Medical assisting involves working alongside registered nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and physicians as part of a healthcare team. Medical assistants may perform tasks such as taking blood pressure, explaining medical information to patients, wound care, drawing blood, and recording patients’ medical history.
Why should you consider medical assisting as your career?
Medical Assistants Make a Difference
Whether it’s in helping a patient understand medication, calming a patient during an exam or helping a patient learn about improving health, medical assistants make a tangible difference in patients’ health. Medical assistants also help physicians and other care providers offer the best care possible as they perform supportive tasks during exams and procedures.
Medical Assistant Is Interesting Work
Bored easily? That’s not possible working as a medical assistant. With an ever-changing flow of patients, procedures, exams and health concerns, no day working as a medical assistant is ever the same. Many feel very engaged in their work and welcome the challenges and accomplishments of working as a medical assistant.
Medical Assistants Have Solid Career Futures
In an age where automation, job exportation and downsizing seem commonplace, the medical field stands out as a major exception. Healthcare isn’t going anywhere. Positions in this field are tops for job security. In fact, 17 of the 26 most reliably stable jobs listed by US New & World Report relate to healthcare. You can’t automate, export, or eliminate healthcare providers.
Medical Assisting Pays Well
Of course, the salary can’t compare to a medical doctor’s; however, for less than one year of schooling, a medical assistant’s return on investment of time and tuition is quite good. Medical assistants who work full time can expect to pay off any school loans within about a year. By contrast, many physicians can take as long as 11 years to complete their degrees and internships before they can begin practicing. Some physicians owe about 85 percent of their first year’s annual income.
Medical Assistants Receive Respect
Working in healthcare is a time-honored profession. Caring for patients garners esteem from others because of the dedication and compassion medical assisting requires daily.
Medical Assisting is Versatile
If you don’t prefer the hours working in a hospital as a medical assistant, you can switch to a doctor’s office. Or perhaps you like the bedside care aspect of medical assisting. Maybe working in a surgical center is the right option. With so many choices available for medical assistants, you’re sure to find the right fit.
Medical Assisting Provides a Stepping Stone
If you’re not sure what you want to do in the medical world or if you have a clear vision of your goals, medical assisting can offer a solid foundation in healthcare that will aid you in your journey.
Medical Assisting is National
As a medical assistant, your credential is recognized nationwide. If a move is in your future, your medical assisting career requires no additional steps to get right to work in your new venue.
Medical Assistant Education is Readily Available
Branford Hall Career Institute offers classes in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. Select the location that’s most convenient to you.
Medical Assistant Education is Highly Achievable
At Branford Hall Career Institute, we work with every incoming medical assisting student to ensure they have the tools they need to not only succeed but excel at medical assisting. Our students’ pass rate is 98 percent for the Certified Medical Assistant exam and the majority of our graduates take their exam within two months of graduation.