Dorsey Schools is gearing up for this week – which is both “Massage Therapy Awareness Week” and “Medical Assistants Recognition Week.” This gives us all the opportunity to raise awareness for both professions and the benefits they bring to the healthcare industry. Physicians, patients and clients from all over the country will share their appreciation in celebration for this upcoming week.
“Medical Assistants Recognition Week” (October 20-24, 2014)
For those who don’t already know, medical assisting is an allied health profession and medical assistants function as members of the healthcare team responsible for and cross-trained to perform both administrative and clinical duties.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assistants are projected to grow much faster than average from 2012-2022 in the US, due to the predicted surge in the number of physicians’ offices and outpatient care facilities, technological advancements, in addition to the growing number of aging Americans who may need medical treatment.
If you are interested in becoming a medical assistant, you can become an important member of the medical team in as little at 12 months at Dorsey Schools. If you have a friend or family member who is (or is working to become) a medical assistant, here are some suggestions on how you can show your appreciation!
Massage Therapy Awareness Week (October 19-25, 2014)
Celebrating “Massage Therapy Awareness Week” gives us the opportunity to talk about massage therapy as a profession and the many health benefits it has to offer. According to the American Heart Association, the number one killer of men and women in the United States is cardiovascular disease. Decades of research have shown, interestingly enough, that massage therapy is effective in reducing stress and blood pressure, which are the two main contributors to heart disease. Massage therapy has proven to also help with arthritis, diabetes, smoking cessation, and depression, among other conditions.
If you are contemplating pursuing a career in massage therapy, consider Dorsey Schools. Students have the opportunity to learn hands-on techniques, which include Swedish massage, deep tissue, sports massage, and many other forms, which will provide you with the chance to obtain the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a wide variety of job opportunities upon licensure. Learn more about the Massage Therapy program here.
We’d like to express our gratitude and say “thank you” to all of our instructors, students, and alumni of both the Medical Assistant and Massage Therapy programs for all their hard work, day in and day out, here at Dorsey Schools.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.dorsey.edu/disclosures.php.