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The Origins of Medical Assisting

Human beings have been providing each other with healthcare since the dawn of time, which means that medical assistants (in some capacity) go back as far as medicine itself.   Medical history is long and rich, and many people are at least casually familiar with figures such as Hippocrates or Florence Nightingale, formative figures for ...

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Where Being a Medical Assistant Can Take You

Becoming a medical assistant is one of the quickest ways to enter the world of healthcare. If you’re looking to get a good job in a growing field fast, becoming an MA is the way to go. But after you’ve taken the courses and gotten a position, what then? What are the career advancement options ...

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7 Reasons Men Should Become Medical Assistants

Healthcare depends on medical assistants. Hospitals, care centers, physician’s offices, and more depend on MAs to perform clinical and administrative tasks. Like nursing, though, medical assisting is a field that’s generally been dominated by women. But that doesn’t mean it should be limited to only one gender. Here are seven reasons why men should consider ...

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Things No One Tells You About Being an MA

Medical assistants are a necessary part of almost every healthcare facility, from a bustling hospital to a small clinic. Becoming a medical assistant can mean a variety of things, and referring to MAs as “support staff” doesn’t really do justice to what the job actually entails. Here are three things that will probably surprise you ...

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So You Want to Make a Difference? Be a Medical Assistant

Healthcare is a team effort. Broadly speaking, medical assistants are the people who help keep healthcare moving forward. Doctors, nurses, and patients rely on the administrative and medical work that MAs perform, making medical assistants the backbone of any medical facility. And make no mistake — that role is in demand. Healthcare is one of ...

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4 Personality Traits of an Effective Medical Assistant

Be it in a large hospital or small family practice, medical assistants are a necessary part of any healthcare organization. MAs are essential healthcare professionals, performing both clinical and administrative tasks. On any given day, an MA can find themselves answering phones, taking electrocardiograms, scheduling appointments, dealing with bookkeeping, or explaining a treatment plan to ...

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How Long Does It Take to Become a Medical Assistant?

Becoming a medical assistant means being an essential part of healthcare. Doctors, nurses, and patients will all rely on you on a daily basis. You’ll be the person who, in a very real way, makes caring and healing happen. If you’ve ever wanted to provide this kind of care, this is how to become a ...

What does a Medical Assistant get paid

What Kind of Salaries Can a Medical Assistant Expect?

Being a medical assistant can be an amazing career, but how much money do they make? You want to be a medical assistant. That’s awesome! Good choice! It’s a great career that allows you all sorts of different working environments . A rewarding job isn’t enough, though. While we wish you could pay the rent ...