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Is Medical Assisting the Right Career for You?

Find out 6 reasons why students are choosing this career

The job market is constantly evolving, and choosing a career path can be a difficult decision. One career path that many students are choosing is that of Medical Assistant. If you are considering medical assistant schools, take a moment to learn more about this career field.

1. I want a career path where I can get trained quickly
If you are like many people, you want to get into the workforce as soon as possible. Deciding to become a student means you won’t be earning much or any money during your education. For this reason, you may want a short program that can prepare you for a job quickly. The Medical Assistant training program at Branford Hall can be completed in less than one year. We also offer evening classes for students who work during the day. With these options, you can be trained and ready for the job market by next year at this time!

2. I’m not the college type, but I still want a good career
Four-year colleges are not for everyone. You may not have the time or the finances to pursue a four-year degree. You might not be interested in the academic course load. You may be looking for a more hands-on career training path. Whatever the reason, don’t worry! There are plenty of other options for developing a meaningful career. Career training schools offer a variety of career paths that require only one to two years of training. There are no prerequisites for a medical assistant program other than a high school diploma (or equivalent). Branford Hall will provide you with all the training you need!

3. I want to be a professional in the medical/healthcare field
Many of our students have spent time in unfulfilling jobs where they are not given much opportunity or respect. They are ready for a professional job where they are more challenged on the job and feel good about their career at the end of each day. If you become a medical assistant, you will be working in a professional environment where you have important responsibilities when it comes to taking care of patients. Medical assistant is an entry level healthcare job that can be an excellent doorway into a lifelong healthcare career.

4. I want a job that makes me proud
Medical assistants are an important part of the healthcare industry. They are responsible for checking patients’ vital signs, taking patient histories, keeping patient appointments running on time, and assisting with front office duties. They sometimes help with medical and billing too. In short, they are integral to keeping a medical office running smoothly. As a medical assistant you know that your work is helping patients get the medical care they need. This is something to be proud of!

5. I want a career where I have options
One of the interesting aspects of a medical assisting career is that you are trained to work in a wide variety of medical settings. This can add choice, variety, and opportunity to your career. Medical assistants work in the following settings:

  • Medical offices
  • Specialty offices
  • Medical billing and coding departments
  • Front offices
  • Hospitals
  • Rehab centers
  • Nursing homes
  • Laboratories

The job outlook for the future for medical assistants is positive, according to the Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook. The handbook says, “Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 23 percent from 2014 to 2024.” This is a faster rate of growth than most other occupations. This is one of the many reasons our students are choosing this career path.

6. I want a medical assistant school that supports me

Going back to school can be intimidating for some people, particularly if they had trouble in high school or haven’t been in school for many years. At Branford Hall, we want to help you succeed. We have a small-school atmosphere where instructors and staff know you by name. The faculty is always willing to help and wants to provide you with the support you need to succeed as a medical assistant. We also provide a Career Services department to help you write your resume, learn interviewing skills, and develop effective job search strategies.

If you are a North Jersey resident—or living near any of our 12 Branford Hall campuses—we invite you to explore our career-focused training. It’s easy to get started. Request more information, and we can help you every step of the way.