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Medical Assistant Schools and Training Programs

Medical assistants work with physicians, chiropractors, and other health-care professionals, assisting them with clinical and administrative duties. While they may have received some training in medical procedures, they do not diagnose illness or prescribe treatments.

Medical Assistant Careers

About 62 percent of medical assistants worked in physicians’ offices in 2008, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov); 13 percent worked in public and private hospitals, including inpatient and outpatient facilities; and 11 percent worked in offices of other health practitioners, such as chiropractors and optometrists. Most of the remainder worked in other healthcare industries, such as outpatient care centers and nursing and residential care facilities. Most medical assistants work a standard 40-hour week, although there are some part-time positions available.

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Campus and Online Medical Assistant Schools

 
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Carrington College California

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Certificate in Medical Assisting
  • AS in Medical Assisting
  • AS in Veterinary Assisting
  • More
Quick Summary: Ready for a rewarding career? Start with a certificate or degree from Carrington College California.

Advanced Training

[Campus]
Locations:
  • El Cajon
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
Quick Summary:

Advanced Training (ATA) is a small veteran-owned family business with an emphasis on student satisfaction and outcomes.


Pima Medical Institute

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Chula Vista
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • More
Quick Summary:

Explore a new career with Pima Medical Institute.


UEI College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Dental Assistant
  • More
Quick Summary:

Get career training for the job you’ve always wanted at UEI College.


Concorde

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • More
Quick Summary:

At Concorde, you’ll find that a “learn by doing” approach to healthcare training will get you the skills you need to succeed-- and get you into the workforce quickly.


Milan Institute

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Nursing Assistant
  • More
Quick Summary: Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.

Institute of Technology

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Professional Medical Assistant
  • Medical Billing and Office Administration
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • More
Quick Summary:

You can get started on a new career with Institute of Technology.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.iot.edu/disclosure


Intercoast Colleges

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant
Quick Summary: Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges.

ITT Technical Institute

[Campus]
Programs:
  • AS - Medical Assisting and Administration
Quick Summary: Are you interested in pursuing a high-tech career? Getting an education from ITT Tech is a great place to start!

California College San Diego

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Specialties (AOS)
  • Respiratory Therapy (BS)
  • Respiratory Therapy (AS)
Quick Summary:

The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

 

Congratulations! Your interest in California College San Diego is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a new career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.


Keiser University

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting, AS (Online)
  • Health Science, BS (Online)
Quick Summary: For over 35 years, Keiser University has provided student-centered, quality career education.

American Career College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Long Beach
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant
  • Dental Assisting
  • Medical Billing and Coding
Quick Summary:

American Career College (ACC) offers hands-on training that will prepare students for careers in the healthcare industry at three campuses in Los Angeles, Ontario, and Orange County, California.


Kaplan College - KHE

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Diploma: Medical Assistant
  • Diploma: Medical Office Specialist
  • Diploma: Nurse Assistant
  • More
Quick Summary: Get a professional education designed with your future in mind at Kaplan College.

Santa Barbara Business College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Santa Maria
Programs:
  • Associate of Science Medical Assisting
  • Vocational Nursing
Quick Summary: Study online or on campus with Santa Barbara Business College.

Platt College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting
  • Veterinary Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy
Quick Summary: Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

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