Medical Assistant

Education Required

Some states require that medical assistants graduate from an accredited program, be licensed or certified, or meet other prerequisites in order to practice. Contact your state licensing agency for more information. Although most states do not require it, employers may prefer or require that medical assistants be certified. certification is available from a number of organizations, including the American Association of Medical Assistants, the American Medical Certification Association, National Center for Competency Testing, and the National Healthcareer Association.

Career Setting

What is this job like?

A medical assistant is a versatile healthcare professional who performs administrative and clinical tasks to support healthcare providers in various medical settings. They play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of healthcare facilities and providing direct patient care. Click to explore more occupational details:

Medical Assistant