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REPORT: Rise of the Medical Assistant


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Posted In: Workforce Research

Dec • 10 • 2013

REPORT: FRONTLINE & NONCLINICAL JOBS RISING IN NUMBER, COMPLEXITY

SIX FAST-GROWING NONCLINICAL HEALTHCARE JOBS – AND 55 REASONS THEY ARE GETTING HARDER TO FILL

Frontline and nonclinical health care jobs are growing dramatically in number, but what is often overlooked is how they are growing in complexity. Communications and information technology skills are increasing in importance, according to “Rise of the Medical Assistant,” a new workforce strategy report released today by College for America, a national leader in competency-based higher education.

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The researchers examined surging positions – including Medical Assistant and Patient Navigator – and broke their work 250 Detailed Work Activities (DWAs). By identifying the 55 WTAs that are common to the fastest growing positions, the analysis uncovers a shift toward a more versatile set of skills than were required for these types of positions in the past, specifically those in technical communication and information technology fluency.

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