The rapid spread of the Coronavirus has put the healthcare industry in a tailspin. Today, brave and noble healthcare workers are on the frontline saving lives. More healthcare workers are needed. There has been no time in recent history when medical assistants have been in such high demand.

According to Reader’s Digest, the demand for trained medical personnel has skyrocketed. Medical Office Professionals are needed to process insurance paperwork for patients. Medical Assistants are needed to take vital signs and collect samples for lab tests. There is also a dire need for Medical Office Administrators to perform vital administrative duties in medical offices, hospitals, laboratories, health departments and a vast variety of other offices.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics had already predicted that the medical assistant field was projected to grow by 23 percent, which is faster than the most career fields. However, with the pandemic, hospitals need medical assistants more than ever and 23 percent now seems like a low estimate. Higher demand for medical assistants could mean higher wages and job security.

Training for a career in healthcare may help you weather the economic storm up ahead. According to the Federal Reserve, nearly 40 percent of households are likely to struggle during a recession. Training for a healthcare career could help you survive any future economic downturns. If you are interested in taking online courses to improve your job prospects, consider training with Career Technical Institute (CTI).

CTI will train you how to:

Learn to perform clinical tasks – Learn medical vocabulary and terminology, anatomy and physiology, allowing you to dispense medications, take and monitor vital signs, draw blood, run certain diagnostic tests and provide patients with the information they need to better understand their medical condition(s).

Run a front office administration – Understand what it takes to make a medical office run successfully by learning medical administrative processes, general management, customer satisfaction, and business communication skills. This includes becoming proficient in working with software applications, medical billing, and medical coding procedures, as well as health insurance submissions and reimbursement practices.

Know and understand regulatory guidelines – Learn the latest ICD-10 medical billing codes, the Healthcare Portability and Accountability Act as it pertains to patient confidentiality and working with electronic health records.

If you would like to learn more, talk to a Career Technical Institute admissions advisor today. Career Technical Institute is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education and is a registered school operating under a license from the Washington, DC Higher Education Licensure Commission. Career Technical Institute is also approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in the Title IV Federal Financial Aid programs. You may qualify for financial aid.

For more information, call 888-516-5339 to talk to a Career Technical Institute Admissions Advisor today.