Becoming a medical assistant (MA) in Michigan begins with earning your high school diploma or GED. Certification is not required to work as an MA in Michigan, though Michigan’s Board of Health recognizes three national certification exams: Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam, maintained by the AAMA, the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam, maintained by AMT and the NCMA exam, maintained by the NCCT.
MAs are held to high performance standards and must demonstrate a practical knowledge of the responsibilities of MAs. They are in charge of various administrative and clinical duties, including but not limited to:
- Greeting and scheduling patients
- Answering telephones and using the computer
- Updating medical records
- Gathering lab specimens and performing basic lab tests
- Drawing blood
- Taking electrocardiograms
- Taking medical histories
- Removing and changing dressings
Read on to find out more about online medical assistant certification in Michigan.