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    (I apologize if this is the wrong area to post, i wasnt sure where to put this)

    I am located in Memphis TN. I am not a nurse, i am about to enroll in an online Medical Assisting course. It is one of about 3 online programs that are Legitimate and properly accredited so that i may certified by the one recognized agency.

    The issue is that i am going to be responsible for securing my own externship. I am hesitant to shell out Several thousand dollars and begin this program if i am not even sure i will be able to find an institution that will allow me to complete my externship. I have called several places today and am not having any luck so far. Is this going to be doable? Will i find someplace if i keep trying? I would appreciate all the advice i can get! Please advise….. Thank you 🙂

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    The medical assisting school I went through placed us in our extern. Jobs for MA’s are very slim in my area of Iowa, I searched for almost 3 years for a position then went back to school for my RN, and only 3 credits transfered and it ead an acredited school. If there is a chance you want to go further I suggest checking into nursing school too and save the money spent on school for an MA and go for it. Good Luck with school.


    Go to nursing school. There are too many Medical Assistants and not enough jobs, from what I am hearing. You’ll be better off investing the money to become a nurse.
    Good luck

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