Jobs in healthcare are rapidly increasing in the United States, and one of the best routes to a career in the field is becoming a medical assistant. These jobs require less training to get into than other careers in the field and is a great starting point for furthering your education.
As an aspiring physician, Usher Khan works as a medical assistant and registered orthopedic technician. Today he shares the different types of medical assistants so you can decide what kind of career you want.
- Administrative. As a medical assistant, you may be doing both clinical and administrative tasks, but some jobs will lean more towards administrative duties such as making appointments, managing medical records, taking phone calls with patients, and working the front desk at the office.
- Clinical. This job will focus more on clinical tasks such as blood tests, prepping exam rooms, giving patients instructions for at-home care, taking vital signs, etc.
- Specialized. The role will still require you to do both administrative and clinical duties but allows you to specialize in a particular field of medicine, such as podiatric, obstetric, chiropractic, ophthalmologic, and many more.