How to Become a Medical Assistant

Career Planning, Medical Assisting
If you are interested in studying to become a medical assistant, your employment outlook is great. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates for medical assistants "much faster than average" job growth through 2026--29 percent, to be exact. That means lasting job security for anyone who works as a medical assistant. Prerequisites to Be a Medical Assistant Fortunately, the prerequisites to work as a medical assistant are pretty straightforward. You need either a high school diploma or a general education diploma, also called a GED. Although aptitude in math and science can help a medical assisting student, particular coursework in high school isn't required. Education to Be a Medical Assistant You must complete an education to work as a medical assistant. At Harris School of Business, you can choose among: Medical…
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Why is Accreditation Important?

Career Planning
If you've looked at Harris School of Business' website, you've likely noticed that we're accredited. It's part why Harris is a respected business school among the many places you could seek an education in the most employable career paths. So why is accreditation a big deal? Why should you attend an accredited school? What is Accreditation? Harris School of Business is accredited by several different bodies, depending upon the degree program. Our Cherry Hill, NJ, Danbury, CT, Linwood, NJ, Upper Darby, PA, and Wilmington, DE campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training, Washington, DC. Our Dover, DE, and Voorhees, NJ campuses are accredited by The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, Arlington, Va. Our Surgical Technology program is accredited programmatically by The Accrediting Bureau…
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Medical Assisting Jobs: What type of employment can you get with a medical assisting diploma/associate degree?

Career Planning, Medical Assisting
Working on your medical assistant education? Or perhaps you're still considering jobs in medical assisting? It's only smart to look ahead to consider what type of employment opportunities await you after completing medical assisting education, as well as the job trends, job demands and career paths for medical assisting. Rising Medical Assisting Demand The demand for medical assisting careers is predicted to continue to rise, according to the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. From 2016 to 2026, the Bureau has predicted 183,900 more jobs available in medical assisting nationwide. That's great news for anyone considering pursuing education in medical assisting, since it's very likely they can readily find employment as a medical assistant. Why We Need More Medical Assistants According to the American Association of Retired Persons, 10,000…
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How to Select a Medical Assistant Program: Choose the Right One for You

Career Planning, Medical Assisting
Exploring medical assistant programs represents a step towards a secure future. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that between 2016 and 2026, the job category of medical assistant should grow 29 percent, considered "much faster than average" by the Bureau. With the current surge of healthcare retirees and rising demand for healthcare, the healthcare field needs many more medical assistants. If you have a high school diploma or GED and willingness to help others, you can enter a medical assistant program to join this dynamic field. Delivery of Medical Assisting Programs The main categories of medical assisting programs are online classes and traditional, hands-on training. Some medical assistant programs offer a hybrid of these meaning students attend some classes and take some remotely. Online or Hybrid Medical Assistant Programs These…
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