Stanly Community College (SCC) recently honored their 2015 Medical Assisting graduates during a luncheon at the Crutchfield Education Center in Locust, NC. Twenty-eight 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, 2014-2015 Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to spur 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 at 704-991-0397 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured left to right – Front row: Janice Bentley, Jessica Felver, Dana Harrell, Julie Duncan, Courtney Tucker, Brittany Whitley, Laura Porter, Sara Houser, Starra Herring (Instructor), Hayli Deal, Erica Rivers, Amber Honeycutt, Amber Preslar, Jessica Riggs, Savannah Blalock, Taylor Carter and McKenzie Isenhour.
Back row: Marisa Poplin, Shelli Barbee, Alexis Almond, Erin Wright, Ashley Honeycutt, Brianna Patterson, Gloria Huneycutt, Tiffany Beretz, Cassandra Lowder, Sharon Mason, Esveida Vera and Madison Harrell. Not pictured: Heather Whitley (Instructor).