Rasmussen University Announces Grant Program for Medical Assisting Students
Program to cover up to $2,250 in tuition and fees, saving students approximately 16 percent in tuition costs
Minneapolis (March 21, 2023)—Rasmussen University today announced a Medical Assisting Wellness Grant1 to help meet a critical need for medical assistants across the United States. The grant, which covers up to $2,250 in tuition and fees, is for new students who enroll in the University’s Medical Assisting Diploma program in April 2023. Students will save approximately 16% in tuition costs as they earn their degree in as few as 12 months2.
“Along with the growing demand for healthcare professionals, including medical assistants, there is a need for affordable educational options,” said Dr. Andy Binanti, health sciences academic program director at Rasmussen University. “We believe our Medical Assisting Wellness Grant will make it easier for students to get started on their career journey and meet the need for medical assistants in doctors’ offices, hospitals and outpatient care centers across the country.”
High Demand for Medical Assistants
Employment for medical assistants is projected to grow by 16% by 2031, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, with approximately 123,000 job openings projected each year, on average. That is faster than the average for all other occupations3.
“The need for medical assistants is growing for several reasons, including an aging population that requires more medical care, and advancements in healthcare,” said Binanti. “Medical assistants are highly valued medical professionals because their wide range of skills are essential to keeping a healthcare facility running smoothly. In addition to working directly with patients such as taking vital signs and documenting medical history, medical assistants are needed to perform administrative and clinical duties including answering phones, charting and billing.”
About the Rasmussen University Medical Assisting Diploma Program
The Medical Assisting Diploma program at Rasmussen is offered on-campus and online in several campuses across Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Florida. All campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools4 (ABHES). The program will give students the necessary skills for a career as a medical assistant as well as help prepare them to sit for certification exams.
To learn more about the Rasmussen University Medical Assisting Diploma program, please visit https://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/health-sciences/medical-assisting/.
To learn more about the Medical Assisting Wellness Grant, now available for new students, please visit https://www.rasmussen.edu/tuition/medical-assisting-wellness-grant/.
1 Students who enroll in the Rasmussen University Medical Assisting Diploma program and begin their program in April 2023 may be eligible for the Medical Assisting Wellness Grant. For the full terms and conditions, please visit https://www.rasmussen.edu/tuition/medical-assisting-wellness-grant/.
2 Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
3 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Job Outlook Statistics, [Job outlook data accessed March 2023] https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm#tab-6. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed March 2023] https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm#tab-1. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
4 The Medical Assisting Diploma program at the Aurora/Naperville (with an ABHES approved separate education center in Mokena/Tinley Park), Rockford, and Romeoville/Joliet campuses in Illinois; the Fort Myers, Ocala, Central Pasco, and Tampa/Brandon campuses in Florida; the Green Bay campus in Wisconsin; and the Bloomington, Eagan, Hennepin/Anoka, Mankato, and St. Cloud campuses in Minnesota are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
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