How to Become a Medical Assistant Professor

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As the need for Medical Assistants increase, so does the need for Medical Assistant Professors. A Medical Assistant Professor teaches students the basic medical and office skills needed to become a Medial Assistant. To teach certification classes to become a Medical Assistant you must meet specific qualification and criteria.

  • Start with on the job training as a Medical Assistant. Most professors work in the field for five years before finding jobs teaching. Exceptional job evaluations are expected for those individuals who wish to be promoted to a teacher's position.

  • Pick a specialty, Professors with specialties usually get higher promotions and pay raises. While working as a Medical Assistant explore the field a little to determine if you would like to specialize. Common specialties are pediatric, hospital and geriatrics.

  • Further your education to become a expert in your field. Only in specific areas are Medical Assistant Professors required to have a Bachelor's or Master's degree, but most positions require a successful applicant to obtain further training in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology.

  • Seek part-time employment through local training programs or as a virtual Medical Assistant Professor through Internet based universities after five years of experience. Most Medical Assistant Professor's work only part-time hours while still employed as a Medical Assistant for many years. This gives them experience needed to start working with larger schools by building their credibility.

  • Keep your license updated by working as a Medical Assistant at least 40 hours a year. Specific hours change by state. This can usually be done working beside students during internship. If teaching through a virtual classroom, seeking other means of obtaining required hours is necessary.

  • To qualify to become a full-time Medical Assistant Professor at a vocational or certificate based program, you must earn at least ten years of on the job experience as a Medical Assistant and two years of teaching. A Bachelor's degree in the health or educational fields are required if teaching at a four year college level.

Tips & Warnings

  • Registered Nurses with at least two years experience on the job may also qualify to become a Medical Assistant Professor.
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