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Medical Assistant

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As the healthcare field continues to be one of the fastest-growing industries in our country, it is a great time to explore a career in medical assisting. The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook reports that employment of medical assistants is expected to grow by 29% through 2022. As medical practices expand today, more medical assistants will be needed to perform basic administrative and clinical responsibilities to allow physicians to see more patients.

Our Medical Assistant program in Woodland and Yuba City is offered in a flexible and convenient format. You can complete this medical assistant program in as few as nine months.* Courses cover customer service skills, professional habits, medical assistant roles and issues, electronic health records, specialty procedures, medical records, blood collection, and pharmacology. At the conclusion of this program, you can also complete a valuable externship experience. You can be prepared with healthcare knowledge as well as strong professional skills, including:

  • Minor Office Surgery
  • Medical Billing & Finances
  • Phlebotomy
  • Medical Office Emergencies/CPR
  • Exam Room Procedures
  • Laboratory Procedures

Upon completion of our Medical Assistant program, you can be prepared for entry-level medical assistant positions in a variety of healthcare settings such as hospitals, physicians' offices, health clinics and nursing homes. Our Career Services department can help you in your search for medical assisting positions.

If you have been looking to study medical assisting near Sacramento, California, consider Cambridge Junior College. You can gain the education you need for today's healthcare industry.
Contact us today to learn more about how to become a medical assistant and financial aid opportunities such as the G.I. Bill and other scholarships.

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* The program consists of 10 three-week modules in class plus an externship, for a total of 900 hours and 36 weeks** during the day, and 10 five-week modules plus an externship for a total of 900 hours and 60 weeks** during the evening.

** Weeks to complete the program do not include scheduled breaks.