Is Medical Assistant school difficult?

  1. I know some math is required and I'm not really good in math.
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  3. by   Orion81RN
    Would the school you attend offer math tutoring? Most community colleges do. Its very very basic math. I'm basing this assumption on the math I had to know to get into nursing school. There were things I had to briefly look up, like conversions. Here's a good example of what you would need to know....
    Pt has bottle of XYZ prescribed. The concentration of the med is 5 mg/10mL. Patient is to receive 15 mg. How many mL of the medication do you draw up?
  4. by   Hhcna
    I don't think so, I'm half way through the program. The classes i've taken so far are: general pharmacology, diet and nutrition, medical law and ethics, medical software, medical office proceedures, medical assisting science 1 (A&P), diagnostic lab, intro to medical assisting. I still have clinical, 3 science classes, billing and coding (ARGG) and insurance left. I will graduate in August 2018, It's a two year program that I'm doing in a year. It's not particularly hard just a lot studying and putting things together. It's pretty similar to LPN but with a lot more clerical work as well as clinical work. Math wise your never doing more than basic adding, subtracting, multiplication, and division. Most of the time you have access to a calculator. Also like Orion said if you go to a CC they have tutors mien were fabulous when I tried to do LPN.
  5. by   Coloradonurse1983
    You might have better luck asking on an MA forum than here. Most of us did nursing school, not MA school. Most can't really answer this question.
  6. by   Venusx30
    Quote from Hhcna
    I don't think so, I'm half way through the program. The classes i've taken so far are: general pharmacology, diet and nutrition, medical law and ethics, medical software, medical office proceedures, medical assisting science 1 (A&P), diagnostic lab, intro to medical assisting. I still have clinical, 3 science classes, billing and coding (ARGG) and insurance left. I will graduate in August 2018, It's a two year program that I'm doing in a year. It's not particularly hard just a lot studying and putting things together. It's pretty similar to LPN but with a lot more clerical work as well as clinical work. Math wise your never doing more than basic adding, subtracting, multiplication, and division. Most of the time you have access to a calculator. Also like Orion said if you go to a CC they have tutors mien were fabulous when I tried to do LPN.
    Thank you for replying would you be able to work as a Medical Assistant in another state? Meaning if you decided to relocate would you be able to transfer your license? Or would you have to take another Medical Assistant program?
  7. by   ItsaBurtonThing
    Your certification is nationally accredited. Meaning that it's recognized in other states.
  8. by   Amethya
    Depends on the teacher and school. My teacher was basically a drill Sargent, but did train us well. I do feel I was well prepared for the real work.
  9. by   caliotter3
    Any program is going to be difficult in relation to the amount of work that a particular student puts into their studies. Those who go to school only to socialize with their peers are likely to find it difficult, while those who go there to obtain job skills and work accordingly, will tell you it is doable. The trick is to do your school work. As soon as you run into difficulty, approach your instructor for help.
  10. by   PediatricMA
    I'm a medical assistant, I did a six month program and it was a little tough at first but I have been a MA for two years now. I love it, its very worth it.
  11. by   CrunchyEvenInMilk
    I did MA school 4 years ago, and I didn't find it that difficult. We did some basic med calc, but nothing too extreme.

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