Can I use an 2 year associate Medical Laboratory Tech degree to work as a Medical Assistant?

I have a AAS degree in Medical Laboratory Technology, but in my area there aren't a lot of openings due to the economy. Phlebotomy jobs are in short supply also, so I was wondering what other fields I could use my skills in.

Asked By: Oneida - 11/11/2008
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Brown Sugar is correct. You could not function as a MA--you don't have enough of the skills required for that job. However, you could work as a phlebotomist easily. Also, check out other jobs available in the hospital--you could work as an admissions rep/register, ward clerk, receptionist (in xray etc) etc. You... More
Answered By: Diane A - 11/12/2008
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medical assistants assist the dr with direct patient care. they also perform front office duties. so i don't think you would get hired as a medical assistant. maybe you could get a job at a technical school assisting with clinicals or lab procedures for phlebotomist. try dr offices and hospitals .
Answered By: Brown Sugar - 11/11/2008
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