Medical Assistants Recognition Week (MAR Week) celebrated the third full week in October (Oct. 15-19, 2018), is a time to celebrate your hard work, dedication and compassionate care. Your ordinary is extraordinary, and we hope that as a healthcare professional you celebrate your achievements, as well as the achievements of your peers. Here are some ideas to help you lift up and celebrate your fellow MAs so that they can feel seen and appreciated.
If you're thinking about making a career change, entering the medical assisting profession, or trying to figure out what to do next as an MA, you may have questions.
What are the essential duties of this quickly evolving healthcare role? What is the job outlook for medical assistants? What is the value of getting certified? What other jobs can a medical assistant be qualified for with the right mix of skills, experience, and training?
Let's take a look at the top questions about being a medical assistant.
No matter where you are in your allied health career, Michelle Heller, CMA, has some insights that could help you on your path.
Health care is an ever-evolving field … but the landscape has changed more than usual over the last couple of years. For instance, medical assistants (MA) are in greater demand, are being tasked with more responsibilities — and in many cases, are being rewarded for it.
Here’s good news for potential and about-to-graduate MAs: Jobs in medical assisting are growing - fast.
For aspiring medical assistants interested in keeping up with the trend, there are a few statistics to be aware of:
First, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) - which is a U.S. government agency that reports on employment and labor statistics- reports that employment of medical assistants is expected to increase 23 percent from 2014 to 2024. The BLS calculates that the average growth of all jobs in all fields is seven percent - so medical assisting is seeing some huge growth.
Today kicks off the first day of Medical Assistant Recognition Weekand it’s never been a better time to be a medical assistant!
As the healthcare field grows and changes, the role of the medical assistant has grown, too - there are more and more MAs working on healthcare teams, and the scope of work for medical assistants has grown. Here are some reasons why it’s a great time to be an MA: