Multi-Tasking Serves Medical Assistants Well

  • Article by: Nancy Crotti , Star Tribune Sales and Marketing
  • Updated: January 5, 2011 - 11:01 AM

Patients may mistake them for nurses, but roles of medical assistants are very different. They room patients, check vital signs and assist providers in a number of procedures. Their work is popular among career-changers as well as new high school graduates.

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shishi84Jan. 6, 11 1:46 PM

Well..I am recent grad and I still cant find employment as a Medical Assistant. Went to school and had an externship..Sp whats next. I feel I wasted my time because everytime I apply they want medical assistants with 6months to a year of experience, and they dont count the schooling. I am a single parent struggling to survive. Thought this course would help me but all it did was give me financial burden..So if you or anyone else know where I can find a job..let me know

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glee1630Jan. 6, 11 3:22 PM

I'm in the Anoka Tech Medical Assistant Program and about to graduate. I'm a multi-tasker who enjoys a rapid pace and easily gets bored with doing the same thing over and over again. I enjoy the variety of skills learned and used in the M.A. Program, and to me, the M.A. Program is a perfect fit.

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grad10Jan. 6, 11 3:28 PM

I am also a recent graduate and I was hired at a clinic before I even finished my externship. I have found this career change very rewarding! It has changed every thing for me and my family in every way. I also think as a medical assistant it is also about personality on top of skill and education. You can recieve diploma, but if you have negative attitude it will not get you into a clinic or hospital. Also... not expecting to get the perfect position that you were dreaming for in school might not be what you get right away. You may have to settle for something less, but getting foot in door is a big advantage. So be more open to other things in the begining. Medical assisting is not only rewarding but a great job to have to get up in the morning and go to.

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shishi84Jan. 8, 11 5:24 PM

I went to Anthem College. They stuck me in a Chiropractic clinic for my externship. So i really didnt do anything pertaining to what i just did for the past year and a half in school. They didnt hire me on because it really was no use for me there. They only took me so I could complete my hours and graduate. All i did there was sit in their basement and file all of their old files. and shred papers. So I feel like I was cheated...

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