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Can a medical assistant work as a home health aide in a nursing home?

I want to become a endoscopy/gi technician but want to get some experience on my resume. I was thinking about doing medical assistant on the United States Career Institute online and working as a home health aide first since the economy is down. Any opinions? Thanks

Asked By: Anthony - 11/5/2011
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I have mixed feelings about MA programs because of telephone calls I have received from upset MA's who thought they could work in long-term facilities. Since it is not a licensed profession, like LPN's, MA's are limited in the setting they can work in, which is typically the clinic setting. I had a MA tell me how... More
Answered By: monique - 11/6/2011
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Home health aide is usually a certified nursing assistant. A medical assistant, as you understood correctly, works in a doctor's office (i.e. a clinic). Unfortunately many private schools for MA will cost a lot of money and they tend to flood the market with many grads who are unable to get work.
Answered By: Pooky™ - 11/5/2011
 
pookie is right about this one. unfortunately, most of the at home medical transcription jobs that everyone wants to get and thinks are so easy are really just a perk of someone who has worked in an office for a long while and has earned that right... More
Answered By: Mr. and Mrs. - 11/9/2011
 
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