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There are a few here and there, however I don't see Iowa as being a big CMA user...so to speak. I just graduated from Hamilton/Kaplan College from the PN program. The college also has a Medical Assistant program but they have a difficult time finding jobs because in our part of the state at least...we just don't utilize them. Many of the MA's drop out of the program and join the PN program. Just FYI, you can find them, but they aren't that plentiful yet.
I'm confused. I work for the State of Ia. in a Psychiatric Facility; years ago I held a position as a CMA ( Certified Medication Aide ). Is this the position you are referring to, or one of a much lofter position?
The facility were I work in N.W. Ia no longer uses Med Aides, however they do use the equivalent of a CNA ( Certified Nursing Assistant ) but we are called an RTW ( Resident Treatment Worker ).
Currently we have a few positions open on both the PM & Overnight shifts.
The nice thing about living in a more rural area of Iowa is the cost of living is much cheaper. However you need to temper that with the lack of availability to the creature comforts of city life.
The nearest city is 60 miles away it's population is a mere 84,000.
Weird how in different parts of the same state it can mean such different things...my mom is a CMA...like I posted above. She works as an office manager in a Dr's office...she was trained in injections and blood draws..but no longer does that in her current position.
I am 49 years old and thinking of becoming a paramedcial insurance examiner. You know the person who takes blood, urine, ekg's for life or health insurance companies. Any suggestions on training. RN or MA programs. Thanks