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What is your least favorite thing about being a medical assistant?

Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Medical Assistant interview

Whether you have experience as a medical assistant or this is your first job, talk about one of the challenges or tedious tasks that you anticipate will be difficult or less than enjoyable. Be careful not to seem like you are easily irritated. Share something small.

Basic answer example
"I'm a people person and I enjoy working with patients, but when it comes to paperwork, I find it tedious. I understand it is a part of the job, so I try to keep a good attitude."

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What is your least favorite thing about being a medical assistant?
I have no least favorite thing I love medical assistant.
Probably the administrative part I like to be more in the back office.
The least favorite thing about being a medical assistant is not doing my job properly.
I like everything about being a medical assistant.
The prior authorizations from insurance companies on denied medications.
Not be able to give medication.
Would have to be not getting the chance to work with every single doctor each day.
Not having all the hands on experience that my other colleagues have. I will get there though.
Seeing someone who is very sick.
I love working with my patients on a personal level but it is difficult to see them be in pain or suffering.
It was difficult to see little kids come in who were obviously sick and not doing well. I could see the pained look in the parents eyes and helped ease their concerns by letting them know what a knowledgable and friendly Dr we had.
I enjoy being around people and helping others.
The hardest thing about working in a medical office is not getting attached to the patients. At my last job I was had great relationships with all our patients. I always made sure they felt like their problem was my top priority and sometimes it was hard not to get attached when they expressed themselves.
I have not done anything yet to make me even think about that, I try to keep a positive attitude about being a medical assistant.
We as medical assistant should be able to put in Iv.
I feel like there aren't enough hours in the day sometimes, as a new graduate at least, but as you go along and you're focused and dedicated things get better with time.
My least favorite thing about being a medical assistant is we can not help everyone. There are people who have issues that we can not correct.
1St I love help people, for this no better than in this field, where I can help the pt to have a better health status, helping them to be independent, and have a better quality of live.
Not being able to understand what the patient is saying no matter how hard you try to understand them, yet really wanting to help and understand them.
Having patients yell at me, and getting the flue shot. However, I was aware that it is possible for patients to yell and that it is mandatory to get the flue shot.
Dealing with stress, dealing with difficult patients.
When patients reassure me that they feel better about their health issue at hand.
Seeing people in pain or suffering.
Being able to help the physician with procedures in the office.
Giving shots to little kids.
That I get to work with different people.
To be honest,I like every aspect of being a medical assistant form the front office to the back office.
Nothing other than finding out a patient of yours has passed away.
I would like to have more opportunities but I know I can only do so much.
I wish my responsbiles were not as limited so I could assist the doctor more.
I love to work as a medical assistant but personally hard to see them surfing with pain.
My least favorite would have to be that I am a perfectionist, I need to check and recheck my work because I want to get everything correct the first time.
The least thing I can say that there is none. I learned that you look beyond what's least and make it your favorite.
Patients discomfort with chronic conditions.
The fatal patients. It makes me sad when you build that relationship, and have to watch them go through their illness without knowing the end result.
While doing the immunotherapy it was applying it to the little one's. I had to do each test singlely and not a whole patch at once, they all however did really good.
I enjoy interacting with patients on a personal level but it is sometimes difficult to see patience experiencing discomfort durning certain procedures.
The paperwork involved with getting a medication covered that a patient really needs.
My least favorite thing about being a medical assistant is being burnt out from receiving various incoming calls all at once.
My least favorite thing about being a medical assistant is that knowing how sick people really are. How stressful it is on people. but I love how I can try listen to them and help them get appointments to satisfy them that they will be getting the best help.
I serve the patient wit my knowledge and skills.
Least favorite thing would probably be inpatient patients but somehow they give me the sense to be more helpful.
My skills have been limited to occupational medicine for so many years. I don't feel I have had the room for growth that could advance my career.
Letting a patient know about a chronic illness.
That would have to be this time where there is nothing that can be done to help that patient.
Tying up loose ends. It's something I'm very good at, but sometimes the complicated nature of it will require that I pause and take a couple deep breaths.
That I cannot do more things to help my doctor.
I would like to take challenge as a medical assistant, all areas are important to me as a medical assistant.
Because I'm always wanting to learn, the hardest part would be not being able to do more for the patients.
I feel sometimes it's waiting on things for results to be able to help the patient get their results needed.

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