How to Become a Medical Assistant
Are you ready to move on or get pushed to the next level? Do you feel like you need to go back to school or take a class or seminar? Or could you just finish college and finally be able to put on your (business) capstone?
If your answer is “yes,” the first thing you should do is take a look at where you are and where you want to be.
And what do you love doing? What is your ultimate career goal?
For example, if you have decided that you want to be a graphic designer, what type of graphic design will best utilize your talents? Do you want to learn the software used to create most cartoons and computer graphics? Do you want to know how computers generate images? Do you want to know how the human anatomy of animals is created? Do you want to know how the parts of animals fit together? Has your cartooning ability grown beyond your cartoon drawings?
Perhaps, you are interested in human engineering and want to study biology and Physiology. Human engineering is similar to anatomy and physiology, but is more technical. If you want to be a computer specialist, you should get a robust education on the basics of computers, and acquire skills relating to programming.
Another example of unmet needs is training for public speaking. People who want to become speaking secretaries must have a fluency in oral communication. You can become an oral communicator by attending a public speaking school and work on your speech communication skills.
Don’t give up on your unmet needs. Be persistent! If you have succeeded in something for yourself, you may be able to do the same for others.
If you stop to think about it, the unmet needs in your life reflect those areas where you feel you are an expert.
For example, you study to be a computer programmer. You say “I am good at programming,” and you continue to learn more and more about computers. But then, one day, you are in a meeting with a client. You remember how you always wanted to be a computer programmer but your father said ” BASIC Programming is all there is – never go beyond this level.” What!!! All the knowledge you have acquired and gained all at the Beginner’s level, namely data input and output, is now no longer of interest. Well, please continue to study and learn and you’ll begin to see the advancement you want to make.
Do you want to become a medical assistant? You will need to be schooled in the fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology. Then, of course, you will need to know some medical terminology. The intent of your learning in the fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology is to eventually be able to read and interpret documents. When you do read the documents, your reading comprehension and comprehension of the language will improve your ability to interpret what is being dictated to you.
In addition, you need the “rubber” skills you will need in doing many things in dealing with hospitals, clinics, doctors, consultants, etc. You do not need to be a graduate of prognosis or positively trained in hypnosis or suggestibility. If you can handle these things and you prefer them, they are part of your preparation.
If you are serious about becoming a medical assistant, please note the tips above. It is not any barrier to enter this profession if you truly desire it. Many people (including me) have trained for (and actually attained) the medical assistant position while others have only begun training. While others will always need medical assistants, these steps will get you prepared, and you will enjoy these steps throughout your training and as a result, for life!
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