If being famous is something that you have dreamt of ever since you could remember, becoming a medical assistant is probably not the right decision for you to make. This career is for individuals who are passionate about helping others get better and feel better, without expecting large amounts of recognition in return.

Of course, like all things, there are always exceptions to anything in this world, meaning that there have been various cases of medical assistants who loved their profession so passionately that they took advantage of their education in order to move further ahead in life.

Alphonse Laveran: Although this name is not very common, this exceptional human being was actually the person who figured out the causes of Malaria which was a very popular disease for many years world wide. Because of his beginnings in medical assistance, Alphonse Laveran later on became a doctor in France and won a Nobel Prize in his medical specialty-Physiology of Medicine.

Maria Montessori: Also from France, this ambitious young woman was a medical assistant in Florence, Italy for many years before becoming the very first female doctor in the country. Montessori is a very famous name for the Montessori education methods executed by this individual which is what she was primarily famous for-being an incredible educator for children and for adults with a passion for medicine.

Debbie Rowe: Maybe this name does not ring a bell at first… but does Michael Jackson? Debbie Rowe was part of Michael Jackson’s dermatologist’s team while she worked as the doctor’s medical assistant. It was because of this job that her and Michael Jackson actually met and created such a powerful friendship. Rowe actually became extremely famous when her and the iconic and legendary pop king tied the knot and married in 1996. Rowe also became famous by agreeing to carry the children she knew Mr. Jackson so passionately wished for.

John Snow: This British physician was one of the pioneers and very first specialists in what is known as epidemiology which is simply the scientific name for the study of the causes and behaviors of certain diseases within specific communities and populations. John Snow was also an incredible researcher and doctor specializing in the use of anesthesia and hygiene in medical surgeries and procedures. Before any of this incredible passion of his was even thought of, Dr. Snow actually began his career by becoming a medical assistant in the English town of Pateley Bridge.