Becoming a medical assistant (MA) in New Mexico starts with getting your high school diploma or GED. After that, you are legally allowed to work as an MA, but the vast majority of employers look for MAs with a national certification. As an MA in New Mexico, you will be expected to help doctors and nurses with a range of clinical and administrative duties, though these will vary depending on your health care setting, education, and certification. New Mexico doesn’t specifically lay out a scope of responsibilities for MAs.
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Resources for Medical Assistants in New Mexico
- New Mexico Society of Medical Assistants: The state society supports the national AAMA mission of connecting MAs and providing continuing education opportunities for members. Each spring, the NMSMA hosts a conference to bring together professionals in the state.
- New Mexico Medical Board: The state board is in charge of medical licensing in areas beyond medical assisting; it is a good resource for MAs looking to further their education or move into another position within the healthcare industry.
- Phone: 505-476-7220