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Phlebotomist and Medical Assistant

Hey All

I am a student Medical Assistant and i finish my program in April. I plan on becoming certified well a RMA and going back to school for you think doing that could increase my pay as a medical assistant if i have phlebotomy after my name..or i could work part time at night as a phlebotomist in a hospital...i'm just trying to figure ways to get paid more as a medical assistant...i thought about going back to school for medical coding specialist but i really want to be more hands on than doing computer work...

so what do you think?



Your Professional Title/Credentials: SMA

Are You Still In School? Yes, medical assisting

Are You Working? no

Re: Phlebotomist and Medical Assistant

Doubt it. A lot of MAs aren't doing blood draws,that is left up to the lab workers. Phlebs are at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to pay and respect,not to mention in some regions it can be difficult to find a position(check into that first,like if your local hospitals are even hiring. Go to the lab directors and ask them point blankly what are your chances). Why go back to school for it,isn't it being taught at your school or do you think it's not being taught correctly or completely,which is common in MA programs.
You might be better off going in the coding direction. Good luck with whatever you choose.

Your Professional Title/Credentials: PBT,RMA

Re: Phlebotomist and Medical Assistant

My MA program taught us venipuncture. I don't see why you would need that also.

Your Professional Title/Credentials: RMA/ CNA/ SN

Are You Still In School? yes

Are You Working? yes