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Unions and Associations

Medical assistants do not belong to unions. Membership organizations for medical assistants include the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), American Medical Technologists (AMT), American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants (ASPMA), and the Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology. The AAMA, AMT, ASPMA, Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology, National Center for Competency Testing, National Healthcareer Association, and the Institute for Credentialing Excellence provide certification. The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, and the Commission on Accreditation of Ophthalmic Medical Programs accredit postsecondary medical assistant training programs.

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