Medical Assistant Career Path and Outlook

Do you think a medical assistant career is right for you? It takes about a year to get certified and jump-start your medical career and there are multiple areas and opportunities for someone with the right experience. If you’re looking to specialize in an area of practice as a medical assistant, we want to give you some insight. Here’s what you need to know to land your next medical assistant career opportunity.


Heart health is an essential aspect of medicine. People needing surgeries or medication to control heart conditions need qualified care. A medical assistant specializing in cardiology will be responsible for blood work, cardiac imaging, stress tests, and electrocardiograms. EKG technician roles are always in high demand.


If you like to work with older adults, the field of geriatrics may be a good fit for you. You will help care for older adults and may work within a clinic, hospital, or elder-care facility. You’ll assist the doctors with routine care such as checking vitals, managing medication, arranging necessary tests, and communicating with the patients or their guardians.


Cancer care is a field of medicine that requires significant empathy. You will assist oncologists and RNs with the day-to-day care of cancer patients. You may draw blood, arrange chemotherapy, and educate patients and caregivers on the process. You may also collaborate with insurance companies to ensure records are up to date.


Reproductive health and obstetrics can be an exciting career choice as a medical assistant. You will assist a gynecologist with everyday tasks, including clinical and administrative functions. You’ll prepare patients for sexual health exams and monitor fetal stats and patient progress. You’ll educate patients and maintain records.


The need for neurology is high as our population continues to age. Medical assistants in neurology need to specialize in brain and spinal cord health. You’ll help examine patients with various neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s, ALS, MS, cerebral palsy, and others.

Are you looking to advance your career as a specialized medical assistant? Contact NRI Medical Staffing to see what we’re working on today.


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