Our Medical Assistant program is designed to teach you both administrative and clinical procedures. In addition to learning front office procedures and terminology, you'll be ready to prepare patients for examinations, back office clinical procedures and routine laboratory work. The program is a mix between theory and clinical, with students learning the theory first then applying what they’ve learned in our Skills Lab. At the end of the program, students will be placed in a selection of medical offices, hospitals, or clinics for one hundred and sixty (160) hours of externship. This means, all of the skills and theories learned and tested at school are going to be put to use in real world situations.
What are some Career opportunities?
Medical Assistant work in a variety of health care settings. When you’ve completed our program you may choose to work in facilities such as: • Hospitals • Physicians’ offices • Research Facilities • HMOs
Opportunities for Advancement?
As a Medical Assistant you can advance by experience and certification. Some advance to other health care or nursing specialties through additional education, certification, and licensure. Others advance to office administration or office management.
What’s the Career Outlook?
Very good job opportunities are expected. Rapid employment growth is projected in most healthcare industries, with the best job opportunities occurring in nursing care facilities and in home healthcare services.
Program Information Disclosure
Programmatically accredited by the Council on Occupational Education at all three campuses.
O*Net Occupation Titles Soc Code Links to Occupational Profiles on O*Net CIP: 51.3999
Medical Assistant: Medical Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Doctor's Assistant, Medical Office Assistant, Optometric Assistant, Clinical Assistant, Ophthalmic Technician
On-time Completion Rate (2010/2011 Award Year)
22 (81%) 34 (83%)
Placement Rate Reported to COE (2010/2011 Award Year)
Median Loan Debt (2010/2011 Award Year)
Title IV HEA Programs: $7,481 $7,481
Private N/A N/A
Current Estimated Tuition and Fees: $13,500
The tuition stated above reflects tuition rates during the reporting year (2010/2011) NOT current tuition. To review the terms and definitions for the chart above, or to see the outcome information for Career Care Institute's other programs, and disclosure information, Click here.
Program Scheduled Completion is fourteen months, this rate is not reflective of the overall completion rate of the program. On-time completion rates can be affected by scheduling changes, failed courses or extended externship hours. During the Reporting Year (2010/2011) student average completion is Seventeen Months.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11
The Medical Assistant program is available at the following campuses:
43770 15th Street West,
Suite 115 Lancaster CA, 93534
Phone: (661) 942-6204
Fax: (661) 942-8130
2151 Alessandro DR, Suite 150
Ventura CA, 93001
Phone: (805) 477-0660
Fax: (805) 477-0659
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Career Care Institute's financial aid staff is ready to help you apply for a financing package that fits your goals and get your financing plan together before your chosen class starts. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. For further Financial Aid Consumer Information Click here.
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