For the college’s coronavirus updates, please visit cpcc.edu/coronavirus.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced earlier today (Oct. 21) Phase Three of statewide coronavirus restrictions will remain in effect until at least Nov. 13.
In Phase 3, which began Oct. 2, bars, entertainment venues, movie theaters and large outdoor venues were allowed to reopen with capacity restrictions. Capacity limits remained in place for restaurants, and mass gatherings were limited as well – 25 for indoors and 50 for outdoors.
As a friendly reminder, open registration for spring classes begins Nov. 9. Also, registration for Corporate and Continuing Education courses is ongoing.
Learn more and stay up to date at cpcc.edu/coronavirus.
Certified Medical Assistant Careers Are on the Rise
According to a recent article published by Central Piedmont partner Novant Health, certified medical assistants are in high demand. In fact, the profession is expected to grow 19 percent over the next decade as the baby boomer generation grows older.
As this population ages, physicians across the country will need help addressing this demographic’s preventative medical service needs. Certified medical assistants can help, easing doctors’ workloads by providing assistance in the following areas:
- administration (organizing medical records, scheduling appointments, and receiving patients)
- clinical care (recording vital signs, drawing blood, assisting with medical examinations, and administering immunizations)
- lab work (from collection to testing)
For more than 50 years, Central Piedmont’s certified medical assistant program has been producing graduates who are equipped with the above skill sets and prepared to pursue a successful career in healthcare.
Our graduates are critical thinkers and problem solvers who enter the workforce with a high degree of technical skills, effectiveness, and efficiency. As a result, they are highly recruited by physician’s offices, urgent care centers, medical clinics, outpatient surgery centers, and ambulatory centers across the region.