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Get the Skills to Be a Medical Assistant

9 Month* Medical Assistant Program in
Yuba City, California

If you’ve always been interested in pursuing a career in the medical field, but aren’t sure where to begin, a career as a Medical Assistant may be the perfect place to start. Medical Assistants are very important members of any healthcare team. They perform many unique tasks that ensure quality patient care, while assisting medical staff with administrative and clinical duties.

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment of Medical Assistants will grow 23% between 2018 and 2028, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. A career as a Medical Assistant is a great way to enter into the growing healthcare industry, with various opportunities to advance.

In as little as 9 months*, you will learn all of the relevant skills that you’ll use on the job, as well as hands-on training during an externship in a real healthcare environment.

Next Start Date: Jun 1stMedical Assistant - Daytime: Daytime Cambridge Junior College - Yuba City Contribute directly to the health and wellness of individuals in your community as a valued member of a healthcare team. This program will get you the fundamental skills to be a valuable member in many healthcare settings. Junior College

The best way to see if Cambridge Junior College is right for you is to contact an admissions representative. Get more information about the Medical Asisstant program, class schedules, and financial aid options. Get more info now >>

What Does a Successful Medical Assistant Look Like?

A Medical Assisting professional needs a variety of skills and traits to be successful, such as:

  • Compassion
  • Adaptability
  • Attention to detail
  • Clerical computer skills

If you have some of these traits or wish to strengthen them, and want to improve your life through a rewarding healthcare career, then pursuing a Medical Assistant certification could be a great fit for you.

How Cambridge Junior College Medical Assisting Training Sets You Up for Success

At Cambridge Junior College, we make sure that the skills you learn in our Medical Assistant program match the needs of Yuba City’s healthcare sector, which can make your job search easier upon graduation.

Classes are interactive and led by medical professionals with years of experience working directly in the field. As a student, you’ll learn both the administrative and clinical skills it takes to succeed as a Medical Assistant, including:

  • Medical Billing & Finances
  • Electronic Health Records Management
  • Specialty Procedures
  • Medical Office Emergencies/CPR
  • Exam Room Procedures
  • Laboratory Procedures
  • Pharmacology & Medical Terminology
  • EKG
  • Phlebotomy

It doesn’t get any better than this: you get to learn on-the-job during an externship in a real healthcare environment. Get a feel for your new career and surroundings while also making helpful industry connections before you graduate.

Training to be a Medical Assistant was one of the best decisions I have made. It only took 9 quick months to earn a certificate to have a career to earn enough money to support my family. I had never got good grades in school so when I enrolled I was really scared, especially since I was older than all the other students. I got good grades and did really well. It was so much easier than I thought it would be. Becoming a Medical Assistant was a career goal I achieved with a great deal of pride and honor, and to be able to help someone in need is the best feeling!
Rhonda Garcia
Rhonda Garcia

Career Opportunities

Medical Assistants have a large variety of work opportunities. You can find careers as a Clinical Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Medical Records Specialist, and more. Work lifestyles can vary with many different, flexible schedules, from business hours to shift work.

Upon graduation, you can pursue careers in many medical environments, including,

  • Private Practices
  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient Care Centers
  • Medical Research Centers
  • Care Facilities
  • And more!

Becoming a Medical Assistant is a great way to enter healthcare. After some on-the-job experience, there is plenty of opportunity for advancement with appropriate additional training.

Real-World Training

At CJC, you’ll have the opportunity to learn directly on-the-job during an externship in a real healthcare environment, so you can get a feel for your new career and make helpful industry connections.

Convenient Schedules

We designed this program with day and evening schedules, so you can choose the program that best fits your life.

Career Support

Our Career Services professionals are here to help with resume preparation, interview techniques, and job search.

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Is a Medical Assisting Career Right for You? Find Out! Take the Cambridge Junior 'Medical Professional Career Training Readiness Quiz'

This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your Medical Professional Career Training Readiness Score Now>>

Take Advantage of Our Funding Opportunities

Financial Aid opportunities are available for those who qualify, including the G.I. Bill® and other scholarships.

Is a Rewarding Career as a Medical Assistant Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Medical Assisting and exploring whether Cambridge is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, give us a call at 1-530-674-9199

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