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LCHEC Celebrates Medical Assistants Recognition Week Oct. 19 - 23

posted Oct 22, 2015, 7:43 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 17, 2017, 11:02 AM by Judith McGinty ]
LAMPASAS, Texas (Oct. 21, 2015) – The Lampasas County Higher Education Center (LCHEC) is celebrating Medical Assistants Recognition Week, Oct. 19 – 23, as designated by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Medical assistants across the country will be recognized during this special week and honored on Medical Assistants Recognition Day, Wednesday, Oct. 21.

In celebration of Medical Assistants Recognition Week, LCHEC honored its clinical medical assistant students and faculty with a celebration party Wednesday.

“We truly do value our teachers and students, so we love opportunities like this where we can show our appreciation,” said LCHEC COO Amy McDaniel. “This event is particularly important because it celebrates the career these students have chosen, giving them a great sense of pride in their profession.”

Medical assisting is an allied health profession whose practitioners function as members of the health care delivery team and perform administrative and clinical procedures. With their unique versatility, medical assistants are proving to be the allied health professional of choice for this decade and beyond. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assisting continues to be projected as one of the fastest growing occupations.

The next clinical medical assistant class starts Nov. 18 and meets twice a week from 5:15 pm to 9:15 p.m. For more information about LCHEC’s allied health programs, visit www.LCHEC.net or call 512-556-8226 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.