Pursuing a career in medicine is at the top of many young students’ minds. The industry has many opportunities, it is noble, and the pay is well above average. But what deters most of these dreams is the fact that becoming a medical practitioner takes lots of dedication, is expensive, and not anywhere near the list of the easiest things to do. That is why many opt for the shorter, cheaper, but rewarding career path of being medical assistants.
The Short Path: Becoming a Medical Assistant.
Basically, medical assistants are medical professionals who know a little of everything within the industry. They can diagnose some mild medical problems, perform minor surgeries, attend to outpatients, schedule appointments, file medical records, and any other job that the medical field throws at them. However, MAs do not have any specialty.
As an MA, you will get the chance to work in any medical facility from the smallest facility in a refugee camp to big hospitals in major cities of the world. The good news, in this case, is that with a bachelor’s degree in any field, you can pursue a 2-year course in the medical field and you will be set to start your career in the job. Science degree holders are a little bit privileged in this regard but anyone else can join.
Other people opt to undertake life coaching training and then establish their private coaching practice. With this certification, you can still find your way into the medical field as a therapist or life counselor. That’s if you consider therapy diagnosis of a stressed out, depressed mind.
The Longer Path: Joining Medical School.
The longer path involves spending long hours in class, passing through many steps, and eventually getting your certification. Some of these steps include: