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What Life Is Like Being A Medical Assistant?

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The 1st answer is right on the money it is a very hard job unless you work in a slow office you will be be getting off at 5pm it can get hectic at times
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The first answer is wrong, he obviously is thinking of a different job. Don't you hate it when idiots try to answer a educated question? Anyways, most Medical Assistants work Monday -Friday office hours.
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The medical assistant life is very tough. He has to assist a medical doctor. He has to carry out all the minor and bigger tasks. He has to assist in the major part of an operation. The duty hours sometimes are very tough. Sometimes night shifts and sometimes for 24 hours.
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I am a certified medial assistant in a family practice. I went to college for two years to become an assistant. First of all you have to be able to multitask and if you can't do that you better find another job. You have to be able to remember many orders given to you in a short amount of time and be able to follow through with them, because the Dr. will have moved on to the next patient. Where I work right now we have to do everything answer the phone, take messages, schedule, set up appointments with other Dr.'s, keep charts up dated, vitals, help with the minor surgery, lab work, write down controls everyday, collect the fees, injections, draw blood, eye tests, hearing tests, ear washes, clean wounds, remove stutures (stitches), staples, insurance billing, all the office work that goes with a practice, and much more. This is an example of a day. Open door, turn on lights, check controls, sign in on computer, check answering machine, make sure all the charts are updated for that day of patients coming in, answer the phone calls, check the patient in, take the chart to back, someone will get the patient and take their vitals, ask them questions about their problem, and in between all that you are calling in Rx's, calling specialists and setting up appointments, getting calls from other Dr.'s, labs, nursing home, patients just asking questions, and taking orders from people all the time. It is very busy all the time you never get a break until you check out. I am suppose to get a 1 hour lunch break a day most of the time it is anywhere from 30 to 20 mins. I am suppose to get off work at 5 most of the time it is anywhere from 5-6. I do love my job and I love working with the patients. I have been treated pretty nasty by some patients but there is always a reason why, they don't have the money to pay their bills, they just don't feel good, they are worried about their health, most of the time they are having family problems and they take it out on us. This is all part of the job and if you can't take all that you need to find another job.

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