Stanly Community College (SCC) recently honored their 2016 Medical Assisting graduates during a breakfast at the Crutchfield Education Center in Locust, NC. Twenty-six students completed the program this year.
The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled healthcare professionals who are qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures. Employment opportunities include ambulatory settings such as physicians' offices, clinics, and group practices.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015 Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 23 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to increase demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As their practices expand, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.
For additional information on the Medical Assisting program at SCC, contact Starra Herring, Medical Assisting Program Director, at 704-991-0397.
Pictured left to right – front row: Lia Jerby, Crystal Arant, Jessican Bolton, Nicor Jacobs, Kristy Smith, Maider Moua, Starra Herring (Program Director), Sherry McCall, Jennifer Racette, Jackline Fields, Kara Hahn, Jennifer Gassler, Dekota McAuley and Whitney Ellis.
Back row: Carla Cook, Emili Clemons, Cindy Alley, Beverly F. Worley, Krystal Dayvault, Tamara S. Joyner, Kayla Rogers, Casie Hamilton, Kaprece Overton, Trista Marcum, Jennifer Nash, Candice Baity and Wesleigh Walter. Not pictured: Heather Whitley (Instructor).