Have you been interested or contemplated starting a career in the healthcare industry? Maybe you should consider medical assisting as a career choice. Star Career Academy’s Medical Assistant program is designed to have you ready for an entry-level position in as little as nine months. This program trains students in the clinical and administrative procedures that will qualify them for a position to work in hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices and other healthcare settings.
The healthcare industry has one of the best job outlooks from now through 2022. Since the ‘baby boomer’ generation is getting older, more and more people will need medical help. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for those employed as medical assistants from 2012-2022 is expected to increase by 29%, which is much faster than the average job outlook.
Medical assisting is a career path with a lot of potential, but it is not for everyone. It requires a lot of flexibility, a love for learning, and the desire to help others. Typically, the tasks of a medical assistant are the following:
- Take and record patient history and personal information
- Measure vital signs
- Help the physician with patient examinations
- Give patients injections as directed by the physician
- Prepare blood for laboratory tests
- Schedule patient appointments
Star Career Academy offers day and evening classes for the Medical Assistant program, in order to fit your schedule at the Manhattan (NY), Brick (NJ), Egg Harbor (NJ), Newark (NJ), Clifton (NJ), Philadelphia (PA), or Audubon (PA) campus locations. If this career choice sounds appealing to you, visit the Star Career Academy website for more information.