Ivy Tech Medical Assisting program accepting more students for spring

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BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Bloomington’s medical assisting program is now offering a spring start to the program and is increasing the number of students who can enroll in the program. The program will now accept 15 students in spring and 15 in fall in order to meet local workforce demand. Individuals who wish to start the program must apply to Ivy Tech and must also apply to become accepted into the medical assisting program.

Medical assisting graduates can find employment as medical assistants in doctor’s offices and hospitals. Job duties include clerical work, patient check-in, vital sign measurement, medication administration, discharging patients, assisting with patient exams, and other duties. Medical assisting students will also learn phlebotomy procedures and electrocardiogram (EKG) training.

For medical assistants, the U.S. Department of Labor reports a much faster than average growth rate of 29 percent from 2016 to 2026. According to an Economic Modeling Specialist International (EMSI) June 2017 report, the median hourly earnings for medical assistants in Indiana is $14.05.

More information and the medical assisting program application can be found online at ivytech.edu/medical-assisting under the Bloomington dropdown. An Ivy Tech application is also required. Apply online at ivytech.edu/applynow.

Ivy Tech Bloomington’s campus is located on the west side at 200 Daniels Way and is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Questions can be directed to (812) 330-6013 or bl-info@ivytech.edu.

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