Focuses on understanding six high-growth nonclinical and frontline health care positions that share common, increasingly complex skill sets and are projected to increase in demand within the U.S. healthcare workforce.

“Frontline and nonclinical healthcare positions such as medical assistant, patient navigator, and medical record specialist are now requiring a more complex set of workplace competencies as these jobs rise in numbers and prominence in the wake of the baby boom retirement, technological advances, and the Affordable Care Act…This industry trend report focused on understanding six high-growth nonclinical and frontline healthcare positions that share common, increasingly complex skill sets as the U.S. experiences dramatic changes in healthcare delivery. The findings reflected labor market data, real-time job listings, and feedback from healthcare administrators nationwide researched by the workforce strategies team at College for America” (p. 1). (Abstractor: Author)

Full Publication Title: Rise of the Medical Assistant: And Five Other Frontline and Nonclinical Healthcare Jobs that are Growing in Number, Complexity, and Importance