I'm new the boards and this is my first post. I graduated from Medical Assisting school back in January of this year after completing my externship. I know this is a nursing board, but maybe someone can help a girl out. Since graduating, I've been job searching. I've had a couple dream interviews, but was not offered a position. I had an interview a couple weeks ago for a Medical Assisting position. Everyone was so nice and talked positively about working for this particular company, but I had mixed feelings. I would not be using the majority of the skills I learned in school. All I would be doing is vital signs (automatic BP machine), HT/WT, and measuring limbs. Another con is the job requires travel and I wouldn't get to choose the locations and some are 2 hours away from where I live. The main office is 50 miles away and I would have to go the day before I work to get my site information and patient charts. I worked so hard in school and I would love to be able to use more of my skills. I had a successful interview yesterday for a job I really want, so I sold myself as best I could. If offered this job I would get to use my clinical and admin. skills and have the chance to network, which is great because I want to go NP someday.Yesterday I was offered the job with the company 50 miles away via e-mail. I know its a job and a foot in the door and I would get experience, but the pay is not great and I don't know if it would be worth it with all the gas I'd be wasting. Plus, I don't want to forget the clinical skills I learned in school, especially because I'm new to the field. So I really don't know what to do. Advice would be greatly appreciated.