I want to be a nurse, but I also understand there are waits for the schools etc. But what does it take to be a Medical Assistant? I always thought this was just a quick course you could take and I know the pay isn't great but thought around $10-12 /hour. I was thinking about trying that until I got into a nursing school to get some experience etc...but can not seem to find anything about it in Maine, like where to go to school for this this? I am confused? Is a MA just a certificate class or what?? Please help???