Jump-Start Your Healthcare Career in 2017
Posted on December 27, 2016
Written by Elizabeth Truxell
Have you always been interested in the medical field? Do you have a passion for helping people and making a real difference?
If you want to enter the fast-paced healthcare industry but aren’t quite sure where to begin, we can help you jump-start your healthcare career in 2017 by becoming a medical assistant.
Why become a Medical Assistant (MA)?
Medical assistants are critical members to most medical teams, as they perform both administrative and clinical tasks, such as:
- Taking vital signs
- Taking electrocardiograms
- Drawing blood
- Explaining treatment procedures to patients
- Prepping patients for exams
- Assisting physicians during exams
- Instructing patients about medication and special diets
- Answering telephones
- Scheduling appointments
- Updating electronic health records
- Billing, coding, and filling out insurance forms
- And more
MAs work in doctor’s offices, hospitals, and clinics, and they have the ability to specialize and work in numerous medical settings, like cardiology, geriatrics, OB/GYN, oncology, pediatric, podiatry, and many more.
What’s Your Future as a Medical Assistant?
Many of our medical assistant graduates report that their MA careers are fulfilling, rewarding, and offer unique challenges every day that keep them learning and engaged.
With the healthcare industry growing at such a rapid pace – adding over 4 million jobs between
2012 and 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)1 – we make navigating the MA career path and learning how to become an MA easy and interactive.
In our interactive medical assistant infographic, we discuss:
- Facts about the growing medical assisting industry
- The average salary of a medical assistant
- The path you can take to become an MA
- Much more
Explore your future as a medical assistant today:
1 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). “Healthcare: Millions of jobs now and in the future.” Accessed December 8, 2016. http://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2014/spring/art03.pdf.