Nowadays, every graduate suffers from the anxiety associated with his career, as if the world is becoming a racecourse and we as contenders are left with no option other than to race or to chase. Unbeknownst to many us, there is a promising career shimmering in the field of healthcare services known as medical assistants and any one can become the one, just after obtaining an accreditation of from any authenticate institute.
In this article, I will be posting an extract of an interview held between a trainer and trainee, broadcasted on a social media website.
Trainee: Can you please brief on medical assistant and its training?
Trainer: Medical assistant, as clears to name, assist medical staff in hospitals, clinics and other health care facilities. Not to be confused with physician assistants, their primary duty is to take care of administrative work as their major responsibility and they are not asked to have any medical examinations or treatment on the patients. However, their role in any medical institute is very imperative, as only because of them, medical staff feels free to conduct their work easily and freely without worrying much about administrative duties.
Trainee: What are the course requirements, contents and duration of program? Is it important to have a medical academic background?
Trainer: The only requirement to join the course is a high school clearance and having an associated medical background is not required. As far as its course contents are considered, one will be studying areas like medical terminology, computers skills, insurance formalities, office practices (medical laws, patient relations), medication, laboratory technique and pharmaceutical principles. The course duration depends on the institute and the level opted, the completion may take one to two years.
Trainee: In most of the careers, students are required to obtain after graduation certification and license. What about medical assistant, do they required it too? If they do, are they offered by training centers?
Trainer: Not necessarily, but having it means, securing good income in future. Training institutes have nothing to do with, once has to get it from AAMA or AMT.
Trainee: What are the future prospectus i.e. salary, job scope, etc.?
Trainer: The demand for these medical assistants is booming and department of labor of United States recently declared that before 2018s national calendar; country needs roughly 163,000 more of these experts. Hence, joining a course means, securing your future. Moving on to salary aspects, salary varies with experience and location served, but on an average you will be earning of $25000 to $33050 per annum.
Trainee: Where to fetch more information about it.
Trainer: To know more about these programs, refer .