hi guys, so i don't really go on this site that much, so it's been a while since i've posted but basically just wanted to put this out there and ask.
i've in the past considered becoming a LVN, but since recently the thought of becoming a MA intrigued me.
the school i am interested in is an associate of applied science degree, not one of the 5 or 9 month medical assistant programs. it's front and back office, drawing blood, ekgs, etc.
i live in the SF bay area, not precisely sure on what the pay rate would be, but i'm guessing 12-20 an hour ish. LVN's here usually make 25 an hour, ish.
i live in an area where there are many big hospitals, kaiser, sutter, john muir, ucsf, stanford, uc davis, etc etc and they all employ MA's in their doctor offices. LVN's are mostly employed at SNF's and the VA around here, and a little in home health and hospice.
i am thinking that being an MA would be appealing because i could definitely talk to the patients, i would have some variety (not JUST be doing patient care, but also front office work) and the hours would be much better (usually m-f ish normal hours.)
is anyone in my area an MA, and have any input?
thanks for all your help.