I want to become a medical assistant to help women from conservative backgrounds. Advice needed please!?
I am a female sophomore in a 4 year university, getting my bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Studies so I can work as a Child Life Specialist when I graduate. I used to be a pre-med student but because I couldn’t afford the extra courses, I changed my mind. I am trying to manage my whole undergraduate study in grants and scholarships only because I don’t want to graduate with debt.
I wanted to become a doctor and specialize as a gynecologist because I have seen a lot of women that come from conservative backgrounds and are not comfortable with male doctors doing the tests and stuff…You know, they have to look at the private parts so they can provide the best treatment and medication possible. But I hate debts! And I don’t come from a wealthy family so the only way I can afford medical school is by taking student loans, which I completely want to avoid. I also don’t want to go to 4 years of schooling, 3 or more years of residency and have a huge debt on my head.
I know that PA school is about 2 years and even then I’ll have to take student loans. But I can become a medical assistant by getting a certification or a 2 year degree from a community college, which I think will be a lot cheaper so I can afford it and complete without any debt later.
But can medical assistants (in a gynecologist’s office) do all the private stuff (like looking at the private parts of the female patients) in addition to it’s regular job of office billing and coding, etc? So that the women of conservative backgrounds can feel more comfortable, since I am a female, and still get the correct treatments and medications.
Also, do you know any other health care certifications/degrees that I can get from a community college for a cheaper cost that can help me do this job (Dealing with women’s private parts to maintain their comfort)?
lol, it sounds very pervy but seriously I just want to help them!
I seriously need honest answers please! Thank you! 🙂