Strategies for Success in Medical Assisting

Becoming a professional

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The Professional Medical Assistant

What is a Medical Assistant
Discover the demand for medical assistants, their roles and responsibilities, including administrative and clinical duties, and CMA (AAMA) certification.

Medical Assistant Salary
View salary range, bonus & benefits information for Medical Assistant jobs near me in the United States or search by specific US and Canadian cities and towns. View open positions, job Descriptions and other statistics
related to Medical Assistant jobs.

Medical Assistant Salary

American Association of Medical Assistants
The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) offers membership, CMA (AAMA) certification, and educational opportunities to medical assistants.

Medical assistant Job Description

Medical Assistant Job Outlook
Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice.

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Professional Training

Learn about the CMA (AAMA) Exam for medical assisting certification and recertification, including eligibility, applying for the exam, and study resources.

CMA Application Steps
Get a step-by-step guide to apply for the CMA (AAMA) Certification Examination. Discover eligibility criteria, required documentation, and exam policies.

Continuing Education
Access info for recertifying the CMA (AAMA) credential by continuing education, including policies, CEU transcripts, online CEUs, and recertification FAQs.

CAAHEP Accredited Program Search
To determine if a program is CAAHEP accredited please use the search function provided.

ABHES Accredited Institutions


NCCT Continuing Education

Medical Assistant (RMA) Certification
A Medical Assistant (MA) is an integral member of the health care delivery team, qualified by education and experience to work in the administrative office, the examining room and the physician office laboratory. The Medical Assistant, also a liaison between the doctor and the patient, is of vital importance to the success of the medical practice.

AMT Continuing Education
AMT strongly advocates lifelong learning as part of a member’s personal and professional growth, and in fact requires its newer members, through the Certification Continuation Program (CCP), to acquire a specific number of points in continuing education (CE), or other acceptable avenues, in order to maintain certification.

Medical Assistant Training and the Law

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Diversity in health Care delivery

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Medical Practice Settings

Differentiating Among Medical Practice Settings

Why physicians choose different types of practice settings.

Practice Settings: What’s Available?

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Medical Specialties

Medical Specialties

Medical specialties

Does it matter if your doctor is board certified or board eligible?

Board Certification. What Does It Mean?

The difference between GP and medical specialist

Differences Between Generalists and Specialists

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The Professional Health Care Team

Members of the Health Care Team

Requirements for Becoming a Physician
Becoming a physician requires undergraduate education, medical school, graduate medical education as well as a residency program. AMA also provides information on continuing medical education programs for physicians.

What is the difference between a doctor and a physicians assistant?

What Nurses Do

What’s a nurse practitioner?

Registered nurse

Licensed practical nurse

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) provide basic nursing care. They work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors.

Everything You Have to Know About Being a Certified Nursing Assistant
Considering a nursing career but don’t know where to start? Gain some experience first before fully diving in. Being a Certified Nursing Assistant is a good idea.

Allied health professions

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Health Care Delivery Settings

The Functions of the Hospital

What is an Ambulatory Surgery Center?

Long-Term Care: Types of Facilities and Benefits of Each
Here’s an article about how to find a long-term care provider — from community services like transportation for the elderly to full-time nursing home care.

Healthcare Delivery Models

Assisted Living Facilities: Common Myths
Top 3 myths of Assisted Living Facilities. Read more articles about Assisted Living Facilities or find an assisted living facility near you.

Home Health Care Agencies
If you have an aging parent or elderly spouse, here are more resources to help you find the services your loved one needs in order to remain in their own home instead of moving into a nursing home.

Home Health Agency
Definition of home health agency in the Medical Dictionary. home health agency explanation. Information about home health agency in Free online English dictionary. What is home health agency? Meaning of home health agency medical term. What does home health agency mean?

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