To become a medical assistant (MA) in Montana, you first need to get a high school diploma or GED. The Montana Department of Labor and Industry also requires MAs to hold a diploma from an accredited medical assisting program or equivalent experience, training or education, as determined by their supervising physician or podiatrist. Beyond that, you are not required to have a national MA certification to work in Montana. The Montana government states that MAs must work under the supervision of a Montana-licensed physician or podiatrist.
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Resources for Medical Assistants in Montana
- American Association of Medical Assistants - Montana: The AAMA maintains local chapters in Dillon, Flathead, Gallatin, Great Falls and Yellowstone, but the society is active throughout the state and MAs across Montana can maintain membership.
- Montana Board of Medical Examiners: The state board is responsible for maintaining the regulatory and licensing standards for healthcare professionals practicing in Montana. MAs are not licensed in Montana, but they are regulated by this board.
- Phone: 406-841-2202