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What is the difference in a CNA and a CMA?... Read More
Dec 2, '05Occupation: RN Specialty: Assisted Living Nurse Manager ; From: US ; Joined: Aug '05; Posts: 843; Likes: 258There is a big difference between a CNA and a CMA. As a CMA (certified Medical Assistant) we perform many duties in a physicians office. We are trained solely for the ambulatory setting. Medical Assistants have been around since the 1950's. If anyone would like more information on this occupation visit this web site, it will explain any question asked on this forum. www.aama-ntl.org
I am a Certifed Medical Assistant, I had to pass a 300 question test in order to use the designation "Certified". Medical Assistants have to have 60 CEU's every five years to recertify or they have to take the exam over. Medical Assistants do not have the opportunites that a nurse does as far as jobs go, but they are qualified to do what they are trained for. I am currently going for my LPN and this is because I am interested in the hospital as a career. If any one has any questions about medical assisting you can pm me if you would like.