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Can you actually get a job with a certification?

I want to take a certification course in medical assistance but am worried that no one will hire me since it isn't a college degree. Do jobs actually hire people who only have certifications?

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  • RICK
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes

    Most medical assistants are certification not degrees

  • Rita
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Certificates of completion are available for a variety of areas, including cyber security, emergency management, marketing and project management. These certificates can attract employers and help you get a job – particularly if the job requires some education, but not a degree.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Only if the place hiring is desperate.

  • not
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    For that job they often require certification. They don't require a degree as they want cheap assistants. They do want experience so some sort of school that can get you a internship is ideal. It is also ideal to make a great impression during internship and get hired by that company. 

  • 2 months ago

    Its spelled Assistant.

    Pretty much every medical office in the US has at least one medical assistant that has a certificate.  They get hired all the time.

    -- however, there is no way to guess if you will be hired. 

  • ?
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    A college degree is evidence that you've learned something.

    A certificate is evidence that you've done something.

    For example, a person can have all the academic credentials for a field such as accounting, but they can't become certified until they've worked for an accounting firm for a certain amount of time (to become a CPA).

    Whether a certificate is valuable completely depends on what job they're hiring for.

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