Why become a medical assistant

Medical Assistant careers offer a great deal of potential! The healthcare industry is constantly growing. Baby boomers, the population born after World War II, when there was an increase in the birth rate, are getting older, and more people need medical help (History.com, 2010).  Why should you become a medical assistant?

Medical Assistant job prospects

Between the years of 2004 and 2014, 3.6 million jobs were created in the health care industry and the medical assisting field is one of the fastest-growing occupations (“Occupational Outlook Handbook”, 2014) Employment of Medical Assistants is expected to grow 31% from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for other occupations according to Bureau of Labor Statistics. With your medical assistant training from CHCP, you will quickly be on your way to becoming a vital part of a medical team with excellent opportunities for advancement It’s easy to become a medical assistant with CHCP’s on-campus and online programs!

You should consider online medical assistant training because the College of Health Care Professions (CHCP) can give you the hands-on experience you'll need to start your medical assisting career.  CHCP's online medical assistant program offers externships, live clinicals, and assistance with career placement.  We focus on training you in the subjects you need to know to be a successful medical assistant, and then we help you find that dream job you’re looking for!

What classes do medical assistant students take?

  • Patient care
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical insurance
  • Bookkeeping
  • Health Sciences
  • Clinical Procedures
  • Laboratory procedures

As a medical assistant, you will be prepared to handle the clinical and administrative requirements of physicians’ office, clinic or hospital.

Most important of all, a medical assisting career gives you the opportunity to help people.  You can work each day with doctors, surgeons and nurses to assist in patient care.  Being a medical assistant requires a love of learning, a need to help people and the ability to be flexible.

History.com. (2010). Baby Boomers. Retrieved from https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/baby-boomers-video

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical Assistants,
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm (visited July 17, 2014).


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