Advantage Career Institute is happy to see another round of program sessions well under way, and we are excited to foster another group of medical and dental students.
There have been especially good prospects for students enrolled in the medical assistant program. Last month, the United States Department of Labor declared the need for medical assistants to remain in high demand all the way until 2018, making it one of the steadiest occupations in the face of rising unemployment in most other industries. The prospects for medical assistants continue to look bright even past 2018, as demand for medical assistants is expected to grow by 31% by 2030.
The medical assistant occupation is unique in the sense that it offers individuals a high annual salary with flexible work hours, while requiring little education in comparison to occupations of a similar scope and benefits. Furthermore, unlike many general education schools that are lax on recruiting and job placement for their students, medical assisting programs on average place a great deal of importance on finding job placement or internships for their students. Medical assistant programs in NJ are notorious for working extremely hard to secure positions for their students following graduation, and this holds true for Advantage Career Institute.
Besides being a great occupation in itself, medical assisting has been noted as one of the best starting positions to advance into higher positions in the medical field. Many of our past students became highly passionate about the medical field after becoming a medical assistant, and went on to seek further education in specialized areas they wish to pursue.
If you would like to see how a medical assistant position would be for you, we have a wide variety of programs to accommodate your schedule. We have a day program and night program, both with an optional 100-hours internship aspect. Our day programs last 12 weeks, with evening programs lasting a bit longer at 29 weeks for completion. Regardless of which program you end up selecting, you will receive real life hands-on experience that will prepare you for the real life demands of being a medical assistant.
If being a medical assistant is not right for you, you may consider our dental x-ray license program, or medical billing and coding program. Both of these programs offer the same real-life curriculum and activities found in our medical assistant program but applied to these related but separate positions. In addition, you will receive the same vigilance and dedication we place on securing that next career step for all of our students.