It’s tough to be a medical assistant nowadays, and more and more of them are losing confidence in their own profession.
While the amount of people majoring in courses preparing people for a job as a medical assistant isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become medical assistants in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.
With so many medical assistants no longer sticking around, this begs the question:
What are they all doing now?
We were curious, so we looked through the resumes of former medical assistants to see what kind of jobs they were moving into after leaving the field. There were thousands of answers, so we made the cutoff at the top 100 jobs.
The full list of those jobs can be found below.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten most common jobs for former medical assistants:
These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a medical assistant would have or being a stepping stone to a different career.
Here’s the thing about these jobs though — as a list, they’re kind of boring as hell. They’re pretty much exactly what you’d expect a lot of former medical assistants to do.
But given that there are some very surprising and interesting items on this list, we’ve decided to highlight a few of those instead.
Here are some of the most interesting jobs of former medical assistants:
Some of these items are admittedly more attractive than one another as far as actually working the job goes, but one way or another, you’ve got to admit they’re eye-catching.
Using resume information from our database of over 7 million resumes, we looked at all resumes that listed medical assistant under their work history. Then we looked at which jobs showed up on their work histories following their stints as a medical assistant, sorting them by their most frequent.
That’s how we made the initial ranked list.
To make our list of most interesting jobs, we looked through the ranked list to see if any positions:
That’s all for how we did it — below you’ll find the full ranked list of the most common jobs of former medical assistants.
|Customer Service Representative||2||2.47%|
|Certified Nursing Assistant||3||2.2%|
|Licensed Practical Nurse||5||1.95%|
|Home Health Aid||10||1.13%|
|Patient Care Technician||13||0.75%|
|Registered Medical Assistant||16||0.68%|
|Clinical Medical Assistant||20||0.55%|
|Front Desk Receptionist||26||0.48%|
|Medical Assistant Instructor||29||0.47%|
|Front Desk Coordinator||30||0.46%|
|Medical Records Clerk||31||0.46%|
|Lead Medical Assistant||34||0.41%|
|Customer Service Trainer||36||0.38%|
|Medical Office Assistant||41||0.32%|
|Patient Service Representative||45||0.3%|
|Medical Assistant Externship||47||0.29%|
|Front Office Assistant||49||0.29%|
|Emergency Medical Technician||50||0.28%|
|Patient Care Coordinator||53||0.26%|
|Patient Care Assistant||54||0.26%|
|Patient Access Representative||57||0.25%|
|Assistant Office Manager||62||0.23%|
|Allied Health Instructor||69||0.22%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||70||0.21%|
|Data Entry Associate||73||0.2%|
|Direct Support Professional||74||0.19%|
|Customer Service Associate||78||0.17%|
|Data Entry Clerk||83||0.16%|
|Medical Assisting Instructor||84||0.16%|
|Assistant Laboratory Technician||90||0.15%|
|Medical Support Assistant||92||0.15%|
|Human Resources Coordinator||93||0.14%|
|Office Manager/Medical Assistant||99||0.14%|