If you are interested in healthcare and enjoy working with people, being a medical assistant can be a perfect profession. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), jobs for medical assistants is expected to grow 29 percent over the next 10 years, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Here are two of the most important reasons to consider a career in medical assisting:
There are so many choices of places to work
There are potential jobs for medical assistants in private physician offices, hospitals, walk-in clinics and ambulatory care centers. You can work with babies, teens, adults or seniors and there is a lot of flexibility in work schedules. Having choices in work settings, type of populations and schedules are three major factors in job satisfaction. Luckily medical assisting offers all three.
Medical assisting is a fulfilling and rewarding profession
Medical assistants work as an important member of the team. As a team member, you will have the opportunity to learn medical terms and lab and medical office procedures. Working with patients and the other medical team members can be both rewarding and exciting.
You may even be inspired to continue your healthcare education and consider earning a nursing degree or train to be a medical office administrator. Fortis’ medical assisting program is the perfect place to start your journey to a career in healthcare.
Many Fortis campuses nationwide offer medical assisting programs. Visit the main program page for a full listing of all campuses.
Click here to apply online or call 1-855-436-7847 to speak to a Fortis admissions advisor today.