The medical assistant pathway is among the most popular in the field of medicine, and actually ranks as the United States’s fastest growing professions across all industries. A surge in the number of physician offices and outpatient care facilities, combined with advancements in technology and a growing elderly population make the Medical Assistant an attractive option. Our next Day in the Life episode shows a candid 1-on-1 tour of everything an assistant goes through during a standard workday, from scheduling through to patient consultations.
Medical Assistants do not require an M.D., though at least 2 years of vocational-technical training serves as the standard requirement before one can begin practicing. Cross-training includes both clinical and administrative trading to make a Medical Assistant jacks-of-all-trades in the workplace. All in all, they are critical colleagues from whom other Medical Assistants and licensed physicians would significantly benefit in learning. The Medical Assistant population is also growing exponentially in public and private hospital settings.
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