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Where are all the MAs?

Hey everyone!

Just wondering where all the Medical Assistants are at? How are you guys doing in your career? Do you have jobs? Are you certified? Just checkin in with the MAs...As for me I graduated in 2010 and I just became nationallly certified, but haven't found a job. Hopefully I move soon to San Francisco because I have noticed more MAs are in need there..

So yeah! Just kind of like a MA Check IN. I also wanted to know how many MAs want to become a nurse like me and have you began your journey?:specs:

I'm a RMA, graduated October 2010 got my first job 2 mths later and I'm currently finishing up my prerequisite for nursing school.

Hello. I'm a CMA. I'm currently unemployed but in school for Nursing. Where I live there is a MA surplus and jobs are competitive. I will be volunteering at a hospital next week, and next summer I will be taking a CNA class because my school decided to make it a requirement.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Has 14 years experience. Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

I completed a MA program at a trade school back in 2000 when I was 19 years of age. I was never able to land a job with my training.

I completed an LVN program in 2005 and worked as an LVN for 4 years before earning my RN license. I have been an RN for 2 years.

Nice to hear from all of you! I just got emailed for an interview finally! lol After applying everywhere forever! lol I have an interview Thursday at a OB/GYN/Peds clinic. Wish me luck! And good luck to you guys on everything your pursuing! We will make it!

I love to hear about MAs pursing Nursing and MAs who have already became Nurses because it's the path I am going down! Thanks for the comments.:)

Nice to hear from all of you! I just got emailed for an interview finally! lol After applying everywhere forever! lol I have an interview Thursday at a OB/GYN/Peds clinic. Wish me luck! And good luck to you guys on everything your pursuing! We will make it!

Congrats on the interview. I hope you get the job. I've applied everywhere in my county and the surrounding areas and only got interviews. I wish you well. I would have lived an OB or Peds job.

Completed my m.a. In 2004 have not found a job since then and working on my bachelor degree I'n psych and pre reqs for bsn. San Francisco excellent pay , many jobs . Better than inland empire but cost of living high. Hoping to move there after my BSN. Good luck !

Congrats on the interview. I hope you get the job. I've applied everywhere in my county and the surrounding areas and only got interviews. I wish you well. I would have lived an OB or Peds job.

Thank you. And I wish you luck on your search. It will come...it's really hard in my county thats why when I got a call back I was saying pleeeeeeeease let me get this because who knows when another chance will come...

Completed my m.a. In 2004 have not found a job since then and working on my bachelor degree I'n psych and pre reqs for bsn. San Francisco excellent pay , many jobs . Better than inland empire but cost of living high. Hoping to move there after my BSN. Good luck !

Yeah I'm from the bay. I have lived in Sacramento for almost 2 years now..I am so ready to go back. I have looked no craigslist and seen many jobs in San Fran and that is where I truly want to live. And yes I have heard they do have excellent pay especially in the financial district

Thank you. And I wish you luck on your search. It will come...it's really hard in my county thats why when I got a call back I was saying pleeeeeeeease let me get this because who knows when another chance will come...

Thanks, but I have given up on finding a MA job here in Michigan. My husband has a good paying job so I don't have to work while attending school. In the meantime I'm focusing on being and volunteering at a hospital until I go back to school July 10. Going to Nursing school will be hard with MA hours.

Thanks, but I have given up on finding a MA job here in Michigan. My husband has a good paying job so I don't have to work while attending school. In the meantime I'm focusing on being and volunteering at a hospital until I go back to school July 10. Going to Nursing school will be hard with MA hours.

Yes I agree. But unfortunately my situation is totally opposite than yours...the father of my children has no job...says hes trying but...I don't see that happening and so I have to work but I wanna work anyway. But yeah the hours plus nursing school is going to be dangerous..lol

cookiemonster84

Has 7 years experience. Specializes in alzheimers, hospice, dialysis.

not a MA, but a possible future student MA. so hi!

MA...MA student doesn't matter:) Everytime I come to this board it's full of CNAs, so I just was wondering where are all my MAs!!! lol But yeah I responded on your post you posted earlier. And I see you're from the bay area we have that in common too!! :)

cookiemonster84

Has 7 years experience. Specializes in alzheimers, hospice, dialysis.

cool! i'm from the east bay. :) and, ironically, i'm a CNA lol!

cool! i'm from the east bay. :) and, ironically, i'm a CNA lol!

Where in the east bay? I used to live in Oakland. You in that area?

MA here! 20 years experience and I have been working on and off on my prereqs for nursing school for that long! Almost done and really nervous about the competive nature of nursing school entrance. Being an MA is great but after awhile you feel you need something more to challenge you.

MA here! 20 years experience and I have been working on and off on my prereqs for nursing school for that long! Almost done and really nervous about the competive nature of nursing school entrance. Being an MA is great but after awhile you feel you need something more to challenge you.

Thanks for joining! Yeah I know what your talking about..I have been a MA for 20 years but I have wanted to be a nurse long before a MA ...it's not challenging enough for me...So I am also taking my prerequisites for nursing. Good Luck and nice to hear from you!

Im an MA! I graduated in July 2010...then got my job at an OB/GYN in August 2010...been there ever since. Just yesterday i was accepted into Nursing School to do my BSN in 2yrs (Pre-req's done) so im still on cloud 9! Super excited!

okiesue

Has 2 years experience.

I actually just finished a CNA program and will state test for that next week, but I start in an MA program this fall when my kids go back to school LOL

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