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Reasons to Become a Medical Assistant

Category(ies): Professional Medical Assistant

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Are you interested in medical assistant school? If you want to get marketable skills in a short period of time, this could be a good career move for you. Medical assistants are entry-level professionals who work in doctors’ offices, hospitals, nursing homes, surgical centers, rehab centers, and other medical establishments.

Find out some benefits of choosing this career path:

1. One-year training program
If you want to go to school, but aren’t sure if you’re cut out for college, then a short program like medical assisting may be a good fit for you. Programs like the one at Salter School can be completed in just about one year. And the great new is, no prior experience is required. During the program, you will take courses in medical terminology, office procedures, medical procedures, electronic health records, and more. The courses will be challenging, but with hard work and dedication, you can gain these marketable skills in just one year.

2. The job outlook is positive
If you are taking the time and effort to go to school, you want to be sure that your new career field has a positive prediction for job growth. For medical assistants, the Occupational Outlook Handbook predicts, “Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 23 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.” This positive prediction is based on the aging baby boom population and their need for more medical services as they age.

3. For eligible students, financial aid might be possible
Many (but not all) medical assistant schools accept financial aid. When researching schools, talk to a representative about whether the school can accept Federal financial aid. Once you find a school that can accept financial aid, your next step will be to complete the FAFSA application to see what level of aid you may qualify for. Schools like the Salter School have dedicated Financial Aid advisers who can help you navigate this process.

4. Medical assisting is a profession you can be proud of
If you have been stuck in dead end jobs that are bad for your self-confidence, you may find that medical assisting can change that. As a medical assistant, you will have marketable clinical skills and be part of a respected healthcare industry. And more than that, you will know that you are making a positive difference in the lives of your patients. Know that you are helping others can be personally gratifying.

If these benefits have gotten you curious about becoming a medical assistant, find out more with 5 Things to Know about Becoming a Medical Assistant and Career Paths for Medical Assistants. We hope you’ve found the best career path for you!



The Salter School offers a Medical Assistant training program at its campuses in Fall River and Malden, Massachusetts. Contact us online to learn more

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