If there’s the Beaver State and the Beehive State, then there’s also the Badger State.
Wisconsin is called the “Badger State” because there are probably a lot of badgers living in the heavily forested areas near Lake Michigan. Wisconsin is also called “America’s Dairyland” because it is one of the nation’s largest dairy producers. Wisconsin’s weather is classified as hot summer humid continental climate, which is probably the best climate suited for raising cows for its dairy products.
So why exactly am I talking about the great state of Wisconsin and medical schools? It’s because I’m trying to make a cousin of mine, Betty, study in Wisconsin. She wanted to become a medical assistant; therefore, I told her that the state where she lives in (which happens to be Wisconsin) happens to have a lot of medical assistant schools available. But of course, Betty is a precocious girl. Most of my relatives believe that she is weird and it was only me whom he could converse without problems.
Then again, I also found her a bit strange at first when she gave me a website to check. To my surprise and disappointment, Paleo Compass was not a restaurant. It was a website that talks about the amazing effects of paleo dieting and apparently, she wanted me to start a paleo diet. She is currently on a paleo diet too. Paleo diet or not, I bet the only reason why she kept on asking me is because she didn’t really want to go to college in Wisconsin.
The Types of Medical Assistants and their Requirements
Back to my paleo-dieting cousin, I told her more reasons why she should just consider going to college in Wisconsin.
In 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report, saying that the number of medical assistants from 2010 to 2020 might increase to 31%. Back then, there were 527,600 medical assistants working all over the United States, so if the report is true, the US would have 690,400 medical assistants working in hospitals and clinics.
If this is the case, then it might be a great idea to get a degree from any medical assistant schools in Wisconsin today.
There are two types of medical assistants though. One would be the administrative medical assistant and the other is the clinical medical assistant. The administrative medical assistant usually takes care of the doctor’s admin tasks, such as encoding a patient’s medical history or buying new medical supplies for the clinic. On the other hand, a clinical medical assistant is someone who assists the doctor with clinical tasks, such as getting a blood sample from a patient or checking a patient’s vital signs. Both types are probably being offered through various degrees and programs within the medical assistant school, but the most important thing is to become a certified medical assistant first in order to be employed.
So in the end, my cousin Betty was finally interested in going to a medical assistant school in Wisconsin. The only thing remaining is for me to actually start on my paleo diet. But that will be another blog post for another time!