The Importance of Medical Assistance

We, the doctor, as well as the patient, cannot thank you enough for one specific role in the hospital, the medical assistance. Just imagine it, can you remember your memorable experience in hospital that don't deling with the nurse? Of course, there is some doctor in your memories, but mainly it consists of nurses, and medical assistance. But did you know that nurses are one of the hardest job to do?

If only once, just once you, as medical assistance, wrongly said "the patient needs amphetamine" and not "the patient need neuralgin", that would be change the whole prescription. According to the United States Department of Labor, "Medical Assistant employment is projected to grow much faster than average, ranking medical assisting among the fastest growing occupations over the next decade. Job opportunities should be excellent, particularly for those with formal medical assistant training."

Last night i stuck into one particular online medical assistant school, and stuck particularly on fact that the program will allow you to study online at your own pace and convenience. Most students complete the program in about 6-8 weeks. However, you can take as long as needed. There are no deadlines or time limits and medical assistant training program is very affordable.

6-8 weeks? Thats so very short time! Can you be a professional medical assistant during the time? The fact is, yes. In my experience, 6-8 weeks is time needed when you want to be a very very basic medical assistance, with the basic knowledge..with the basic salary. Experienced medical assistants may advance their careers to office management or support positions. Medical Assisting, combined with additional training, can also lead to other healthcare positions, such as medical technology or nursing.

If i check their medical assistant training page, they have a good curriculum, as stated below,

Medical Terminology, Human Body Planes, Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Office Professionalism, Patient Communication, Medical Records, Basic Medical Law, Scheduling Appointments, Medical Billing and Insurance Claims, Infection Control, Surgical Instruments, Emergency Care, Clinical Equipment, Patient History and Physicals, EKG and Lab Testing, Specimen Collection and Lab Safety, Introduction to Patient Medications.

Online Medical Assistant Clinical Labs: Virtual Phlebotomy Lab (Collecting a Blood Sample), Virtual Injection Lab , Medication injections, Measuring A Pulse, Introduction to CPR and Basic Ultrasound.
That is the basic of medical assistant knowledge, but that doesn't stop pre-medical assistant to start, since according to the United States Department of Labor,
"job prospects are excellent for Medical Assistants. Employment is projected to grow much faster than average, ranking medical assistants among the fastest growing occupations over the 2006-16 decade. Job opportunities should be excellent, particularly for those with formal training. Most Medical Assistants work in doctors offices, hospitals, clinics or other health care settings. A Medical Assistant assists with administrative tasks and minor procedures to keep the doctor's offices and health care facilities running smoothly. Helping to drive job growth is the increasing number of group practices, clinics, and other health care facilities that need a high proportion of support personnel, particularly medical assistants who can handle both administrative and clinical duties. In addition, medical assistants work primarily in outpatient settings, a rapidly growing sector of the health care industry. Job seekers who want to work as a medical assistant should find excellent job prospects. Medical assistants are projected to account for a very large number of new jobs, and many other opportunities will come from the need to replace workers leaving the occupation. Those with formal training or experience should have the best job opportunities."
For the tuition fee $645 (The regular tuition fee for online Medical Assistant distance education program is $1,215) i think this medical assistant school is one of the most affordable in the market.