Prospective medical assistants (MAs) who wish to pursue careers in Alabama should first complete their high school diploma or GED. However, Alabama does not require MAs to be nationally certified to work in the state. The Alabama Department of Public Health does not explicitly define or restrict the MA tasks, duties, and treatment parameters.
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|Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2013|
Resources for Medical Assistants in Alabama
- American Association of Medical Assistants - Alabama Chapter: This is the state division of the American Association of Medical Assistants, which is comprised of five regional chapters including Central, North, North Central, Northeast, and Southeast Alabama.
- Phone: 1-800-228-2262
- Alabama State Medical Board: Headquartered in Montgomery, this administrative and regulatory agency oversees all medical licensing in the state of Alabama.