Medication assistants are trained to follow standard practices for administering medications.
Work Activities/Work Locations
Medication Assistants work in nursing homes or long-term care facilities. The primary activities include following standard practices of infection control, using drug references to access information, following medication orders, documenting medication-related information, assisting with storage and stocking of medications, reporting effects of drug on residents, setting up drugs for med pass, and administering medications.
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High School Courses
High school students must already by certified as a nurse assistant and have at least 2000 hours of experience in direct patient care within the last three years. Basic reading and math level competency is required as well as a written recommendation from a nursing supervisor.
Education and Training
Gateway Technical College
Lakeshore Technical College
Mid-State Technical College
Moraine Park Technical College – Beaver Dam
Moraine Park Technical College – Fond du Lac
Nicolet Area Technical College
Northcentral Technical College
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Waukesha County Technical College
American Health Care Association
1201 L Street NW
Washington, DC, 20005
Leading Age Wisconsin
204 South Hamilton Street
Madison, WI, 53703
Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin
701 Heartland Trail
Madison, WI, 53717
Wisconsin Division of Quality Assurance
PO Box 2969
Madison, WI, 53701-2969
Wisconsin Health Care Association/Wisconsin Center for Assisted Living
131 East Wilson Street, Suite 1001
Madison, WI, 53703
Number Employed in 2012 (Wisconsin): 10,810
Number Employed in 2014 (U.S.): 591,300
Expected Employment in 2024 (U.S.): 730,200
Percent Employment Growth (2014-2024): 24%
Expected Annual Openings: 26,210
Median Salary in 2014 (Wisconsin): $31,946
Salary information is located at Career One Stop
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