I never took the test to become a certified MA, but the HR rep told me that after my first clinical semester I could be hired as a CNA then in a few months take the test. Without being certified, but holding the associates degree, do you think I should contact her to "refresh" her mind that I DO have an MA degree? Or, should I just wait until after my first semester of RN school. When I phoned her on Friday, she seemed interested, as she phoned my house 2 times (thanks for the caller id), but then today, I do not think she knew "who" I was. I am not sure what I said on her voicemail and for some reason i was VERY nervous on the phone with her. She did mention that there was not any CNA positions open right now, but definately contact her in a few months. I am thinking I really want to get my foot in the door here, they are affliated with a hospital close by and it would be a great oppurtunity. So technically, in your opinion, I do have just as much,:uhoh21: or more, training than a CNA? Do you think with my associate's degree, but no certification that I would be able to apply for a CNA position? UGH, Im so torn. I really want a job closer to home, but I do not really know to much about the CNA vs MA. Thanks for your help!!
Quote from klone
In general, Medical Assistants have more training than a CNA. An MA generally goes through a 9-month course at a technical college, whereas a CNA takes a class that can be completed in 3-4 weeks.