This program will prepare you to become a veterinary assistant and a medical office manager. Veterinary assistants work with animals daily. You’ll also gain the market flexibility to work as a medical office manager in a veterinary clinic or in a variety of other medical facilities and move into a management role as you gain experience.
Veterinary assistants are primarily found working for veterinary service providers (such as private clinics and animal hospitals) though they may also work for colleges and universities or research facilities. They are part of the $60 billion a year U.S. pet industry, which is increasing the demand for these professionals. There are opportunities nationwide, and the U.S. Department of Labor estimates that the demand for veterinary assistants will grow by 19%, or over 16,000 new jobs before 2026.
Medical administrative assistants can be found working in a variety of healthcare facilities, and the demand for these professionals is increasing as the demand for healthcare services continues to rise. There are opportunities nationwide, and the U.S. Department of Labor estimates that the demand for medical administrative assistants will grow by 21%, or over 64,000 new jobs, before 2024.