Medical Assistant Diploma Program
The Medical Assistant program prepares graduates to provide a blend of clerical and clinical services to physicians and other medical personnel. Students are taught a basic educational foundation for becoming a medical assistant in today’s healthcare industry. Upon completion, graduates could be qualified for entry-level positions in physicians’ offices, medical centers, medical billing offices and hospitals.
Program length – 10 months
Nine reasons to train at SC to become a Medical Assistant(MA):
- Our College has a Medical Assistant Program that has been designed for you by current industry professionals.
- Affordable programs (our price is so low, we don't require you to try to enter multiple calculations to determine the cost, just view our tuition page) and our financial aid department will help you navigate through all the applications.
- Do you learn better by doing? At our school, you’re not just sitting in a lecture room, you’re getting hands-on experience doing what you will be required to do.
- During your studies, you Gain Real-World Experience by doing a 160-hour externship at a work site with our well-established network of employers.
- Our #1 Goal is to Help You Find a Medical Assistant Job that starts your career.
- We offer flexible schedule options to Take Your Core Medical Assistant Classes Once you graduate and start working, you will also have multiple options if you decide to get your associates degree.
- Start Now – you don’t have to wait until June, September or January like most colleges; we have new starts every five weeks.
- We care. We have small class sizes, dedicated staff, and robust social events.
- You get a Medical Assistant Certification - that is formally recognized by American Medical Technologists (AMT).
The Medical Assistant program instructs students in both clerical and clinical skills. Classes include instruction on taking vital signs, drawing blood, maintaining patient records, billing and other skills related to patient care. The curriculum also includes courses to help you develop communication and critical thinking skills. The program includes a 160-hour externship designed to gain hands-on experience, following the completion of all required course work.
Medical assistants work under the supervision of a nurse, doctor or other healthcare provider. They are typically responsible for tasks like taking vital signs, administering medication, drawing blood, scheduling, billing, assisting with minor surgical procedures and performing laboratory tests. During a patient’s visit, they are often the first and last contact a patient has with the staff.
Medical assistants can work in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, physician offices and nursing homes.
With an aging population which continues to increase, the demand for skilled workers in the healthcare industry will also rise. Stautzenberger College can prepare you to join this exciting and in-demand field. Demand for medical assistants is expected to grow by 14% with 262,100 new job openings though 2024.1
1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 4/26/16
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