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Electives for my junior year? - April 21st 2010, 10:18 PM

I'm trying to choose my elective classes for next year, but I'm not sure which ones would help me out with what I want to do after high school. I'm planning on going to college to be a medical assistant, so what classes would help with that?
   
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Re: Electives for my junior year? - April 21st 2010, 10:32 PM

Take a foreign lanuage. That's the best elective you can get. =) I went to French 3. That's cool that you want to be a medical assistant. If you live in the U.S. your best bet would be to learn Spanish. There are many many only-Spanish speaking patients.


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Re: Electives for my junior year? - April 22nd 2010, 01:10 PM

Hey there,

I did some research, and found that for medical assistant you need the following courses anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology, as well as keyboarding, transcription, recordkeeping, accounting, and insurance processing.

I found that here http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos164.htm#training

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Re: Electives for my junior year? - April 22nd 2010, 11:06 PM

would these classes help me out any? Career and Family Leadership, Family Living and Parenthood, Business Law, and Child Development.
   
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Re: Electives for my junior year? - April 22nd 2010, 11:21 PM

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would these classes help me out any? Career and Family Leadership, Family Living and Parenthood, Business Law, and Child Development.
Honestly? Not really. They teach you all those things including the above post. For a medical assistant all you're going to be doing is taking vitals and some injections. I was going to do for medical assisting but I changed to Phlebotomy which comes with lab assistant and EKG tech. It's hard to get into that field and It's really hard to keep a job. One lady that is a med assistant is joining my class because she got laid off.

So really, in high school, the only courses that will help you for sure would be languages. If you are bi-lingual, trust me, they will want to hire you over somone you only knows one language. They are always in need of someone that can communicate. I took a spanish class and It's one of the best things I ever did.

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