I have posted before about wanting to work in a clinic or ambulatory setting. In my area however LPN's are only hired for LTC, SNF's, AL, rehab and the like. MA's seem to be the norm. They do not employ any nurses in urgent cares (I checked a 25 mile radius of me) and Dr offices have MA's and maybe 1 RN. I have been applying for MA jobs hoping someone will say oh hey maybe we could hire a LPN instead? I was wondering what the difference is between LPN and MA training? I am aware as nurses we are taught critical thinking adn things MA's may not be. I guess what I am asking is what do they have I don't??
I have seen numerous job posts for MA's that require GXMO license (or certification?). Do MA's receive this in school? can I get it as well? I have done additional training in blood draws as we did not learn that in school. I am IV certified. I'm not sure what else I can do to make myself more appealing to employers. I have a yrs nursing experience in LTC. I know my market will be better once I finish my RN but I need a job to pay for said RN school haha and would love the experience now as a LPN. What have you done to get hired in this type of setting? any tips?
Thanks in advance!