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Updated 2 days ago

medical assistant is a stupid career - 1978 Replies

I can't agree with you, once you go to school and get your 1 year of experience, there are so many jobs that hire Medical Assistants. For example,...


New Grad Medical Assistant

I’ve recently graduated from a 8 month program and completed my externship and I unfortunately didn’t get hired. I’m currently looking for a full...


Updated 6 days ago

HELPPPPPPP MEEEEEE lol im going brain hurts!! lol - 33 Replies

[QUOTE who="Shelley in Phoenix, Arizona"]I think it's pure B.S when people get on here and say that there's no jobs for medical assistant when I got...


Updated 10 days ago


[QUOTE who="brittany in Newark, Ohio"]LPN'S are getting phased out of hospitals and doctors offices nation wide and are being replaced with medical...

Research the college before you apply

Updated 15 days ago

DONT WASTE UR $$$ OR TIME @ ASA INSTITUTE - 113 Replies ASA: a 12k a year for an associate degree or most of...


Updated 25 days ago

Do medical assistants make enough money to live on or not nearly enough? - 3 Replies

I started at a clinic (not my extern) 8.25hr. Since I have worked working with different specialist. And now 7 years later im a Lead Medical...


Anyone A Cancer Registrar?

Hi, I am taking courses at AHIMA to get my CTR, and am hoping I can bounce some questions off current CTRs. Anyone out there?? ;) Thank...

Courtney Conrad in Glenwood, Georgia

Updated 1 month ago

Should I go for the medical assistant program? - 85 Replies

Ok here's the situation- I'm going back to school for the second time. I start next month, but I haven't registered yet. I'm 26 but there's nothing I...

Ashley in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 1 month ago


I am a Hospital Corpsman with nearly 7 years experience in the Navy. I've done countless IV's, blood draws, finger sticks, EKG's, minor surgical...

KM in Houston, Texas

Updated 1 month ago


Hello everyone, I'm a recent graduate of a Medical Assisting degree program and plan on taking my exam in a few weeks. Everywhere I look says "No new...

Lakita in Dalton, Georgia

Updated 2 months ago

Refresher Course - 152 Replies

Hi, I have been a medical assistant for many years. Graduated with an associates degree. Have been out of the field for a few years and am now...


Updated 2 months ago

National Healthcareer Association for MA Certification - 318 Replies

I currently work as a medical assistant and want to get another job but need certification. Has anyone heard of or had dealings with National...

sadma in Evans, Georgia

Updated 2 months ago

i can't find i job as medical assisntat help please - 76 Replies

i have just recently graduated as a medical assistant a few months ago i can't find a job they always want medical assistants with experience i only...

Tee in Memphis, Tennessee

Updated 2 months ago

I have A felony - 157 Replies

I graduated from school to become a medical assistant but i caught a felony case it not a violent or drug case but a theft case i dont know what to...

J in Mount Vernon, New York

Updated 2 months ago

refresher course - 15 Replies

is there any refresher coarses for medical assistant or phlebotomist and can you become certified after not recertifing after all those years

KCCMA in Akron, Ohio

CCMA without a degree?

Is it possible to get hired if your certified but don't have the degree or diploma to go with it?

minni in Stockton, California

Updated 3 months ago

CMA or RN - 46 Replies

I have been reading this forum for a few weeks now and I am worried that I am making the wrong choice. I am starting my A.A.S in Medical Assisting...

Justine in Midlothian, Virginia

Updated 4 months ago

History of working in dermatology-should I go to school for CMA?-Serious answers please - 1 Reply

I'm starting a new job next week with a dermatology office on the clinical side. They also offer cosmetic procedures. The office will pay for online...

Tanya B in Chester, Virginia

Updated 4 months ago

CCMA vs. CMA - 9 Replies

I have recently enrolled at the Institute of Technology for their Professional Medical Assistant Program. This is a 9 month program. After the...

Barb24 in Wheaton, Illinois

Updated 6 months ago

Can you get a job if you are not certified? - 24 Replies

THe local university has a continuing ed dept that offers a 3 month medical assisting program and then they place you in an externship after that. ...

Barb24 in Wheaton, Illinois

Updated 7 months ago

Which one do you think is better...Medicla Assistant or Pahrmacy Technician in California? - 5 Replies

Hello to all, I am in need of some advise. I want to take a course either Medical Assistant or Pharmacy Technician to better my skills and to make...

mary in Frederick, Maryland

Updated 7 months ago

iam a Img lookin for a medical assistant job - 9 Replies

hello, iam a Doctor looking for a medical assistant job, i speak espanish/English and also i have a lotto skill in the medical field Can somebody...

Myrnamouse in Oakland, California

Updated 8 months ago

Over 50 and can't find a job in Vegas - 60 Replies

I went to school to become a CMA. What they didn't tell me was it seems like no one wants someone who's over 50. It's all about the money. When I...

Medical assistant/ healthcare travel job in High Point, North Carolina

Updated 8 months ago

are there any travel agents that hire medical assistance to travel around the country. - 50 Replies

I have been a medical assistance for approx. 3 years. I would like to find a company that hire medical assistance to travel as they do the RN with...

bergmary in United Kingdom

Updated 8 months ago

Medical Assistant Externship - 102 Replies

I am looking for any clinic or medical office that is willing to accept me to do my externship. I have had one interview and when that was over I...

NeoTrex in North Versailles, Pennsylvania

Medical Assistant Certification Background Check?

Hi. What kind of background check does the AAMA do for the CMA (medical assistant certification) exam? Thanks for the replies in advance.

B_lynn in Illinois

How will a CNA and CMA help me?

I am planning on graduating high school with my CNA, CMA, and Phlebiologist certificate. Will that help me in becoming a registered nurse or going on...

Chemcool in California

Is medical assisting worth it?

Currently, I'm making a stable income with paid benefits and overtime opportunities. I am by no means rich but I feel extremely fortunate. I have...

Hopeful One in Georgia

Updated 11 months ago

certified medical assistant - 1167 Replies

i got certified and no one wants to hire you because you don't have a year's experience. This is very disappointing to find out I went to school for...

HausStaff in Detroit, Michigan

Opportunity for Clinical Providers as EHR Consultants

Hello all, I work with a company that is currently seeking RNs, MAs, and other clinical professionals to staff an upcoming project this November...

Obinna in Orange, California

Updated 12 months ago

what are the options International Medical Graduate Looking For a Job while preparing for USMLE - 6 Replies

Hello, im an international medical graduate, im in the process of getting my ECFMG certification, i´m looking for a Job, and would like to know what...

Linda Wightman (Isaacs) in San Diego, California

Updated 12 months ago

What happened to Pacific College of Med Assistants in San Diego, CA? - 115 Replies

I am a 1978 graduate of Pacific College of Medical and Dental Assistants in San Diego, CA. My last name while attending the college was Labate. I...

Cynthia in Corona, California

Updated 12 months ago

Medical Assistant - 22 Replies

I think that going to school getting an aas in medical assisting is first step to succeeding. Although getting cma and rma is wonderful too. but, I...

Medical Uniform!! in Seminole, Florida

Are these medical assistant college courses easy?

Hello Can someone please help me? I really want any healthcare career, but all of them require Anatomy and Physiology class. I took it at a...

Connie Alvarez in Anaheim, California

Updated 14 months ago

Government actions towards diploma mill schools... - 3 Replies

According to BBB action was takan towards these schools: On July 31, 2007 California Attorney General office settled a lawsuit (case BC 374999)...

Lee in Lancaster, California

How to ask for an externship

How does one ask for an externship at a local doctors office? Im graduating a medical assistant program and will not be provided with one through the...

Lee in Lancaster, California

Updated 14 months ago

No internship after MA program - 2 Replies

So ive been taking the medical assistant program at AVC community college and will be finishing this year. Come to find out we do not have any type...

alexandraalwine in South Bend, Indiana

What was your entry-level salary/hourly wage as a Medical assistant in Indiana or surrounding area?

I am trying to start an assessment of all of the Entry-level medical assistant's salaries in Indiana or Michigan. Please comment your base pay after...

kimbowes14@*****.*** in Rancho Cordova, California

Updated 14 months ago

I plan on moving to Washington from California... - 3 Replies

I was wondering if there are any certain certifications that I might need in order to work in any of the clinics there. And if do I go about...

Momof2girls1boy in Kansas City, Missouri

Updated 14 months ago

no one dont hire you only if u 2-3 yrs.experince in medical assistant - 32 Replies

how is it that these school's train you to be a medical assistant and then promise you a job afterwards .and when you graduate you have no job no...

Mini in Irving, Texas

Updated 14 months ago

Please HELP me find a job as a Medical Assistant! - 20 Replies

I just graduated from a medical assistant program in jun, and I was offered a job at my externship, but I had to refuse it because my husband had to...

Pinkpear23 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Medical Assistant advice

hello world i am a new and up and coming medical assistant who is set to take my certification in one week i was wondering if there was anyone who...

Eileen in Hico, Texas

Updated 15 months ago

CMA vs. RDA??? - 7 Replies

I am considering going to school for either MA or RDA (Registered Dental Assistant). I guess it's really hard to find a medical assistant...

IVIG in Houston, Texas

Updated 16 months ago

Question about schooling - 1 Reply

I'm a mom of four, I'm 41, I have worked as a medical transcriptionist from home for the past 16 years. For the past six years I have been working...

Natalya2013 in Boca Raton, Florida

Interested to find online medical assistant training

I am a mom returning to job market after 7 years hiatus, I would be very interested to find relatively short online training course to complete and...

ray in Mclean, Virginia

NCCA or CAAHEP, ASBES accreditation?

Hello, So I found a MA program (private for-profit school) that is 10 weeks long, NCCA accredited leading to a national certificate. I have...

Isel in Miami, Florida

Medical assistant not good

That all true, I'm a medical assistant and I ended getting my bachelor in nursing in 3 years, was a waste of time doing that course. So move on do...

Maria torres in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey

Updated 17 months ago

Does Volunteering Help You Land A Medical Assistant Job? - 10 Replies

I took medical assisting training a few years ago and I have wanted to get into the field since I graduated but no one hires new grads. Now that I am...

strivvecareers in San Francisco, California

Job Coaching for Medical Assistants

Strivve Careers helps medical assistants find jobs. Whether you are currently in training or already graduated, Strivve can help you identify jobs...

lauraloo in California

Medical assistant Certification in California if you are planning to move....

Hi there, I am looking at starting a 18 month CMA program here in California. The only thing is My boyfriend and I are planning on moving to...

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