National Medical Assistants Day - October
Wed, Oct 19, 2022

National Medical Assistants Day

October 19 is National Medical Assistants Day and a great day to celebrate achievements and praise the work of all medical assistants. These health professionals provide clinical and administrative support to physicians. In addition, their responsibilities include managing the emergency department, withdrawing blood for analysis, vaccinations, measuring patients’ vital signs and much more.

History

The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) informs that at least 190 employees celebrate National Medical Assistants Day in the United States. However, until recently, the work of these health care workers was not an official profession. With the advent of AAMA, the standardization of the profession began: workers were required to pass a number of necessary tests to obtain a license. Examination testing was introduced in 000, making the profession of medical assistant what we know it to be today.

Interesting facts

  • the majority of medical assistants are women: there are nine female colleagues for every male assistant;
  • about 32% of employees are able to withstand only 1-2 years of intensive work in the medical assistant profession, but 6% remain in this profession for 11 years or more;
  • there are more than 650 paramedics in the United States;
  • the number of students entering to study as a medical assistant has been increasing over the years: by 2030 there should be 20% more than now.

How to celebrate

On the occasion of the holiday, express sincere gratitude to all medical assistants who, being unnoticed, save the health and lives of people every day. You can also contact the nearest clinic and offer yourself as a volunteer to help the staff of the medical institution. In addition, you can talk about the work and holiday of National Medical Assistants Day on social networks, drawing everyone’s attention to the merits of doctors.

When is National Medical Assistants Day celebrated in 2022?

National Medical Assistants Day is observed on the third Wednesday of October each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday October 19 2022
Wednesday October 18 2023
Wednesday October 16 2024
Wednesday October 22 2025
Wednesday October 21 2026