Welcome to Fact or Fiction! In this recurring series on our blog we’re going to set the record straight on various topics related to the fields our students are training to enter. We aim to share facts, dispel myths, and set apart the fact from the fiction! Today, we are looking at the topic of Medical Assistant Jobs.
Medical Assistant Jobs
Fact or Fiction: If you want to train to work in healthcare, a career as a Medical Assistant may be a good choice based on projected job growth in the coming years.
Our team found this to be a FACT! Here’s why:
- According to the US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Medical Assistants is projected to grow 23% from 2014 to 2024 which is much faster than the average for all occupations. a
- Here in the State of Michigan, according to the State of Michigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 15% from 2012 to 2022. b
Based on both the national and state data above, if you’re considering training for a new career as a Medical Assistant in Michigan, this is a good field to be entering based upon projected job growth in the coming years.
The answer to how much can a medical assistant make depends on different factors, including the part of the country that a medical assistant works in, if a medical assistant has obtained certification, and the particular industry that a medical assistant works in. For example, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that as of May 2014, medical assistant jobs located in Offices of Physicians paid about $31,230 a year on average.
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Medical Assistant Training at Dorsey Schools in Michigan
The Dorsey Schools Medical Assistant diploma program provides students with the opportunity to learn a unique combination of specialized skills that are necessary for employment in a medical office, clinic, or other healthcare facility. Graduates of the Dorsey Schools Medical Assistant program may go on to further advancement in the medical field, by way of becoming a certified Medical Assistant. For those who wish to pursue their certification, Dorsey Schools will pay the cost one time for graduates of this program to challenge a certification exam as selected by Dorsey Schools, contingent upon the graduate meeting Dorsey Schools exam preparation requirements.
Medical Assistant Program – Gainful Employment Disclosures
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- a Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm (visited April 22, 2016).
- b Michigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, Long-Term Occupational Employment Projections (2012-2022) Michigan Statewide, Medical Assistants (SOC Code: 31-9092), http://milmi.mt.gov/Portals/137/publications/projectionsdata/LongTerm_OccupationalProj_2024_MI.xlsx (visited April 22, 2016).