YouthForce NOLA Creates New Tool for Students
Now, students interested in various careers in healthcare have an easy step-by-step guide to plan and put them on the right track. Created in partnership with GNO, Inc. and the New Orleans Career Center, the Medical Assistant Career Map provides a description of the job, outlines the skills and training needed, and shows opportunities for career growth within the health sciences with Medical Assistant as a starting point.
Data provided by GNO, Inc. shows that by 2021, there will be 1,470 job openings for Medical Assistants in Louisiana, and by 2026 there will be 2,926. Eyeing this opportunity for high-wage jobs, YouthForce NOLA is focused on helping interested students enter this high-growth career pathway. Last year, YouthForce NOLA worked with a deep bench of partners to have the Medical Assistant certification recognized in Louisiana as an advanced statewide credential. The New Orleans Career Center will launch the Medical Assistant Academy in Fall 2018.
The Medical Assistant Career Map was made possible through the generous support of JPMorgan Chase & Co.