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Looking to begin an exciting career in a medical field? Our Medical Assistant certificate program, available at Gillette College, can be your gateway to a fast-moving, high-demand, satisfying career. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that Medical Assistant jobs in the United States will grow 23% over the next decade.
We can help get you started. Our curriculum includes classroom and clinical time – meaning that you get both the educational and real-world experience you’ll need in your career as a Medical Assistant. In addition, our high-tech Nursing Simulation Center provides students with hands-on training that will help our students understand exactly how to become the best Medical Assistants they can be.
Medical Assistant jobs are on the rise, predicted to increase as much as 23% or more by 2026. Median pay is approximately $30,590 annually, with those in the top 10% of pay making over $43,000 per year.
Medical Assistants work the same hours as the doctors for whom they work. If they work in a clinic, for example, they likely will work regular business hours. However, Medical Assistants who work in hospitals may enjoy greater flexibility to fit in with their family, career goals, and lifestyle.
You have probably interacted with Medical Assistants without even knowing it. They work in hospitals, private practices, and clinics, usually interacting with patients. They are responsible for gathering patient data and vital signs, administering medications, assisting physicians, and more. Medical assistants can draw blood, give injections, perform EKGs, and even assist in minor surgeries.
Research additional employment information by viewing this program’s gainful employment page.
The Medical Assistant Certificate program is designed to be a 1-year full-time course. Students will study college math, English, anatomy and physiology, as well as courses geared specifically towards medical assistants. In the first half, the practicum will focus on front-office work, such as gathering patient information to bill insurance, preauthorization, and intake. The following half, students will learn about “back office” processes like phlebotomy, giving injections, and assisting in minor surgeries. The course’s final exam will be the national certification exam. After completion of the program and passing the certification exam, students will become a CCMA, or certified clinical medical assistant.
NWCCD’s Gillette College offers a Certificate in Clinical Medical Assistance (CCMA). Graduates of the program will be able to:
Our Medical Assistant program prospers because of the unrivaled compassion and know-how of our faculty. Our educators and staff always have time for our students and want all to succeed in the pursuit of a caregiving career. Further, our all-star Medical Assistant instructors constantly update curriculum, attend conferences and stay ahead in their area of expertise. They are at the top of their game and they’ll make sure you are, too.
Our College District is committed to being a community-focused district; our Medical Assistant program is yet another stellar example of our regional integration. We have partnered with Campbell County Memorial Hospital to create a formalized training program and pipeline to staff its clinics. Gillette College continually works with community leaders to develop the kinds of courses they need to put people to work.
Apply to the Medical Assistant program today and get started on your career in the nation’s fastest-growing field!