ATLANTA — Medtech Colleges and Institutes are celebrating Medical Assistants Recognition Week, Oct. 20-24, by honoring these professionals for being “At the Heart of Healthcare.”
A prominent healthcare education company in the fields of nursing and medical assisting, Medtech campuses will take a leading role, joining with the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) to raise awareness about the important role medical assistants fill in the delivery of healthcare every day.
Throughout National Medical Assistants Recognition Week, Medtech campuses will host special events to honor their students and graduates for filling such a crucial healthcare role.
Schools will honor Medical Assistant (MA) graduates who return to campus and provide current students with career insights and advice. Campuses also will feature hands-on demonstrations of medical assistant skill sets, including phlebotomy and inoculations, with some challenging media and business/clinical partners to perform the procedures on medical mannequins. Those accepting the challenge will be recognized as “Medtech Medical Assistants for a Day.”
“Medical assisting is an important, in-demand career nationwide. As a result, we offer Medical Assistant programs at every Medtech campus,” said Medtech President Bobby Reese. “MAs are the backbone of healthcare and it’s our job to provide the education and hands-on training that enables students to succeed in this critical field.”
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Outlook Handbook released this year projects solid employment opportunities in medical assisting based on an expected 29 percent job growth through 2022. In fact, the BLS estimates total MA employment will hit 723,700 by 2022, up nearly 163,000 over 2012’s figures.
“The need for more medical assistants is not decreasing…in fact, it will continue to rise over the next eight to 10 years,” Reese added. “It’s a growing need our graduates can help fill.”
Medtech campuses are nationally accredited and several also offer diplomas and/or degrees in nursing, along with training in other allied-health professions.
A prominent healthcare education and continuing professional development brand, Medtech is a nationally accredited post-secondary network of colleges and institutes with the goal of advancing healthcare career training. Working hand-in-hand with students to provide an exceptional learning environment incorporating comprehensive classroom instruction and personalized hands-on experience, Medtech helps them create an extraordinary new future for themselves. Medtech also provides continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals who need professional re-certification, updated healthcare training or professional development to enhance their existing healthcare careers. Medtech was honored in six categories of the 2014 American Business AwardsSM (“The Stevies”) — three Gold, two Silver and one Bronze — and five categories of the 2012 Stevies, won two Best in Biz Awards in 2013, was recognized as one of Achievers’ 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in 2013 and 2012, and was named one of the nation’s best places to work by Best and Brightest Companies to Work For