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Four Reasons to Check Out a Career as a Medical Assistant

September 26, 2016

Health care careers are #nojoke. You get to make a positive impact on peoples’ lives every day…what’s cooler than that?

Going to school for medical assisting[1] can be your foot in the door for your future in health care. Check out our list to find out the four reasons a career as a medical assistant[2] is legit.

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  • It’s a Career Path on Its Way UP

If you’re looking for a career that’s got potential, look no further. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical assistants is projected to grow much faster than average for all occupations from 2014 to 2024…we’re talking a 23% jump[3]! That means more medical professionals are looking for qualified applicants to fill those medical assistant roles.

  • You Can Prepare to Become a Medical Assistant in As Few As Nine Months [4]

You read that right. This isn’t one of those career paths that’ll take you YEARS to prepare for. If you enroll in Carrington College’s Medical Assisting program, you could be working as a medical assistant by this time next year…#seriously. And, it isn’t one of those programs where you have to put your name on a waiting list and hope you get a spot. We have classes starting every six weeks!

  • You’ll Get to Work as Part of a Medical Team

As a medical assistant, you’ll have the opportunity to make a positive impact on your patients.

You can be the first person they see when they arrive, the one who takes their vital signs, even the person who draws their blood to help them figure out what’s going on. Your medical team will count on you to be part of the solution, and you’ll go home after work every day knowing you’ve made a difference.

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  • There Are Great Opportunities For Advancement

If you start your career as a medical assistant and decide you’re ready for the next step, you’re already in the right place. Carrington College offers programs[5] in vocational/practical nursing[6] and registered nursing[7].

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It’s a way to take what you already know and grow! The demand for nurses is on the rise too, and you’ll probably see a pretty significant boost in your salary if you advance your education[8].

If you’re ready to start your health care career journey, we’re here to help. Check out the Medical Assisting program at Carrington College today to find the location closest to you. And if you’d like to see what our Medical Assisting program is all about, check out this video to get a sneak peek inside the classroom.


[1] For comprehensive consumer information, visit

[2] Individuals seeking to enter this career field may be subject to screenings such as, but not limited to, criminal background checks and drug/alcohol testing prior to externship, to attain occupational licensure/certification or employment and throughout their careers.

[3] Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at (visited September 19, 2016).

[4] Not including breaks. Program length by weeks is listed here in the academic catalog.

[5] Program availability varies by location.

[6] For comprehensive consumer information, visit

[7] For comprehensive consumer information, visit

[8] Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Registered Nurses, on the Internet at (visited September 19, 2016).

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