Medical assistant programs: in demand in 2019

Are you ready to start a career in a fast-growing healthcare field? This is your year! Primary care doctors and clinics need medical assistants on the front lines of patient care and administration. They are often one of the first faces a patient sees at check-in or in the exam room, responsible for providing a calm, welcoming and knowledgeable connection during a visit.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that as the baby boomer generation grows older, the medical assistant job market will continue to expand—adding 200,000 positions by 2026 and easily outpacing the national average for all jobs. As their overall workload increases, expect physicians to hire more skilled assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, freeing up their time to meet personally with more patients each day. [1]

We can prepare you for a job on this exciting career path. The Multi-Skilled Medical Assistant (MSMA) program at Helms College trains you to:

  • Prep patients for examinations
  • Obtain vital signs
  • Assist with first aid
  • Collect and prepare specimens
  • Perform EKGs
  • Take medical histories

As more and more doctor’s offices transition to Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software, you’ll also need to stay up-to-date on the latest healthcare technology. MSMA courses teach you to prepare bills, provide basic bookkeeping and electronic health recordkeeping, and complete insurance forms. With an externship to apply your skills in a real-world setting and the opportunity to take the National Health Care Association’s Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) examination for specialized certification, you’ll graduate ready for entry-level positions in doctor’s offices, long-term care facilities, physical therapy clinics and more.

If you’re a compassionate, detail-oriented person who is dedicated to quality patient care, get ahead of the healthcare curve with the Multi-Skilled Medical Assistant program at Helms College. Take the next step toward your future! Click here to apply to Helms today or contact us for more i

[1] https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm#tab-6

Medical assistant programs: in demand in 2019 was last modified: February 4th, 2019 by Olivia ODeMoss