We Proudly Present Medical Assistant Graduate Sierra Anderson

We Proudly Present Medical Assistant Graduate Sierra Anderson
DATE On August 26, 2021

“You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” This quote from an unknown source inspired Sierra Anderson to change her professional future.1 After enrolling in Rockford Career College's medical assistant program, Sierra applied herself and developed the necessary skills for her chosen career field. We are extremely proud of her for graduating and creating a new beginning for herself. 

What You Learn in a Medical Assistant Program

For each graduate of a program, we highlight three different courses. During the program, Sierra took courses such as: Medical Billing Fundamentals, MA Technology Fundamentals, and Student Success Strategies. 

In these courses, she learned about:

  • The insurance and billing processes with emphasis on major insurance companies, claim submission, reimbursement practices, bookkeeping procedures, and coding systems used in healthcare
  • Microsoft Windows and its applications, such as desktop features, search capabilities, and file management, as well as creating, editing, and formatting documents and spreadsheets
  • The basic principles to achieve success in various settings, including time and stress management strategies; study skills; professionalism; policies and procedures; learning and communication methods; and basic word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software skills

How Our Graduate Became a Medical Assistant

Like Sierra, you too could become a medical assistant in just a matter of months and start your career journey in this interesting and necessary profession. In this program, you will have the opportunity to practice your skills before graduation by completing a 170-hour externship with 160 hours in a healthcare setting. All of us at RCC are ready to assist you with completing the enrollment process, finding a tutor, networking with local employers, and more. We even offer financial aid to those who qualify!  

Rockford Career College's Medical Assistant Program at a Glance

Program Length: 10 months
Learning Environment: Hybrid format incorporating online and on-campus components
Lead Instructor 
Job Outlook: 19% increase in the U.S. projected from 2019-20292

Find out more about our medical assistant program today. Call 888.680.6682 or submit the Request Information form on our website. It's not too late to change your career. Join us today and pursue your career calling.

1 Sivak, D.  (2019, July 26).  Fact check: Did CS Lewis give this advice on starting over?  CheckYourFact.  https://checkyourfact.com/2019/07/26/fact-check-cs-lewis-cant-go-back-change-beginning-start-ending/
2 National Center for O*NET Development.  Illinois Employment Trends: 31-9092.00 - Medical Assistants.  O*NET OnLine. Retrieved May 18, 2021, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/31-9092.00?st=IL&g=Go

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