U.S. Sees Much Faster than Average Job Growth for Medical Assistants

The U.S. Department of Labor projects the employment of medical assistants to grow 29 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.*

“The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to increase demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As a result, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.

An increasing number of group practices, clinics, and other healthcare facilities will also need support workers, particularly medical assistants, to complete both administrative and clinical duties. Medical assistants work mostly in primary care, a steadily growing sector of the healthcare industry.”**

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The primary objective of the Medical Assisting Program is to train students in the management and treatment of cognitive, psychomotor and affective disorders and ailments required for employment in a clinical, hospital or office setting. The program will focus on a wide spectrum of subjects like deciphering EKGs and X-rays, administering First Aid, sterilizing and caring for surgical instruments and performing administrative office tasks like coding and billing. Students also receive hands-on training in clinical settings in preparation to gain entry level employment in the medical assisting industry.


*http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm
**http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm#tab-6