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Preparing for a Medical Assistant Interview


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Preparing For A Medical Assistant Interview: 5 Questions You Should Know How To Answer

Preparing For A Medical Assistant Interview: 5 Questions You Should Know How To Answer

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  • 1. Medical Assistant Programs at Preparing For A Medical Assistant Interview: 5 Questions You Should Know How To Answer
  • 2. Are You Prepared For Your Medical Assistant Interview?• After you have put the time and money into graduating from a medical assistant training program, you will hopefully begin to receive interview requests from the offices to which you apply. The initial thrill of receiving a request for an interview may quickly be dampened by the fear of being asked a number of questions and being unprepared.• This presentation will hopefully help you find your own answers to five commonly asked questions and to understand why an interviewer may be asking them.
  • 3. What Are The Questions?1. Can you tell me about yourself?2. Have you ever had a negative experience in yourjob?3. Do you enjoy being around other people?4. What is the major difference between a nurse anda medical assistant?5. Where did you attend school?
  • 4. 1. Can You Tell Me About Yourself?• This question is a great opportunity to reinforce why you want to be a medical assistant and why you are the perfect candidate for the job. Consider discussing your motivations behind being in the medical field, stay positive, and have a few short stories ready.
  • 5. 2. Have You Ever Had A Negative Experience In Your Job?• This is not the time to rant about a previous position you held, a previous boss or co-worker, or anything negative at all. The best way to handle this question is to turn it around with a learning experience. Explain a situation, briefly, and then focus your answer on how you handled the situation and the positive result. You may want to discuss how you are thankful that there are medical assistant job opportunities like the one you are applying for and how you hope to take what you learned and apply it in the future.
  • 6. 3. Do You Enjoy Being Around Other People?• A medical assisting career involves dealing with a number of different types of people on a daily basis. The interviewer may have already gauged your friendliness and personality, but may be giving you a chance to offer an explanation for your nervousness in an interview setting or any other issues you may wish to bring up. As with all of your answers, try to end on a positive note. You did choose medical assisting as your career and you should enjoy being around people and helping where you can; expressing this with enthusiasm can help convince the interviewer that you are the right candidate for the job.
  • 7. 4. What Is The Major Difference Between A Nurse and A Medical Assistant?• Both nurses and medical assistants play important roles as part of a medical team and it is important to be able to succinctly explain the differences between them.• Registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) - called licensed vocational nurses (LVN) in Texas and California - tend to provide more in the way of patient care. Nurses supervise the use of medical equipment, administer medications, and communicate between doctor and patient during the course of an appointment.• Medical assistants fulfill various rolls depending on need and their training, experience, and qualifications.
  • 8. 5. Where Did You Attend School?• This question allows you to talk about what attracted you to the school or medical assistant training program you attended, as well as some of your favorite learning memories. You may also choose to use this question as a chance to discuss other education you have completed or plan to complete including certifications.
  • 9. Request More Information• Please call 1 (866) 210-6524 or visit to request more information about becoming a medical assistant. We look forward to hearing from you!