medical assistant

  1. Ok, so now I'm thinking of becoming a medical assistant instead of an LVN, or CNA, because it is so hard to find a job as a LVN right now. Does anyone know how hard it is to find a job as a medical assistant. I really want to do something in the medical field. I absolutely love helping others and I am very interested in medical issues. Thanks for your input.
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  3. by   Cassie_Flip
    If you are planning to attend school and/nursing school while working as a medical assistant it is the least flexible job. General hours are 7-3,8-4,9-5 as an example. LVN jobs are slow starting to disappear as I heard they are trying to get rid of them.

    Also,some LTC facilities will train you to become a CNA and will pay you for it and give you a job. You can look into that.
  4. by   TheCommuter
    I completed a medical assistant program in southern CA about 11 years ago and was unable to find employment. Attending a MA program was the biggest waste of time, money, and effort for me because it never resulted in a job.
  5. by   queen2bee
    i attended a medical assistant school in fresno ca and a lot of jobs were not hiring and the ones that were wanted bilingual applicants. the choice is yours but anything is possible it could be different for you when you graduate.