Las Vegas, Nevada, Medical Assisting Certificate Program

Medical Assisting – A potentially healthy career choice for Las Vegas students

The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics has forecast that the number of available jobs nationally for Medical Assistants will grow 31% between 2010 and 2020.*

Medical Assistants carry out simple clinical procedures that help physicians; they give injections, measure vitals, draw blood, perform lab tests, sterilize medical instruments, explain procedures to patients, and more. They also perform a variety of office administration duties that help keep medical facilities running efficiently.

Our Las Vegas Medical Assisting classes provide students with the practical, hands-on training needed to help them succeed in a Medical Assisting career. Here are just four of the many reasons why students should consider studying Medical Assisting at Carrington College® in Las Vegas, NV:

  • Our classes cover the clinical and administrative duties expected of an entry level Medical Assistant
  • Students practice their acquired skills in a real-world clinical environment during an externship in Las Vegas
  • The program combines clinical instruction, classroom lectures and practical experience
  • Our Las Vegas campus Medical Assisting program prepares students to sit for the national certification exam to attain the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) credential.**

Develop hands-on skills on our Las Vegas Medical Assisting program

Our students gain valuable knowledge of the clinical, lab and administrative responsibilities of a Medical Assistant through a combination of lab and classroom work, as well as valuable externship experience in a real world medical facility.

Once students successfully complete the Medical Assisting certificate program at our Las Vegas campus, they should have the skills and the confidence to:

  • Perform a variety of diagnostic tests using equipment, materials and techniques
  • Help with and carry out routine patient procedures
  • Undertake clerical/bookkeeping functions
  • Process insurance claims
  • Display their critical thinking, information management, and communication skills
  • Demonstrate their aptitude for personal and professional development
  • Display respect and responsibility

Las Vegas Medical Assisting students are prepared for the real world

The Medical Assisting certificate program, available at our Las Vegas campus, can help students learn the skills expected of entry-level Medical Assistants. Graduates of the Medical Assisting program should be equipped to apply for positions in workplaces like medical clinics and offices, hospitals, private practices, and nursing homes.

Classes are enrolling soon at our Las Vegas Medical Assisting school, so now is the time to discuss your next steps with a Carrington College Enrollment Services Representative.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook (2012-13 Ed.)

** Carrington College prepares students to take appropriate certification and licensure exams related to their individual majors. The College does not guarantee graduates will successfully pass these exams or be certified or licensed as a result of completing the program.  There are multiple certification opportunities available in the Medical Assisting field, the most recognized of which are the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) credential and the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) credential.