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Find Your First Medical Assistant Job

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Find Your First Medical Assistant Job

Are you a new medical assistant (MA) who’s ready to dive into the working world but can’t seem to get off the starting block? Jump-start your job hunt – and land your first MA position – with these tips.

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Excelling as an extern can greatly improve your chances of finding a job after graduation. “Many, many students are hired at their externship sites just by showing they have a good attitude, are eager to learn and get along ...

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    I graduated in 2010, externship site did not hire me. I had my career counselor help me to find a job, but they were having bad luck finding a job for me as well. I have 2 children that I need to provide for. If anyone has an idea of how to get a Medical Assistant job, let me know!

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    Even at my externship, I couldnt get a job there. I feel it was a waste of my time and money to get my medical assisting certificate.

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    This job searching is frustrating yet the say that they are looking for MA's out there and no one even wnats to give you the chance or an interview too get to know you.. hope i an find a MA job soon...

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    It is very frustrating. Like you quin0501 I did the training and aced my externship, and yet I'm having the same problem. Everyone wants a candidate with one, two, and three years experience, but no one is willing to give you a chance.

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