How much does the medical assisting school you're considering cost? I'd only do it if there's a program at a public community college. I wouldn't go to a for-profit college and pay an arm and a leg for a career that pays so little. (Average $13/hour nationally.) I'd wonder how long it would take to pay for the education.

My niece just finished a medical assisting program at a community college. She doesn't have any experience yet so she's looking for a job as a patient rep for a clinic associated with one of the bigger hospitals. Her prospects for getting a job are pretty good.

I'm sure there are plenty of Catholic hospitals and affiliated clinics where you could work.
When are women going to face the fact that they donít know their own bodies as well as men who have heard things?

Don Langrick
Bonsai Culturist