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Your Medical Assistant diploma and what comes next

Written by Ashworth College on Wednesday, 25 October 2017. Posted in Career, Healthcare

Your Medical Assistant Diploma and What Comes Next

You got your medical assistant diploma! Congrats! You chose a valuable field.

In 2014, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook expected the need for medical assistants to grow 23% through 2024. That adds more than 135,000 medical assistant jobs to the 591,000 jobs that were already filled.

Now that you earned your career diploma and medical office assistant certification, what can you expect from all those job opportunities?

Where can I work?

Some medical assistants graduate from online colleges and gov on to work in hospitals. Others work in outpatient clinics, surgical centers, rehab facilities or nursing homes. By completing your medical assistant diploma at an accredited online school like Ashworth College, your skills have set you up to assist in a variety of healthcare settings.

What will I do?

The skills learned in your medical assistant course could be applied to administrative and clinical tasks in a medical practice. You may stock supplies, answer phones, set up machines or explain treatment procedures. But you may also use computers to schedule appointments, input data, process insurance paperwork and handle information according to HIPAA regulations. Your days could be full of variety!

What if I want more?

Your medical assistant diploma unlocks great opportunities, but you may want more. A medical assistant course is a smart lead-in to an additional diploma or certificate in any number of healthcare specialties offered by Ashworth College. You may even want to pursue an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree in healthcare management or nursing. With your medical assistant diploma, the doors to your career or more education are wide open.

Whether you’re ready to start your career in medical assisting, or thinking about continuing your healthcare education, the accredited online college programs offered at Ashworth College are the place to start.

Enroll today and earn your medical office assistant certification in as little as four months.

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