Do you want to make a difference in the lives of countless patients? Is a career in the medical field a dream of yours? If you said “yes” to either of these questions, a job as a medical assistant is a great first step for you.
Medical assistants support medical professionals in providing patient care. For example, you may help patients prepare for their exam, perform injections and record vitals. But, how long will reaching this career milestone take? The good news is that you can start as an entry-level medical assistant in less than a year.
To become a medical assistant, you’ll need to attend an accredited Medical Assistant program such as the one offered here at Cambridge. Our Medical Assistant program only takes 36 weeks to complete. This includes all of the courses you need to gain the required knowledge of the field.
You’ll learn how to care for patients, perform administrative procedures, give injections, take vitals and so much more. Plus, you’ll get to work in a real-world medical environment through our clinical externship program. This will help you solidify your skills and prepare for employment.
After you finish your Medical Assistant program, you’ll need to obtain certification. This is done by taking and passing the Medical Assistant certification exam. With certification in hand, you’ll be eligible for entry-level employment in the field.
Cambridge also prepares you to take and pass the Basic X-Ray Operator certification exam to give you additional options in your career.
Finding a job in the field could take some time, depending on the need for medical assistants in your area. To best prepare for success, here are three steps you can take to find the perfect entry-level position:
- Prepare a solid resumé: Make sure your new certification is listed on your resumé as well as your hands-on training.
- Look for jobs on job boards: Search job boards such as Indeed, Monster and LinkedIn for opportunities. You can also call local healthcare facilities to learn more about their open positions.
- Practice your interview skills: Nervous about the interview process? Cambridge can help you practice interviewing through our Career Services department. We’ll help you gain the necessary confidence to succeed.
Cambridge offers our in-depth Medical Assistant program to students throughout the Palm Beach area and beyond. Plus, our dedicated staff is here to support you as you journey through your program. To learn more about the program or to apply today, give us a call at 877-206-4279 or send us a message.
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