HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Students at Wallace State Community College are gearing up to celebrate Medical Assistants Recognition Week Oct. 16-20, 2017, as designated by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Medical Assistants across the country will be recognized during this special week and honored on Medical Assistants Recognition Day on Oct. 18.
Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail has issued a proclamation declaring the week as Medical Assistants Recognition Week in Hanceville.
Medical assisting is an allied health profession whose practitioners function as members of the health care delivery team and perform administrative and clinical procedures. With their unique versatility, medical assistants are proving to be the allied health professional of choice for this decade and beyond. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assisting continues to be projected as one of the fastest growing occupations.
The AAMA is the premier organization serving the professional interests and educational needs of medical assistants. It provides numerous services that help medical assistants put their careers on a successful and rewarding track and keep them there.
Wallace State’s Medical Assistant program is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2018 semester. Applications will be accepted through Nov. 1. The program is a five-semester program, offering an associate in applied science degree.
Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 23 percent from 2016 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Students currently enrolled in the Medical Assistant program at Wallace State include:
Blount County: Rebecca Bryant, Jessie Gunter, Leandra Mendoza, Bryanna Neely, Courtney Phelps, Sydney Snider, Macy Walker
Cullman County: Serena Adair, Savannah Calvert, Emily Campbell, Adan Campos, Chad Fines, Elizabeth Gazca, Desi Hackney, Kyndall Hardin, Victoria Jones, Hannah Pendley, Megan Pendley, Kana Schofield, Laura Smithson, Courtney Underwood, Allison Whatley, Kelsey Wren
Etowah County: Nikki Horton, Angela Ramiscal
Jefferson County: Taylor Bain, Alyson Linn
Marshall County: Jamyrah Ingram, Melissa Johnson Tasha Kreps, Kathie Massey
Morgan County: Faulyn Childs, Judea Hullett, Megan Rodgers
Shelby County: Alejanddra Saucedo
St. Clair County: Danielle Canterbury
Please contact Tracie Fuqua, Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org (256.352.8321) or Lorie Strane, email@example.com (256.352.8322) if you have any questions about the Medical Assisting Program.