Sunday, April 16, 2006

Medical Assisting Career

MA (medical assistant) is a highly rewarding and interesting health career to go into... with opportunities to go into phlebotomy, to medical billing and coding, to medical illustrator, to medical translator.

Medical assisting is best described as interesting, challenging, and highly rewarding. In addtition there are many other related allied health professions that medical assistants may find attractive and worth taking a closer look into. Many experienced medical assisatant elect to crosstrain or transition into these related fields they move on and up the career ladder. Some of them may combine their practical knowledge with their creative skills and become a medical illustrator, freelance copywriter, author, or educator.

Others may apply their talents in areas such as medical transcription, medical coding and billing, phlebotomy, or as medical translators.

Hot careers are:
Medical AssistantMedical Billing and Coding Specialist
  • Hemodialysis Technician
  • Ultrasound/Sonography Technician
  • Pharmacology Technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • Physical Therapy Aides
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • RN, LPN, LVN
To learn more about educational requirements, and practical tips for handling emergencies, and proper documentation visit Medical Assistant Net on the Web. There is lots of additional "scope of practice for medical assistants" info at that web site.

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