Healthcare industry offers numerous promising job opportunities in various professions. Medical assistant is one of these many professions.

Numbers of students opting out for this field, have increased rapidly in past few years.

But, there are some certain aspects that you need if you are planning to become a medical assistant –

High School Diploma or equivalent – First thing you need is a high school diploma or GED. You must complete your education before opting out for this field.

Professional training – After completing your education, you require professional medical assistant training. This program can provide you essential knowledge and practical experience you need to enter this profession. This course includes topics like anatomy, billing, computer training, EKG, laboratory procedures, phlebotomy, physiology, office administration, medical terminology etc.

Skills – A medical assistant must possess some certain skills. It includes skills in clinical field, communication, office administration, multitasking, analytical, technical and more. Ability to work under pressure and professionalism are the other abilities required in this field.

Certification – After completing training and skill development, you need to get certified as a medical assistant. There are many certification bodies that conduct exams for candidates of this field. You can sit in any of these exams conducted by certification bodies like the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), the American Medical Technologists (AMT), and the National Health Career Association (NHA).