A Day in the Life of a Medical Assistant
Were you ever given a group project in school but found you were the only one doing all the work? Tasks are easier when you have someone you can count on, whether it be a friend, family member, or coworker. The same holds true for the medical field. As experienced and knowledgeable as doctors and surgeons are, they can't run their practices by themselves. That's where medical assistants like me come in.
My typical day in the outpatient care center requires me to utilize both my clinical and clerical skills. Drawing blood, adding to patients' files, sterilizing medical equipment, taking vital signs, and scheduling appointments are just some of my duties. Although larger facilities typically have their medical assistants specialize in a certain area, I am proud to help out wherever I'm needed. My work empowers the rest of my team to give patients exceptional care.
Expected Job Growth as a Medical Assistant
Whether you want to be a medical assistant in a hospital, nursing home, private practice, or medical laboratory, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says that your job outlook is bright. Medical assistants have a staggering projected job increase of 23% between 2018 and 2028!1
How to Become a Medical Assistant
With all of the tasks involved in medical assisting, you may think earning your diploma will be time-consuming and complicated. However, you could complete Rockford Career College's medical assistant diploma program in as little as ten months. The hybrid online/on-campus program helps students develop their skills through coursework, hands-on training, and a 160-hour externship with a local employer. By the time you graduate, you could already have gained real-world experience in your field and found a job!
You don't have to be alone in your career search. Call 888.680.6682 or submit the Request Information form online to learn more. Become the team member others trust, and work with others who share your goals.
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm (visited August 5, 2020).
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