As a medical assistant you can go on to the AAMA and become a specialist in either administrativie duties or clinical duties. You need to go to a school that is accredited and you can then take the National Boards and not some small state certification. I am a Medical Assistant Certified with the AAMA and have been since 1987, I have gone on to get my specialty certification in Admin. and Clinical duties and after all these years have worked my way up to Upper Management with a salary of over $50,000. Not all medical assistants are what the previous post eluded to, and not to be confused with a nurses aide. Medical Assistants most certainly can work in hospitals depending on what you want to do and specialize in. Go to a good college, not a technical school that advertises on t.v. during the afternoons.
at 9:07 PM on Mar. 21, 2009