MEDICAL ASSISTING
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Medical Assisting Program Overview

Medical assistants help patients and physicians throughout a medical office or clinic. They combine interesting medical work, such as taking vitals or administering medication, with day-to-day tasks of a medical office, such as scheduling appointments or completing clerical work. Upon completion of the Medical Assisting Program, Graduates will be able to perform clerical functions, bookkeeping functions and process insurance claims within the medical office setting. They will be able to conduct a variety of diagnostic tests using equipment, materials, and techniques within the scope of practice as well as perform and assist with routine patient procedures and care as they relate to a medical setting.

Pay Projection
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the median annual wage for medical assistants was $34,800 in May 2019, or $16.73 per hour.1
Employment Projection
The Bureau of Labor statistics projects that employment of medical assistants is expected to grow 23% between 2018 and 2028.2
Program Length
As few as 9 months (Certificate of Achievement) or 16 months (Associate Degree)

1. For detailed regional information please visit https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes319092.htm#st

2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm (visited July 28, 2020). Data reflects a national projected percentage change in employment from 2018-2028 and may not reflect local economic conditions.

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