Starting a new career as a medical assistant in less than a year is possible.
If you are interested in making the switch, it's time to get started. Nothing can hold you back.
A typical medical assistant after 1 year would probably be in a medical office, hospital, or urgent care clinic working full-time or part-time hours. They would be aiding physicians and nurses by greeting new patients and intaking personal information. Making sure that all patients feel heard and scheduling appointments. This work is crucial and perfect for compassionate people. If you are the kind of person that cares to help those in need, in just 365 days you could be the very first point of contact for those who need help the most.
In just 1 year medical assistants could be working their dream job.
Clinical medical assistants have different duties, depending on the state where they work. They may do basic laboratory tests, dispose of contaminated supplies, and sterilize medical instruments. They may have additional responsibilities, such as instructing patients about medication or special diets, preparing patients for x rays, removing stitches, drawing blood, or changing dressings.
Many believe that starting a medical career being stuck several years inside a classroom but in just 9 months you could graduate and be on your way to a new job. For us here at MIPB, our students are required to complete the following classes:
- Medical Terminology
- Medical Office Management
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Word Process. & Bus. English (keyboarding)
- Clinical Procedures
- Laboratory Procedures I
- Laboratory Procedures II
- Clinical Externship
If you are asking yourself, "Where Will Medical Assistants Be 1 Year From Now?" then now is the time to speak with a career counselor.