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Benefits of a Career in Healthcare

Posted On Jan 13, 2021


Deciding to embark on a healthcare career is a wise decision at any stage of your life. Not only is the healthcare industry thriving, but a career in healthcare offers many rewards, benefits, and countless opportunities for growth. Whether you’re just starting out or considering a career change, you really can’t go wrong with this industry, especially once you settle on the right career path.

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Most people assume the only way to get your foot in the door to a career in healthcare is through years of continued education, but that simply isn’t true. Many people have found their place in healthcare by training to become a medical assistant, and there are several reasons why this is a great career path to consider.

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The job outlook for medical assisting remains very bright, with a projected growth rate that is faster than the average employment growth projection for all other occupations. The decision to become a medical assistant is a smart choice and a good investment in your future.

Great Pay and Benefits

Since jobs in the healthcare industry are in high demand, the pay and benefits are also good compared to many other industries. Job security is also a concern for most Americans, and careers in healthcare continue to be high in demand.

Relatively Quick Training

Unlike other healthcare careers, the path to becoming a medical assistant is relatively short. Instead of spending years in college, many MA programs can be completed in one year or less, making it the perfect choice for those who don’t have a lot of time or resources to commit to going back to school.

Ability to Become Certified

Becoming a medical assistant through an accredited program gives you an opportunity to become certified, leading to more job opportunities and greater job stability. While becoming certified isn’t required in some states to obtain employment, the majority of employers prefer to hire certified medical assistants. In order to take the exam to become certified after completion of your training program, you must attend an accredited school.

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Predictable Hours

When people think of healthcare jobs, predictable hours usually don’t come to mind. However, MAs typically work regular office hours, as many of them work in physician clinic offices or long-term care facilities. Having a predictable schedule is an especially important benefit for those seeking a good work/life balance who are also raising a family.

Fast Paced Work

While some jobs are mundane, healthcare careers are fast-paced and exciting. As a medical assistant, you’ll get to work in a constantly changing and challenging atmosphere. Some days you may work directly with patients, and other days you may be doing a lot of clerical work behind the scenes. 

Opportunities for Advancement

There are plenty of opportunities for career advancement after becoming a medical assistant. Many MAs may decide to specialize in a particular area of healthcare, while others use their skills and knowledge to advance into office management roles, or eventually transition into other healthcare related careers.  

Being Part of a Team

While some jobs may feel isolated, becoming a medical assistant requires you to work with others and become a participating member of a team. Medical assistants are a vital member of any medical facility, as they’re cross trained to perform a vast multitude of both clinical and administrative duties.

Chance to Help People

One of the greatest rewards of becoming a medical assistant is the chance to help people and make a difference. Many people are just natural born nurturers, and these people are often drawn to careers that allow them to utilize their natural talents to want to help people. 

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There are so many amazing benefits to working in healthcare that it would be nearly impossible to list them all. It’s also pretty easy to see why becoming a medical assistant is a rewarding and fulfilling career choice that you can feel confident and proud to be a part of. If you’re ready to make a positive change in your life, contact Athena Career Academy today to learn more about our accredited programs and flexible class schedules. A new career is well within your reach, and we can help you succeed. 

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