Ever wanted to know what it takes to be a medical assistant – from schooling to day-to-day job duties? Learn how, and get to know Brenda Felix (Medical Assistant at Healthpointe for almost 2 years) in this awesome interview!
What is a Medical Assistant, and how does one become one?
A medical assistant supports the work of physicians and other health professionals, usually in a clinic setting. There are many colleges, universities, and technical schools that offer medical assistant training programs. Depending upon your preferences, you may choose to earn a certificate or diploma in as little as 9-12 months.[pullquote]I enjoy the fact that there’s always something new to learn.[/pullquote]
What’s your favorite part about your job?
I enjoy how busy I am and the fact there’s always something new to learn.
What’s a typical day like at Healthpointe?
At Healthpointe we greet patients, help patients with their questions, answer phones, perform pre-employment testing, as well as see patients on a walk-in basis for personnel or industrial injuries.
How has Healthpointe shaped your career development?
Since I began working here, my knowledge has increased tremendously, and now I feel more confident because I am multi-trained in various positions.
Quote: “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.”
Movies: Titanic, Forrest Gump, and The Lion King
Shows: The Walking Dead, Orange is the New Black, Pretty Little Liars, and Criminal Minds
Books: The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter
If you could switch lives with any cartoon character, whom would it be?
I would like to switch with Timmy Turner, because he has Fairy Oddparents and can make wish after wish and ask for anything! ◾
For more information on the orthopedic program at Healthpointe, call 888-719-8448, or visit healthpointe.net.