Look into whether this healthcare profession would suit your skills and interests
Given how many of your waking hours you spend at a job, you deserve to feel passionate about what you do. One way to make that happen is to find a career training program that will put you on a track towards work that you know you’ll like.
It’s wise to take into consideration your interests as well as your vision for your future as a professional. Being a medical assistant could be a great way to be personally fulfilled, especially if any of these statements resonate with you:
I prefer a dynamic work environment
If you’re the kind of person who dreads the same thing at work, day-in and day-out, being a medical assistant can be a good fit. Whether you work in a physician’s office, a hospital, or outpatient care facility, you’ll have the opportunity to play an important role with a variety of different patients each day. Your training will provide you with medical and administrative skills you’ll need for the range of tasks and interactions that will arise in this job.
I’m well organized and like to help run a tight ship
As a medical assistant, you get to look at the big picture and help procedures to run smoothly. Your specialized knowledge of certain areas—thanks to training on topics such as medical office procedures, health information management, and clinical procedures—can make you a key player on a healthcare team. You’ll work directly with patients, handling clinical duties such as taking vital signs, reassuring patients before procedures, or handling specimens. You may also be responsible for office work such as scheduling appointments or keeping patient records.
I’m interested in helping people
When patients have concerns or questions, they’ll count on you be there to listen, inform, and reassure them. The training you receive will build upon your natural abilities and help you flourish as a patient-centered healthcare professional. Patients and doctors alike will count on you to help make the most of each visit.
I want to be in the healthcare field
Becoming a medical assistant can provide great foundation to get started in the medical field. Your on-the-job familiarity with medical procedures and terminology will make you that much more successful if you do decide to go back to school later, for instance, if you want to get trained as a nurse, surgical technologist, or other healthcare provider.
I want to start working ASAP
One of the great advantages of becoming a medical assistant is that you can be trained in as little as one year. A medical assistant program like the one at Seacoast Career Schools will help prepare you with the skills you need to find success in this career field.
If you’re interested in healthcare as a career, and want the job satisfaction of helping others, consider the Medical Assistant program at Seacoast. It could be the beginning of a new phase in your career! We’re eager to help you get started.
This post is part of the weekly blog of Seacoast Career Schools, with campuses in Manchester, NH, and Sanford, ME. We’re committed to supporting our students wherever they may be on their career path. Interested in a professional training program? Contact us today to learn more, or to schedule a tour.