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Medical Assistant

Career Opportunities

  • Medical Assistant
  • Certified Medical Assistant

Average Salary: $35,850

The median annual wage for career opportunities from this program, according to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics.

100%* Job Placement Rate

The Medical Assistant is a professional, multi-skilled person who assists in all aspects of medical practice. Medical assistants help physicians examine and treat patients and perform routine tasks to keep offices running smoothly.

Medical assistants perform clerical duties such as answering telephones, greeting patients, updating and filing patient medical records, completion of insurance forms, handling correspondence and arranging for hospital admission and laboratory services. Clinical duties include taking and recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures, preparing patients for examination, collecting laboratory specimens, administering medication (excluding intravenous), authorizing prescription telephone orders and preparing patients for X-rays. Opportunities exist in clinics, hospitals, nursing homes and insurance companies.

Best Medical Assistant Programs

Mitchell Technical College's Medical Assistant program recently was named #6 Best Medical Assistant Program by based on graduation rate, retention rate, cost of tuition, community culture, student services, and more.

Additional Info

*Placement data is gathered through graduate surveys, faculty-collected data, and phone surveys started after six months of graduation. In 2021, 8 of the 8 graduates are represented in the data. Employment rate is figured by: (graduates employed)/(responding graduates who are seeking employment).

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