They sure are around here. I just can't stand all of those commercials on TV that state "There is a critical shortage on Medical Assistants in our country". I don't know about everyone else, but around here medical assistants are a dime a dozen and most of them cannot find a job when they graduate. I know because I attended business school after graduating high school for Medical Assisting and it's not that easy.
I just can't help but think that these schools
are using the nursing shortage to try and get more people enrolled in MA school when there really isn't a shortage on MA's (at least where I am from). These commercials kill me.