Outline Med Asst

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A little bit of information about medical assisting. Medical assisting is a very versatile job many different tasks and tools. This is one of the reasons I chose to start of in this field. I eventually would love to possibly get into and R.N program after a year or two in medical assisting. There are many responsibilities of a medical assistant. Assisting the physician with various procedure and treatments,documenting patients information and updating charts ect. Some of the various thing a medical assistant will use in his or her career. Computer software programs for accounting and billing. Hypodermic needles , blood pressure monitor, wheel chair stethoscope and many other things to be able to perform her duties. (www.onetoline.com)

WAGES

Wages for a medical assistant nationally is about 13.99 hrly and 291,000 yr with about 528,000 employed. In next 7 years it is expected to be up 29% higher with an addition 243,800 job opening nationally. In South Carolina my geographical wages are 13.49 or 281,00. Projected to go about 34 % int the next five years.

I live in the upstate part of S.C. I have always wanted to work in the med field. It seems in the area I am in is short on help and care givers. ( wwww.onetonline.)

Education

Becoming an medical assistant you must have a high school diploma or equivalency, on the job training or certifications for r ma. The more education and experience you have the more qualified you become. Kaplan University is an accredited school. (www.onetoline.com) I have to tell and remind myself everyday just focus and give yourself the best chance to succeed no matter what obstacles get in the way.

Outlook

There is a 34% increase in medical assisting job for 2010-2020 much faster that other careers in this field.(www. Bls.gov) I have learned a lot about this career and the money is to bad. Researching and reading about medical assisting makes me even more aware that I will have to further my...
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