National Medical Assistants Recognition Day
Published on October 18, 2017 by Staff Writer
On National Medical Assistants Recognition Day we wanted to take the time to say thank you to these amazing healthcare providers. Thank you for all that you do to help the medical offices, physicians and most of all the patients.
In this high demand career medical assistants have a variety of roles and are a vital part of a healthcare team. They can perform a variety of functions, including:
- Taking patients’ vital signs
- Recording health history
- Assisting with examinations and procedures
- Administering medications (as permitted by state law)
- Preparing lab samples
- Scheduling appointments
- Billing and coding
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 23 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to increase demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As their practices expand, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.
How to Celebrate:
Medical Assistants Recognition Day is observed on Wednesday of the third full week in October. Therefore, if you know a medical assistant or if you are visiting a medical clinic today be sure to take the time to thank them for their service. Also, if you are on social media give them a shout out using the hashtag #MedicalAssistantsRecognitionDay.
Medical Assisting Program:
If you have been thinking about pursuing your medical assistant certification or want to serve the health care of others in a medical assisting role, Broadview University offers medical assistant training* that can equip you to achieve your certification and prepare you for a variety of real-world medical settings.
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