Medical Assistant Resources

Welcome to! We aim to provide you with all the information you need to find out to how to become a medical assistant. Some of the most important work in healthcare is performed by people just like you, in medical offices across the country. Whether you are looking for schools nearby where you can start your education or if you are just wondering "What is a medical assistant" we can help.

We can provide you with valuable medical assistant educational resources, degree program lists, certificate options, and a thorough database of medical assistant information including salary and job growth statistics.

To use our site most effectively, we suggest you select the state, career path or degree type that you are looking for from the options at the top of the page. You can read about the many different types of medical assistants as well as find schools. Once you have found the programs that interest you, be sure to request medical assisting information from all of the schools you find. By taking time to compare the programs that are available, you will be better able to make a smart decision about what type of medical assistant program is right for you.

There are a number of useful websites focused on different aspects of medical assisting. Below is a short list of some of the most respected professional organizations in the field. You may be able to find job listings, scholarship opportunities and most importantly, information about accreditation and certifications, on the websites listed below.

What Is a Medical Assistant?

According to the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), a medical assistant is a specially trained individual who helps keep medical offices running smoothly. Medical Assistants perform both administrative and clinical tasks under the direction of doctors, nurses, dentists, optometrists, pharmacists and radiologists.

Your vital job as a medical assistant is to help both patients and healthcare providers enjoy safe, effective and efficient office visits. For more medical assisting information and answers, you can visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or our Career Paths page.

Please let us know if there are other sites you think we should include here or if you have specific questions that you need answered. Our staff includes actual medical professionals, so you can rest assured you will be getting real information and answers to your questions.

In addition to finding medical assistant information and school listings, you can also read some interesting articles about this career. Again, we are here to make sure you get the information you need to succeed, and we hope you enjoy what we have to offer!

Accrediting Agencies and Professional Associations

  • Four Main Types of Medical Assistant Careers

    by Brendon O'Neill on February 16,2017
    Administrative Medical Assistant, Clinical Medical Assistant, Registered Medical Assistant & Certified Medical Assistant Careers are the main career choices.

  • What Are CPT Codes And Why Do They Matter

    by Chelsea Dunning on February 09,2017
    Are you are ready to expand your medical coding vocabulary? Do you want to learn what CPT codes are and why they matter in the medical assisting field?

  • Challenges of Taking Care of the Elderly

    by Chelsea Dunning on January 27,2017
    To help Medical Assistants better care for elderly patients, day shift, night shift or any shift. we have provided informative tips for caring for the elderly.

  • Medical Assistant Job Outlook

    by Medical Assistant Schools on January 19,2017
    The job outlook for medical assistants is growing. It has been predicted that medical assistant employment will increase 31 percent by 2020.

  • Best Buys in Education for 2017: Medical Assistant Training

    by Brendon O'Neill on January 12,2017
    What are the best buys in educaiton for 2017? We will discuss the aspects of medical assisting as well as why medical assisting is a winning career.

  • Working in an Inpatient vs. an Outpatient Setting

    by Brendon O'Neill on January 05,2017
    Working inpatient vs outpatient settings can be like working in two different worlds. What are the differences in working in these different environments?

  • Medical Assistant Yearly Salary

    Medical assistants earn an annual median wage of $30,950 a year which breaks down to $14.71 per hour according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Tips to Efficiently Take Patient Histories

    by Brendon ONeill on July 28,2016
    Be a better medical assistant by using these tips for taking patient history. Developing a strong understanding of patient history is essential to patient care.

  • What is a Veterinary Technician?

    by Jillian Locke on August 21,2016
    Discover the education requirements to fill the very important role of Vet Technician, including duties, responsibilities, salary information and career outlook.

  • What is an Occupational Therapist?

    by Jillian Locke on September 15,2016
    OTs have a wide range of responsibilities of physical therapy and helping patients overcome mental and emotional obstacles during the rehabilitation process.

  • What is a Surgical Technician?

    by Chelsea Dunning on October 15,2016
    Discover the education requirements to fill the very important role of Surgical Tech, including duties, responsibilities, salary information and career outlook.

  • Daily Tasks of a Nursing Assistant

    by Chelsea Dunning on November 15,2016
    Learn about the roles and responsibilities of a Certified Nursing Assistant. Salary information, career outlook, required education and more.

  • What is a Pharmacy Technician?

    by Chelsea Dunning on December 14,2016
    From curriculum to career, learn about course requirements, salary expectation and job duties you can expect to perform as a pharmacy technician.

  • 5 Things Medical Assistants Learn on the Job

    by Angie Best-Boss on May 15,2016
    Learn about life as a Medical Assistant from the experiences of five actual Medical Assistants.

  • Expectations of Medical Assistants

    Learn about what you can expect to experience as a Medical Assistant and figure out if this is the right career path for you.

  • Acing the CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) Exam

    Learn how to perform to the best of your ability on the certification exam for Medical Assisting.

  • Top Reasons to Get Certified as a Medical Assistant

    The top 10 reasons to get certified as a medical assistant through a 1 or 2 year medical program to earn more money and progress your medical career.

  • How to Pick a Medical Assistant Program

    Read about things you should consider when selecting a Medical Assisting degree or certificate program.

  • Types of Medical Assistant Degrees

    Learn about how to become a Medical Assistant and the different paths you can take to start a career in the medical field.

  • Medical Assistant Certification & School Accreditation

    Learn about the advantages of becoming a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) and the importance of school accreditation by ABHES or CAAHEP.

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