Medical Assistant Graduates

Another group of locals recently graduated from EHOVE Adult Career Center’s Medical Assistant program, a hot career in the healthcare field.  If you or someone you know is interested in a flexible, in-demand career in the healthcare field, applications are being accepted now for the next session.

Congratulations to Class of 2015:
Deborah Heydinger*+ - Willard (Valedictorian)
Melissa Pease*^+ – Sandusky (Salutatorian)
Grace Sessler*+ - Castalia
Alaina Griffin – Castalia 
Cara Nester – Clyde 
Dawn Demaree+ - Huron
Tina Brown^ - Monroeville
Donna Coates+ - Norwalk
Katie Farmer^+ - Norwalk
Jessica Hupfer+ - Norwalk
Erica Meade+ – Norwalk 
Rene Perez-Arguello+ – Norwalk 
Janel Piechocki – Sandusky 

*Perfect Attedance Award
^National Technical Honor Society 
+Clinical Excellence Award

Through hands-on training, classroom learning and real-world experience, students are prepared for a new career as a Medical Assistant in a physician's office or other medical setting.  Students in this adult education program will learn skills like office billing procedures, customer service skills, venipuncture, injections, EKG, and vital signs, just to name a few.

Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing allied health care careers.  Having both administrative and clinical training allows for more employable opportunities.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics employment of medical assistants is expected to grow by 31 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.

“These multi-skilled personnel can perform administrative and clinical procedures,” said Tonya Lloyd, Medical Assistant Director and Coordinator.  “Physicians value this unique versatility more and more, as managed care compels them to contain costs and manage human resources efficiently. Not surprisingly, the demand for medical assistants is expanding rapidly.”

Students have an opportunity to become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), which will give flexibility to get a job locally or in most any area. The CMA credential goes wherever the graduates goes, because it is a national certification recognized by employers across the country.  

Graduates will also have many choices of work setting as well.  “Medical assistants are the only allied health professionals specifically trained to work in ambulatory settings, such as physicians' offices, clinics, and group practices,” said Lloyd.

If you or someone you know would like to enroll for the next Medical Assistant program, contact EHOVE Adult Career Center at (419) 499-4663 x280.  More information is available at