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Is Medical Assisting going to be a good career to support myself?

I'm 19 years old. I've been working at Wendy's for a little over a year now and I'm tired of it. I'm currently attending school for Medical Assisting. I just want to know if I am going to be able to live comfortably after I graduate and get a job. I don't have any kids or anything pretty much just me. I also was thinking about continuing my education to Physician's Assistant a few years after I'm an established MA. Good idea, or no?

Asked By: Shelly - 5/4/2010
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I took medical assisting back in 2007 now its 2010, and i'm still without a job. So that should tell you something right there. Medical assisting used to be in demand but not anymore, its only in demand for medical assistants with experience in the field. So if your going into this please have a place set up that will... More
Answered By: pumpkin - 5/5/2010
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Unfortunately, there are not supposed to be too many jobs for MAs (or medical biller or coder) despite what those private $$ for-profit tech schools say. Most employers prefer applicants with, at least, 1-2 years experience in the field to possibly get the job. It's a rather entry-level position. Perhaps an... More
Answered By: jannsody - 5/4/2010
 
No. The pay is horrible (a few dollars above minimum wage). I know at least three MAs who are LPN programs, so that should tell you something there. On that note, go for LPN.
Answered By: Moon Crystal - 5/4/2010
 
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