Answered By: Laura Marek
Last Updated: Jun 21, 2017     Views: 377

Below are some steps and screen shots to help you locate information about medical assisting.

For details about careers and issues within a career, professional associations are going to the first thing to check. For medical assistants, I found this site:

Their publication CMA Today actually has articles are below.  You can copy the links and paste them into your browser. and:

And now, a walk through of a couple of searches in the Library.

The first place we will look is in a source called the Occupational Outlook Handbook.  Articles in the Handbook describe the job, salary, outlook, etc. 
Here's what to do:

On the right hand side of the library's main page, there is a short list of links.  Click on Databases A-Z

Scroll down the alphabetical list and click on the link for Business Source Complete.

In the first blank search box, type:  medical assistant occupational outlook handbook

Click the Search button.
On the following screen, you'll get about 11 results.
#5 is the best fit, and the most recent (from 2010)  If #5 does not match what you see in the picture below, look through the results until you find it.

Click PDF Full Text to open the article.  Then you can print it, read it, save it to your computer (recommended), etc.

Other searches you should try:
Go back to the online library's welcome screen, which is the first screen you see when you come into the library.
Use the search box on the welcome screen.  This search will search through most of our databases for articles and eBooks on your topic.  
In the search box, type "medical assistant" -- the quotes around it tell the search engine to search for the exact phrase you type in, instead of 2 different keywords.  Then click on Search.

Here are a few of the results found with the above search:

An eBook called Careers in Health Care came up.  You will have to scroll down to find it.  It was number 26 when this search was performed.  If you click on the link for Table of Contents, you'll see Chapter 28 is about Medical Assistants.  I think it offers the information you're looking for.

Other searches to try:
  • medical assistant careers
  • medical assistants job duties
  • medical assistant occupation
  • medical assistant salaries

If you have further questions, please contact the library!!

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