In Philly, the job market for MAs is not so good, unfortunately...With the push for BSNs in the hospitals, ADNs having to take positions when LPNs were, to LPNs and RNs starting to be preferred to be a part of clinic settings (one hospital is moving towards nurses being support staff in clinics), it is becoming difficult for MAs, but not impossible. Check on Craigslist for opportunities, indeed.com. Also look into home healthcare as well...that can be a start, as well as if you had phlebotomy as a class, take your test in phlebotomy, and get your certification in that to get your foot in the door at a hospital, nursing home, or health department.
If you desire to return to school for nursing, look into your options...Like I stated before, LPNs, ADNs, and BSNs are facing delays in starting their careers, but when it comes down to choices, BSNs are having the option in being the priority for MOST jobs, and have the flexibility in getting into advanced roles, such as research and case management.
Keep looking...this market in our area is verrry sluggish. Good Luck!!!