If you have a caring manner and the desire to work with patients, then medical assisting may be the ideal career for you. The Medical Assistant program will prepare you for a rewarding career working
in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and medical laboratories.
Some Medical Assistants work in specialized healthcare offices, such as chiropractors, podiatrists, and ophthalmologists. As the medical industry continues to grow, so does employment for Medical Assistants.
This career involves assisting in the reception, examination, and treatment of patients. You will learn valuable clinical and clerical skills such as scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, performing various lab procedures, EKGs, injections, and sterilizing equipment.
You will receive classroom instruction and clinical practicum at a variety of medical offices and clinics in the area. Clinical sites have the right to refuse a student’s admission based on pending charges and conviction records. If you have a criminal history, you may not be able to complete clinical courses.
Career Options for Medical Assistants:
Medical Records Clerk
Physical Therapy Aide
Potential for Advancement (Potential advancement generally requires further education)
Emergency Medical Technician
Home Care Aide
Medical Laboratory Technician
Podiatric Medical Assistants
Ophthalmic Medical Assistants
Cardiology Medical Assistants
Urology Medical Assistants
Pediatric Medical Assistant
Chiropractic Medical Assistant
Faster Than Average Job Growth for Registered Nurses