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Media, Business Partners Invited to Participate in Live Skills Demonstration
ATLANTA, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Medtech Colleges and Institutes will celebrate Medical Assistants Recognition Week, Oct. 21-25, by honoring medical assistants (MAs) for promoting and maintaining beneficial physician-patient relationships across America.
Every October since 1984, the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) honors medical assistants for being at the heart of healthcare. A prominent national healthcare education company that proudly educates nurses and medical assistants, Medtech campuses are taking a leading role to raise awareness about the important services medical assistants provide.
Throughout National Medical Assistants Recognition Week, Medtech campuses from the Midwest to metro Washington, D.C., and south to Atlanta and Florida will host celebratory events to honor their students and graduates as "Bright Stars of Healthcare."
Campuses will host events highlighted by hands-on demonstrations of phlebotomy and inoculation skills that will include challenging journalists to show how well they can assist in medical assistant tasks performed on medical mannequins. Media participants will receive proclamations recognizing them as "Medtech Medical Assistants for a Day." Each campus will honor key clinical partners and Medical Assistant program graduates will return to school to offer career insights and advice to current students.
"Medical assisting is an important, in-demand job in communities across the country, which is why Medtech offers Medical Assistant programs at each of its campuses," said Medtech President and CEO John L. Hopkins. "Medical assistants are the backbone of our nation's healthcare system and we provide students the education and hands-on training to become extraordinary healthcare professionals."
Medical assistant ranked in the Top 10 Hottest Jobs for 2013 by Money magazine and Salary.com. For 2012-13, Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine included medical assisting in its Top 10 rankings for best college majors that can lead to lucrative careers. Meanwhile, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Outlook Handbook forecasts solid employment opportunities for medical assistant graduates based on the profession's projected 31 percent growth over the next seven years. According to BLS estimates, on average, 16,355 new medical assisting jobs will need to be filled annually through 2020.
"Because healthcare continues growing each year, there will always be a need for skilled medical assistant practitioners – a need our graduates will help fill," Hopkins added.
All Medtech campuses are nationally accredited with several also offering diplomas and/or degrees in nursing, along with training in other healthcare professions.
Medtech is a nationally accredited post-secondary network of colleges and institutes with the goal of advancing health care career training. Medtech campuses prepare students for extraordinary new lives by helping them explore opportunities, strive for excellence and gain the skills and confidence to achieve their full potential in the growing health care field. Working hand-in-hand with students to provide an exceptional learning environment that incorporates comprehensive classroom instruction and personalized hands-on, practical experience, Medtech helps them create an extraordinary new future for themselves. Medtech has been recognized as one of Atlanta's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For 2012, honored in five categories of the 2012 American Business AwardsSM ("The Stevies"), and recognized as one of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces by Achievers in 2012.
Medtech prepares students for health care careers at campuses in the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and Virginia, including the Radians College nursing campus in Washington, D.C. Program offerings vary by campus; certain Medtech campuses offer nursing training. Visit www.Medtech.edu to learn more about Medtech education opportunities.
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