Medical Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, &
Medical assistants help doctors by performing a variety of clinical and administrative duties.
Work Environment: employed by physicians offices, health maintenance organizations and other medical settings. Work around doctors, nurses and other personnel and may supervise medical secretaries and clerks.
Salary: $19,000- $27,000
Academic Requirements: Education is available at community colleges and leads to a certificate/diploma or an associates degree. Graduates of accredited programs are eligible to take the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants. Certification is not mandatory but some employers may require it.
Work Environment: Employed at a variety of clinical settings, family practices, health maintenance organizations, student health services, occupational health clinics, home health service, rural clinics, child adolescent, adult and geriatric sites, community clinics health departments and hospitals.
Academic Requirements: Nurse practitioners are RN's who go on to complete graduate or post-master's certificate nurse practitioners programs. Must earn American Nurses Credentialing Center certification by examination and apply to the joint NC Board of Nursing and NC Board of Medical Examiners Committee.