Medical Assistant and Administrative Professional students at South Hills School of Business & Technology’s main campus in State College attended a workshop on LinkedIn, a networking social media platform for professionals seeking employment and the recruiters looking for them. The workshop leader, Paula Colletti, is a graduate of the Administrative Professional program at South Hills.
The Health Careers Club at South Hills Altoona recently raised money to purchase a life-saving automated external defibrillator (AED) for the school. Their generosity was matched by the Mazza family for the purchase a second device, so both of the Altoona campus buildings will now have an AED on site.
Medical Assistants are trained professionals that handle both administrative tasks and patient care tasks under the direction of a physician. They perform duties such as gathering and recording patient and insurance information, preparing exam rooms, and providing direct patient care such as drawing blood, administering medications, and measuring vital signs.