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

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