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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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Kaplan University

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting
  • BS in Health and Wellness
Quick Summary:

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.


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!

Southern California Health Institute

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Reseda
Programs:
  • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Program
  • Physical Therapy Aide/Sports Rehab Program
Quick Summary: Southern California Health Institute has been dedicated and committed to helping students achieve their dreams.

UEI College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant (8-Month Diploma Program)
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • Pharmacy Technician (8-Month Diploma Program)
  • More
Quick Summary:

At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it.


Keiser University

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting, AS (Online)
  • Medical Administrative Billing and Coding, AS (Online)
Quick Summary:

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.


California College San Diego

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Specialties (AOS)
Quick Summary:

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Intercoast Colleges

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

Unitek College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting
  • Dental Assisting
  • Vocational Nursing
Quick Summary: Get the training you need for a career in health care at Unitek College.

Platt College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting
  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Veterinary Technology - Associates
  • More
Quick Summary: Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

San Joaquin Valley College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Degree - Medical Assistant
  • Certificate - Medical Assistant
  • Certificate - Dental Assistant
  • More
Quick Summary: San Joaquin Valley College is an accredited private junior college committed to the professional success of its students and graduates.
Founded in 1977, SJVC has campuses located throughout California-including an Online division and offers a variety of accelerated Certificate and Associate of Science degree programs in the business, medical and technical fields.

Students benefit from a balance of classroom instruction and real-world experience, learning the skills they need to go straight to work in today’s competitive job market.

Institute of Technology

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Professional Medical Assistant
  • Medical Billing and Office Administration
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


Milan Institute

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

Brightwood College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Bakersfield
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • More
Quick Summary:

About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.


American Career College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Dental Assisting
  • More
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.


Mayfield College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Billing and Coding
Quick Summary: Give your career a boost with an education from Mayfield College.

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