Is it possible to get a job as a Medical Assistant without and verifiable Medical Assistant Experience?

I have worked in the Vet Field doing similiar work as a human Medical Assistant has but I would rather work in a human hospital but I don't want to pay the money to go to school since I am under financial constraints. Is it possible to get a Medical Assistant job somewhere? I have a great job record and live in the Bay Area, California.

Asked By: googoodollsss - 2/5/2007
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You do not need to go to school to become a medical assistant. There are a few physicians who will hire and provide on the job training, however the pay will be much lower. Your chances of getting a job as a medical assistant will be better if you do go to school to learn the skills.
Answered By: ღ QT ღ - 2/6/2007
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Anything's possible. However, as the boys from the Jackass movies and shows continually show us, doing something because it's possible, isn't the same as doing something because it's a good idea... More
Answered By: tallcowboy0614 - 2/5/2007
no. your skills must be verifiable and animal skills are not the same as human skills... More
Answered By: bikkerbabeee - 2/5/2007
I'm in Maine, but I worked as an office assistant in a family care center associated with a hospital. When an opening came up for a 'clinical assistant' - same as medical assistant - I applied and was hired. I had many skills already, such as taking a patient history, BP checks, stocking exam rooms and doing... More
Answered By: irked - 2/5/2007
No. You have to be a certified medical assistant to do that job. It should be obvious to you that there are vastly different requirements between human patient care and animal veterinary care. If you don't want to pay the money to get the necessary skills, than you should probably stay in your current field.
Answered By: Irishmom - 2/5/2007
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