Updated: Apr 14, 2020
What is a Medical Assistant
Medical Assistants are well-versed healthcare professionals with a range of skills and abilities. This vast skill set allows seeing all aspects of healthcare from the clinical work to administrative work as well. Medical Assistants get direct patient care and administrative office experience. Clinical tasks that medical assistants could be preform are Phlebotomy procedures, EKGs, Patient Care, medical histories, medical billing and coding, and patient charts. Medical Assistants programs can be very expensive but Americation is offering this program with our student's financial budgets in mind. At Americation Career and Training School, we believe education should not cost you an arm and a leg. We keep costs low so our students can focus more on education rather than worrying about how they are going to pay for it.
Where can you work as a Medical Assistant
Medical Assistants can work in many types of healthcare facilities. However, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the vast majority of medical assistants (57%) of work in physician offices while 15% work in hospitals and 12% work at other healthcare facilities such as outpatient care centers and in offices of chiropractors. The Bureau also reports the national average income for medical assistant sits at around $33,000 a year. Averages do fluctuate depending on the facility of employment. For example, medical assistants employed in an outpatient care center on average can earn nearly 6k more a year than those working in chiropractors offices.
How you can make a Career out of Medical Assisting
Becoming a Medical Assistant through a trade school can be an excellent career choice. This position allows you to earn enough money to sustain yourself while providing you the option of lateral mobility. Many people use this position as a stepping stone to a career as a Patient Care Technician or Nurse. Transitioning to a Career as a Patient Care Technician will hone in your skills an all you to focus directly on the patient and cut out the administrative tasks. Patient Care Technician is also a career for those that want to work in a hospital setting. Programs at Americation are designed to provide the student with access to several positions in healthcare.