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Medical Assistant

Working the front lines of patient care.

Did you know that today there are more people than ever who require health care services? This means that there are more career opportunities in the health care industry than ever before.

Medical Assistants are trained allied health care workers who perform routine tasks and procedures to support the work of physicians and other health care professionals.

Learn how you can become a Medical Assistant and start working alongside physicians, registered nurses and other health care professionals in a clinic, physicians' office or other health care facility.

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Job Growth Outlook:

Employment of Medical Assistants is projected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. The aging Baby Boomer population will continue to spur demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As their practices expand, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.

Medical Assistants

Percent change in employment, projected 2014-24

Medical Assistants
23%
Other health care support occupations
19%
Total, all occupations
7%
Number of Jobs, 2014:
591,300
Employment Change, 2014-24:
138,900
Job Growth Outlook:(Much faster than average)
23%

Medical Assistant Overview

Medical Assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks to support physicians, registered nurses and other health care professionals in medical offices, clinics, hospitals and other health care facilities.

Medical Assistants routinely perform a variety of important tasks, including:

  • Scheduling patient appointments.
  • Measuring patients' vital signs.
  • Administering medications and injections.
  • Maintaining and recording patient medical information.
  • Preparing and handling medical instruments and supplies.
  • Collecting and preparing specimens for laboratory testing.
  • Other important health care tasks.

The Medical Assistant program at Glendale Career College provides students with the healthcare knowledge and training required to begin working in a health care or medical office, including medical clinics, doctors' offices, HMOs, rehabilitation centers, hospitals and other health care facilities.

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