Celeste Botonakis

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On the Nursing Assistant Guides blog, certified medical assistant Celeste Botonakis explores the daily life of a CMA. She'll keep you up-to-date with the latest on what’s happening in the field, and provides tips for those who are interested in becoming a medical or nursing assistant. Celeste has served in the medical field for over six years, and is passionate about helping people. She currently works at CSR Primary Care in Skokie, Illinois. Click here to learn more about Celeste Botonakis and NursingAssistantGuides.com.

The Daily Duties of Certified Medical Assistants

As a certified medical assistant you will have many different duties that you may have to carry out through your work day. These duties can vary depending on the doctor that you work for, the hospital you are working in, or the state in which you reside. These differences aside, essentially all certified medical assistants will perform clerical, administrative, and clinical duties.

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Certification & School Accreditation

It is increasingly important in this competitive job market to make sure that the school you attend will prepare you for certification as either a CMA (Certified Medical Assistant), awarded by AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants), or an RMA (Registered Medical Assistant), awarded by AMT (American Medical Technologists). The CMA certification can be obtained right when you finish your degree. The RMA certification, on the other hand, requires you to have been working as a medical assistant for at least five years.

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3 Biggest Challenges of Being a Medical Assistant

Definitely, there is no such thing as a perfect job. CEO’s of major corporations are encountering problems in their businesses everyday. What if you are the handling people’s lives? Imagine those challenges. For sure, though you are the one of the most proficient workers in the office, you will still face adversities and difficulties in your job.

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