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How to Become a Medical Assistant in Georgia – GA

  1. After extensively and carefully researching potential Georgia medical assistant programs that cater to your career path needs, apply to, gain acceptance and enroll into a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educations Programs (CAAHEP.org) or an Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES.org) accredited medical assistant training program in Georgia.
  2. Successfully complete the medical assistant training program to earn your diploma or degree from the accredited institute. In Georgia, the medical assistant training program length, which is generally 1 to 2 years, varies upon each school.
  3. Upon completing a Georgia medical assistant program, you will need to apply for certification through the state.

Medical Assistant Associations in Georgia

American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)

The American Association of Medical Assistants bills itself as the largest Certified Medical Assistants professional organization in Georgia and the United States alike, and it is the sole medical assisting organization designated as Official Observer Status to the American Medical Association's House of Delegates. The AAMA’s primary objective is to provide medical assistants with the knowledge, skills and ability to deliver efficient health care to all their patients. For more detailed information, visit www.AAMA-ntl.org.

Phone: (312) 899 1500
Fax: (312) 899-1259
Address: 20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 1575
Chicago, IL 60606
www.AAMA-ntl.org.

Georgia State Society of Medical Assistants (GSSMA)

The Georgia State Society of Medical Assistants is a local affiliate of the AAMA. The GSSMA represents the following Georgia chapters under the AAMA umbrella: Central Savannah River Area, Cobb, Dougherty, Gwinnett County, Hall County, Lowndes, Muscogee, Rome and Thomas County. To request more information about the ASSMA, visit www.AAMA-ntl.org and submit your particulars under the Contact Us link.

American Medical Technologists (AMT)

The American Medical Technologists is a nationally recognized health professional organization that serves its members as an advocate for medical assistant practice rights, provides continuing education, and keeps MA’s current on legislation and other pertinent information related to the CMA profession. All Certified Medical Assistants and Registered Medical Assistants are encouraged to join. For more information, please visit:

Phone: 800-275-1268
www.AMT1.com

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