How hard would it be to go from a medical assistant to a nurse?

I'm currently going to school to be a medical assistant. However, I'd really prefer to be a nurse, or something with higher pay. How would I got about doing that once I have my degree as an MA? Also, if anyone knows how much a medical assistant makes (hourly. Yearly) that would be great, and how hard is it going to be for me to find a job once I graduate? I live in central Austin, texas so I didn't think it would be too hard. However, recently I've really been worrying about this.

Asked By: Kyia - 8/14/2010
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Well, if you earn your medical assisting degree from a community college (not a for-profit school like Kaplan, Brown Mackie, etc), you should be able to transfer for general ed classes (English Comp, Algebra, Psychology, Speech, and some sciences to an Associate Degree Nursing or a BSN program. Your medical assisting... More
Answered By: _________ - 8/14/2010
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your classes should be able to go towards your nursing degree ,a medical assistant can make from $8.00-$12.00 depends if your in a dr. office hospital, dental office or independent offices. job are scarce now days ,but if you did become a nurse you can look into traveling nurses you may great pay and your not in... More
Answered By: she wants to _know - 8/18/2010
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