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Medical assistants encounter an assortment of challenges every day. Here are a few things no one tells you about being an MA.

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 ...

Being a medical assistant can be an amazing career, but how much money do they make?

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 ...

6 reasons to become a medical assistant

6 Great Reasons to Become a Medical Assistant

  There’s one reason for becoming a medical assistant (MA) — or any healthcare worker — that we can all agree on: We care about people and want to serve. We want to make people feel better and put a smile on their face if we can. But beyond the service mindset that characterizes people ...

What are the biggest personality traits needed for healthcare

What Are the Top 5 Personality Traits Needed in Healthcare?

  Some personality traits, like respect, patience, and punctuality are valuable skills at work and in life. And other traits, like inflexible thinking and emotional whimsy, make any job harder. Healthcare is different. A very specific personality profile seems to shine brightest. It’s not for everyone. People who have specific personality traits see the most ...

National Handwashing Awareness Week

National Handwashing Awareness Week

  In short, washing hands saves lives. If you had given birth or been born in 1847 in an overcrowded hospital in Vienna, Austria, you’d probably agree. The infant mortality rate was 26 percent at the time, and the average life expectancy was less than 40 years. A young Viennese physician, Ignaz Semmelweis, was recently ...

How to communicate better in the clinic and in the lab

How to Improve Clinical and Lab Communication

  Good communication comes in handy a hundred times a day, but in a healthcare setting, it’s a matter of life and death. Decades of studies have shown a clear and significant correlation between a clinician’s ability to explain, listen, and empathize with biological and functional health outcomes — not to mention patient satisfaction. With ...

What Does a Medical Assistant Do?

Medical assisting is one of the quickest entry points into the healthcare industry. In addition, medical assistants (MAs) are emerging as one of the most in-demand jobs … which isn’t surprising, considering 76.4 million baby boomers are in the healthcare system in some way. The increasing demand for medical assistants — a 23 percent increase ...

Why We Love Medical Assistants

4 Reasons We Love Medical Assistants

  You’re a lifesaver, boo! On a busy Tuesday afternoon at the clinic, you’re there checking in patients with a smile, taking vitals, and keeping the wait time down so everyone’s happy. At the hospital, you’re dispensing medications, giving us an extra hand when we need it most. Entering patient records in the system, scheduling ...