Getting a job in the medical field is not a dream even if you only have high school qualification. You are suggested to become a certified medical office assistant through the American Association of Medical Assistants. The main role of the assistant is to assist the doctors, physicians and nurses to provide care to the patients.
For people who are currently having financial constraints, you may not be able to enroll yourself to the accredited junior college or university to obtain a diploma or an associate’s degree at the moment. In order to earn some money for the course fee, I would suggest you to apply to become an unlicensed medical office
assistant in small organization so that you can start gaining some practical experiences.Don’t feel bad if you can’t earn the qualification. You will still get good pay. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those unlicensed assistants who work for small healthcare companies are earning $19000 to $24000 per year. When you have accumulated sufficient fund, then you can start enrolling yourself to the reputable accredited school in US. After you have completed the necessary course work and you have passed the formal examination, you will be rewarded with higher salary. In general, the annual income offered for experienced licensed medical office assistants is around $30,000 to $40,000. Isn’t it attractive? dr. jitendra swarup
Now, let’s look at what you need to learn.In order to become a successful assistant, you are reminded to go through the on-the-job training properly. Most of the employers require the newly recruited staff to attend formal training sessions before they carry out their duties. You need to put in your time and effort in learning new skills so that you can be more competent.One of the important skills a medical office assistant must have is the fluency in applying specific computer software in the doctors’ offices. For your information, each doctor’s office or healthcare centre may have different software. The main purpose of using the software is to maintain the medical records and database of the patients in a systematic manner. At the same time, most of the medical offices start to integrate billing software with the records software. Hence, you need to make sure you know how to apply it before you start working.Last but not the least; I would say medical law and medical terminology can be learnt slowly. You can pick up fast when you deal with your co-workers daily. Don’t worry about all the challenges because you will be guided by the trained medical staff. As a result, you can consider this career as your lifelong career.