Today, October 18th, 2023, is National Medical Assistants Day, 和 WVJC is here to show our appreciation for all that medical assistants do! We will explain the job duties of a medical assistant 和 why they are essential members of the healthcare team. Read on to learn more about these healthcare heroes!
医疗助理 are versatile members of the healthcare team who work closely alongside nurses, 护士, 医生, 和更多的. 根据 美国劳工统计局, the need for qualified medical assistants will continue to grow. This growth can be attributed to the aging baby boomer population needing increased medical care 和 the current workforce retiring, opening new positions to be filled.
医疗助理’ training in clinical 和 administrative tasks allows them to be valuable assets in medical facilities, including outpatient care facilities, 医疗办公室, 诊所, 医院, 和更多的. The facility a medical assistant decides to work in can determine their exact job duties; however, WVJC medical assisting students are trained in the following skills:
- Managing the check-in process,
- Scheduling future appointments,
- Coordinating hospital admissions,
- Arranging lab services 和更多的!
- Preparing patients for examinations,
- Assisting doctors in basic procedures,
- Explaining treatment procedures to patients,
What Is National Medical Assistants Day?
National Medical Assistants Day is a part of the greater 医疗助理周, which aims to bring awareness to the medical assisting profession. Medical Assistants play a crucial role in the care patients receive in medical facilities, 和 the widespread attention of Medical Assistants Day can make those who work in these important positions feel recognized 和 appreciated.
Ways you can celebrate Medical Assistants Day include sharing posts on social media using hashtags or simply thanking any medical assistants you may know or encounter. If you’ve had an exceptionally positive experience with a medical assistant, be sure to let the physician or staff know to ensure they get proper recognition for their hard work!
How To Start A Career As A Medical Assistant
If you are interested in beginning a career as a medical assistant, the first step is to research 项目 that best meet your individual needs. 例如, WVJC offers residential medical assisting training at our 布里奇波特 和 查尔斯顿 campuses in both 18个月的学位课程 和 9个月文凭课程 or online clinical medical assistant degree classes through WVJC 在线. Choosing the program that best fits your lifestyle 和 needs will help set you up for success throughout your studies.
While completing a WVJC medical assisting training program, you will also gain h和s-on experience during an externship with a local healthcare employer in addition to the skills you learn in the classroom. You will also be prepared to sit for several National 医疗保健er Association certification* exams to prove your qualifications further 和 strengthen your resume!
Start Your Journey To A 医疗协助 Career!
Do you want a career where your work makes a difference in a patient’s experience, where you can practice both direct patient care 和 administrative work? If you answer yes to any of these things, a medical assistant career could be the perfect fit for you!
Start the process of attending a medical assisting training program at WVJC by 请求的信息 to speak to one of our admissions team members today!
*Certification is contingent upon passing the corresponding industry certification exam.