The education for the Medical Assistant secure job prospects / double qualification later study provides the profession of medical assistants and Assistant (MTA) is little known to the general public. Past activities such as the analysis of blood samples or the studies with x-rays, doctors or nurses are often suspected. But MTA, performing these activities at the interface between patient and medical technology. For young school-leavers, the profession offers not only very safe job opportunities, but increasingly good further training opportunities. In the Lower Saxony Stade can qualify prospective MTA now “in one go” twice and in addition to the training also a vocational diploma. The school on the Elbe Klinikum Stade is the first so in Lower Saxony and the second in all Germany offered such a double qualification. MTA- students can parallel to their training extra lessons in German, English, mathematics and Physics visit (to the extent of 220 hours during the school year) and then a vocational diploma examination. Many teaching content of the regular MTA education recognised for the baccalaureat, which makes clear the additional overhead for the students.
Who successfully completed the “double” of MTA education and vocational diploma within three years, which are both open the direct route to the profession as also further studies at all German universities of applied sciences. Stade belongs to nationwide at the forefront. So far only the MTA school in the North Rhine-Westphalian Lemgo offers such a double qualification. Bavaria tested similar models in a school experiment. “We expressly welcome the new offer in Stade. Medical assistants perform a highly qualified activities the double degree ensures that the career ladder is open to the top”, as Anke Ohmstede, Chairman of the German of technical assistants of Association of and Assistant in medicine (dvta). The Professional Association for a long time an MTA degree espouses, so as usual in other European countries.
Aspiring MTA expect attractive job prospects: work in Germany approximately 90,000 medical assistants and assistants in the disciplines of laboratory medicine, radiology, functional diagnostics and veterinary medicine. The unemployment rate is extremely low at around four percent; in many regions, there is already MTRA shortage. Progress in modern medical technology experts continue with a high demand for MTA. The profession is very popular especially among women; Depending on the specialization, the percentage of women is between 90 and 95 percent. MTA are mainly hospitals, medical professional practices as well as in research institutions. Are paid mainly to public collective agreements. Company description of the dvta is with around 20,000 members of one of the largest German trade associations in the health sector. It represents the interests of medical assistants and Assistant (MTA) in Germany. In this country, about 90,000 MTA, work mainly in hospitals and medical practices.