Can You Work As A Medical Assistant Without Being Certified?
Historically Medical Assistants have been employed without formal training, and have been trained on the job, under the physician’s or employer’s direct supervision. In recent years, medical assisting has become one of the most popular healthcare careers to specialize in. Though the Certification from the American Association for Medical Assistants is not mandatory, many employers do require that their medical assistants be certified. It is possible to work as a medical assistant without certification. If you are a new graduate, you may be hired to work as an uncertified medical assistant; however, your employer may ask that you earn certification in a certain amount of time after hire.