Wallace State students to celebrate Medical Assistants Recognition Week

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Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail proclaimed the week of Oct. 16-20 as Medical Assistants Recognition Week in Hanceville. Students and faculty of the Medical Assistant program at Wallace State Community College were on hand for the proclamation signing. From left to right are, first row: Melissa Johnson, Laura Smithson, Serena Adair, Faulyn Childs, Allison Whatley, Courtney Underwood, Elizabeth Gazca, Jamyrah Ingram, Judea Hullett; second row: Megan Rodgers, Jessie Gunter, Kathie Massey, Hannah Pendley, Megan Pendley, Victoria Jones, Bryanna Neely, Desi Hackney, Kelsey Wren, Emily Campbell, Macy Walker, Alyson Linn, Sydney Snider; third row: Taylor Bain, Kana Schofield, Leandra Mendoza, Nikki Horton, Tracie Fuqua-program director, Kenneth Nail-mayor, Lorie Strane-instructor, Savannah Calvert, Angela Ramiscal, Danielle Canterbury, Kyndall Hardin, Rebecca Bryant; fourth row: Courtney Phelps, Adan Campos, Chad Fines.

HANCEVILLE – Students at Wallace State Community College are gearing up to celebrate Medical Assistants Recognition Week Oct. 16-20, 2017, 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 on Oct. 18.

Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail has issued a proclamation declaring the week as Medical Assistants Recognition Week in Hanceville.

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 AAMA is the premier organization serving the professional interests and educational needs of medical assistants. It provides numerous services that help medical assistants put their careers on a successful and rewarding track and keep them there.

Wallace State’s Medical Assistant program is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2018 semester. Applications will be accepted through Nov. 1. The program is a five-semester program, offering an associate in applied science degree.

Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 23 percent from 2016 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Students currently enrolled in the Medical Assistant program at Wallace State include:

  • Blount County: Rebecca Bryant, Jessie Gunter, Leandra Mendoza, Bryanna Neely, Courtney Phelps, Sydney Snider, Macy Walker
  • Cullman County: Serena Adair, Savannah Calvert, Emily Campbell, Adan Campos, Chad Fines, Elizabeth Gazca, Desi Hackney, Kyndall Hardin, Victoria Jones, Hannah Pendley, Megan Pendley, Kana Schofield, Laura Smithson, Courtney Underwood, Allison Whatley, Kelsey Wren
  • Etowah County: Nikki Horton, Angela Ramiscal
  • Jefferson County: Taylor Bain, Alyson Linn
  • Marshall County: Jamyrah Ingram, Melissa Johnson Tasha Kreps, Kathie Massey
  • Morgan County: Faulyn Childs, Judea Hullett, Megan Rodgers
  • Shelby County: Alejanddra Saucedo
  • St. Clair County: Danielle Canterbury