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Updated 9 hours ago

refresher course - 16 Replies

Where can I take a refresher course for medical administrative assistance and RMA/CMA exam.


Updated 2 days ago


[QUOTE who="Monica in Alpharetta, Georgia"]I don't think YOU understand what an MA is because my school was the exact same length as an LPN program...


Updated 4 days ago

medical assistant is a stupid career - 1985 Replies

[QUOTE who="K.Layne, LPN in Mansfield, Ohio"]MA's are not nurses and cannot do the all of the same things. Hence the huge difference in salary....


Updated 10 days ago


I currently attend ASA college and its what you make out of it ! Its a great scho for those who need a little push , small classes give a better...


Updated 17 days ago

No Jobs, School was a waste of time - 112 Replies

WOAH! I feel the same way. im in south texas doing pretty good in the MA program at this school here. but i feel it isn't legit. I have an...


Updated 1 month ago

Problems faced by Medical Assistant - 169 Replies

[QUOTE who="danascully in Eugene, Oregon"]I realize this post was from 5 months ago, but I still needed to comment. CMAs cannot sit the NCLEX...


Updated 1 month ago

Should I go for the medical assistant program? - 87 Replies

I enrolled in a community college already since March this year. I completed 270 hours so far (18% progress overall). I do like to learn medicine and...


Updated 1 month ago

I have A felony - 164 Replies

I'm here in Texas I have a felony conviction for Robbery dating back 2005. Served 5 years in prison. I was 17 at the time of conviction..My first and...


Updated 3 months ago

National Healthcareer Association for MA Certification - 319 Replies

[QUOTE who="Stacey Adams1 in ware, Massachusetts"]I agree! You should have your BP cuff and stethoscope now.. I think the best option for me is to go...


Recertification after 20 years

I graduated from the school of medical and dental technology in 1995. I took the test to be an RMA. I worked in the field for 3 years and I have not...


Updated 3 months ago

are there any travel agents that hire medical assistance to travel around the country. - 52 Replies

Try Freedom Healthcare Staffing. They're based out of Aurora, Colorado. Or try Huffmasters. They're a strike company with short-terms.

Danielle Miniaci

Medical assistant grads

I completed a med assistant program but couldnt afford to get to externship site no help from school now they wont release any records that i...

Lisa Morris

Medical Assistant

I wanted to know who and where they offer medical Assistan refresher course


Medical Assistant

I wanted to know who and where they offer medical Assistan refresher course

Danielle Miniaci

Med assistant coach ertification

Once youv finished your med assistant training program can you use your signed off extern ship papers as proof of grad to be eligible to take nha...


Need a refresher course for medical assistance

I worked for a dermatologist for 16 years never had time off to renew my license i quit my job i would love to continue but i need to renew


Updated 4 months ago

Refresher Course - 153 Replies

[QUOTE who="oc nava in Houston, Texas"]Ive went to school for medical assistant in 2002 but i never took my certification exam and i never practice...


Updated 4 months ago

medical assistants do not get paid what they supposed to be paid - 34 Replies

[QUOTE who="Matt, NCMA in Layton, Utah"]Hi there, You're not Nurses, and you cannot compare yourself to one. You went to school become a MA . You...


Updated 4 months ago

MA's - 1 Reply

An MA is nothing even close to RN. A registered nurse is much much more schooling and is much more involved in medical procedures. A MA takes vitals,...


11 Week MA Program?

Hello all, I'm doing some research into schools, and trying to figure out what's good. I came across Kentucky School of Phlebotomy....


Updated 4 months ago

medical assistant jobs - 60 Replies

[QUOTE who="Nerfitte Wanzo in Downey, California"]I to have went to school to become a medical assistant and I have a tuition to pay back that is...


If I do great in school and has a 4.0 with my grade and do good in my externship.

Will I still get a diploma from my school since I have a 4.0 g.p.a., however I didn't pass my ncct exam, does it matter?

Tenesha Bryant

Updated 5 months ago

Must have 1 year experience and speak Spanish - 11 Replies

I think it is discrimination against non spanish speaking. Not everyone ( patients) that come in the office speaks Spanish. There are other races...

Lonnet Roddy


I have 15 years experience as a CMA in both front and back office. But because I could not find employment and had to work other jobs for a couple...

Ashleyb103 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Is medical assistant worth it? HELLLPPPPP!!!!!

I want to know is being a medical assistant worth it? Is it a good entry level medical career or no? I currently work at a hospital in Fort...

Alexia in Mobile, Alabama

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...

Michelle in York, Pennsylvania

Updated 6 months ago

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

I AM STARTing school to become an MA..ive been reading negative and positive feedback about this career. i go to medvance institute in...

lilylove in Panorama City, California

Updated 6 months ago

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

I am attending college for a medical assistant and from the looks of things on here I won't be makeing any money. I need some advice on this topic...

Shibuya in New Port Richey, Florida

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...

Ashley in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 7 months 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...


Updated 7 months ago


[QUOTE who="tankweti in Pleasant Valley, New York"]The same thing has happened with RN's. 5 years out of school and no job. 3.5 GPA. Now licensed....

sadma in Evans, Georgia

Updated 8 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...

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 9 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 10 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 10 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 12 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 13 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 13 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 14 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...

bergmary in United Kingdom

Updated 14 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 17 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 18 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 18 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 19 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...

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