Very few of the newest of professions can become successful with time, and the major hurdles that come in are in the form of lack of proper trainers, shortfall in investment, demands falling due to dissatisfied clients, and so on. Those which succeed as a new way to live are very few, and in fact, lucky ones as well!
How medical assistance fare as a new profession
Medical assistance has been existing as a form of profession since long, but earlier on, it was limited in its approach and gamut. The scale was smaller and hence the turnover. Medical practitioners had opened up their private clinics to serve the localities and they were also limited to the major urban areas only.
But today, healthcare and medicine are booming industries. A lot of capital investment has poured in, mostly in the form of corporatized nursing homes and clinics. The advent of multi-specialty clinics where doctors are aplenty and available 24X7, and also take care of multifarious sorts of diseases and problems, have made it easier for patients to get immediate and appropriate treatment supported by technologies. The expenditure towards healthcare has also gone up by miles; an increase in the number of medical insurances is the reason for that. Lastly, people are extremely aware of their own health today, and want to live well as long as they survive. All of these have orchestrated the development of multi-specialty clinics in the US over a decade or so.
Need of trained manpower
With such intense corporatization of healthcare and medicine industry, there is a greater need for medical assistants. No more is the sector a small scale one; in fact a lot depends on these professionals in running a doctor’s clinic successfully. They take care of the lateral paraphernalia like logistics, communication, counselling, follow-up, faster entry on the system of patient details, communication and liaison, and so many other things. The overall management at the ground level in most of the clinics depend largely on these staff members.
To satisfy the need for training, many top universities have come up; they have opened specialised short term courses on medical assistance in their respective schools of medicine at affordable costs. The pioneers in this way are the Washington University and the University of Missouri.
The medical assistance pros get paid well since the commencement of their careers. They start off with $10-12 on an hourly basis and go on to earn as much as $30000 a year in 2-3 years’ time. A pro with 5+ years of experience can earn as much as $40000 a year too!