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Starting Medical Assistant Program but still not sure!!!! Help!!!!

Please help me!!! I'm 29 years old, married, and a mom of 2 small children. I'm supposed to be starting a MA progam next month and I really want to be sure I'm making the right decision.

My main concern is flexibility. Would you say that MA's have an opportunity to work a flex schedule (instead of the 8-5 thing, maybe 7-3)? Do MA's work in hospitals?

I'm also confused about whether I should change to a Patient Care Tech program because I feel that because they work in hospitals they work a more flex schedule. Am I right? Are they paid more that MA's?

I am so confused. Please help me!!

Are You Still In School? Starting School

Are You Working? Yes

Re: Starting Medical Assistant Program but still not sure!!!! Help!!!!

In my experance, I have found medical offices often have stagged schedules that can accommadate children school hours. As an MA with school age children working as a school nurse is a great option because you are off when your children are off.

Your Professional Title/Credentials: M.A

Are You Still In School? no

Are You Working? yes