As technology replaces more jobs than ever before and drives more corporations to outsource the ones that can’t be replaced, the twenty-first-century job market can be a frightening place. It can be hard to find reasons to train for any vocational role, but there are more reasons to become a medical assistant than almost any other job that involves finishing a degree program. Here are our top 5:
1. Medical assistants aren’t getting replaced; in fact, the healthcare industry needs even more of them.
In an economy where, as we mentioned, technology threatens many jobs, medical assistants are safer than most. One of the most persuasive reasons to become a medical assistant is that medical assistants can’t easily be outsourced: how could someone in Dubai take someone’s blood pressure in San Diego? In addition, since the healthcare sector is growing and the ratio of patients to physicians is increasing (i.e., each doctor sees more patients each day) medical assistants are needed to fill in the gaps, helping doctors provide care for the explosive number of patients.
2. You can start working ASAP.
Whereas a four- or seven-year degree program will keep you out of the job market for years, you can start working as a medical assistant almost immediately after finishing ACHT’s 8-month medical assistant program. The jobs are waiting, and the number of trained medical assistants is smaller than the number of openings.
3. You can get jobs in many environments.
Whereas surgical technologists and pharmacy technicians can only work in specific kinds of locations, medical assistants can work just about anywhere in the healthcare sector, from hospitals to private practices, to chiropractor offices and even laboratories. The job market for medical assistants is one of the least competitive in the country, meaning that it’s one of the easiest jobs to get, as long as you have the training to do the work. The world is truly your oyster, as you can choose the environment, lifestyle, and team that works for you. The economic reasons to become a medical assistant are the most promising of all.
4. You can enjoy rewarding, meaningful work.
Are you an empathetic and caring person? Are you good at making people laugh? The appreciation that patients have for someone who makes their doctor visit more comfortable can sometimes be hard to put into words, but you’ll know it when you feel it.
5. You work together with other people to make a real difference.
As a medical assistant, you’ll work on a team of people who truly make a difference in the world, saving and extending lives every single day. The people you’ll meet within the healthcare sector are some of the most caring and giving people in the country, and the bonds you form working on medical teams can turn into lifelong friendships (and sometimes even marriages!) between people who share these values. What reasons to become a medical assistant could be better than these?
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