Have you been considering a career in healthcare, but haven’t taken the first step because you aren’t sure what you want to focus on? Why not look into a medical assistant certification? At Pima Medical, you could be working in the field in less than a year!
If that isn’t enough motivation, here are three more reasons to think about a career as a medical assistant.
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Your career will help others and provide you with various professional options. As a medical assistant, you can work in numerous settings, from medical offices, to hospitals, specialty practices and more. It also often provides a traditional work schedule with weekends and evenings off for flexibility and the ability to handle other obligations in your life.
- You will have a positive job outlook. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 19 percent by 2029. The growth of the baby-boom population will continue to increase demand for preventative medical services. With more demand, doctors will likely look to hire more medical assistants, allowing them to, in turn, see more patients.
- You can use this certification as a stepping-stone for other job opportunities. As a medical assistant, you will have the opportunity to perform both clinical and administrative duties. With such a well-rounded overview of different roles in the medical field, you can gain experience and determine which aspects of the job suit you best. For example, you might find you enjoy working directly with patients and want to pursue a career in nursing, or you might find the administrative roles best suit you and look to pursue a career in Healthcare Administration.
Many of our alumni have pursued additional degrees after earning their Medical Assistant certification. Check out one of our Pima Medical success stories here.
If you’ve been thinking of a career in the healthcare field, and these reasons appeal to you, take the next step and talk to one of our medical career specialists. You could be changing your life and the lives of others in less than a year.