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Do You Share the Qualities of a Great Medical Assistant?

Category(ies): Professional Medical Assistant

The Salter School can give you the skills and career training you need

Choosing the career that’s right for you can be difficult. Instead of taking into account your personality, you may be swayed by what your friends and peers do or lured by the promises of another career. But if you take the time to really think about your own strengths and weaknesses and research a variety of occupations, you may be able to find the career that is most rewarding for you.

At The Salter School, our Professional Medical Assistant training is designed to help you start a new career that satisfies you. If you are considering a career in the healthcare field, you clearly want to help others in need and care about health and wellness. But have you considered what other traits may be beneficial?

The Occupational Outlook Handbook highlights four key qualities that successful medical assistants share. See if these traits describe you and maybe you have found the right fit. Whether or not you share all of the qualities, our school is designed to provide the necessary career training and skills for anyone interested in succeeding as a medical assistant.

  1. Strong analytical skills. On the job, whether you are reading a patient chart or listening to a physician, you will have to be able to understand and interpret medical terms and diagnoses. This skill is important for helping your patients and ensuring the right code for billing purposes, both of which are responsibilities of this job.


  1. Attention to detail. You must exercise precision when working as a medical assistant because every detail can be vitally important to the patient, physician, or insurance company. You may be responsible for taking vital signs accurately, drawing blood within the strict guidelines and detailed protocol for safety, or properly handling a specimen. You also may perform administrative duties, such as billing and coding, which requires accurate medical codes to ensure insurance companies receive the correct information. Being able to follow strict rules and regulations, doublechecking your work, and minimizing errors can help lead to success.


  1. Good communication skills. A medical assistant may be the first and last person to meet with a patient. To make patients feel welcome, keep them calm before procedures, and help them when they may be in great pain, medical assistants often rely on the innate personality trait of being good with interacting with people. They also must be able to communicate about patients with other medical staff, including physicians.


  1. Good technical skills. At The Salter School, you can gain the skills needed to succeed as a medical assistant. Our program will prepare you to measure blood pressure, draw blood safely, administer EKGs, give injections, and deliver First Aid. Your career training will include hands-on practice to help you master the skills you learn in the classroom. We want to make sure you have every skill possible before entering the field.

Finding the right match between personality and occupation is important and can help you figure out if you will be happy in a career. If these qualities sound familiar, then why not explore our program at The Salter School? Simply get in touch with us, and we can get you on the path to your new career!

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