Albany Technical College will Highlight the Medical Assisting Program in a Refresh Virtual Presentation Wednesday

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Albany Technical College will have a special refresh presentation highlighting the Medical Assisting Program Wednesday, February 24, at 10:00 AM in the Nathanial Cross Health Technology Building (HCT), room 128. This event will be live on Facebook. A small group of College leadership and faculty and students or graduates will be on hand to comment and discuss the Program. 

Several factors are creating a brighter outlook for the Medical Assistant job outlook. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the projected employment growth from 2019 to 2029 is expected to be 19%, much higher than the average for all occupations in the United States. Baby Boomers will be affecting this twofold. There are currently millions of boomers employed in the medical industry, and their retirement will mean fewer healthcare workers. As these boomers get older, they will require more medical care. The average life span is 75 years now and will continue to increase with better technology and medical advancements. With these longer lifespans comes the need for improved and affordable managed healthcare.