What Is A Certified Medical Assistant?

A Certified Medical Assistant is a professional who has completed a certification or diploma or a graduate program in Medical Assistance and has appeared for the certification exam called Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). To appear for this exam, the candidate must have completed either certification or diploma or a graduate program accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Medical assisting is not typically a state-licensed/certified profession. This means that medical assistants do not typically need specific credentials to practice in the field.Most Medical Assistant professionals become one after obtaining a certification in the field. 

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