Mature Workforce (Age 45+)

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Too old to start your Medical Assistant career?

“I am 45 years old, going on 46 and am wondering whether that’s too old to start a medical assistant career. When I visited our local community college for orientation I noticed most students are somewhere in their mid-twenties. That and going back to school makes me a little nervous.”

As to an ideal age to be begin your medical assisting career, here is what the director of a large regional medical center who hires medical assistants for their ambulatory offices has told us:

“We give preference to the mature applicant. We know from experience that the mature medical assistant brings both life and work experience to the table and is significantly better able to adjust to a given work schedule, identify with people of all ages and meet our physician’s and patient’s needs.”

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