Medical Assistant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Medical Assistant in Exeter:
Go on for further education.

Medical Assistant in New York:
"Salary increase."
Nice for experience nice atmosphere.

Medical Assistant in Columbus:
"Assistant the doctor."
Never under estimate your knowledge and worth.

Medical Assistant in Longview:
"Lots of Opportunities."
MEDICAL ASSISTING CAN INVOLVE LOTS OF DIFFERENT SKILLS AND LOTS OF NEW OPPORTUNITIES. IF I WAS GIVING ADVISE TO A NEW MEDICAL ASSISTANT I WOULD TELL THEM TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EVERY TRAINING AND LEARNING EXPERIENCE YOU CAN IT MAKES YOU MUCH MORE MARKETABLE AND KEEPS YOUR OPTIONS OPEN ABOUT WHAT AREA OF HEALTHCARE YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A MEDICAL ASSISTANT IN.

Medical Assistant in Nashville:
"That I would be doing a lot of the RN job."
Go to school to be a RN.

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!

Medical Assistant in Sterling Heights:
"Certification is needed."
Make sure you get certified.