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Medical Assistants Moving On and Moving Up!

Statistics show that over 70 percent of all working medical assistants are employed in physician’s private offices, and group practices. Another large group of medical assistants work for ophthalmologists, podiatrists, and chiropractors, and other healthcare providers. Healthcare is the fastest-growing U.S. service industry, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so if you’re interested in getting your feet wet in the medical field, this may be a career path to consider.

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Succeeding In An Externship

Some people aren’t familiar with the term externship. Your externship is the final step of your medical assisting training. An externship has to with YOU! It means you finally get a chance to put everything learned in a classroom to use, dealing with actual patients and medical professionals in an actual medical office environment. Although many students have some apprehension about beginning the externship, once there they find it to be a very rewarding experience

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The 5 Rights of Medications

There are “Five Rights” to accurate medication administration. If all are observed, the potential for mistakes is drastically reduced. Nurses learn these rules in school. The tendency to skimp on them is a problem that often stems from factors such as overconfidence and staffing shortages. There is no excuse to skimp on rules; follow the rules and keep your patients safe.

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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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