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Medical assisting is hot

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Did you know employment of medical assistants is expected to grow by 31 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations? Good thing MCC's top-notch one-year Medical Assisting certificate program is training our future workforce.

From the mouths of grads
"The thing I enjoy most about medical assisting is helping and caring for people. I chose MCC because I had already graduated with two other degrees, and the schedule worked well for my family and me. I enjoy the classes because you can arrange them around your family and work if needed, and there are multiple campuses to choose from. My future goal is to get a job and maybe someday work in surgical pre-op or even post-op. Just getting out there and helping is my true goal in life and this career choice. "
Mandy Hyda, Medical Assisting, Spring 2012 graduateMandy Hyda and Jennifer Barnes-Pollock

"I chose the Medical Assisting program at MCC because I was very interested in the healthcare industry and felt this would be a great start! I believe that it will be the "best of both worlds". It includes the professional administrative side as well as the clinical setting in the clinic. Medical assisting really provides the opportunity to care for others, work with great people who are working toward similar goals and to be compassionate about life!

I chose MCC to further my education because I was working full time and raising four children. I thought MCC offered the best options for my schedule, and the cost was more reasonable than other local colleges. I have really enjoyed the online courses, the traditional class time, the teachers, other faculty, staff members and students. The teachers are willing to take time and answer questions or direct you to someone who can assist you further. They really attempt to teach according to the student learning styles. I felt that they wanted me to accomplish my education goals.

I have really enjoyed having Dona Marrota as an instructor for this course; having the opportunity to meet with her and learn from her has been very memorable. Dona has many experiences, a lot of knowledge, has held a variety of positions and continued education in the medical assisting area, and this allows her to put things in perspective for those she is sharing with. The hands-on learning has been very instructional, fun and interesting!

I look forward to working as a medical assistant in a professional, fun and friendly atmosphere with great team members. In the near future, I would like to obtain a certificate in phlebotomy and within the next few years, explore the possibility of pediatric nursing.
Jennifer Barnes-Pollock, Medical Assisting, Spring 2012 graduate

Did you know?

  • Medical assistants held about 527,600 jobs in 2010.
  • In 2010, more than half of all medical assistants worked in physicians' offices.
  • The median annual wage of medical assistants was $28,860 in May 2010.
  • Most medical assistants work in physicians' offices and other healthcare facilities. Most work full time.
  • Employment is expected to grow by 31 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will stem from physicians hiring more medical assistants to do routine administrative and clinical duties so that physicians can see more patients.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program


 
 
 
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