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Here at Milwaukee Career College, we know that the closing of ITT Tech is a devastating blow for students who were on a path to a better career. MCC provides education and training in a supportive, hands-on, skills-focused environment.

You can be on your way to a new career in Medical, Dental, or Veterinary Assisting in less than a year. Our Associate Degree programs in Surgical Tech and Vet Tech are accelerated 18 and 20 month programs.
Call us at
1-800-645-5157 to see how we can help get you recharged and quickly back on track. Scholarship opportunities as well as financial aid are available.

Medical Assistants Needed in Wisconsin!

Pictured is a medical assistant working in a hospitalThe job outlook for Medical Assistants (MAs) looks very promising, based on data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). According to the BLS, the demand for new MAs over the next ten years is at a rate that is faster than all other occupations. This means that once you have completed a course of study and met other state-imposed requirements, you will be in the position to begin working in the healthcare profession as a trained MA.

When deciding to pursue such a career, students often wonder where do I go once the I have my certificate? With bright prospects, check out this information that can help you determine where MAs are employed, particularly in Southeastern Wisconsin. The completion of the 30-week MA program at the Milwaukee Career College can put you that much closer to taking part in this fast growing career.

Who Employees Medical Assistants?

Medical assistants can be found in a wide variety of medical practices. Again, based on data collected by the BLS, the highest percentage of Medical Assistants are employed in doctor’s offices (59%). The other places that employ Medical Assistants include general and surgical hospitals, which employ 15% of the more than 600,000 MAs. And the offices of other healthcare practitioners (9%).

The distribution of Medical Assistants throughout the healthcare profession provides you with a diverse workplace settings. With your credentials you can choose to work in a fast-paced trauma center or clock in your eight hours assisting a doctor in a sports medicine practice. MAs earn an hourly mean salary of $15.34 or $31,910 annually.

The Areas with the Greatest Need for Medical Assistants

California, Texas, and Florida hire more Medical Assistants than any other state, at a rate of 5.38 per 1,000 jobs. The state of Wisconsin employs approximately 11,230 Medical Assistants at a rate of 4 to every 1,000 jobs. The median income for Medical Assistants in Wisconsin is slightly higher ($33,290) than the national average. States with the lowest number of MAs include Mississippi, New Hampshire, Vermont, the Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming. The growth rate in the field, coupled with the need for qualified healthcare professionals at all levels, means that it shouldn’t be hard to take your certification and training and go anywhere the demand for jobs takes you.

Training Needed

In many instances, your role as a Medical Assistant is that of first contact with patients.  The role that you may take on as a Medical Assistant requires training in various areas of medicine. This includes pharmacology, anatomy, and different aspects of patient care. You may also find yourself involved in administrative functions of the office. These duties include electronic medical records, maintenance of patient files, billing, and insurance claim forms. Get on track with the right training program that offers hands-on and classroom experience!

 

Call Milwaukee Career College or fill out the form to the right to learn more about Medical Assisting and your future career!

Dental Assistant Tools and Technology

Pictured are a row of dental assistant toolsDental Assistant is a job which has been steadily growing. In fact, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that there will be 58,000 new jobs by the year 2024. This position represents an amazing opportunity for your future. However, becoming a Dental Assistant is about more than classes: there are a variety of tools and technologies that you must first master.

Dental Assistant Tools

One of the most basic dental assistant tools you will learn to use at Milwaukee Career College are dental mirrors. They allow you to more fully survey a patient’s mouth and to reflect light to better see inside the mouth. Additionally, you will learn how to use a sickle probe (also known as a dental explorer) in order to examine the health of a patient’s tooth by making physical contact with the tool. Another basic tool you will learn about is the periodontal probe, which allows you to measure how deep the pockets between a patient’s teeth and gums are.

A more advanced tool you will learn to master is the dental retractor. This tool is designed to spread and hold parts of a patient’s mouth and allow you better visibility and access. Another advanced tool is the dental drill. This tool is used to cut into the enamel of patients’ teeth. Drills come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and your training covers a variety in order to better prepare you. You will also learn about the variety of dental excavators, including spoon excavators, enamel hatchets, and dental hatchets.

Some more of the tools you will learn about include dental burnishers, which help remove scratches when restoring tooth. You will also learn about curettes and periodontal scalers, which are used to remove tartar from teeth. Dental forceps pull teeth, and dental elevators, raise teeth in preparation for their extraction. You will get a solid foundation in how to wield these tools at MCC in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Technology

Learning to master the technology of dentistry is just as important as mastering the tools. Specifically, you will learn how to keep all equipment clean and sterile in order to maintain the health and safety of both patients and staff. You will learn how to operate suction equipment in order to clear the mouths of patients. You will learn about software and metholodogy to make you more efficient at managing records and office files. Finally, you will learn about processing X-ray scans of patients’ mouths in order to facilitate diagnosis and treatment.

Keep On Growing

As mentioned above, the Dental Assistant field is experiencing amazing growth. After you have completed this program, there are additional certification programs that allow you to become a specialist in things like fluoride application and denture care. You can continue to master the profession which, like your own career aspirations, never stops growing.

Does this engaging field sound like the career for you? Sign up for our September class start date! Call 1-800-645-5157 for more info or fill out the form to the right!

Vet Students Making Milwaukee a Better Place!

Pictured are several of our Vet student volunteering to help local animals

Christina Lauth (VA), Verneisha Ammons (VA), Brittany Bozich (VT), Juliana Hansen (VA), Courtney Howard (VT), Cesarina (CC) Macorncan (VT), and Gina Richter (VA), and Amber Smith (VT) all volunteered at the Friends of MADACC vaccination clinic at the Menomonee Valley Urban Ecology Center on Saturday, August 13, 2016.  Students got the chance to practice their skills while supporting our partner, MADACC. We are so proud of our students and staff who volunteered their time to help out the Milwaukee, Wisconsin communitee!  Not all could stay for the picture but we appreciate every one who could come and help out!

Make a Difference in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Career College students learn valuable skills everyday in our Vet Assistant and Vet Tech courses. Do you want to learn how to help animals and improve your local community? We have classes in both programs starting up in September! Don’t miss your chance to make a difference!

Call MCC today at 1-800-645-5157 or fill out the form to the right to request free info!

OUR REVIEWS

“The teachers and faculty at Milwaukee Career College really care about you and your education; they want you to succeed in your career. They go above and beyond to make sure you achieve your goals, whether its early mornings or staying after hours with an instructor to make sure you understand the topic at hand.”


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Pictured is MCC Grad Brittany Bozich on the job

Brittany Bozich

Milwaukee Career College
5.0
2016-06-07T19:06:12+00:00

Brittany Bozich

Pictured is MCC Grad Brittany Bozich on the job
“The teachers and faculty at Milwaukee Career College really care about you and your education; they want you to succeed in your career. They go above and beyond to make sure you achieve your goals, whether its early mornings or staying after hours with an instructor to make sure you understand the topic at hand.” View more testimonials
Some of the best memories I have, have been made here.. =)

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Tiffany Tice

Milwaukee Career College
5.0
2015-09-16T19:55:26+00:00

Tiffany Tice

Some of the best memories I have, have been made here.. =) View more testimonials

While I was a student at MCC I had an amazing time. All the teachers took the time to get to know their students, even Dr. Cybela. I was able to learn hands on in the career, and Mcc helped me find a Job in the field I studied. This is a great school, and I am glad I was a student.


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Pictured is MCC grad Amanda Krebs working in a Vet Clinic

Amanda Krebs

Milwaukee Career College
5.0
2015-09-16T19:57:50+00:00

Amanda Krebs

Pictured is MCC grad Amanda Krebs working in a Vet Clinic
While I was a student at MCC I had an amazing time. All the teachers took the time to get to know their students, even Dr. Cybela. I was able to learn hands on in the career, and Mcc helped me find a Job in the field I studied. This is a great school, and I am glad I was a student. View more testimonials
The admissions department and accomondations for future students is amazing :)
Looking forward to starting the vet assistant course on the 26th! :)

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Chaya Cohen

Milwaukee Career College
5.0
2015-09-16T19:56:11+00:00

Chaya Cohen

The admissions department and accomondations for future students is amazing :) Looking forward to starting the vet assistant course on the 26th! :) View more testimonials

"My time at MCC was amazing! The faculty and staff genuinely care about each and every student. I couldn’t thank Mrs. Hoover, Mrs. Jordan, and Mrs. Buckley enough for teaching us the knowledge and skills we need to succeed in the medical field. Hard work and dedication landed me an externship I could only dream of with Froedtert Hospital. I am beyond blessed to have had the opportunity to accept an offer and start my career as a medical assistant with Froedtert Hospital. Dream. Achieve. Succeed."


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Picture is Noel Fritz checking a patient's blood pressure.

Noel Fritz

Milwaukee Career College
5.0
2015-09-16T19:56:52+00:00

Noel Fritz

Picture is Noel Fritz checking a patient's blood pressure.
"My time at MCC was amazing! The faculty and staff genuinely care about each and every student. I couldn’t thank Mrs. Hoover, Mrs. Jordan, and Mrs. Buckley enough for teaching us the knowledge and skills we need to succeed in the medical field. Hard work and dedication landed me an externship I could only dream of with Froedtert Hospital. I am beyond blessed to have had the opportunity to accept an offer and start my career as a medical assistant with Froedtert Hospital. Dream. Achieve. Succeed." View more testimonials
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