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Can you get sick a lot being a medical assistant?

Can you get sick a lot being a medical assistant?

Yes: Being around people who are sick is a sure fire way to get sick a lot. Make sure you are using really good hand hygiene and consider wearing a mask at work during cold and flu season. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a medical assistant to remove stitches? Will it hurt when she removes them

Is it safe for a medical assistant to remove stitches?  Will it hurt when she removes them

Stitches: Many medical assistants are well trained by their doctor to take sutures out. Will it hurt? This depends on a lot of factors. If the doctor put them in nicely, they are easy to take out and does not hurt. If the patient waits to have the sutures removed past the date recommended for removal, the sutures are harder to get out and can be a bit painful. ...Read more

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Im going to school to become a medical assistant and I need to find a clinic where I can do my externship hours that's all I need to graduate... Help ?

Im going to school to become a medical assistant and I need to find a clinic where I can do my externship hours that's all I need to graduate... Help ?

Call Around: Googke a list of primary care offices in your area and start making calls or showing up at them. Ask for the office manager and ask if they would be willing to help you out. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is physician assistant and a medical assistant the same?

Hoping you can tell me, is physician assistant and a medical assistant the same?

No very different.: A physician's assistant actually provides medical care under a doctor's supervision. They have several years of post secondary education. They earn an average of > $81, 000 per year. A medical assistant usually has 6 months to 1 year of training. Not all states require certification. They assist with administrative & clinical duties.They earn $19, 000 to $28, 000 annually. ...Read more

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I'm currently a college student and i'm majoring in the medical field, what classes will I have to take in order to become a medical assistant?

I'm currently a college student and i'm majoring in the medical field, what classes will I have to take in order to become a medical assistant?

High school/courses: You do not need college education to become medical assistant.The job of medical assistant is to assist the doctor/doctors in day to day functioning of medical office, like preparing patirnts for examination, checking bp, height/weight, ekg and other office tests and other duties assigned.It requires a certificate course. You might be confused with phisician assistant, (pa)which requires college degree. ...Read more

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I'm having awful anxiety deciding between going to school for medical assistant or dialysis technician. Any insight on what route to go would be great?

I'm having awful anxiety deciding between going to school for medical assistant or dialysis technician. Any insight on what route to go would be great?

More training better: A medical assistant has less training than a dialysis technician and is ready to work more quickly. However, the opportunity for advancement is limited forcing further training such as nursing school. A dialysis technician must become certified after more extensive training. Dialysis jobs are available throughout the country after certification. Job security is better in the dialysis position. ...Read more

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I am a medical assistant and had my TB test come back positive but cxr negative. Is there any follow up I should do?

I am a medical assistant and had my TB test come back positive but cxr negative. Is there any follow up I should do?

Yes: For a person with a positive PPD skin test and a negative chest x-ray, if he had a BCG vaccine in the past, he can do a quantiferon TB blood test to see if he was exposed to real TB or just to the BCG shot. If he never had a bcg, he can talk with his doctor to decide if he should take inh prophylaxis against tb. If it is not sure if he truly truly was positive on the skin test, he can repeat it. ...Read more