Medical Assisting Week is Oct. 15-19
Students and staff at Ellsworth and Marshalltown Community Colleges are gearing up to celebrate Medical Assistants Recognition Week Oct. 15-19 as designated by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Medical assistants across the country will be recognized during this special week and honored on Medical Assistants Recognition Day on Wednesday, Oct. 17.
“I will be honoring the MA students in my classroom during the week and on that special day,” says Dee Lynk, Medical Assisting program coordinator for both ECC and MCC.
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 in the country.
The AAMA is the premier organization serving the professional interests and educational needs of medical assistants. It provides numerous services that help medical assistants put their careers on a successful and rewarding track and keep them there.