Medical Assistants make up the largest group of all the allied health occupations. They work side-by-side with both physicians and professional medical personnel in private practice, clinics, medical research laboratories, and hospitals. As a Medical Assistant, you can feel good about the support you provide with the valuable skills youll learn at Virginia College. In addition to working with patients, many Medical Assistants also play an important role in administrative tasks. Medical Assistants generally find their specialized training and experience can be put to work any place, any time. The U.S. Department of Labors Occupational Outlook Handbook predicts "continued employment growth for health care professionals, spurred by the increased medical needs of an aging population and the number of health practitioners."
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