Is Medical Assisting School Worth It?

Something we’re asked a lot is whether or not medical school is “worth it.” While we can’t answer the question for you, we can provide you with the information needed to answer that question for yourself. 

Know the Facts

It’s important to understand the scope of medical assisting, so you can understand what it is and is not. When you get your medical assisting degree, you are prepared to work in both the clinical and administrative capacity in a healthcare setting.

Provide Patient Care

As a medical assistant, you will serve as the primary point of contact between a patient and his or her healthcare provider. From providing hands-on patient care and conducting laboratory work to handling follow-up communication, medical assistants play a key role in the overall patient experience.

Join a Growing Industry

In addition to providing patient care, graduating with a medical assisting certificate allows you to become part of a growing industry. With the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting a 29% growth rate by 2026, you can enjoy job security that other industries can’t offer. More, this demand opens up job opportunities in various work environments. From hospitals and physicians’ offices to outpatient facilities and more, medical assistants have the freedom to choose an employment setting that best suits their needs.

Earn a Living

In addition to projected industry-wide growth, medical assistants earned an average salary of $33,610 in May 2018. The highest 10 percent earned more than $47,250, leaving room for salary growth.

Make a Change

If you want to make a difference in patient care while earning a living, consider a medical assisting certificate from Northwestern College.

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