Students choose the medical assistant program at Globe University-Woodbury for a variety of reasons including the hands-on learning, how fast they can graduate and enter the workforce, and their passion for the health care industry.
One of the attractive aspects of the field is that medical assistants have a variety of job opportunities working with doctors and nurses in the health care industry. Typically medical assistants perform routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices and clinics running smoothly.
“I chose the medical assistant program because I am a hands-on learner, I love being able to help people, and I have always wanted to work in a clinic,” said Megan Nelson, medical assistant student at Globe University-Woodbury.
Medical Assistant Program Chair Marissa Lindala said that she originally picked the medical assistant program because it was a short program that would get her into the medical field in the least amount of time. After graduating, she intended to go back to school for something else in the medical field until she realized how much she loved medical assisting.
“There’s always variety in the medical assisting field,” said Marissa. “This industry allows you to build relationships with patients and make a difference in their lives. Medical assisting isn’t an easy field, but it’s a very rewarding one.”
Jenell Casarez, medical assistant instructor, Globe University graduate, and advisor of the Globe Student Chapter of the American Association of Medical Assistants (GSCAAMA), discussed how she wants to see her students’ succeed in a field they have passion for. Therefore, when she got the opportunity to teach at Globe, she couldn’t wait to start showing students all the things that she had learned throughout her years in the field.
“It brings me so much joy to see the look on the students’ faces when they have mastered a skill, like drawing blood for instance,” said Jenell. I am so proud to see each student walk across that stage at graduation. I truly love my job, and I care about each and every one of these students at Globe.”
Medical Assistant Job Outlook:
According to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.