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Top 10 Reasons To Be A Hawaii Medical Assistant

The starting pay can be fantastic.

As of 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates Hawai’i Medical Assistants get paid $22+ per hour on average, which is way above the minimum wage. This can be a life-changing wage increase, particularly if you have the right experience and education. And most students start with great pay, not counting potential bonuses and other perks to starting their new career.
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Compared to some medical careers that require years of college, medical assisting has the advantage of being more accessible. Medical Assistant certifications at Career College of the Pacific can be completed in just over 10 months. In addition, anatomy and medical terminology lessons will be incorporated into most Medical Assisting programs through classroom and laboratory work.

It takes you less than one year to work as a medical assistant instead of the years it takes to become a physician!

That certification makes a big difference!

 The Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam is the most popular choice among aspiring medical assistants. To pass the test, you must have a broad and intense understanding of healthcare implementation. Although studying for hours is not ideal, all the information you gather will prove extremely useful once you get hired.

The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) has accredited the exam and awarded participants the credential of Certified Medical Assistant (CMA). This credential, which isn’t required by all employers, can enhance your marketability in the field.

The Hawai’i job market is just getting better.

Physicians will hire more Hawai’i Medical Assistants to allow them to treat more patients as the population continues to age. As a result, employment of Medical Assistants will grow by 29% by 2026, which is faster than average.

Consequently, medical assistants have a bright job outlook thanks to increased healthcare facilities.

You’ve got a great, stable career path ahead of you.

There is a constant need for surgeons, nurses, medical assistants, and medical office staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Check any Indeed listing for Hawai’i jobs for medical assistants, and you’ll see that the need is enormous and just getting more significant.

Undoubtedly, technology will continue to replace professionals in some industries. Still, you can be assured that your skills will always be needed. In addition, there will always be people with illnesses and ailments who require medical assistants. Even though healthy patients undergo routine checkups, an MA is still needed.

How about that health insurance!

In a recent survey of medical assistants, more than 75% of 8,200 respondents said they received major medical coverage through their employers. 69% received vision coverage, and 78% received dental coverage, according to the survey. You are more likely to receive better coverage if you work as a medical assistant full-time.

You’ll never get bored at work.

A general medicine hospital or trauma center may appeal to some medical assistants. In contrast, a private physician’s office may appeal to others. While MAs focus mainly on one set of duties, smaller practices rely on them for administrative and clinical tasks.

As a Medical Assistant, you will never be seated in a cubicle or staring at a computer screen for hours. The more you stay busy, the faster the time will go by. Every day will bring a new, exciting medical procedure that you will learn. And you will not feel that you’re taking up space but that you’re contributing.

You can work anywhere you want to.

Medical assistants are in high demand in hospitals and clinics across the country. Are you looking for a fresh start in a new location? Is your spouse getting a new job? No matter where you are, you’ll be able to locate a new position.

You will not have to recertify to meet the requirements of a different state if you earn your CMA accreditation. In addition, the CMA credential is recognized across the country, so it follows you wherever you go.

Daily job satisfaction from helping others (yes, some days will be tough!)

Having the opportunity to work as a Hawai’i Medical Assistant in a field that helps people daily is one of the most rewarding experiences for a caring person.

It’s a great way to demonstrate your commitment to helping others by dedicating your life to it. Working as an MA requires a lot of heart and dedication, which makes it a rewarding career choice.

It’s a great place for career advancement.

Regardless of the field, you choose to work in, a Hawai’i Medical Assistant certification will make you competitive in any one. It provides a variety of technical and soft skills you can use to succeed in any career.

In addition to becoming an office manager, Medical Assistants can quickly transfer their skills to another healthcare field by doing things such as drawing blood or performing basic tests.

As a medical assistant, you can specialize in various areas, ranging from oncology to pediatrics. By working in a larger clinic, you can find more opportunities to become familiar with an area of medicine you’re interested in.


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