Where are all the MAs? - page 3

by CMAtoRN | 4,307 Views | 44 Comments

Hey everyone! Just wondering where all the Medical Assistants are at? How are you guys doing in your career? Do you have jobs? Are you certified? Just checkin in with the MAs...As for me I graduated in 2010 and I just became... Read More


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    Quote from sharieka alicia
    Im an MA! I graduated in July 2010...then got my job at an OB/GYN in August 2010...been there ever since. Just yesterday i was accepted into Nursing School to do my BSN in 2yrs (Pre-req's done) so im still on cloud 9! Super excited!
    Wow Congrats!!! Happy for you! Good Luck!
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    Quote from okiesue
    I actually just finished a CNA program and will state test for that next week, but I start in an MA program this fall when my kids go back to school LOL
    Sounds good! I wish you the best, if there's anything you want to ask me about being a MA or any questions you have I will try to answer it to the best of my ability. Good Luck in the MA program!
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    Quote from CMAtoRN
    Sounds good! I wish you the best, if there's anything you want to ask me about being a MA or any questions you have I will try to answer it to the best of my ability. Good Luck in the MA program!
    Hi CMAtoRN: I am interested in about being a MA. I have a few questions:
    a) What were your classes like?
    b) What is the average pay for a MA?
    c) What is a typical day like for you?
    I hope this isn't too much. I am currently a teacher but I have always wanted to work in the medical and eventually be a nurse. However, I cannot completely stop working and go to nursing school full time at this time since I have a 1 year old. I would like to get my foot wet in the medical field to see how its for me. Anyway, thanks for the info!
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    I'm nationally registered and have a job in Utah for a Derm. office. I am trying to finish up my pre-requisites for Nursing also, hoping and and praying to get in next Spring.
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    Finishing my administrative certificate this December and I'm super pumped! Are there any other pure administrative MA's out there with a little advice for a newbie?
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    Solano and contra costa area
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    Quote from sharieka alicia
    Im an MA! I graduated in July 2010...then got my job at an OB/GYN in August 2010...been there ever since. Just yesterday i was accepted into Nursing School to do my BSN in 2yrs (Pre-req's done) so im still on cloud 9! Super excited!
    Nice!!! I can't wait for the day I get accepted to Nursing School!!! Good Luck!!!

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    Quote from ummnasim
    Hi CMAtoRN: I am interested in about being a MA. I have a few questions:
    a) What were your classes like?
    b) What is the average pay for a MA?
    c) What is a typical day like for you?
    I hope this isn't too much. I am currently a teacher but I have always wanted to work in the medical and eventually be a nurse. However, I cannot completely stop working and go to nursing school full time at this time since I have a 1 year old. I would like to get my foot wet in the medical field to see how its for me. Anyway, thanks for the info!
    First Hello!

    What were you classes like? Well I went to a vocational school so I only had one class, but we had different modules. They were great! It really depends on your instructor and how they have the class organized. My instructor was a flight nurse and a NP in Oncology and Hematology, so she was wonderful and pushed us. It also depends on how you adapt to the tasks of a medical assistant. I did exceptional well, I was even given the task of being a class manager to the other students

    What is the average pay? I would say it depends on a lot of things. Realistically hospitals get pay the most. With clinics depending on the clinic and state you can start of minimum wage. But in my area California most of the MAs I know start off atleast at 14-18 dollars an hour. Hospitals pay more than clinics of course. But I would suggest you google the average salary in your area for medical assistant.

    A typical day for me is coming in to work early making sure all of the charts are up for the patients who are coming in for the day. Then I assist the Physician if he needs me for any procedures. I also room the patients, check them in and out, take their vitals, make sure they are in the right position and that the room is prepped correctly for any exams. I also administer injections, obtain blood samples, perform urinalysis, and do some administrative work as well. It really depends some days I'm doing only one thing in one department and sometimes I'm helping with everything! lol so it depends.

    And no this wasn't too much
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    Quote from breezy21
    I'm nationally registered and have a job in Utah for a Derm. office. I am trying to finish up my pre-requisites for Nursing also, hoping and and praying to get in next Spring.
    Thank you for commenting and Good Luck!!! I can't wait til I get done with prerequisites! Whew! lol
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    HI,i'am not a M.A but im a future m.a im currently finishing up my cna classes so hopefully i find a cna/ma job wen im done (live in chicago)
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