We Proudly Present Medical Assistant Graduate Rachel Bigham

We Proudly Present Medical Assistant Graduate Rachel Bigham
DATE On May 25, 2022

Becoming a medical assistant allows you to better not only your own future but others' as well. That's why Rachel Bigham enrolled in Rockford Career College's medical assistant program. Her compassion for others kept her motivated even when her courses felt challenging. We are extremely proud of Rachel for taking on the challenge, graduating from the program, and beginning a new life serving her community.

What You Learn in a Medical Assistant Program

For each graduate of a program, we highlight three different courses. During the program, Rachel took courses such as: Specimen Collection and Analysis, Patient Care, and Pharmacology and Pathology. 

In these courses, she learned about:

  • The proper handling, collecting, transportation, and testing of various types of specimens
  • The medical assistant’s role in patient care including assisting with physical examinations, obtaining vital signs and anthropometric measurements, preparing and maintaining exam rooms, assisting in life span specialties, and keeping medical documentation
  • Drug classification, dosage calculation, routes and methods of drug administration, prescription management, and abbreviations used in pharmacology

How Our Graduate Became a Medical Assistant

Like Rachel, you too could become a medical assistant in just a matter of months and start your career journey in this interesting and necessary profession. During the program, you will have the opportunity to develop your practical skills by completing a 170-hour externship with 160 hours in a healthcare setting. As part of the RCC family, you will have access to free tutoring, career placement assistance, and much more. We even offer financial aid to those who qualify!

Rockford Career College's Medical Assistant Program at a Glance

Program Length: 10 months
Learning Environment: Hybrid format incorporating online and on-campus components
Link to Lead Instructor for Medical Assistant
Job Outlook: 18% increase in the U.S. projected from 2020-20301

Find out more about our medical assistant program today. Call 888.680.6682 or submit the Request Information form on our website. Whether you need help with completing the enrollment process or navigating your financial aid options, we are prepared to assist you. If you are ready to brighten the future for yourself and those around you, we are ready to help you achieve your goals.

1 National Center for O*NET Development.  Illinois Employment Trends: 31-9092.00 - Medical Assistants.  O*NET OnLine. Retrieved 1/10/2022, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/31-9092.00?st=IL&g=Go

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