Prepare for the Real World Experience of being a Medical Assistant by enrolling in
occupational specific courses
. Medical Assistants provide ambulatory care which means close patient contact in an outpatient setting. You’ll practice collecting and preparing laboratory specimens, perform basic laboratory tests, dispose of contaminated supplies, and sterilize medical instruments. You’ll learn how to draw blood, give injections, remove sutures and change dressings.
At graduation, Medical Assistants are ready to perform the many administrative and clinical tasks that keep the offices of physicians and other health practitioners running smoothly.
“Employment of medical assistants is expected to grow 34 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the healthcare industry expands because of technological advances in medicine and the growth and aging of the population, there will be an increased need for all healthcare workers. The increasing prevalence of certain conditions, such as obesity and diabetes, also will increase demand for healthcare services and medical assistants. Increasing use of medical assistants to allow doctors to care for more patients will further stimulate job growth.”
“Helping to drive job growth is the increasing number of group practices, clinics, and other healthcare facilities that need a high proportion of support personnel, particularly medical assistants who can handle both administrative and clinical duties. In addition, medical assistants work mostly in primary care, a consistently growing sector of the healthcare industry. “
Taken from Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Handbook.
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