Study Briefs

Careers in Medical Assisting

  • Format: eBook
  • Edition: 2016
  • Publisher: Little Green Apples Publishing LLC

Price: $4.99

Available worldwide from:

Buy Careers in Medical Assisting on iBooks Buy Careers in Medical Assisting on Amazon Buy Careers in Medical Assisting on TextbookRush


The Careers in Medical Assisting Study Brief is intended as a quick reference for individuals currently exploring career entry and career advancement options, including students investigating employment, employees planning for a career change or anyone who wishes to learn more about what it would be like to work in the applied medical field. A brief introduction covers some quick facts about medical assistants, including median pay, education/trainning required and prospective job outlook with current facts and figures. Included in this Study Brief are sections on reasons to choose a career in medical assisting, detailed descriptions of types of medical assistants, including administrative medical assistants, clinical medical assistants, and specialized medical assistants. A summary is also provided that lists other types of technical medical assisting roles, their typical duties, and training or education requirements. Typical roles and responsibilities of a medical assistant are spelled out along with education and training requirements, including information on courses, practicum, degree programs, certification programs and exams. An up-to-date snapshot of reference statistics on employment trends and average earnings for medical assistants is provided.

Topics Covered:

  • Reasons to Choose a Career in Medical Assisting
  • Types of Medical Assistants
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Specialized Medical Assistant
  • Other Types of Medical Assistants
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Education and Training Requirements
  • Courses
  • Practicum
  • Associate and Bachelor Degrees
  • Certification
  • Certification Examination
  • American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
  • Examination Eligibility Requirements
  • Accreditation Periods
  • Accrediting Institutions
  • Further Education
  • Employment and Earnings

Browse Subjects