Christana Baker of Bainbridge recently passed a certification exam to become a registered medical assistant through the American Medical Technologist agency.
A 2012 graduate of Bainbridge State College’s medical assisting program, Baker is the first from the college to become certified through this national process, said Regenia Jones, MSN, RN and chair of practical nursing and allied health at Bainbridge State.
Medical assistants work in primary-care facilities, and physicians’ or chiropractors’ offices with duties that may consist of scheduling appointments, taking patients’ vital signs, obtaining medical history and even preparing blood for laboratory tests.
Because of the changing medical landscape, a profession as a medical assistant is the No. 1 forthcoming career, Jones said.
“Health care is definitely changing, and we at Bainbridge State College are dedicated in preparing our students with the best education today, being tomorrow’s innovators and ready for the global workforce,” Jones said.
To find out how to become a medical assistant, contact Sherry Harrison at (229) 243-5359 or (229) 248-2576.