Sponsored by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), Medical Assistants Recognition Week is celebrated annually during the third full week in October.

Medical assisting is an allied health profession whose practitioners function as members of the health care delivery team and perform administrative and clinical procedures. With their unique versatility, medical assistants are proving to be the allied health professional of choice for this decade and beyond. Medical assisting is one of the nation’s careers growing much faster than average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

AAMA is the only organization devoted exclusively to serving the professional interests and educational needs of all medical assistants. The association provides numerous services that help medical assistants put their careers on a successful and rewarding track and keep them there.

Use the hashtag # MARWeek to celebrate on social media, and visit the AAMA website for ideas on how to recognize the contributions that these professionals make to overall health care delivery effectiveness.

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