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Medical Assisting

Medical assistants perform valuable administrative and clinical duties on the healthcare team. If you seek a meaningful career in patient care, you’ll welcome the possibilities for growth in this rising field. Our program prepares you for an entry-level job in healthcare and helps you contribute directly to the well-being of your community. Our program includes an externship experience—an added preparation for life in the working world.

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What are my career options?

As a medical assistant, your busy schedule may include greeting patients, answering telephone calls, scheduling appointments, and filing medical records. Your clinical work may include serving as a liaison between doctor and patient, preparing patients for exams, administering medications, and drawing blood.

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