Getting a job in the medical field doesn’t mean you have to go through years and years of school just to get your foot in the door. Becoming a medical assistant is a great way to start a medical career without a lot of prior training. But how do you actually get the job?
- Once you finish high school or obtain your GED, it’s a good idea to complete a certificate program or an associate’s degree. A medical assistant certificate course can be done in a year or less, but an associate’s degree is a good option for people who want to continue their education alongside their job.
- Gain medical experience by taking part in an internship during your course of studies.
- You don’t necessarily need to be certified in every state, but taking a certification exam can definitely help your resume stand out to employers. You can take either the CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) or the RMA (Registered Medical Assistant) tests.
- Create a stellar resume and start applying to a variety of entry-level positions at clinics and hospitals!