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

Here's what 19,803 Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) reviewers have answered when asked “What is the one thing you wish you knew before earning this certification?”

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“I wish I knew that a medical assistant position was not readily available or recognized in the bahamas.”

Jan. 21, 2020

“I wish I would have thought about the LPN program and looked at the pros and cons.”

Jan. 21, 2020

“That it would become useless after taking a personal hiatus from the work force.”

Jan. 21, 2020

“I learned that earning this certification allowed me to further my education training with becoming a RN.”

Jan. 21, 2020

“I wish that I would have received it sooner.”

Jan. 21, 2020

“How hard it is to find a job that pays the same as they pay in Iowa.”

Jan. 21, 2020

“Puerto Rico doesn’t recognize this certification, I wish I made a research of jobs before moving back to Puerto Rico in 2008.”

Jan. 21, 2020

“Many employers look for experienced workers.”

Jan. 21, 2020

“I wish I would've known that I could have been done by my nursing degree by now.”

Jan. 21, 2020

“Cheaper schools.”

Jan. 21, 2020

“That I needed to do my extern at a doctor's office to get the right experience as a medical assistant.”

Jan. 21, 2020

“There are many different kinds of certifications.”

Jan. 21, 2020

“I should have aimed for a higher certification.”

Jan. 21, 2020

“How important the certification is and always will be.”

Jan. 21, 2020

“Nothing. I'm grateful I got certified.”

Jan. 21, 2020

“I wish I had went for this certification instead of going to other schools and wasting my financial aid.”

Jan. 21, 2020

“Should’ve went straight through the program and finished with BS in Nursing.”

Jan. 21, 2020

“Should’ve went straight through the program and finished with BS in nursing.”

Jan. 21, 2020

“We do almost the same as nurses but get a quarter of their pay.”

Jan. 21, 2020

“It would have been best to pursue LPN.”

Jan. 21, 2020

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