If you are looking to become a medical assistant (MA) in Oklahoma, you need to start by earning your high school diploma or GED. With that, you are legally eligible to work as an MA in the state, but it is wise to look into postsecondary education and eventually get a national MA certification. Oklahoma’s government doesn’t specifically define the MA scope of responsibility in the state, but prospective MAs can expect to help doctors and nurses with both clinical and administrative tasks.
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|Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2013|
Resources for Medical Assistants in Oklahoma
- American Association of Medical Assistants, state chapters: While Oklahoma does not have any local chapters of the AAMA, the state society of AAMA is active. The organization advocates for MAs' employment, education, and professionalism in Oklahoma.
- Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision: This state board regulates the licensure and employment of medical professionals outside of MAs, including physicians, physicians' assistants, nurses, and many other health care workers. For MAs looking to expand into another health field, this is a valuable resource.