Medical assistants have two possible routes for advancement. With further training and coursework, medical assistants can advance to other medical positions. For example, they can become nurses or physician assistants. Experienced medical assistants can also advance to other clerical positions. They can become health records technicians, secretaries, or bookkeepers. They may need additional training to advance to these jobs. (www.wois.org)
Career Advisors in Entry & Advising, as well as Medical Assistant faculty, are available to help you explore your long-term career options.