Medical Assisting

Medical Assistants: At the Heart of Healthcare

Are you looking for a highly rewarding career in the growing medical field? Certified medical assistants are an integral part of a healthcare team trained to work in outpatient settings while supporting the internal operations of the office. You will find a fulfilling career helping people while working in the heart of the healthcare office.

Benefits to a Medical Assisting Career

  • Keep Regular Hours – You can enjoy a healthy family and social life
  • Build Strong Relationships – You will work with patients as well as office and medical staff, so you will form strong bonds with your coworkers and patients
  • Help Patients – You will get to help patients by performing various clinical skills to make them feel better
  • Feel Satisfaction – You will start every day with a sense of purpose and finish knowing you helped patients.
  • Be in Demand – You will find many job openings because Medical Assisting jobs are increasing

Benefits of an Associate Degree in Medical Assisting

In the north central MA area, medical assistants earn as much as $49,540 per year*. This degree is also beneficial to students who are looking to complete an associate degree to advance their employment in the healthcare field.

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Hands-On Healthcare Experience

As part of this program, you will get to complete an Externship to practice your clinical and administrative skills in a real-world setting. You will be placed in a real medical office, clinic, or healthcare practice to gain valuable experience and be fully involved in the environment of healthcare.

Earn Your CMA Certification

Many healthcare employers prefer that their medical assistants be CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) certified. MWCC has partnered with the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) to provide you with the skills and training needed to earn this certification in one of your courses (MAS240- Medical Assisting Seminar), so you will receive the highest standard of education in medical assisting.

You can learn more about the medical assisting profession and the certification process at American Association of Medical Assistants.

Find a Job Fast as a Medical Assistant

With a 29%** increase in job growth in the medical assisting field by 2026, opening up nearly 200,000** jobs, you can expect to be hired fast! The aging population will continue to demand more medical services, so doctors and physicians will be looking for more assistants to aid in routine care, allowing for more patients to be seen.

Provide More Care, Help More People

Medical assistants perform various clinical and administrative tasks, such as:

  • Assisting with examinations
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Drawing blood
  • Phoning in prescriptions
  • Assessing and recording vital signs and EKG’s
  • Billing insurance companies
  • Administering immunizations and injections

Learn to Give the Best Care

You will take classes in:

  • Medical Assisting Clinical Procedures
  • Principles of Pharmacology
  • Medical Terminology & Body Signs
  • Finance Practice Management
  • Medical Assisting Lab Procedures

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The Mount Wachusett Community College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs,25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org.

*Source: CareerOneStop

**Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics