Medical Assistant Kaplan University

I have recently enrolled into the Associates of Applied Science in Medical Assisting (AASMA) program at Kaplan University. Since I have been enrolled in this program, I have learned a lot about my profession, the courses that I have to take and the skills I need to be a medical assistant. In this paper I will discuss the overview of my profession, education requirements, current issues relevant to healthcare, personality traits and my future career goals. Overview of Profession An Associates of Applied Science in Medical Assisting is a degree program that will assist me in entry level opportunities as a medical assistant in physician offices, hospitals and health clinics. It is consisted of 15 core credits, 62 major credits and 15 open electives totaling 92 credits. A Medical Assistant provides assistance to health care professionals. This program will help to prepare me for one of the most fast growing careers in the health care industry. As a medical assistant I will be interacting with health care professionals on a daily basis. This program will provide all the necessary courses and hands on training to help me attain the proper knowledge and skills to be a medical assistant. Education Requirements To become a medical assistant, one has to have a high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED). It is not a requirement to be certified as a medical assistant, but most employers prefer to hire a medical assistant who is certified. In order to be able to receive certification as a medical assistant one must either pass an exam or complete and graduate from a program that is accredited. Some of the certifications for medical assistants include; Certified Medical Assistants (CMA) from the American Associates of Medical Assistants (AAMA), Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) from the American Medical Technologists (AMT), National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) from

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