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can I apply for a medical assistant position with out obtaining a certificate or degree?

I am currently attending a local community college to earn my medical assisting degree. I just calculated that it will take me another 3 and a half years to get it, and I keep hearing that certain doctors like to train their own employees. Is this true? can I get a medical assisting job with out a degree? If it helps I live in Washington, and I am 18 years old. Thanks in advance.. hmm. that doesnt help.

Asked By: ela24 - 3/16/2009
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Yes you can if you can find a position willing to train; but the more training you go in with, the easier it will be to find a job as many practices do not have time to train someone from ground zero. You also may be more limited to doing more front office than back office and it may be harder to find another job... More
Answered By: Diane A - 3/16/2009
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