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Medical assistant jobs are on the rise, making it a stable and successful choice for those looking to begin a new career in the Seattle area.

When most of us think of the medical field we think of two places – the hospital and the family doctor’s office. If you’re thinking about pursuing a career in the health care industry, you’ll soon find out there’s so much more.

Becoming a medical assistant is one of the fastest ways to get started in the health care industry. Job growth for medical assistants is expected to remain between 20 and 30 percent nationally through 2022.

The advent of the electronic health record (EHR) makes the jobs of medical assistants easier and more efficient. As part of their duties, medical assistants are responsible for maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. These days, that means working with an EHR system.

A career as a medical assistant (MA) offers many opportunities.  As a multi-skilled professional, an MA is a valuable asset to a physician and an integral part of the healthcare team, helping to manage patient care.