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Medical Assistant

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Medical assistants can be found almost in any place you find doctors. They assist doctors in caring for patients and are often the first person the patient sees before seeing the actual doctor. Their duties include taking the patient’s vital statistics; documenting and updating the patient’s medical records; preparing samples for lab testing; scheduling appointments and giving patients medications as approved by doctors. Medical assistants typically complete a 2-year associate degree program.

Online Education

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Online education or distance learning is becoming more popular because it allows students to earn degrees while continuing to work. Although some degrees require internships, many of the studies can be completed online. Even a BA in medical service management can be ticked off online.

Job Growth

Below you will find the expected job growth for these aforementioned four health careers from 2014 to 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Registered Nurses – 16 %;
  • Medical Assistants – 23%
  • Medical and Health Service Managers – 17%;
  • Surgical Technologists – 15%.

As you can see, there are many options available to aspiring health care professionals. Each of these offers good wages, excellent employment growth and the chance to help others.

 

Special thanks to Dixie Somers for providing us with this article. Dixie is a freelance writer and blogger for business, home, and family niches. Dixie lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and is the proud mother of three beautiful girls and wife to a wonderful husband. You can contact Dixie on Facebook.

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