Celebrate Medical Assistants Recognition Day on October 17th, 2018
Join Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School in recognizing the important work that Medical Assistants do on October 17th, 2018. Medical Assistants Recognition Day was proclaimed by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) to recognize the vital role that Medical Assistants have on a healthcare team. Employers are encouraged to express their gratitude for the Medical Assistants on their staff for all of their hard work.
The Role of a Medical Assistant
Medical Assistants are an integral part of a healthcare team. Working in hospitals, doctors’ offices, and clinics, Medical Assistants have a wide range of responsibilities including:
- Assisting doctors in physical exams and minor surgeries
- Taking patients’ vital signs, height and weight measurements
- Updating patient electronic health records (EHR)
- Sterilizing medical instruments and sanitizing examination rooms
- Performing EKGs and phlebotomy procedures.
- Other clinical procedures as required by the medical facility
- A thorough understanding of Medical terminology, Anatomy and physiology, Medical law and ethics, and HIPAA regulations will be utilized throughout the Medical Assistant’s typical day.
- Front office procedures including answering phones and scheduling appointments
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for Medical Assistants is expected to grow 29% between 2016 and 2026, much faster than the average for other industries. There has never been a better time to become a Medical Assistant!
How Can I Become a Medical Assistant?
By completing ACI Medical & Dental School’s Medical Assistant Certification Program, students can learn the skills required to become a Certified Medical Assistant with Phlebotomy, EKG, and Patient Care Technician in as little as 12 weeks. Students who complete our program will be certified through the National Healthcareer Association and prepared to work in a variety of healthcare settings. For more information on becoming a Medical Assistant, contact us today!
Join us in taking this opportunity to thank Medical Assistants for the hard work they do for healthcare providers and patients. We are proud to train new Medical Assistants every year!