Medical Assisting

Medical assisting student preps a needle

Graduates of the Medical Assisting program are prepared to function as multi-skilled workers in different healthcare settings.

Medical assistants manage office responsibilities in physicians' offices, clinics, medical departments in industry and government, and other ambulatory care centers. Graduates prepare patients for examinations, take vital signs, obtain specimens, and administer medications under the supervision of a physician. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) examination.

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Career Opportunities

Medical assistants are tasked with administrative and clinical duties in doctors’ offices, urgent care facilities, hospitals, and other outpatient care settings. With the aging of baby boomers, more medical assistants are being hired to help with healthcare services in the above setting at a rate much higher then many other job fields.

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Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Funds may be available for eligible students through the CSM Foundation which has been made possible from generous donations from organizations and individuals who wish to provide financial assistance to our students. This workforce training certificate is also an eligible program for the Workforce Sequence Scholarship.

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