5 Great Benefits of Being a Medical Assistant
Celebrating National Medical Assistant Recognition Week
National Medical Assistant Recognition Week is coming up soon. That’s right! Being a certified medical assistant means you get a national week of recognition! That’s how important this incredibly rewarding career is.
But having a national week of recognition is not the only perk that comes with choosing a career in medical assisting. Here are just a few of the many other benefits:
Plenty of Job Opportunities with Competitive Pay
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, medical assistant jobs are projected to grow “much faster” than average job growth: 29 percent from 2016 to 2026. And the average salary for these indispensable members of the healthcare industry? $32,480 (as of May 2017).
Countless Specialty Fields
From pediatrics to geriatrics and everything in between, every specialty field in the healthcare industry needs professionally trained experts in healthcare assisting. Whether your goal is to surround yourself with the sweet sounds of cooing newborn babies or to hold the hand of those in need of extra attention in palliative care, you can choose whichever specialty suits your particular character.
Never-Ending New Experiences
Since no patient is the same, each new day brings new experiences and in the healthcare industry, you never know what the day will bring. It’s a far cry from the dreaded office job. Instead, you begin each day with a fresh start, welcoming the mysteries that lay ahead in the day.
Providing Essential, Life-Changing Services
Of course, there’s the undeniable joy and fulfillment that comes from providing care and concern to those who need it most. Being a medical assistant is just one way that our graduates contribute to a bigger picture by making the world a better place one patient at a time. Medical assistants leave lasting impressions on those they care for. What career is more rewarding than one that contributes such compassion?
Steps Towards Higher Learning
For those wishing to expand their careers in the medical field, becoming a medical assistant is the perfect first step towards a higher goal. Whether you want to become a Registered Nurse, LPN, or even a specialty doctor in another field, medical assistant training provides you with a great foundation to build on.
There are, of course, many more benefits to being a medical assistant – these are just a few. We want to take a moment to recognize our graduates as well as encourage new students to pursue their dream of having one of the most rewarding careers there is.
Begin your rewarding career in healthcare by enrolling in our next Medical Assistant class! Call us today at 1-800-317-0131 to find out more about our medical assistant program!
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