In its annual “100 Best Jobs” report, U.S. News and World Report, medical assistant ranked #71. Jobs are judged on criteria including job growth, median salary, job prospects, employment rate, stress level and work-life balance.
First Institute keeps class sizes small so you can get personalized instruction when you need it. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Career services staff can assist you with resumes, interview strategies and job search.
8 reasons to consider a career in medical assisting:
1. Job Growth
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assistant positions are expected to grow by 29% between 2012 and 2022.
2. Part of a Team
Doctors, nurses and staff depend on medical assistants to complete their responsibilities, which can include both clinical and administrative tasks.
3. Helping People
Medical assistants play an important role in helping health care teams provide the best care possible for their patients.
4. Personal Fulfillment
Medical assistants make a difference in people’s lives every day.
5. Never Boring
Because medical assistants’ responsibilities include clinical and administrative tasks, there’s always something to do. You’ll meet new people and possibly see and take part in situations people in most professions never will.
6. Professional Growth
Health care offers a lot of opportunity to learn and acquire more training.
7. Job Security
As the health care industry expands in the coming years, there will be an increased demand for medical assistants and other positions as well.
8. Options for Employment
M.A.s can work in a number of health care facilities including hospitals, clinics, private practices and ambulatory care.
Are you interested in a medical assisting career?
If you are interested in a rewarding career in the growing health care industry and would like to know more about First Institute’s Medical Assisting Program, call 815-459-3500.