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RMAs are not being hired in Arkansas WHY?

I graduated with a 4.0 from a Kaplan Based MA program in Texas. I did my externship with an extrememly busy full service clinic in Houston, were I was hired on as a Pediatric RMA/LPN, were we serviced on average 210+ patients a day in totals. I did nothing but back office to include phlebotomy. I moved to Arkansas and have been told repeatedly by clinic after clinic that RMAs are non-desirable that they would prefer I be a CNA. What is the problem here? I spent 15K to attend a program that required me to stick myself with needles over 150 times in order to complete my work, I am good at what I do, I have a great passion for what I do, yet I have had no luck in finding positions for an RMA. I have even gone as far as calling the LT Gov of Arkansas, were I was told the board of nursing here in Arkansas does not recognize the MA profession as allied health. What in the world? Has anyone else experienced this, and how many other CMA/RMAs have found theirselves being backed doored?

Your Professional Title/Credentials: RMA

Are You Still In School? No

Are You Working? No