March is nearly here, and that means it’s time for the Bureau of Labor Statistics to update the job outlook stats for our Medical Assisting graduates! We are expecting them to post 2012-13 projections in March.
Last year, we were excited to learn that employment for medical assistants “is projected to grow much faster than average, ranking medical assistants among the fastest growing occupations over the 2008-2018 decade.” The BLS also noted that job opportunities should be “excellent, particularly for those with formal training or experience, and certification.”
This is great news for our graduates, who are well-positioned to take these jobs because of the training they receive in anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, back-office procedures, laboratory techniques, diagnostic procedures, administration of medications, first aid, and more! Our students also participate in a 180-hour externship, giving them on-the-job experience that many entry-level applicants don’t have.
And for those of our students who are pursuing a degree, the BLS has this to say:
“Medical assistants with formal training or experience–particularly those with certification–should have the best job opportunities, since employers generally prefer to hire these workers.”
We’ll keep you updated as the March 2012 projections roll in. In the meantime, check out our website for more information about the Medical Assisting program at Community Care College!