Medical Assisting

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Medical assistants are in high demand and have excellent earning potential. In just one year for your diploma, you can gain the clinical and administrative skills you need to help others as a medical professional. With 20 additional credit hours, you can earn an associate degree.

Medical Facilities Need Medical Assistants
Important members of health response teams, medical assistants combine their knowledge of the human body and their organizational training to be effective patient caregivers, whether in a physician’s office, clinic, or hospital.

Make an Immediate Difference
As active participants in outpatient care, medical assistants directly impact the health care of patients. They support well-being in all kinds of ways, from scheduling appointments to assisting in medical examinations and laboratory procedures — all of which make a difference in patients’ lives on a daily basis.

Gain Multiple Skills
Medical assistants are masters of a wide range of tasks, such as medical procedures that include minor surgery and administering vaccinations, and office procedures like computer operations, written and oral communication, and patient education.

Get Ready for Certification
Graduates of the Medical Assisting program are eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. CMAs are in great demand—some medical offices employ only CMAs, rather than nurses.

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Associate of Applied Science


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