It’s a vicious circle.
You can’t get a job without experience. But how do you get experience without a job?
A Medical Assistant Externship!
If you want to build a career in healthcare, medical assistant training can be a great place to start. But you’ll also want experience to learn the ropes of your new career in a real world setting. Here are just a few reasons you need a medical assistant externship:
Experience with supervision: Starting a new job is always a little stressful. You don’t know the kinds of patients you’ll work with or the full scope of your responsibilities. On an externship, you’ll get valuable experience plus you’ll be guided by professionals already doing the job. You’ll learn from experienced medical assistants, nurses, doctors, and healthcare staff. Long before you step into your career, you’ll get a chance to learn how to do things right.
Patient interaction: If you’ve ever been in a hospital or healthcare facility, you know it can be scary. You don’t feel well and you’d much rather be home in your own bed. Dealing with people who are sick, tired, and probably a little sad, can be challenging. The only way to know for sure if you’re up for the challenge is to do it! An externship gives you an opportunity to meet and help real patients.
Specialization: As a medical assistant, you may work at a facility that specializes in one area of medicine or one population. You might find that you like to have lots of patient interaction. Or that you prefer working more in healthcare administration, assisting with billing and coding. Wherever you wind up, an externship gives you a chance to check out the areas you might consider.
If you’ve always dreamed of a career where you could really make a difference in the lives of others, check out the Medical Assistant Program at Career Quest Learning Centers. You could complete the entire program in as little as eight months, and it includes a 180 hour externship. Call us in Lansing at 877-481-4930 or Jackson at 877-365-8144 to learn more now.