Why Enter the Medical Field?

People jump into careers for all kinds of reasons. Maybe it’s a family tradition, maybe you want to help people, maybe you want to make a lot of money – these are just some of the motivations behind job choice. Deciding to join the medical field is a bit more complicated. Often, a lot of dedication and schooling are involved, so you want to be absolutely sure before you jump in.

Getting a position as a medical assistant, phlebotomist, or medical coder and biller can serve as a solid benchmark for determining your interest level in the medical field. These positions don’t require years of education and can serve to expose you to medical environments without having you handle the difficult tasks of doctors. They can also clarify why you’d like to enter the medical field in the first place.

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The Medical Field Offers Upward Mobility

The term “dead-end job” has been used to describe many positions that don’t offer much in the way of personal or financial growth. These kinds of positions are often imagined as the quintessential Office Space setup with tie-wearing employees in cubicles. However, many jobs could fit that description – something that the medical field does not conform to.

As a medical assistant, phlebotomist, or medical coder and biller, you’ll find you have a lot of room for exploration and upward mobility. These jobs serve as your first bit of exposure to the field and can help you answer the question of what direction you ultimately want to go in. Many of our students end up taking on higher-level administrative roles, and others continue on to college and climb the medical ladder – the possibilities are endless.

Meet Like-minded People and Grow Together

The medical field is full of diverse individuals brought together by the common goal of helping others and meeting their potential. When you take the first step forward, you’ll find that you’re surrounded by people searching for the same thing you are. There you can connect and share ideas about your motivations, goals, and dreams.

Working in a medical office or clinic offers an opportunity to understand others and yourself. Even if your primary career goal isn’t to serve the public, doing so can give you insight into what others are seeking and, in turn, help you learn more about yourself.

Find Financial Security in the Medical Field

Most of us live paycheck-to-paycheck, but few are in positions they can feel secure in. The reality is that our world is constantly changing, and many companies go out of business or have to reduce their staff to stay afloat. As a worker in the medical field, you thankfully don’t have much to worry about.

Doctors are always necessary, as are those who help maintain their practices. If you’re looking for a position that can offer you financial stability and give you peace of mind, a job in the medical field is an excellent choice. Without financial concerns, you will be in a better place to explore your hobbies as well as the desires you have in your professional life.

How to Get Started

Whether you’re interested in getting into the medical field for professional, personal, or financial reasons, we can help. Here at Montes HealthCare College, we offer programs in medical assisting, phlebotomy, and medical coding and billing. These programs provide you with everything you need to know to get started in the field.

To learn more about what we have to offer and how to get started, schedule a tour of our Gardena campus today. To get started, simply dial (310) 436-7000 or click HERE.

Along with campus tours, we also offer students the opportunity to experience a real class before committing to a tuition payment schedule. Get in touch and attend one of our class sessions to see if our programs are right for you. No payment is necessary; simply contact us to request a pre-enrollment class audit.


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