Kino College offers career placement services for its graduates. These services help graduates explore career interests and placement options, build an effective resume, complete employment applications, and prepare graduates for the job interview. Whereas Kino College cannot guarantee employment, the college is committed to providing quality services in support of the graduate’s employment goals.
Kino College places student externs into a vast practitioner network. This network also forms the base from which adjunct faculty and guest lecturers are drawn. To the extent possible, student externs are placed into practices that are hiring medical assistants to facilitate employment after graduation.
The market for medical assistants is strong. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of medical assistants in the United States is expected to increase by 29% from 2016 to 2026 (from 634,400 to 818,300), much faster than the average for all occupations. The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to increase demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As a result, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.
In 2012, the Arizona Office of Employment and Populations Statistics reported that 13,593 medical assistants were employed in the state. By 2022, this employment figure is anticipated to rise to 18,583. This ten-year expansion denotes a 36.7% employment increase for medical assistants.