Hi; I'm a newbe and as ignorant as they come... and this after volunteering in a large hospital in seattle (but really even as a volunteer you can't stop people and ask them what they are and what they do, at least not easily or often).
I'm 50 and thinking of going to school. I very confident that I have the physical stamina and the brain power to get through the LPN or MA courses but the REAL problem is I can't tell the difference between what a Med. Assistant really does and what a LPN does and really with all that I've heard maybe the easiest bet is to just take CNA training and forget the whole thing.
So what does an LPN make, what do they do as compared to a Medical Assistant... Also the hospitals are only hiring MA's around here, but wouldn't an LPN have the very same qualifications? if not better? Forget about becomming an RN as I would not be willing to invest the time/money into that schooling.
PLEASE ALL information would be really appreciated. THANKS!!!