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3 Ways Medical Assistants Can Improve Their Communication Skills

by Tim Brunicardi

If you’re planning on becoming a Medical Assistant (MA), then learning how to effectively communicate with your patients will be essential to your success.

Hocking College's MLT and Medical Assisting Programs Offering New Certifications in Fall 2019

by Tim Brunicardi

Beginning Fall 2019, Hocking College’s Medical Lab Technician (MLT) and Medical Assisting Programs will be offering additional certifications.

Lend a Helping Hand: Become a Medical Assistant

by Tim Brunicardi

Have you ever had your blood drawn, or had your height and weight measured before a doctor’s appointment? If so, it was a medical assistant who performed these tasks.

A medical Assistant (aka MA) are medical professionals who are qualified to work in most outpatient care facilities, physician’s offices and clinics.

Why You Should Consider Hocking College's Medical Assistant Program

by Dawn Shingler AAS, CMA (AAMA)

 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the medical assistant field will grow 23 percent between 2014 and 2024, much more rapidly than the average line of work. There are several reasons for this.

First, the baby boomer population is aging and requiring more preventive services. This trend is expected to continue, creating a high demand for physicians. To accommodate the growth, physicians will need to employ more medical assistants capable of performing clinical tasks and routine duties to free up physicians for more advanced work.

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