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Healthcare is a vast industry employing many thousands of people in a variety of jobs. If you want to work in healthcare then you might like to consider the opportunities that would open up to you with healthcare aide degrees or diplomas.
As a medical assistant you could look forward to a job with a rewarding variety of work, depending on the requirements of your employer. You would probably do a lot of admin, such as answering the telephone, making appointments, keeping records, writing letters, issuing bills, and so forth. You might also have an involvement on the clinical side including getting patients ready for examination, taking their histories, and explaining treatments, among other tasks.
Training is generally by means of an associate degree. This would cover topics designed to give you the right combination of medical and administrative skills. Subjects such as anatomy and physiology, and medical terms and procedures would be combined with the study of keyboarding, accounts and record keeping, and computer skills, to provide you with a the extensive range of know how your future jobs would require.
Medical assistants usually find work in the offices of practicing healthcare professionals such as physicians or opticians, and if you train for this work your job prospects should be very good indeed.