very rewarding patient care wise. Though if you like a laid back, paper work kind of job then certain specialty offices may be the place for you!