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Medical Assistant

SouthWest Skill Center Program

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Medical Assistants (MA) perform clinical and administrative functions to keep healthcare delivery settings running smoothly. Human relation and communication skills are important aspects of this career field. They are individuals who can multi-task, perform various medical procedures, and who work well with people. Duties include a wide variety of skills in preparing patients for examination and treatments.

Medical Assistant (MA) students will learn and specialize in both front- and back-office practices, which provides an ideal combination of administration skills and knowledge of medical procedures. 

This daytime program can be completed in approximately 36 weeks.

Why Medical Assistant @ EMCC’s SWSC?

Medical Assistant (MA) students receive hands-on training in clinical and administrative support in an actual medical facility.

The MA program incorporates up-to-date learning tools with highly experienced instructors to provide students with interactive learning, and hands on instruction. The program also teaches the organizational skills necessary to succeed in fast-paced health environments and medical facilities.

This program is part of the Allied Health Institute at EMCC, which helps students succeed by offering educational networks and professional opportunities within their selected field(s) of study.

Career and Employment Outlook: 

Students successfully completing the MA programs may find employment in physician offices and group practices, health clinics, and select outpatient medical and hospital settings.

Employment and Wages vary from state to state, so for your convenience, we provide a direct link to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for Medical Assistant below:

http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes319092.htm

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