Medical Career Information

Medical Career Information

What kind of work can I expect to do after completing a Medical Assistant program in Santa Rosa?

In many of California’s medical offices and practices, medical assistants keep things running smoothly! They complete tasks that help the entire practice stay organized and efficient, and they can be an important resource for patients with medical questions or concerns. Medical assistants’ responsibilities may vary from office to office, depending on the size of the practice and the doctors’ specialties. Many common medical assisting duties often include:

  • Updating and filing medical records
  • Completing insurance forms
  • Answering telephones and greeting patients
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Sterilizing medical equipment
  • Preparing patients for examinations
  • Taking medical histories
  • Administering injections and performing EKGs
  • And more

After I complete the medical assisting training program in Santa Rosa, what is the career outlook?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical assistants is expected to grow by 34 percent from 2008 to 2018.  As the healthcare industry continues to grow because of technological advances in medicine and the growth and aging of our nation’s population, medical assisting may be considered one of the fastest-growing occupations.  Increasing use of medical assistants is needed to allow doctors to care for more patients .*  

If you’re searching for medical assisting schools in Santa Rosa, California, choose one of Empire College’s specialized medical assistant training programs. Contact us for more information.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos164.htm

Sonoma County occupational guide: http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/OccGuides/detail.aspx?Soccode=319092&Geography=0604000097

 

"All four of our hires from Empire College have exceeded expectations. We will continue to hire Empire graduates as they have proven to be the most qualified applicants for our clinic."
- Jean Clayton, Fresenius Medical Care