Certified Medical Assistant Essay

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This paper is about a time in my life that took me back to classes at Ivy Tech Community College. I am a Certified Medical Assistant by profession. I am returning to Ivy Tech Community College once again to work on achieving my RN, registered nursing degree. I attended Ivy Tech Community College from the year I graduated high school in 1990 until 1992 when I received a Technical Certificate in Medical Assisting. I am a divorced, single mother of three children that include 2 boys, ages 9 years old and four years old and a daughter, age 13 and a half, going on 25. I seemed to be going back to school when an upheaval of some sort happened in my life. This just happened to be one of those times. I was married to my children’s father, Paul, for five…show more content…
As I scanned the computer and newspaper ads for jobs wanting a medical assistant, all the advertisements wanted were Certified Medical Assistants. So, back to Ivy Tech I went. I wanted to take the medical assisting review course to become certified. In doing this I hoped it would increase my changes of finding a job to support the 3 children and myself. Along with the certification review course, I also took “Phlebotomy 101”. I had always been interested in the more invasive aspects of my profession, and to receive financial aid, I also needed 3 more credit hours. “Phlebotomy 101” sounded like the course for me. For those who do not know what phlebotomy is, it is the technique used to draw blood from patients and the blood is used for laboratory testing? I enjoyed phlebotomy very much since it was a hand’s on experience and a new skill I was learning. I was excited to be able to add another task to my resume. Our class was taught how to draw blood using proper techniques, the correct procedure and the correct color of tubes that are used for different types of lab

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