Just wanted to say sorry for your loss but it's time to move on. You will never do anything if you keep yourself there. So here's my advise get out of this rut and only you can do this. Sorry don't mean to be rude but you need to move on.
So anyway, I am a Medical Assistant I have been for 5 years and I love it. Right now I work for a career school that offer MA class and now I am an Externship Coordinator. People ask me why am I here and not out in the medical field. Well I know what it is to struggle to get where you need to get and I'm here to help you. Like I tell my students you will only get out what you put into it.
I to had to put myself through school with no support from my husband and I had 4 kids and home. So while my husband was not there my kids lived on MC Donalds for 11 months. I did what ever I could to do my best to finish. I also worked as a waitress in the morning will I went to school at night. That was the best thing I ever did for myself and for my kids, and I am no longer in the marriage.
So yes start as a Medical Assistant see if you will like it because you have to love what you do to make it work.
Sara, everyone goes through hard times and are in a rut for a while but only you can make it better. SO GET UP, GET OUT AND MAKE IT HAPPEN.
Peggy from Austin and living up with my kids.
Becoming a CMA(AAMA) was the best decision I made because I am a people person and love helping others. I work in a specialty clinic and making $15.49/hr. It’s not all about the pay, it’s about the difference you can make in someone life and put a smile on their face warms my heart.
And I'm learning Spanish but it's going to take me years to be fluent. Sometimes I wonder if going to school for MA is even worth it.
Did you end up becoming an MA? I'm looking into the program in the Portland Metropolitain area. Does anyone have any suggestions for reputable schools?
I want to do the MA that I'm signed up for in Sept., but I also want to do the degree program so I can get more hourly income. Did you do it at the same time? The degree prog. here is just called the AS in Health Science.
Pay in in dc baltimore area17-25 an hour plus benefit and bonus. Good luck.
Any answer will help me ....
The pay here in the Los Angeles area is between $10-$14/HR and you see a lot of part time ads. It would be nice if doctors would give new grads a job even if we would work for less money just to get the experience.
I see it as if Im going to pay $18K for deploma at a private school like Meridian or Southwest Florida College or $33K for Keiser for AS degree, I want to make sure the school will cater to me.
Answer to your other question about MA being long gone: Perhaps your right maybe too many MA's and not enough jobs for them. I feel that alot of people are going to school for the RN and skipping the MA field especially the younger students. Im 45 years old I dont want to work crazy hours in a hospital if Im a RN.
For a MA you can go anywhere in the country to work and you dont need to register with the State or pay a fee like you would if your a CNA.
I found that the fiancial aide for Everest should be taken with caution since Im weary of paying back less then half the tuition at a 12% interest rate.
All these things such as accredication, paying back tuition, starting out-of-pocket fees, and especially for accredication of a school should all be taken into consideration. Do reasearch call AMT and ask about clinical hours, accredication of a school.
I am currently on unemployment so at least I am getting paid while going back to school.
They have no job placement department
Meridian is only $25 and one year deploma to start working as a MA but their exam for the RMA is off campus site so I dont know if that makes a difference. Both schools are only 4 and half hours 3 days a week. Meridian is more inclined for the working class person. Do you have yahoo messenger to chat ?