Certification is not required in order to work as a medical assistant (MA) in Kentucky. However, many schools and colleges in Kentucky offer programs specific to medical assistance. As an MA in Kentucky, your tasks will vary depending on which national certification you pursue. All MAs are expected to support doctors and nurses in a clinical, hospital, or other health care settings, but Kentucky doesn’t explicitly define what an MA can or cannot do.
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|Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2013|
Resources for Medical Assistants in Kentucky
- American Association of Medical Assistants, state chapters: Kentucky does not have an independent society of medical assistants, but the AAMA has chapters in six different areas of the state.
- Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure: Kentucky's highest medical body oversees healthcare licensing and regulation.