What are the pros and cons of becoming a Medical Assistant?

1. I am thinking about getting certified as a Medical Assistant in order to put myself through further schooling. Would this be possible? 2. How much does it cost to take the classes? 3. What kind of opportunities are offered internationally for this job? 4. Are there any options for promotion or salary upgrade as a Medical Assistant? 5. What are the hours like? 6. Anything else I should consider? Thanks. Please note I am talking about medical assisting, not nurse's assistants.

Asked By: Sambal Oelek - 10/31/2008
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1. Being a certified medical assistant you could get education in a 2 years college, or training schools... More
Answered By: yanzheng726 - 10/31/2008
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You should consider that you will mainly work in doctors offices. You should also consider that there is no room for advancement in this profession... More
Answered By: whoknewthecolorcouldbeblue - 11/1/2008
Yes I am a Medical Assistant by work trade (my MA course was 6 months cost was less than $2,000) and I'm a college student pre-med concentration bachelors degree. My goal is to eventually become a Medical Doctor. And it beats working in fast food, retail etc. and I am gaining work experience as a Medical Assistant in... More
Answered By: DM - 12/2/2013
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