Have you been considering changing careers or even starting your first career as a medical assistant? Many people have dreamed of entering the healthcare field, but they just aren’t sure that they are ready to make the jump. The thought of going to work every day to help your patients and be part of a team that is making a real difference in people’s lives is enough to inspire anyone.
Completing medical assistant training from an institutionally accredited institution may very well be the next step in achieving your goals. However, deciding to embark upon your journey to become a medical assistant is a big decision. We came up with a few questions to ask yourself that may help you to determine if you are ready.
1. Are you passionate about helping people live happier, healthier, more comfortable lives?
This may be obvious, but if you don’t like working with and helping people, then a career as a medical assistant is probably not for you. After successfully completing your training program, you will likely want to become a Registered Medical Assistant and pursue a position as a medical assistant. Medical assistants are employed in a variety of facilities like:
- doctors’ offices
- specialty clinics
- retirement homes
- urgent care facilities
No matter where you end up working, you will be working with people each day, and often as the first person that each patient comes into contact with. If helping people is your passion, medical assisting may very well be the career path for you!
2. Are you willing to put in the time and effort it takes to be successful?
Making the decision to make a change and pursue education is the easy part. Now you really get a chance to show what you’re made of. Obviously being committed to be in class every day, on time and ready to learn is necessary. However, even that is pretty simple.
Once you’re in class, the hard part starts. Balancing family and personal time with class time and the demands from your classes like homework, tests, and practice time can be difficult. It’s important to stay focused on the passion that inspired you to pursue your education and on the fact that soon you will have the opportunity to put all your hard work into practice in the field!
If you are interested in some tips and tricks to help you study more effectively, read these two articles that we have recently published: 6 Amazing Study Tips That Can Help You – Even While You Sleep and How to Learn Medical Terminology and Remember it.
3. Are you ready to take the steps you need to take to get where you want to go?
You’re passionate about healthcare and helping people, and you know you can put in the time and effort that school will take, but are you ready to take the next step? If so, check out the Medical Assistant program at Ross Medical Education Center. We offer this program at each of our nearly 40 campuses across seven states, so we likely have one near you!
Our Medical Assistant program is taught by instructors that have experience in the medical assisting field and are passionate about training the next healthcare professionals in the field. They will work to make sure that you have every opportunity to learn, grow, and practice your skills on your way to becoming a medical assistant. With small classes and lots of one on one opportunities, we work hard to ensure your success.
After the classroom portion of the Medical Assistant program, you will get a chance to practice your skills in the real healthcare world during an externship experience. Working in a real office, hospital, or clinic, you will experience the day to day life and demands found in a career as a medical assistant. To find out more of what you should expect, check out this article about a day in the life of a medical assistant.
If you want to learn more, visit our Medical Assistant program page. We would love to meet you and work together to make your medical assistant goals a reality!