There is a quote by Jane Goodall that resonates with me, “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” From the time I was a small child I had always known I wanted to help people. As I grew older, I realized exactly what that meant for me. I wanted to make a difference. But how? And what does that mean? I have always been very determined and passionate about what I believe in. So, how could I make a difference and use my passion and determination for good? Of course! Take care of people. Working in healthcare has been my life for the past 17 years. Throughout those years, the healthcare industry has seen many changes. I have become very good at adapting to change and so will you if you choose to enter into the exciting and rewarding world of healthcare.
As the needs of the population continue to change, the face of healthcare professional’s change with it. The need for dedicated and compassionate healthcare providers is growing and will only continue in the foreseeable future. With this growth, I have seen endless opportunities for those with the same desire to make a difference. One of those opportunities is a career as a Medical Assistant. Medical assistants work in outpatient and ambulatory care facilities with a wide range of other allied health professionals including Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, and Dieticians. Being part of a team in the healthcare industry means you have a very diverse and educated group of professionals to gain skills and knowledge from. Medical Assistants are trained to perform a wide range of administrative and clinical skills including: answering telephones and scheduling appointments, bookkeeping, taking medical histories, patient education, assisting the physician, administering medications, drawing blood, removing sutures and changing dressings. A medical assist is a patient advocate and creates an environment of trust. If you want to truly make a difference in someone’s life, become a Medical Assistant. Your opportunities are endless!