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Is Medical Assistant the New “It” Career?

Is Medical Assistant the New It Career - Florida Career College

If you are someone who enjoys caring for others and has an empathetic heart, then you may have already thought about becoming a medical assistant and putting your skills to the test. Fortunately, medical assistant jobs are on the rise and 2019 is going to be a year of good growth within this career path.

Now is your opportunity to join the hottest “it” career and get your foot in the door.


As you search for a new career, you may question whether the choice is a good one or not. Hey, let’s face it – we have all wanted that one career that sounds awesome, but no one is hiring for it and you need experience to be hired but no one wants to offer experience. The cycle continued, but, not as a medical assistant.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the job market growth for medical assistant until 2026 is at 29%. This means that once you graduate our medical assistant technician program, you will be ready to jump into the workforce and a job may be waiting for you.

As baby boomers and seniors continue to age, there is a growing need for care and you will find that doctors’ offices, home health facilities, nursing homes, and hospitals need medical assistants.


Whether you have a family or not, you need a good work-life balance and becoming a medical assistant will allow you just that. Most medical assistants, those who work in doctors’ offices or private practices, have a Monday to Friday schedule. This means that you do not have to worry about weekends and even holidays.

Many medical assistant careers come with a wonderful benefits package too which can include dental and medical benefits, paid time off, 401k plans, and more.


While most people do not choose their career based on pay alone, it is always nice to choose a career that does pay well. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average median hourly wage for a medical assistant is $16.16 per hour or roughly $33,610 per year. Some of the highest earning medical assistants made $47,250 annually.

As a medical assistant, there is opportunity for growth as well. While you can become a medical assistant technician by completing a diploma program, you also have the option to become certified by taking a national exam. Once you are certified, your employer is likely to pay you more money.

CMAs, or Certified Medical Assistants, can also train and earn certifications in additional areas too such as phlebotomy, EKG, and more. Your continued education and training can help you advance in the workplace and may provide you with an additional wage.


Florida Career College offers students the ability to train to become a medical assistant technician. We offer a diploma program that provides you with the hands-on skills needed to succeed in an entry-level role in a medical office or hospital. Included in the training is an externship at a local medical office and many students find that these externships lead to employment.

Medical assistants are in demand and are the “it” career of 2019. Now is your opportunity to train to become one and the team at Florida Career College is here to assist you every step of the way.

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