Careerplanning is a significant process that gives people an opportunity tothink about the skills, values, and interests that they would requirein order to succeed in their desired professions. A solid career planis required because it helps learners to start focusing on specificareas that will help them in the future, instead of spending time andresources in irrelevant programs. In this paper, I will discuss apersonal career plan that will guide me towards becoming a competentmedical office assistant.
Theidea of setting personal goals serves as the means of projecting whatone would like to achieve in a foreseeable future. Personal goalsdefine what an individual would like to accomplish at a personal aswell as professional level. One of my personal goals is to acquire atleast a diploma certificate that will guide me in a career that willin turn give me an opportunity to work in an environment where I willinteract with people. This leads to my second goal, which is to workin a place where I will be able to make a positive impact on thelives of the people in need. The two goals are in support of myoverall vision, which is to apply my knowledge to address theproblems of those who surround me as well as the entire community.
Iam motivated by Hebrew 6: 10, which states that God does not forgetthe work and love that we show him by serving his own people. Thisverse helps me to understand that the idea of serving God include theassistance that we give to fellow human beings, who are in need ofour help. To this end, I intend to apply my knowledge as well asskills that I will gain from the education system to solve problemsthat affect people, bearing in mind that I shall be serving God.
Themedical office assistant is my career of choice. This professionenables individuals to carry out clinical and administrative dutiesin the health care settings. Although most of duties (such asmaintenance of the medical records, office appearance as well as thesupply records, and operating office equipment) carried out bymedical office assistants are clerical in nature, they give them theopportunity to work with qualified health care professionals andserve patients (Pfeffer, 2016). I believe my career of choice makessense a direct link with my goals. There are three specific rolesplayed by a medical office assistant that will help me accomplish mygoals. First, the medical office assistant is expected to takepatient calls and schedule their appointments. By carrying out theseroles, I will be able to serve patients by connecting them to thehealth care providers, who will in turn resolve their medical issues.This will give me an opportunity to pursue the goal assisting peoplein need of my skills as well as knowledge.
Secondly,the medical office assistant plays the role of interviewing patientsin order to record their case histories before making theirappointments (Pfeffer, 2016). This role will also give me anopportunity to work in an environment where I will interact withdifferent people. I consider myself to be a social person, whichmakes me desire to interact and share information with people, withthe objective of resolving different problems.
FiveYears from Now
Ihope to be working in five years time. I will be in the process ofadvancing my career. I will work as a medical office assistant forabout two years before advancing my education by undertaking apostgraduate education in medical office administration. By taking afull time job in a medical office, I will be able to increase my workexperience and enhance my ability to learn how to apply my knowledgein resolving real problems. However, I expect to complete myacademics in ten years time. I also hope to be married and with twochildren. I will be advancing my career in the same field, which isthe administration of medical offices. This career is my passion andI intend to pursue it in my entire life.
WhatI Need To Do In 5-10 Years
Iwill need to be an all rounded person in order to be a successfulmedical office assistant. However, I will need to do the following
Pursue a medical office assistant bachelor’s degree
Join a ministry that conducts missions in hospital wards
Undertake online courses on interpersonal skills
Undertake short courses in effective communication
In10 years from now, I hope to have
Pursued a post graduate degree in medical office administration
Become a leader of a religious ministry
Started a social media page for giving hope to the people
Advanced my career from the position of an office assistant to an administrator
WhatI Intend To Do In the Next Six Years
Iwill subscribe to journals on the management of medical offices. Thissubscription will help me to access relevant information about theadministration of medical offices, which cannot be taught in class.In addition, it will enable me to identify emerging trends in thesame profession. By the time I start working, I will havefamiliarized with the operations of the medical offices, which willhelp me to advance my career easily.
Acareer plan guides an individual towards a specific profession. Byhelping a student to focus on specific areas of study, a career planenables learners to develop the skills that they need in order tosucceed. A well established career plan will help me to pursueeducational programs that will enable me to become successful medicaloffice assistant.
Pfeffer,J. (2016). What does a medical administrative assistant do? RasmussenCollege.Retrieved December 15, 2016, fromhttp://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/health-sciences/blog/what-does-a-medical-administrative-assistant-do/