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Indiana Medical Assistant Courses – IN

As the fastest growing state in the Great Lakes Region, Indiana offers quite a few opportunities for medical assistants. In fact, medical assisting is one of the fastest growing careers in the Hoosier state. Approximately 12,330 medical assistants are predicted to be employed there in 2012, a 56% change compared with ten years earlier. The city with the highest overall number of medical assisting jobs is Indianapolis, and Muncie has the highest popularity for the career (relative to population size).

Becoming a certified Medical Assistant (CMA) is not mandatory but is definitely suggested. Being certified will help enhance your credibility in the eyes of prospective employers. The following are steps to take:

Complete a training course at an accredited medical assistant program in Indiana. Make sure you choose an accredited school. The two accrediting organizations for health carreer schools are the Accrediting Bureau of health Education Schools (ABHES) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied health Education (CAAHEP). You’ll see these mentioned throughout this article. You may also contact these organizations to learn more about your options when choosing a school.

Some states have established laws which put limitations on the scope of a medical assistant’s practice. They may require certain advanced training and certification for hands-on patient contact. Indiana does not currently have state licensing or scope of practice laws for medical assistants. For this reason, medical assistants are required to work under the supervision of a licensed healthcare provider (doctor,nurse,etc.)whenever they provide hands-on patient care tasks.

Indiana Organizations & Professional Societies

CAAHEP
1361 Park St.
Clearwater FL 33756
727-210-2350

ABHES
7777 Leesburg Pike
Suite 314 N.
Falls Church, VA 22043
703-917-9503
info@abhes.org

American Association of Medical Assistants
www.aama-ntl.org/

American Medical Technologists
www.amt1.com/

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