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Hi everyone, I'm looking into going a MA program in San Diego. It is accredited by WASC which is a heavy weight accrediting body. Community colleges and universities have this. However, this MA program is not (ABHES) or (CAAHEP) accredited. The school does fit the AMT's criteria per section A2. Question: This schools will allow me to sit for the RMA but not the CMA exam. Does anyone in the field see a problem with being a RMA as opposed to a CMA? Thank you!

Your Professional Title/Credentials: CRT

Are You Still In School? Yes

Are You Working? No, returning student

Re: RMA

hi, my name is Nadine Taylor, I just finished school as a registered medical assistant, and I loved it, I am currently working as a medical assistant @ a center for womens health, and I am utilizing all of my skills learned, vitals, I assist with surgeries such as colposcopy,hysteroscopy, endometrium biopsy, leeps, D&C's and many other surgeries, I give injections, it is a great feeling and even greater acomplishment, I am 40 years old and just went back to school, there is really no difference between a cma or an rma, it just depends where your school accreditation is from. so keep focused you can do it I did. God bless all of you

Your Professional Title/Credentials: registered medical assistant, nationally certified phlebotomist, certified ekg tech

Are You Still In School? graduated

Are You Working? yes

Re: RMA

I went to school for a MA in 2004 and still don't have a job. They are just not in this area yet. Just make sure that you can get a job before you start school. I graduate as a Honor Student and made the highest on my national test and still don't have a job and spent all that money on schooling and it is a big let down.

Your Professional Title/Credentials: National Certified Medical Assistant

Are You Still In School? No

Are You Working? No

Re: RMA

I do not think there is anything wrong vs the RMA and the CMA, I would be suspicious of a school IN California that does not even allow you to sit for the boards in the state it resides in...but as far as getting a job, I am sure either title is accepted.

Re: RMA

Hi, I just wanted everyone to know that I just took the registered medical assistant exam on december 19th and passed with a score of 83.

Your Professional Title/Credentials: registered medical assistant, nationally certified phlebotomist, certified ekg tech

Are You Still In School? no

Are You Working? yes