Top Five Reasons To Become A Medical Assistant

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By Kat Myers

scrubs1) You Get to Help People —

One of the best parts about pursuing a career in medicine is that it provides you with opportunities to help other people. Medical assistants interact with patients on a daily basis. They develop personal relationships with the people they help. For many people, this is the most rewarding part of the job.

2) Financial Stability —

The current economic recession has put many people in a position of financial instability. Medical assistant school is a fantastic option for anyone worried about the future of the economy. The demand for medical assistants isn’t going to decrease anytime soon—after all, there will always be hospitals to work at and people who need help.

3) Certification is Quick —

Certification to become a medical assistant only takes 2 years. This makes medical assistant school a perfect option for people who want a career in medicine, but aren’t interested in attending a 4-year university. Medical assistant school is also a great option for people who have to juggle school with other commitments, like work or family. If you want to continue your education, but you’re worried that you only have a limited window of time in which to do it, becoming a certified medical assistant could be the perfect solution to your dilemma.

4) You Make Good Money —

Money is obviously going to be a pretty significant factor when it comes to choosing a career. Luckily, medical assistants make good money. According to the American Association of Medical Assistants, the average salary for a medical assistant is just under $30,000 a year. Some medical assistants even make as much as $45,000 a year.

5) You Have a Variety of Responsibilities —

Medical assistants are required to do a number of different jobs and tasks. The duties you’re expected to preform will be contingent on where decide to work. If you work in a hospital, your responsibilities could include everything from taking vital signs to filing insurance claims. If you decide to work in a smaller clinic, you could end up doing anything checking your patients in to office administration. This makes being a medical assistant a perfect option for people who don’t like preforming the same task over and over again.

– Kat Myers is a public relations coordinator for Anthem Education. She enjoys crossword puzzles, jogging, and reading Ayn Rand novels.