Medical Assistants in the Spotlight for a Week of Recognition
The healthcare industry is undergoing a rapid evolution, and trained support professionals are always in demand. It’s no wonder, then, that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that close to one million Medical Assistants will be needed across the country by 2026*. That need, coupled with the patient-focused responsibilities Medical Assistants carry, is a major reason that each year the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) promotes National Medical Assistants Recognition Week in October.
AAMA provides current and aspiring Medical Assistants with education, certifications, networking opportunities and more. Started in 1956, AAMA is a leading advocacy group for quality patient-centered healthcare. Its members make up a growing portion of the country’s healthcare workforce dedicated to supporting doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel in a variety of facilities. Medical Assistants enjoy the benefits of working in the healthcare industry without years of a costly medical school education, and providers are increasingly turning to Medical Assistants to help manage the demands of patient care.
Lincoln Tech’s campuses in Allentown, PA; Atlanta, GA; Iselin, Moorestown, and Paramus, NJ; Lincoln, RI; Melrose Park, IL; New Britain and Shelton, CT; and Somerville, MA offer hands-on training courses that prepare students for Medical Assisting careers. To celebrate National Medical Assistants Recognition Week – taking place this year from October 21st-25th - many campuses will host events that are open to the public. These will include complimentary blood pressure screenings and other exams, along with presentations and activities designed to educate guests about the Medical Assisting profession. Tours of Lincoln Tech’s healthcare career training facilities will also be available to anyone looking to learn more about building the skills needed to enter the field.
Becoming an in-demand healthcare professional doesn’t have to involve the time and financial investment of Medical School. This year, National Medical Assistants Recognition Week can be your chance to take your life in an exciting new direction. By learning both the clinical and personal skills Medical Assistants need to have, you can start on your way to an exciting, rewarding career both behind the scenes and one-on-one with patients in hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics and more. Visit a Lincoln Tech campus near you to see for yourself.
* Source: careeronestop.org for the years 2016-2026.