Plymouth Campus Welcomes New Medical Assisting Chair

Posted by on November 28, 2012

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Jessie Mcdole poses in a medical assisting classroom. She took over as the Plymouth campus program chair in October

The Minnesota School of Business-Plymouth (MSB) campus welcomed another member to its faculty recently. Jessie Mcdole was tabbed as the new program chair of the medical assisting program in late October.

Mcdole brings a wealth of experience to the position, working in urgent care, family practice, oncology and OB/GYN settings for the last 13 years.

“I’m very excited to learn new things, including teaching and growing in my role as program chair,” she said. “I’m excited to work with the students and help them get trained and get new jobs they are going to enjoy.”

Mcdole comes in with a diploma in medical assisting from Lakeland Medical & Dental Academy. She completed her bachelor’s degree in public health from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul in 2010. Her degrees and experience bring a diverse body of work that will truly aid in students’ success.

Mcdole is currently advising the medical assistant externs and teaching the CMA Review class before taking on a full load of classes for the Winter Quarter. Her passion for education is already apparent.

“I am really going to enjoy working with students; watching them grow, understanding new concepts and witnessing their excitement grow for their career,” she said.

Mcdole is excited to be a part of the hands-on learning model at MSB and is ready to assist students in any way possible. Her number one piece of advice to students?

“Be professional and sell yourself,” she said. “Show [employers] that you’re confident in your work and can function in a setting that requires good people skills and the ability to work with many different people.”

The medical assisting field is a fast-growing field, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting 31 percent growth in a decade-long span ending in 2020.

“Medical assisting is a very good career,” said Mcdole. “It’s very hands-on and you get to perform blood draws, EKGs, and give injections. You work closely with the doctors and assist with surgeries and procedures.”

Jessie Mcdole Snapshot:

Certified Medical Assistant
Allina Hospitals & Clinics, July 2010 – Oct. 2012

Certified Nursing Assistant
Fairview Health Services, Feb. 2007 – Sept. 2009

Certified Medical Assistant
Fairview Health Services, Sept. 2001 – Feb. 2007

Live-In and Program Counselor
Dungarvin, July 1999 – Sept. 2001





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