These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Medical Assistants

We used our database of over 7 million resumes to determine which careers former medical assistants are entering now.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarFormer Jobs, Rankings - 5 months ago

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:

  1. Registered Nurse
  2. Customer Service Representative
  3. Certified Nursing Assistant
  4. Administrative Assistant
  5. Licensed Practical Nurse
  6. Phlebotomist
  7. Office Manager
  8. Sales Associate
  9. Cashier
  10. Home Health Aid

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.

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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:

  1. Phlebotomist
  2. Patient Care Technician
  3. Front Desk Receptionist
  4. Surgical Technician
  5. Front Desk Coordinator
  6. Unit Secretary
  7. Office Administrator
  8. Radiologic Technician
  9. Patient Service Representative
  10. Medic

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.

How We Determined the Most Common Jobs of Former Medical Assistants

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:

  • Showed up in fewer than 1% of all new jobs
  • And, were not part of the 100 most common jobs in our database

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.

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Medical Assistants

Job Title Rank %
Registered Nurse 1 3.22%
Customer Service Representative 2 2.47%
Certified Nursing Assistant 3 2.2%
Administrative Assistant 4 2.15%
Licensed Practical Nurse 5 1.95%
Phlebotomist 6 1.84%
Office Manager 7 1.57%
Sales Associate 8 1.4%
Cashier 9 1.28%
Home Health Aid 10 1.13%
Receptionist 11 0.87%
Medical Receptionist 12 0.84%
Patient Care Technician 13 0.75%
Billing Specialist 14 0.75%
Pharmacist Technician 15 0.69%
Registered Medical Assistant 16 0.68%
Volunteer 17 0.66%
Physician Assistant 18 0.61%
Office Assistant 19 0.59%
Clinical Medical Assistant 20 0.55%
Assistant Manager 21 0.55%
Technician 22 0.55%
Internship 23 0.53%
Server 24 0.53%
Medical Assistant/Phlebotomist 25 0.52%
Front Desk Receptionist 26 0.48%
Surgical Technician 27 0.47%
Laboratory Assistant 28 0.47%
Medical Assistant Instructor 29 0.47%
Front Desk Coordinator 30 0.46%
Medical Records Clerk 31 0.46%
Manager 32 0.42%
Unit Secretary 33 0.41%
Lead Medical Assistant 34 0.41%
Laboratory Technician 35 0.4%
Customer Service Trainer 36 0.38%
Teacher 37 0.37%
Assistant 38 0.32%
Substitute Teacher 39 0.32%
Office Administrator 40 0.32%
Medical Office Assistant 41 0.32%
Radiologic Technician 42 0.31%
Clinical Assistant 43 0.3%
Security Officer 44 0.3%
Patient Service Representative 45 0.3%
Supervisor 46 0.29%
Medical Assistant Externship 47 0.29%
Medic 48 0.29%
Front Office Assistant 49 0.29%
Emergency Medical Technician 50 0.28%
Specialist 51 0.27%
Ophthalmic Technician 52 0.26%
Patient Care Coordinator 53 0.26%
Patient Care Assistant 54 0.26%
Instructor 55 0.25%
Coordinator 56 0.25%
Patient Access Representative 57 0.25%
Personal Assistant 58 0.24%
Medical Technologist 59 0.24%
Team Leader 60 0.24%
X-Ray Technician 61 0.23%
Assistant Office Manager 62 0.23%
Teacher Assistant 63 0.23%
Associate 64 0.23%
Research Assistant 65 0.22%
Store Manager 66 0.22%
Phlebotomy Technician 67 0.22%
Secretary 68 0.22%
Allied Health Instructor 69 0.22%
Clinical Research Coordinator 70 0.21%
Clerk 71 0.2%
Case Manager 72 0.2%
Data Entry Associate 73 0.2%
Direct Support Professional 74 0.19%
Sales Representative 75 0.19%
Clinical Coordinator 76 0.17%
Warehouse Associate 77 0.17%
Customer Service Associate 78 0.17%
Owner 79 0.17%
Surgical Assistant 80 0.17%
Waitress 81 0.17%
Medical Coder 82 0.17%
Data Entry Clerk 83 0.16%
Medical Assisting Instructor 84 0.16%
Preschool Teacher 85 0.16%
Driver 86 0.16%
Staff Nurse 87 0.16%
Crew Member 88 0.16%
Clinical Technician 89 0.15%
Assistant Laboratory Technician 90 0.15%
Referral Coordinator 91 0.15%
Medical Support Assistant 92 0.15%
Human Resources Coordinator 93 0.14%
Legal Assistant 94 0.14%
Service Representative 95 0.14%
Ob/Gyn 96 0.14%
Md 97 0.14%
Surgical Coordinator 98 0.14%
Office Manager/Medical Assistant 99 0.14%
Massage Therapist 100 0.14%

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