Three reasons why now is the best time to enroll at the NCC Medical Assisting school
There has never been a better time to enroll at NCC to train for a future career as a medical assistant. If you’re considering joining us, here are three great reasons to make the jump!
1. Medical Assistant Job Growth Is on the Rise
The BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) predicts that jobs in the field of medical assisting will grow 23 percent from 2014-2024. That means we’re in the middle of this job growth right now – and it’s a great trend for aspiring and current medical assistants.
In addition to that growth, online job postings for medical assistants are on the rise – job postings grew 13% from 2014-2015 – showing that employers are increasing their roles for medical assistants.
2. The Role of the Medical Assistant Has Evolved
“Top of license” medical practice is becoming the norm – meaning that every person on the medical care team, from the nurse to the doctor to the MA, only does the work that is most relevant to their particular expertise.
That means that some of the duties that doctors used to take on are now managed by nurses, and the same applies to nurses and MAs.
This change has opened the door for a much wider variety of responsibilities for MAs, from standard tasks like taking vitals and preparing patient rooms to more in-depth tasks like assisting with electronic medical records.
3. MAs Can Really Shine Right Now
For most people, a trip to the doctor can be nerve-wracking. MAs have the opportunity to not just help the medical team work seamlessly, but to help add a human element to patients’ experiences at the doctor.
You’ll often hear this referred to as “soft skills” – for an MA, soft skills include your ability to make patients feel comfortable and clearly communicate with them and your co-workers.
If you can master your soft skills in addition to the “hard skills” of your technical duties as a medical assistant, you can take this career to a new level.
Start Your Career In Medical Assisting Today!
Here at Northwest Career College, we have a student-focused attitude that prioritizes giving our graduates the training and skills they’ll need to excel as medical assistants.
Our established and seasoned instructors work with you, teaching you every aspect of Medical Assisting. If you’d like to learn more about what our medical assistant course can offer you, call one of our enrollment specialists at (702) 403-1592 today. We provide flexible learning, with online and on-campus morning, afternoon, and night classes to accommodate your Las Vegas work and family schedule.
Once you’ve graduated, our dedicated and experienced Career Services team will work with you to help you find the best employment opportunities in Las Vegas. Call us now on (702) 403-1592 to start your journey!
Amanda Beardsley, C.M.A.
Medical Assisting Program Chair