Look at all the various jobs that are being advertised in your area and then try to choose a career that interests you the most.
For my area, there are a ton of openings for MAs. I was told by my daughter's OB doc that they can't keep enough of them because most of the MAs go back to college to specialize in a particular area of healthcare.
I earned a degree in MA up in ME and it wasn't required up there to be certified to work as one. Ten years later, we move down to VA and I can't get a job as one until I become certified by the state. It's been 10 years since I took the courses that I can't remember all the things that I haven't had to use in my jobs, so I know I won't pass the test.
My advice, if you decide to become a MA, is to become certified so you can have credentials and get a good job.
Best wishes to you and on your decision.
at 7:37 PM on Jun. 30, 2009