The Medical Assisting Technology Program prepares individuals to provide medical office administrative services and perform clinical duties including patient intake and care, routine diagnostic and recording procedures, pre-examination and examination assistance, and the administration of medications and first aid. The program includes instruction in basic anatomy and physiology; medical terminology; medical law and ethics; patient psychology and communications; medical office procedures; and clinical diagnostic, examination, testing, and treatment procedures.
Employment of Medical Assistants is projected to grow 23% from 2018-2028 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, much faster than the average for all occupations. Medical Assistants are multi-skilled health professionals specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties. The practice of medical assisting directly influences the public’s health and well-being. Increasing use of medical assistants to allow doctors to care for more patients will further stimulate job growth.