It was the quickest and best way to get out of poverty.I went to Maric College and took their certificate program in medical assisting which was about 10 months long.
At the time, I was a single mother and I needed to find a way to make a decent living in order to support my daughter.I love what I do; I enjoy the versatility of medical assisting. I’ve worked with some elderly women who told me that they preferred my blood draws over others because I’m so gentle.Blood draws can be very painful, and they gave me great feedback. If they had trouble parking, I’ll give them parking vouchers.I was a horrible student in high school, but in college, I got good grades; I did really well.It was hard work, but because I was paying for school and because I was so motivated to learn, it was very satisfying. Working with patients who absolutely adore me definitely motivates me to provide excellent care.They felt they could talk to me more easily than the doctor sometimes. I had a patient cry when I left that job, she said, “I want to hear the results from you.” As a medical assistant it’s easy to build relationships with the patients. If they don’t want to listen to feedback and change how an office operates, it can be challenging.Patients often think medical assistants are nurses.If someone is really sick, then I’m quiet and calm, and I just take care of them. You have to be a good multi-tasker, that’s crucial to the job. Medical assistants are health care workers who help healthcare professionals in administrativeand clinical tasks.He is doing everything possible to discourage American organizations from outsourcing.As mentioned earlier, lot of clerical jobs in the health sector are outsourced because of the shortage of qualified medical assistants in America.