Medical Assisting Associate Degree
Mount Wachusett Community College’s Medical Assisting associate degree program prepares students for a fast-paced, rewarding career in the medical industry. Our students become an integral part of a healthcare team trained to work in outpatient settings while supporting the internal operations of the office.
Medical assistants perform many important tasks such as scheduling appointments, drawing blood, phoning in prescriptions, assessing vital signs, administering immunizations, and assisting with examinations. Whether you are just starting out in the field or are looking to advance your career, MWCC can help!
Healthcare employers prefer that their medical assistants be certified. That is why MWCC medical assisting associate program and our eight-course certificate program prepare you to sit for various medical assisting certifications upon graduation such as AAMA, (CMA), AMT (RMA), NHA (CCMA) and NCCT (NCMA).” 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.
Why study Medical Assisting at MWCC?
If you enjoy helping people and creating a positive healthcare environment for patients and coworkers, becoming a medical assistant is the perfect career. As part of the program, you 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. Studying at MWCC provides you with real-world knowledge from both the externship and the depth of courses offered.
Classes include Medical Assisting Clinical Procedures, Principles of Pharmacology, Medical Terminology & Body Signs, Finance Practice Management, and Medical Assisting Lab Procedures. These classes help you better assist patients while building relationships that will improve the healthcare industry as a whole. This program will guide you in learning the ethics, terminology, and professionalism of one of the country’s most important fields.
Careers in Medical Assisting
MWCC graduates find fulfilling careers supporting patients and doctors while working in the heart of the healthcare office. Medical assistants help the medical field run smoothly and the expertise you gain through our courses could save lives. 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.
In the North Central Massachusetts area, medical assistants earn as much as $48,760 per year. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assistants are projected to see 23% job growth by 2028. They work in places such as hospitals, chiropractors, optometrists, and other healthcare facilities.
Start your Medical Assisting degree at MWCC
Mount Wachusett Community College’s Medical Assisting associate degree and certificate programs can put you on the track towards a rewarding lifelong career. Our affordability and location in one of the best states for healthcare in the country make us the perfect choice for aspiring medical professionals.
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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 the 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.