A Comprehensive Medical Assistant Career Guide Is Made Available For Students

A new website geared towards proving free and accurate information regarding medical assistant has been been launched by veteran certified medical assistant. The site hast been online for five months and it has already proven to be resourceful.
By: Laura C. Coleman
Feb. 18, 2011 - PRLog -- There are about half a million medical assistants working in various healthcare institutions nationwide and there are even bigger number of students who are looking forward to join this career field. According to Laura Coleman, founder of medicalassistantnow.com, there is some gap in training and career related information for medical assistants. Even though there are some organizations which are dedicated to educating students about the profession but their reach is very limited and it’s easy for students new to healthcare profession to get lost in the avalanche of non consistent information.  

Unlike nurses, medical assistant’s job is somehow over shadowed or always confused with some other career field in healthcare industry. For regular people, it’s easy to confuse medical assistants for nurses of physician assistants. Unless one is very familiar with healthcare industry the difference is not very clear. This is a kind of issue being addressed by medicalassistantnow.com. Students who are new to allied health professions but have interest in pursuing this career path can now get adequate information regarding training, certification and the whole career outlook.   Being equipped with these information, one can make an informed decision weather to pursue this career field or not.

One other thing which is being addressed by the website is the requirements set by a number of certifying organizations. The two major medical assistant certifications which lead to better employment are CMA and RMA. These certifications are provided by different organizations and each of these organizations have different requirements on which schools the candidate has to attend in order to take their exam and qualify for certification. The fact that having all these information in one place can potentially reduce the number of mistakes made by students who wish to be certified but are not in the right path.

The website also list accredited schools that provide various medical assistant trainings categorized by states. The accredited schools directory (http://www.medicalassistantnow.com/schools) hosts a number of technical schools and community colleges with their contact information and the kind of training program they are providing. Mrs. Coleman also promised to expand the website even further and introduce more room for students to share their college and work experience and helps each other, make medicalassistantnow.com the ultimate go to place of medical assistant profession related information.    

According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 483,600 medical assistants across the US and this number is expected to increase by 34% through 2018. Medical assistant’s salary ranges from $20,000 to $40,000 based on work environment, job description and state.

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medicalassistantnow.com is a free information portal for medical assistants. The main objective of the website is to provide accurate, helpful factual information to aspiring medical assistants and professionals currently working as MA.
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