There is a growing field that people aren’t seeing the opportunities for long and lucrative careers. That growing field is the medical and healthcare industry. What most people don’t know is how accessible the healthcare industry’s job market is to anyone! Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to get a doctorate or go to school for 8-12 years to get involved in the healthcare field. With today’s modern education platforms, you can earn a degree in the healthcare field in just 18 months.
Take the job of a Medical Administrative Assistant. You know, the kind people who help you check in and schedule future appointments for you. You can get a career doing exactly that in about 18 months! So, if you’re ready to dive into a new job and start a new career in the healthcare field as a medical administrative assistant, here’s everything you need to know.
Apply for A Degree
The first thing you need is education for your new job. Luckily, finding medical administrative assistant programs is fairly easy, especially as nationally accredited facilities continue to leverage online education. There are outstanding medical academies ready to help you learn everything you need to know from the comfort of your own home.
When you’re looking for a school, make sure you can truly get the most from whatever school you choose. Make sure they can get you ready for your new career the right way. Read reviews, browse their website, try to talk to someone from the school to see what they have to say. There is no better insight than people who have gone through the program and the employees who help make it happen.
To get your certification as a medical administrative assistant, it would help to take some medical administrative assistant courses. During that time, you will be most likely familiarized with popular computer solutions in the healthcare industry, communication skills, and medical terminology. This will help you mesh with the healthcare network you start to work for, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
Pass the Test
Once you complete all of the required courses for your degree, it’s time to get certified. You must complete the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam. Passing this means you’re ready to get a job in the real world. As a heads up, you should really make sure your school prepares you for this test and doesn’t just give you the criteria and leave you hanging on the test.
Look for a job
Now that you’re certified, it’s time to hit the job market and see what you can find. With a growing field like Medical Administrative Assistance and healthcare jobs in general, you’re sure to find some opportunities for jobs. You might even find yourself in a multiple offer situation if you apply to different jobs.
Explore the growing healthcare field if you’re ready for your next big career move
It’s not easy to find jobs that are growing and can offer a long lasting career path these days. As the gig economy continues to grow and pandemics sweep the world, it’s hard to find a bit of security in your job search. So, what do you do to counteract that? You look in the fields that are booming and growing because they are the ones that are needed most when times are tough. This is why degrees and jobs in the medical field are only growing in popularity. The medical field is always growing, and their job is never truly done, so it makes sense that in a pandemic like COVID-19, we would see such a boom. The best part of the medical industry boom is it was happening before COVID as well. On top of that, the market for jobs was already projected to grow.
If you are really looking to make a career move, why not look into the vast array of medical field jobs available and growing right now. This is a career move that is sure to keep you employed and in high demand. If things should get worse despite the growing number of vaccinations, you can rest assured that your talent for any medical field job can be in demand.
So what are you waiting for? Get online and start looking for your future in the medical field. You can earn so many degrees from the comfort of your home that you really should give it a look. What have you got to lose?
Founder Dinis Guarda
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