Interested in becoming a Clinical Medical Assistant?

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Some of the best long term careers are in the medical field. If you are looking for something that does not take years of medical school, how about starting off your new career as a Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA)?  Clinical Medical Assistants are an important part of the healthcare industry and are an in demand profession.  Medical Assistants perform different tasks such as taking vital signs, assisting doctors with patients, administering shots and phlebotomy. Medical Assistants also help perform other tasks such as working with the EMR (electronic medical record), as well as other administrative duties. Doctors rely on Medical Assistants to gain as much information on a patient so that they can deliver the best care to their patients.

What does it take to be a good CMA?

Multitasking skills a MUST! A good Medical Assistant must be able to do several things at once. You should feel confident that this is something you’re good at.


Caring about the welfare of people is essential. You will be dealing people on a daily basis and usually people who are not feeling well. A sympathetic  ear and just knowing someone cares about their concerns is one quality that makes a great medical assistant!


Must be comfortable with medical situations. If you are person that cannot handle the site of blood, needles bother you or are sensitive to certain smells, becoming a medical assistant maybe the wrong career path for you.


Doctors offices, clinics, hospitals are just a few places a medical assistant can work. The job outlook for medical assistants is expected to grow 29 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations*.

Clinical Medical Assistants are an important part of the growing healthcare industry. Maybe now is best time to get the training necessary to start a career in this exciting field, what are your thoughts on Clinical Medical Assistants? Do you have what it takes?

*Bureau of Labor Statistics