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Job Outlook Bright for Medical Administrative Assistants in Kane County, Illinois

Posted Friday, Jun 10, 2011 by Allen B. Ury

Medical Administrative AssistantThe job outlook for medical administrative assistants in far west suburban Chicago including Kane County is strong, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security. During the decade between 2008 and 2018, the period for which the most recent projections are available, job opportunities for medical administrative assistants/medical secretaries in Local Workforce Area 5, which includes Kane County is expected to increase by 23.3 percent. * This is slightly ahead of the 22.0 percent increase projected for medical administrative assistants/medical secretaries throughout Illinois as a whole for the same 10-year period. **

The demand for medical administrative assistants/medical secretaries is being fueled by the growth of the health care industry nationwide, driven in part by the aging American population. The health care sector is growing faster than any other part of the American economy, according to the BLS. ***

If you live or work in Kane County and are interested in training for a career as a medical administrative assistant/medical secretary, you can get the career training you need at Everest College in North Aurora.

Medical Administrative Assistant Training at Everest in North Aurora

Everest College’s North Aurora, Illinois campus offers a Medical Administrative Assistant career training program that can be completed in as little as eight months. Taught by health care industry professionals, this program combines classroom lectures with hands-on training in a simulated medical office environment to prepare students to compete for entry-level positions in doctors’ offices, clinics and other health care facilities.

The program’s curriculum focuses solely on those subjects relevant to the medical administrative assistant career field. Courses include:

  • Office Finance
  • Patient Processing and Assisting
  • Medical Insurance
  • Office Procedures
  • Patient Care and Computerized Practice Management

An externship at an actual medical office is also part of the program.

Upon graduation, students can take advantage of Everest’s Career Services department, which provides invaluable job search support. Services include help with resume writing, interviewing, and identifying and contacting local employers.

About the North Aurora Campus

Everest College’s North Aurora campus is at 150 South Lincolnway Street in North Aurora, IL 60542. The school is just north of the intersection of South Lincolnway Street and Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway (Toll Road I-88). Other career training programs offered at the North Aurora campus include Electrician, Medical Assistant, and Medical Insurance Billing and Coding.

For more information about Everest’s Medical Administrative Assistant career education program, contact Everest today!

Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at www.everest.edu/disclosures.

* Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security, Workforce Area 5 Long-Term Occupational Projections 2008-2018; http://lmi.ides.state.il.us/projections/wkinvestlt.htm. Accessed 6/8/2011.

** Source: Career One Stop, Occupational Profile, Paralegals and Legal Assistants, Illinois: http://www.careerinfonet.org/occ_rep.asp?optstatus=011000000&soccode=232011&id=1&nodeid=2&stfips=17&search=Go. Accessed 6/8/2011.

*** Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Career Guide to Industries, 2010-2011 Edition, Healthcare: http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/cgs035.htm. Accessed 6/8/2011.

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