A New Medical Assistant Portal to help Students Access Information Easily
Medicalassistantnow.com is newly launched website which is becoming a helpful resource for new medical assistant students who are in the process of joining the healthcare system. It is also providing valuable insights to the prevailing career opportunities and difficulties of medical assisting from currently employed professionals’ point of view.
Due to lack of centralized standard creating organization and the versatile nature of medical assisting job, there are a lot of misconceptions about this career field. It’s mostly difficult for ordinary person to differentiate nurse from medical assistants. Sometime this is also true for existing healthcare professionals. The website tries to shade some light on this issue and educate the public to learn about the role of medical assistants in healthcare system.
According to Laura Coleman, founder of the website, medicalassistantnow.com has already become a great resource hub and serves thousands readers every month. The website covers a lot of topics on this versatile allied health field of work. Training and certification are not standardized by state government like in the case of nursing. So the website tried to do a great job by covering various training and certification options available and their advantage in securing a job.
Medical assisting is a multi tasking job with extended duties. Most students new to the field get lost in the mist of endless confusing information. Some people even refer medical assisting as practical nurse or registered nurse, which actually upset a lot of nurses. Medical assistant credentials are not protected by state or federal government like in the case of “nurse” but there are a number of credentials given by their party organizations which are not very familiar to common people. Mrs. Coleman told us that there is a detail description of these credential on the website.
A lot of students also aspire becoming certified via one of these their party organization which are accredited by National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Some of these organizations are: National Healthcare Association (NHA), American Medical Technologists (AMT) and American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). However, to get certified one has to take formal medical assistant training at CAAHEP or ABHES accredited schools. One can find list of these schools address and what programs they provide from this website. Finding this information all at one place is great and saves time and money for a lot of people, says Mrs. Coleman.
In addition to these resources, the website also provides other statistics pertaining to medical assisting career. If you are planning to join allied health work force, make sure to check the website to get some insight or use it as a resource throughout your training and job hunt.
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