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The 4 Rewards You’ll Find in a Medical Assistant Career
Posted: June 28, 2016
Medical assistants are vital members of healthcare teams who positively impact patients and their families and many others. Have you ever considered a medical assistant career? Here are 4 rewards you could discover:
Helping others: If you’d like a career where what you do really makes a difference in someone’s life, medical assisting might be right for you. By processing insurance paperwork, you not only make certain your patients get the benefits they deserve; you reduce their stress. When you take medical histories and vitals signs, you help to make sure patients receive proper medical care. And the comfort and reassurance you offer is often priceless to an anxious patient undergoing treatment for illness or injury.
But you don’t just help patients as a medical assistant. Other members of the medical team will truly rely on the work you do so they can do their jobs well. Physicians, nurses, and technicians will all depend on you to do a great job so they can provide excellent service and keep the healthcare facility running at peak efficiency.
Positive job satisfaction: Maybe because their life’s work is all about helping others, medical assistants like what they do.1 It’s hard, but rewarding work they love. Will you?
Good work environment: As a medical assistant, you’d probably work full time in a physician’s office or healthcare facility. Most MAs do.2 You could also expect to see much faster than average job growth through 2024 for the profession.3 And because you’re working in healthcare, you can usually expect a good benefits package.2
Opportunities for growth: As you continue your career as a medical assistant, you may choose to attain additional certifications that will help you grow in your career. You may even decide to specialize or pursue other healthcare careers. With your unique access, you’ll have an inside view to what it’s like to perform a wide variety of medical jobs. You may decide to dedicate yourself to becoming the best medical assistant you can be –or you may decide to get additional training and move on to other roles in the healthcare industry.
If you’ve ever considered a career in medical assisting, the medical assistant program at Career Quest Learning Centers could train you with the skills you’ll need. Check out all our healthcare programs and give us a call in Lansing at 877-481-4930 or Jackson 877-365-8144 to learn more now.