The Importance of Medical Assistants: At the Heart of Healthcare

Medical Assistant student Sally Wouters gives blood at a recent blood drive with the Community Blood Center, Inc.

Medical Assistants are of vital importance to the medical field. Through their interaction with patients, medical assistants offer support and assistance with making patients feel at ease when it comes to visiting a healthcare provider.

What makes Medical Assistants so special?

There are so many ways in which medical assistants can be deemed irreplaceable in the healthcare workplace. These men and women offer support with communication, taking vital signs, medical coding and billing, and use of medical apparatus.

Do you have what it takes?

Medical assistants can work in several different areas. They can be employed at physician’s offices, chiropractic offices, hospitals and more. They assist with lab procedures, administer medications and recognize and deal with emergencies on a daily basis. If you choose this career path, you should also have great communication skills and be able to work with a diverse population every day. You should also be able to uphold strict confidentiality in your line of work.

Would you like more information about becoming a medical assistant?

Medical Assistant students at Globe University-Appleton are working hard to be the best at what they will eventually do in the workplace. Their hands-on applications in the classroom will prepare them for an exciting and rewarding career as a medical assistant! We thank you for your commitment and drive you display each day as a future medical assistant.

Contact Globe University-Appleton (920-364-1100) to learn more about the Associate in Applied Science-Medical Assistant degree. This 2-year degree program combines hands-on training in core technical skills with general education that will enhance your ability to work in diverse health care settings.  After successful completion of this program, you will be eligible to take the CMA (AAMA) certification exam.