We Proudly Present Medical Assistant Graduate Alejandra Perez-Cruz
Alejandra Perez-Cruz, a graduate of Rockford Career College's medical assistant diploma program, knew she wanted more than just a job. She was searching for a rewarding career helping others. Through hard work and determination, she started on the path to a medical assisting career and earned her diploma. She believes that having a fulfilling career is essential to living life to the fullest. “Just live your best life,” Alejandra says.
What You Learn in a Medical Assistant Diploma Program
For each graduate of a program, we highlight three different courses. During the program, Alejandra took courses such as: Patient Care, Pharmacology and Pathology, Regulatory Issues in Health Information, and more.
In these courses, she learned about:
- Assisting with physical examinations, obtaining vital signs and anthropometric measurements, preparation and maintenance of exam rooms, assisting in life span specialties, and maintaining medical documentation
- Drug classification, dosage calculation, routes and methods of drug administration, prescription management, and abbreviations used in pharmacology
- The delivery of healthcare services; documentation of care; rights and responsibilities of providers, employees, payers, and patients in a healthcare context; and legal terminology pertaining to civil liability and the judicial and legislative processes
These courses were complemented by a 170-hour externship with 160 hours in a healthcare setting.
How Our Graduate Became a Medical Assistant
Like Alejandra, you too could become a medical assistant in just a matter of months and start your career journey in this interesting and necessary profession. We are so proud of Alejandra for earning her diploma and achieving her professional goals. All of us at RCC believe that you could excel as well.
Rockford Career College's Medical Assistant Diploma Program at a Glance
Program Length: 10 months
Learning Environment: Hybrid format incorporating online and on-campus components
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Job Outlook: 19% increase in the U.S. Projected from 2019-20291
Find out more about our medical assistant diploma program today. Call 888.680.6682 or submit the Request Information form on our website. Reaching your career goals could help you finally live your best life.
1 National Center for O*NET Development. Illinois Employment Trends: 31-9092.00 - Medical Assistants. O*NET OnLine. Retrieved May 18, 2021, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/31-9092.00?st=IL&g=Go
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