If you want to work closely with a physician to provide the high-quality care every patient deserves or are looking for variety and challenge in your workday, a career as a medical assistant might be the right fit for you.
The timing also couldn’t be better as the need for qualified medical assistants in Minnesota is growing fast. In Rochester, Minnesota School of Business has been hearing from a lot of potential employers looking for qualified medical assistants. According to Medical Assistant Program Chair Stephanie O’Malley, Rochester-area employers see the benefits of medical assistants through externships and placements and then ask for more.
The field is expected to grow 23 percent between 2014 and 2024, which is much faster than the average for all other occupations, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The reason for the need? The aging “baby-boom” population and policy changes continue to increase the demand for medical services.
If you think you don’t have time to go to school to get qualified for the job we might have the right program for you. To help fill the need for medical assistants, Minnesota School of Business – Rochester is starting up a new weekend-only program. Students can work during the week and earn an associate degree on the weekends.
“I am so thrilled that we are able to offer a medical assistant weekend program for individuals who do not have the flexibility to attend college during the week. The program will not take longer than the weekday program, students will complete the program in the same amount of time,” O’Malley said.
The new program allows students to work during the week and taking classes on campus Friday nights and Saturdays.