Certified Medical Assistant

We asked 8782 job seekers about their Certified Medical Assistant. This is what they told us:

  • 60% of job seekers said "help my career progression" was the biggest reason for earning their Certified Medical Assistant
  • 71% said earning their Certified Medical Assistant helped them make more money
  • 75% said earning their Certified Medical Assistant helped them get a job
  • 92% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Certified Medical Assistant

What are people saying about getting a Certified Medical Assistant?

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 8,764 responses

71% said earning their Certified Medical Assistant helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 8,762 responses

75% said earning their Certified Medical Assistant helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 8,764 responses

92% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Certified Medical Assistant

Why did you decide to earn your Certified Medical Assistant?

Based on 8,782 responses

Required for my current job
16%
Make more money
31%
Changing careers
33%
Get an edge over other candidates
10%
Help my career progression
60%
Other
12%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 6,702 responses

Medical Assistant View jobs
38%
Certified Medical Assistant View jobs
34%
Nursing Assistant View jobs
3%
Medical Receptionist View jobs
2%
Customer Service Representative View jobs
1%

What do people wish they knew before earning their Certified Medical Assistant?

6,250 people answered

“I wish I had known that there are various jobs that can be done with having this type of training and knowledge.”

July 19, 2019

“I wish I knew how internship worked and would’ve liked to completed my internship to be a current medical assistant.”

July 19, 2019

“I think I've known everything I needed to know before earning this certification. There is nothing at this time that I wish I knew before earning this certification.”

July 19, 2019

“It is easy to forget some basic information. You will need to brush up frequently in all areas not just the area where an MA is working.”

July 19, 2019

“That I had to volunteer for a few months before actually getting hired”

July 19, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Certified Medical Assistant?

6,631 people answered

“Do your research on various schools and find the one that best fits your needs.”

July 19, 2019

“This certification requires a lot of time and studying if you want to succeed in this career.”

July 19, 2019

“This certification required me a lot of additional work plus school and sports as I earned it in high school.”

July 19, 2019

“Work hard in your classes and memorize the material you are learning.”

July 19, 2019

“Be prepared to get to know a lot of information and need to know. It is a position that offers a wide variety of work and great for anyone who loves to wear different work hats, so-to-speak.”

July 19, 2019
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