Medical Assistant: Randi Boleyn
1. Why did you choose to become a medical assistant?
I chose to become a medical assistant because of the job security and the many careers to choose from as a medical professional.
2. What is your typical work day like?
My typical work day is filled with many different tasks in a fast-paced environment at a podiatry office in my hometown.
3. What is the most rewarding part of your job? The most challenging?
The most rewarding part of my job is getting to work with the great staff of nurses and doctors. The most challenging part of my job is keeping up to date with all the new information needed to treat our patients as well as learning how to schedule surgeries.
4. What is the biggest myth or misconception about your career or field?
The biggest myth about medical assisting is that there aren’t any jobs in our field.
5. What steps did you take in high school and college to help prepare you for your career?
Some steps I took during college to better prepare for my career were trying to focus on turning my weaknesses into positives and always making sure I understood what was being taught so I could use it effectively in the work place.
6. What did you find difficult during your career preparation? How did you overcome these obstacles?
Clinical II class was difficult for me simply because I had to get over my anxiety towards needles so I could learn how to give injections and draw blood. My classmates and instructor were very supportive and helped me through this challenge.
7. What do you see as the strengths and skills needed to succeed in your career?
Being able to multi-task and think under pressure has helped me perform better at my job.
8. What advice would you offer to students interested in pursuing a career as a medical assistant?
Advice I would give to up and coming medical assistants in pursuing a career is to never give up. Throughout school it is hard to keep up, but remember to use the tools supplied to you by your school and teacher to succeed. When you are looking for a job you have to remember to persevere and keep looking because the more you put yourself out there the greater the chances of success.