Are you interested in being part of the medical world? Perhaps you have always dreamed of healing people, of being a nurse, a doctor, a medical researcher or a medical assistant. If the answer to any questions is yes, then ask yourself some important questions. Are you an excellent high school student? Do you love to study and do you have the time to devote to years of preparation to receive the medical certificates and licenses that you will need to work in your chosen field? Will you be supported by your parents or will you have to take out student loans? Perhaps you have decided to let Uncle Sam pay for your schooling. If that is the case, are you willing to donate years of your life to being in the military? In other words, if you want to be part of the medical world, you are probably going to have to make some sacrifices to meet your goal.
Have you ever thought of being a medical assistant? Perhaps you have made doctor's appointments yourself only to find that, once you arrive at your doctor's office, you aren't even seeing your doctor. Instead, you might be confused when you are attended by your doctor's medical assistant. At first you might be uneasy, and yet, as you are treated, you realize that you feel totally comfortable and secure under this person's care. Well, the reason for that is probably because the medical assistant has studied so hard and put in so much preparation that he or she is qualified to give you the attention you need. Being in this setting might have inspired you to become a medical assistant yourself.
If you do decide to become a medical assistant, think of the fact that you will still be reaching your goal of being in the position of helping to heal people, whether they are being treated for a broken arm or whether they are being treated for a more serious illness. The training you will receive will be similar to the training you would receive to be a full-fledged doctor, except that it is probably not as intense. In other words, the time of your training will probably be shorter and it will more than likely be less expensive. You'll receive hours upon hours of classroom training and then you'll still receive hours and hours of hands-on training as you work with actual medical personnel.