To become a medical assistant (MA) in Louisiana, you first need to complete high school or earn your GED. However, Louisiana doesn’t require certification in order to work as an MA. While responsibilities will vary depending on what certificate you have, as well as where you work, Louisiana’s MAs are generally expected to assist doctors and nurses with their day-to-day duties.
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|Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2013|
Resources for Medical Assistants in Louisiana
- American Association of Medical Assistants: Louisiana does not have its own medical assistant society, so MAs in the state are considered "members at large," belonging to the national AAMA.
- Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners: This organization controls the licensing and practice of medical professionals, including MAs, in the state.
- Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals: The state health organization is designed to protect and advocate for the health of all people in Louisiana. It oversees state health initiatives and funding.