As reported by the American Association of Medical Assistants, medical assisting is one of the nation’s careers growing much faster than average for all occupations. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth is attributed to the following:
- Predicted surge in the number of physicians’ offices and outpatient care facilities
- Technological advancements
- Growing number of elderly Americans who need medical treatment
Medical assistants are cross-trained to perform administrative and clinical duties. STI’s Medical Assisting Program teaches the skills and theory of both aspects and graduates are qualified to sit for the national Certified Medical Assistant exam in order to become a CMA!
Because of recent changes to CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) rules only licensed, registered or certified individuals can input orders into the electronic medical record, thus a greater number of employers across the nation are preferring (or even insisting) that their medical assistants be CMAs (AAMA). Employers continue to value the CMA (AAMA) precisely because the credential represents the foremost quality employee in the profession. By employing CMAs (AAMA), employers can present powerful evidence that their hiring and delegation practices meet or exceed the legal standard.
See what our graduates have to say about the Medical Assisting Program at STI. Watch the video here!
Ready to apply? Click here for the Medical Assisting application packet.