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This is Why People Decide to Become a Medical Assistant

Posted On Jan 8, 2021

Many people dream of a new career, but don’t think it’s a real possibility given their current circumstances. Change is scary, especially if you have a family to support. You may not have several years to commit to a new career change, making you feel hopeless and stuck in a job you don’t enjoy. Before you resign yourself to a lifetime of unhappiness, there is one fulfilling and rewarding healthcare career possibility that’s not difficult to obtain that you may have overlooked. Consider a career in healthcare by becoming a medical assistant (MA).

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1. Job Market is Growing and Stable

According to the U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assisting jobs are projected to increase by 23 percent through 2028. Considering the national average is only 5 percent, this means MA is more than four times faster. This lightning fast growth is often attributed to the Baby Boomer generation requiring more medical attention as they age.

You can rest assured that you’ll be choosing a stable career field with plenty of opportunities for growth.

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2. You Can Enter the Medical Field Quickly

One of the biggest advantages to becoming a medical assistant is the ability to jump start your new career immediately. Unlike other healthcare professions that may require several years of schooling and specialized training, you’ll enter the medical field quickly as an MA, saving you time and money.

3. Certification Increases Your Career Opportunities

Making the decision to become certified will increase your marketability. While becoming certified isn’t required in all states, most employers prefer to hire those with a certification. It’s important to choose an accredited program so you’re eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam to earn your certification after you complete the program. Certification greatly enhances your career opportunities, and it’s an important step to take. 

4. You Can Work in a Variety of Settings

MAs have the option to work in a variety of different work settings. While the majority of work is in private physician’s offices, there are plenty of possibilities to choose from including hospitals, urgent care clinics, prisons, schools, and retirement facilities.

5. You Get to Perform a Variety of Duties

One of the greatest aspects of becoming a medical assistant is the cross training you receive. Medical assistants learn a vast multitude of skills, ranging from clinical to administrative. This allows them to step in and help out wherever they’re needed most, and almost guarantees that their work day will never be monotonous.

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6. Schedules are Predictable and Family Friendly

When you think of healthcare professions, predictable schedules may be the furthest from your mind, but most MAs work traditional office hours, which is especially helpful for a healthy work/life balance.  

7. It’s a Rewarding and Fulfilling Career

There are few accomplishments greater than being able to help someone in their time of need. Medical assisting is a career you can feel good about because you’re truly making a difference. Careers in healthcare offer good pay, benefits, paid time off, and stability.

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Making a career change is never easy, but the rewards outweigh the risks in this case. If you’re ready to make a positive change in your life, contact Athena Career Academy today. You deserve to be happy in your career and becoming a medical assistant is a decision you won’t regret. We offer flexible class schedules with no waitlist taught by an exceptional faculty who is genuinely passionate about their own careers and your success.

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