The term "medical assistant" might have had some legal connection as a status, in some of the nations of the world but they may be either registered or certified. Whereas, in the world elsewhere there may exist a group which is loosely defined, a group that covers a very much related title, definitely belonging to the similar occupational background such as ‘medical assistant for office' or ‘assistant in clinical tasks' or ‘ophthalmic assistant'. This term, medical assistant should not at all be messed up with the term physician assistants. The physical assistants generally perform advanced procedures related to clinical jobs, surgical and therapeutic process.
History of a Medical assistant
As per History, it is said that the medical assistant were well trained and they were recruited mainly for on-the-duty support staff for any medical occurrence and did not have any particular identity for the whole group. Formerly in United States of America, the first and foremost action regarding the foundation of a medical assistants' organization was taken. The AAMA or American Association of Medical Assistants was first founded in the year 1956.
People coming for the job of Medical assistants have mostly held jobs exclusively almost in the ambulatory care centers, traditionally. The facilities of the urgent care and clinics are changing in a rapid speed these days. In the recent years Medical assistants are able to findvarious jobs for employment in private as well as public- both kinds of hospitals. It also receive the facilities of out patient and in patient.
The ISCO, namely, International Standard Classification of Occupations, has commented on the Medical assistants. They said, the medical assistant basically would require training, formally given to the medical assistant who are in the provision of health services for a competent and concrete performance to be found in the jobs they do. This formal system of education does usually occur at the institutions taught at postsecondary courses such as all the vocational schools, various kinds of technical institutes, a lot of community colleges, and all the proprietary colleges, and in some of the well known online educational software or in the junior colleges. In countries like the United States of America, the available institutions teach the programs to become the medical assistant. This program itself should have been accredited by the Accreditation Commission. The committee is of the programmes of Allied Health Education. There is another Accrediting Bureau related to the Schools of health education only. These state that the graduate plan of the schools are strictly supposed to become either registered or certified. At the present situation, there have been 600 accredited programs of CAAHEP which is already in excess. The best of them are named as the Career Quest Learning Centers. These are generally situated in even more than the count of 500 institutions.