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In Lakeland, Florida, You Can Prepare to be a Medical Assistant in Just 9 Months

Posted Thursday, Oct 14, 2010 by Allen B. Ury

Medical AssistantWhen preparing yourself for a new career, you probably want to complete your education and start looking for work as quickly as possible. At Everest University’s campus in Lakeland, Fla., the Medical Assistant career education program is designed for the student with just such ambitions. At Everest in Lakeland, you can learn to be a Medical Assistant in as little as nine months. And once you graduate, you can have Everest’s help in finding Medical Assistant employment opportunities in your area.

Learn Medical Assistant Skills

At Everest University in Lakeland, you can learn all the basic skills required of a professional Medical Assistant, including:

  • Taking vital signs
  • Taking medical histories
  • Running laboratory and diagnostic tests
  • Updating and managing patient records
  • Preparing patients for examinations
  • Drawing blood
  • Helping to manage medical offices

Hands-on courses in the Medical Assistant program curriculum include:

  • Patient care and communication
  • Clinical assisting and pharmacology
  • Medical insurance, bookkeeping and health sciences
  • Cardiopulmonary and electrocardiography
  • Laboratory procedures
  • Endocrinology and reproduction
  • Externship

Job Outlook

According to O*Net Online, the web-based occupational resource sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor/Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for Medical Assistants is bright.* Projected growth in the 2008-2018 period is expected to be “much faster than average,” meaning a 10-year growth rate of 20 percent or higher. Nationwide, approximately 218,000 medical assistant jobs are expected to be created during this period. (Note: Local employment opportunities and growth rates will vary depending on numerous factors, including local demographics, population growth and economic conditions.)

About Everest’s Lakeland, Florida, Campus

Everest University’s Lakeland, Fla., campus is at 995 E. Memorial Blvd. The campus is approximately one mile west Polk Parkway (Highway 570) toll road. In addition to the Medical Assistant program, the campus also offers diploma, associate and bachelor’s degree programs in Accounting, Business, Criminal Justice, Massage Therapy, Medical Insurance Billing and Coding, Paralegal and Pharmacy Technician.

To learn more about the Medical Assistant career training program or other career education degrees and programs, contact Everest University today!

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