The Careers in Medical Assisting Study Brief is intended as a quick reference for individuals currently exploring career entry and career advancement options, including students investigating employment, employees planning for a career change or anyone who wishes to learn more about what it would be like to work in the applied medical field. A brief introduction covers some quick facts about medical assistants, including median pay, education/training required and prospective job outlook with current facts and figures. Included in this Study Brief are sections on reasons to choose a career in medical assisting, detailed descriptions of types of medical assistants, including administrative medical assistants, clinical medical assistants, and specialized medical assistants. A summary is also provided that lists other types of technical medical assisting roles, their typical duties, and training or education requirements. Typical roles and responsibilities of a medical assistant are spelled out along with education and training requirements, including information on courses, practicum, degree programs, certification programs and exams. An up-to-date snapshot of reference statistics on employment trends and average earnings for medical assistants is provided. Study Briefs are concise and visual academic outlines that help students and professionals master key concepts quickly and accurately. Don’t spend your valuable time researching on multiple websites, paging through books or investigating reference sources. Our experts have done the research for you! Compiled in one convenient guide, you will find up-to-date and reliable sources presented in a visual and easy to follow format for everyday use. Choose from our ever-growing library of need-to-know topics in the following subject categories: Business, Math, Reference, Science, Language, History and Technology!