Medtech Atlanta Campuses Become Colleges

ATLANTA – (April 2, 2012) – Medtech’s Marietta and Tucker campuses have been granted approval from the Council on Occupational Education (COE) to operate as Medtech College.  The campuses offer a Medical Assistant, Associate of Applied Science degree, along with diploma programs in Medical Assisting and Medical Billing and Coding.  In addition, both campuses will offer two new short-term certificate programs in 2012: Electronic Health Records Specialist and Phlebotomy.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Outlook Handbook (2010-2011), career opportunities in health care continue to grow at a pace much faster than the average for other professions.  Health care careers are poised to expand even more as technological advances, including electronic health records (EHR), and the growth of an aging population lead to an increased need for health care workers.

“We are gratified to have earned standing as Medtech College, the result of exceptional learning experiences that prepare our graduates to excel in their chosen field of study,” said Theo Anderson, who oversees operations at the Atlanta campuses as Regional Vice President of Operations.

“Through our Medical Assistant degree program, diploma programs in Medical Assisting and Medical Billing and Coding, new Phlebotomy and Electronic Health Records Specialist programs, and diversified menu of other healthcare-related courses, our campuses are well-positioned to prepare graduates for rewarding career opportunities.”

Medtech College focuses primarily on preparing students for professions in health care and offers education and training programs in some of the most popular healthcare specialty areas, including Medical Assisting and Medical Billing and Coding.  In fact, Medical Assistant and Medical Billing and Coding are ranked in their Top 10 Hottest Jobs for 2012 listings by MSN and TechMediaNetwork.

The BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook supports those expectations, predicting excellent employment opportunities for Medical Assistant graduates based on a projected 34 percent growth in jobs through 2018.  BLS also expects strong growth for Medical Billing and Coding specialists, who are included among Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, a field forecast to increase by approximately 20 percent during the same period.  Similarly, employment in electronic health records and phlebotomy is forecast to grow faster than the average with job prospects rated by the BLS as very good to excellent through 2018.

Medtech is nationally accredited with several campuses also offering nursing training.  Students are able to select from enhanced course offerings backed by the resources of an educational network committed to quality education and dedicated to preparing students for extraordinary new futures in healthcare.

About the Marietta Campus
The Marietta campus is located at 4501 Circle 75 Parkway-Suite D-4100.  It offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Medical Assistant; diploma programs in Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding Specialist, Office Information Professional, both the general and medical version, and two Information Technology (IT) programs; and certificate programs in Electronic Health Records Specialist and Phlebotomy.  Three shifts of classes are available, morning, afternoon and evening, to accommodate student schedules.  For more information about the Marietta campus, please call 770-859-9779.

About the Tucker Campus
The Tucker campus is located at 4053 La Vista Road-Suite 100.  It offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Medical Assistant; diploma programs in Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding Specialist, and Office Information Professional, both the general and medical version; and certificate programs in Electronic Health Records Specialist and Phlebotomy.  Three shifts of classes are available, morning, afternoon and evening, to accommodate student schedules.  For more information about the Tucker campus, please call 678-218-0600.

About Medtech
Medtech is a nationally accredited, leading post-secondary network of colleges and institutes with the goal of advancing healthcare career training.  Medtech campuses prepare students for extraordinary new lives by helping them explore opportunities, strive for excellence and gain the skills and confidence to achieve their full potential in the growing healthcare field.  Working hand-in-hand with students to provide an exceptional learning environment that incorporates comprehensive classroom instruction and personalized hands-on, practical experience, Medtech helps them create an extraordinary new future for themselves.

Medtech prepares students for in-demand healthcare careers at campuses in the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and Virginia, including the Radians College nursing campus in Washington, D.C.  Program offerings vary by campus; certain Medtech campuses offer accredited nursing training. Visit www.Medtech.edu to learn more about Medtech education opportunities.

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