If you know you want to work in healthcare, being a medical assistant is a great place to start. It lets you see the field from a unique perspective, be exposed to other opportunities — and make some money at the same time.
The population is aging. The medical field is growing. You could land a great job as a valuable team member in a medical office setting. You could decide to stay in it for a long time or use it as a starting point to learn the ropes.