Useful Articles for Medical Assisting
As part of our mission to help you learn everything you can about medical assisting, we encourage you to read the articles on medical assisting below. They cover many helpful topics that can make you more informed, confident, and excited about this career path. And if you're a working professional, feel free to brush up on your knowledge, or learn about new areas or perspectives you haven't thought about before.
In many of our medical assisting articles, we cite the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as a resource for salary and career outlook information. If you are just getting started in your research, we highly recommend looking at the BLS for credible, government data that you can trust. Additionally, there are many great healthcare websites, bloggers and social networks that MA's use to stay informed. Reading articles like the ones below, or connecting with other healthcare professionals through in-person networking events are two great ways to stay current, and make new friends in your profession.
If you are like many medical assistants, and have your sights set on a nursing or other medical career, we can help you understand how to start mapping your education to meet certification requirements. You can start thinking about LPN certification, or earning your bachelor's to become a registered nurse (RN). By going beyond standard program information, and reading the perspectives of experienced professionals, you'll have a much better idea of what to expect when you start working.
We hope you enjoy these medical assisting articles, and find our entire website experience helpful in moving forward in your career. If you have ideas for topics that would be relevant or interesting, please let us know!
- Top Apps for Medical Assistants in 2017
Check out our list of the best and most useful apps for medical assistants and medical assisting students in 2017!
- Five Ways Medical Assistants Can Help Prevent Lawsuits
by Brendon O'Neill on April 05,2017
How can a medical assistant help prevent lawsuit problems in their healthcare setting? Here are 5 solid ways medical assistants can make patient care safer.
- How To Pass the AAMA Test
by Brendon O'Neill on March 17,2017
Taking the AAMA exam can be stressfull. Here you will find the Top 5 Tips to Help You Study for the Medical Assistant Exam.
- Tips for Choosing a Medical Assisting Externship
by Brendon O'Neill on March 14,2017
If you are nearing the end of your program and want to know how you can prepare for your externship, we’ve compiled the following list just for you.
- What Is The Difference Between A Medical Assistant And A Nurse?
by Brendon O'Neill on March 09,2017
Is a medical assistant a nurse? The short answer is: No! Both offer many of the same benefits but there are definite differences between these two jobs in healthcare.
- How Much Does it Cost to Become a Certified Medical Assistant in 2017
There is more than one kind of Medical Assistant. Here's a look at the different types as well as how much it costs in 2017 to enter the Medical Assisting field.
- 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 - 2017
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.