Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant

Working the front lines of patient care.

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The Medical Assistant program at Nevada Career Institute provides the education and training needed to begin a career working in a variety of different medical and health care facilities.

Graduates of the program routinely find jobs working in:

  • Clinics
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Research facilities
  • Hospitals
  • HMOs
  • Public health organizations
  • And other health care related facilities.

Quick Facts about Medical Assistants*

  • Employment of Medical Assistants is projected to grow 29 percent nationally from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.
  • Medical Assistants work mostly in primary care, a steadily growing sector of the health care industry.
  • Physicians are expected to hire more Medical Assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.
  • Most Medical Assistants work in physicians’ offices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other health care facilities. In 2016, more than half of all Medical Assistants worked in physicians’ offices.
  • Most Medical Assistants work full time. Some work evenings, weekends, or holidays to cover shifts in medical facilities that are always open.
*Source: For the latest national information, please visit U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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