Who We Are
We, at MedicalAssistantDegree.com, aim to be the leading resource for students interested in pursuing a degree or certificate in medical assisting at any level. Our site not only gives you the raw facts and statistics on medical assisting, but also personal experiences and advice regarding medical assisting education and working as a medical assisting professional, all in an effort to provide you with everything you need to decide whether or not studying medical assisting is right for you.
The central component of our site is a detailed and forthright discussion on medical assisting professions and the prerequisite education required. Through this dialogue, our resident expert, Cathy Anderson, endeavors to systematically and thoroughly answer any and all questions you may have regarding the study of medical assisting. To help ensure that you know what to expect if you decide to pursue a degree or certificate in medical assisting, Cathy Anderson purposefully discusses important issues that you should be aware of. To add to the conversation on medical assisting, Cathy Anderson, maintains a Question & Answers database.
We also provide you with a unique aptitude test to help you evaluate how suited you are for a career in medical assisting. Our 10 question test is specially formulated to help you compare your strengths and weakness with those necessary for a successful career in medical assisting.
We also feature over 3 original interviews on our site. These interviews are with medical assisting students, medical assisting professors and medical assisting professionals. Through these interviews, our goal is to provide you with an insider’s look at both medical assisting education and medical assisting jobs. The information you will glean from these interviews is invaluable. We even have a particularly helpful video interview with Tanya Odem, an medical assistant, who shares with you experiences and valuable advice based on her personal educational and career journey.
Cathy Anderson’s career in healthcare began at the Allergy and Asthma Center in Rochester, MI. She was later hired as a medical receptionist at the Michigan Orthopaedic Institute, where she was eventually promoted to the title of medical assistant. She is proficient in performing various medical duties, such as taking temperature and blood pressure readings; running MAPS on patients; bringing up MRIs; and prepping/cleaning procedure rooms.