ARCHBOLD, OHIO – Northwest State Community College is gearing up to celebrate Medical Assistants Recognition Week, October 19-23, as designated by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Medical assistants across the country will be recognized during this special week and honored by the Medical Assistants Recognition Day, October 21.
In celebration of Medical Assistants Recognition Week, Northwest State Community College Medical Assistants will be on hand in the College Atrium to share their knowledge and showcase their skills. Event activities are scheduled to include:
•Poster displays by the medical assisting students
•Blood pressure checks
•A chance to say “Thanks” for all of the students’ hard work
“Medical Assistants Recognition Week gives people an opportunity to learn about careers in medical assisting and recognize the contributions of those who work in the field,” said Janet Koepplinger, Allied Health Department Chair at Northwest State.
Medical assisting is an allied health profession whose practitioners function as members of the health care delivery team and perform administrative and clinical procedures. With their unique versatility, medical assistants are proving to be the allied health professional of choice for this decade and beyond. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assisting continues to be projected as one of the fastest growing occupations.
Northwest State’s medical assisting program is a two-year, associate degree program through our Allied Health & Public Services Division that includes classroom, lab and clinical experiences. Medical assistants are trained in both clinical and administrative duties for a variety of healthcare settings, such as physicians’ offices, clinics, and group practices.