|Danni R. |
Advanced Medical Assistant Custom Web Design, LLC
There are many young Americans today just graduating from High School that are looking to go right into the job market, or start new career within two years of graduating.
Let’s face it, with today’s economy still down, unemployment remaining high, high college tuition and college loan interest payments and immediate employment for college graduates not what it used to be, both parents and young adults are seriously considering skipping the four year college for now. An increasing amount of parents are encouraging their kids to consider post-secondary schools, vocational training, and private or public two year schools which cost considerably less than an academic degree and lead to a meaningful career in less time.
The good news is that there are many opportunities available for bright young adults who are willing to learn and apply themselves. A few opportunities available are:
- Automotive Service Technician
- Accounting Clerk
- Customer Service Representative
- Police and Law Enforcement
- Web Design and Desktop Publishing
- Fitness Trainer and more.
All of these are great careers, however the career field that offers the most opportunity for employment and for advancement is of the healthcare industry.
In particularly the career with the most promise is that of Medical Assisting. A medical assistant performs administrative and clinical tasks in doctor’s offices, ambulatory clinics connected to regional hospitals, emergency and walk-in clinics, and sometimes pharmacies. Some medical assistants can be trained right on the job, but most are opting to complete a one or two year formal training program. Depending on the state you live in, a medical assistant can earn as much as $30,136 a year, or even more.
Another great aspect of becoming a medical assistant is that it offers opportunity for advancement into other healthcare fields like:
Medical Laboratory Technicians or Medical Technologists; performs laboratory work to identify, diagnose, and treat diseases. They use laboratory equipment, computers to perform laboratory procedures. They may collect blood and prepare culture specimens and can earn as much as $40,000.
Medical Library Technicians; collects and organize medical information and help practitioners find the information they need for patient care, education, research, and administration. Most of the information is now stored in electronic databases and information systems. They can earn from $25,000 to $35, 000 per year or up to $55,000 for Librarians.
Medical Records Specialist; obtains, post, and analyze medical, workload, finance, and insurance data. They ensure that this information is properly recorded into medical records so practitioners can plan and evaluate health care provided to patients. They can earn $25,000 to $33,000 (Medical Records Administrator can earn as much as $40,000).
More at Medical Assistant NET website.