Becoming a medical assistant (MA) in Nevada starts with getting your high school diploma or GED. Though Nevada doesn’t require you to go on to postsecondary education or certification in order to work as an MA, pursuing either can increase your prospects.
The Nevada state government defines an MA as a person who:
- Performs clinical tasks under the supervision of a physician or physician assistant;
- Does not hold a license, certificate or registration issued by a professional licensing or regulatory board in Nevada to perform such clinical tasks.
Additionally, according to state laws, “[The title of MA] does not include a person who performs only administrative, clerical, executive or other nonclinical tasks.” Within that definition, your scope of responsibilities will vary depending on your certification and health care setting. In general, you’ll be asked to help doctors and nurses with a set of day-to-day clinical and administrative tasks.
Read on to find out more about online medical assistant certification in Nevada.