Graduate Highlight - Medical Assistant Program - Chelsea Vronch
Even when Chelsea Vronch felt that the coursework was challenging, she kept persevering. “I would tell anyone that you just have to stick to it and work hard, even when it gets difficult,” she says. “You won't regret the outcome.”
Caring for others makes medical assisting a rewarding career, but why else do students choose it?
Rockford Career College graduates tell us there are many reasons to love this occupation. Here are just a few of the most commonly mentioned:
- Enjoy high job growth: The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the number of medical assistant positions will increase by 29% between 2016 and 2026.1
- Begin your career quickly: Our ten-month diploma program is designed to teach you the necessary skills and provide plenty of work experience in a short time frame.
- Choose from many work locations: Medical assistants could find employment at physicians' offices, hospitals, outpatient centers, chiropractors' offices, and more.1 During your career, if you need to move or simply want to work in a new type of setting, you could have many possibilities for change. Wages for medical assistants in Illinois typically range from $25,700 to $48,730, and you could have even greater earnings potential in other states.2
- Fit work around your schedule: Given hospitals' 24/7 staffing needs, medical assistants could find work on a variety of shifts. If you are a single parent or have other responsibilities that leave you unavailable for certain shifts, this could be the perfect career for you!
At RCC, we help future medical assistants develop clinical and administrative skills. Ms. Vronch benefitted from classes like Patient Care, Minor Surgical Procedures, and Medical Assistant Technology Fundamentals as well as a hands-on externship.
We hope Ms. Vronch's story inspired you. Whether you are interested in the medical assistant program or one of the many other programs offered at Rockford Career College, please come in and talk to us today to find your career passion. Call 888.680.6682 or submit our Request Information form to learn more.
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 21, 2019).
2 National Center for O*NET Development. 31-9092.00 - Medical Assistants. O*NET OnLine. Retrieved September 3, 2019, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9092.00
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