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    LisaTN
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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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    hzjwl
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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.

    #102251

    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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