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A recent study at Georgetown University has concluded that the survival of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) means that demand for healthcare workers will spike through 2020. In fact, they predict that the U.S. will require 5.6 million healthcare workers in the next 8 years.

About 80% of those jobs, they say, will require some sort of specialized training or education, like that offered at Everest. Now could be the perfect time to start training for your next career. Everest offers quick, hands-on programs for:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
  • And more

With the right training, you could be well-prepared for a great career now, and in the future. Contact Everest today and learn more about the programs offered, campus locations and class start dates.

In every medical office there are certain people who keep things running smoothly, even when the doctors or nurses are busy. That person is often the medical assistant, and medical offices of all kinds rely on them.

As a medical assistant, what you’ll do from day to day depends on the type of office you’re working in (physician, optometrist, podiatrist, etc.). But the list can include:

  • Assisting patients
  • Taking x-rays
  • Drawing blood and taking blood pressure
  • Bookkeeping and appointments
  • Sterilizing medical equipment

Because they need to be so versatile, a good medical assistant is highly valued by doctors and nurses alike. And because every day can bring a new challenge, the job is never boring. Some medical assistant jobs require licensing, and almost all require education, like hands-on training from Everest.

You can choose from a variety of programs and specialties to put you on the right path to a rewarding career. Learn more about the medical assistant program at Everest here.

So you’re ready to buy your first scrubs? Congratulations! But before you spend precious dollars on your new uniform, you might want to keep a few things in mind:

  •  Double-check the color you need. Some offices or hospitals require different departments to wear a certain color. Check which color you’ll need before you go shopping.
  • Buy for comfort. Trust us, everybody looks good in scrubs. The more important thing is that they fit right. So when trying on scrubs, be sure to bend over and stretch to make sure they aren’t uncomfortable.
  • Shop around. Go to at least two different stores to compare styles and prices, and don’t forget to shop online to find the best deal on what you want.

Remember to hem the pants if they’re too long and always keep your scrubs clean. You’re a professional now, and you should look the part!

News & World Report just put out its “50 Best Jobs for 2012,” and guess what made #4 on that list? That’s right, medical assistant.

Smart people to support doctors and nurses are in demand, with experts saying that the field will add more than 160,000 jobs by 2020. In fact, expected growth and future job prospects combined for the biggest factor in making the top-50 list. What moved medical assistant near the top are good pay and higher job satisfaction based on surveys of actual medical assistants.

If you’re thinking of a career as a medical assistant, Everest can help with hands-on training by people who work in the industry. Learn more about medical assistant training from Everest.

A typical school day for medical assistant students means practicing for a real job.

Office Work

Patients need to fill out necessary forms when they arrive and before leaving a medical office. You’ll get to practice office procedures with others in your classroom.

Telephone Calls

When the telephone rings in the office, there may be a need to schedule an appointment or gather patient information. Classroom instructors can help you get comfortable with receiving and making telephone calls.

Caring for Patients

Medical assistants often assist patients by taking temperatures and blood pressures, or talking to patients about their symptoms. Learning to care for patients is part of the training students receive each school day.

As you can imagine, there are many things medical assistants can do during a real working day. Contact us today and learn more about training and what a typical school day is like for medical assistant students.

If you’re a medical assistant with the right qualifications, you may find yourself working in a variety of settings including medical centers, medical offices or clinics assisting doctors, performing administrative or clerical work.

Clerical duties may require answering phones, handling mail, communicating with patients, and filing patient information and data entry. Administrative duties may entail scheduling patients for medical procedures, taking blood pressure and assisting other health care professionals.

Medical Assistant Duties

What a medical assistant does may also depend on their qualifications along with the needs of the medical practice they’re employed by. State laws are a benchmark for determining the degree of education required for medical assistants to perform specific tasks.

Licensing may also be a factor in determining what medical assistants may eventually earn. Certified medical assistants, as a result of skills and training, may be able to earn higher salaries than those without the certification.


Everest College Information

Everest provides students with short-term career training in a variety of popular programs*. Our schools offer diplomas and/or degrees in:
Students can also earn online degrees through Everest University Online, a division of Everest University.

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*Programs vary by campus.

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