How can I become a Medical Assistant?

I see ads all of the time for schools to become a medical assistant. What are the basic responsibilities of a medical assistant? What kind of training is involved? How long does it take to become one?

Asked By: Joel's Mommy! - 6/17/2008
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Answered By: isaac_leibnitz - 6/17/2008
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use google and dont waste our time
Answered By: ROYALBUMBACLOD - 6/17/2008
It depends, are you cute? If so, I doubt the requirements are onerous. If not, you have some work to do :)
Answered By: bratwizard - 6/17/2008
a Great School to go to is Bryant and Stratton. and it only takes 2 years.
Answered By: Lori S - 6/17/2008
at itt tech or heald it takes about a year to complete. you do 10 months in school and 2 months training . you take pulses, give shots. you will have to know all of the vital signs
Answered By: ItalianGirl - 6/17/2008
There are alot of different programs, just make sure you pick a state certified one. You can find a school that you can either go during the day or at night. It usually takes a year to be a MA. Why not go another 6 months and be a LPN with much better pay. Good Luck:)
Answered By: realnurse_69 - 6/17/2008
My daughter has been a CMA for two yrs. She trained at a business school. The course took 9mos. She rooms patients, takes history and vitals, draws blood, gives injections and administers basic, in office tests(vision, ekg etc) Her starting pay was $14hr. She now makes $18. We live in Houston. The cost of living here... More
Answered By: SherryFalcon F - 6/17/2008
Take a Medical assisting training course. Or request information froma school in your area...they will tell you all you ned to know.
Answered By: MACprincess♥ - 6/17/2008
Dear Joel's, Medical line is very good line here you can help for another people, i like it field so i suggest you that you go online and open this link "", here all information is submitted regarding medical field.
Answered By: Nanthees - 10/23/2013
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