Western Technical College is gearing up to celebrate Medical Assistants Recognition Week, October 19 - 23, 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, October 21.
In celebration of Medical Assistants Recognition Week, Western Tech has planned the following special events and activities:
* Tuesday, October 20th: Medical Clinical Assistant w/X-Ray Technology Program Director, Petra York, students and staff will be at City Council as an official proclamation is read during regular scheduled El Paso City Council.
* Wednesday, October 21st: Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. Western Tech encourages all students, staff, and the public to wear red in recognition of tis important observance.
* Popcorn Days : Student services will be offering free popcorn at the campuses. Tuesday, October 20th, ( Plaza Campus ) and Wednesday, October 21st, (Diana Campus)
According to the AAMA, 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.
Join us to celebrate those in this profession that are abundant throughout the healthcare industry.