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Medical Assistant/ Medical Assisting

Achieve a new career in as few as 8 months

Have you been thinking about medical assisting as a career path? Have you been searching for medical assistant schools? Your search ends at Concorde Career College, where you can train to be a medical assistant in a program that can prepare you to achieve your exciting future in health care in a short time.

A career path that sustains family and community

As a member of the growing health care field, your work not only meaningfully impacts your household, but the community you live, play and work in. Your contributions to health care in this community can positively influence the lives of others around you through your commitment to better care. Our commitment at Concorde is in preparing you for this level of care.

Career-driven curriculum

The Medical Assistant training at Concorde emphasizes real-world coursework that immerses you from day one in the practical aspects of supporting a fast-paced medical work environment. Training comprehensively equips you to serve effectively in both clinical and administrative functions in clinics and physicians’ offices.

Career outlook

Medical assistant jobs are projected to grow at a higher-than-average rate of 29%. This field is forecasted to continue its growth because of an aging generation of baby boomers. The median medical assistant salary in 2012 was $29,370; however, this varies depending on region.*
*Source: BLS.gov

Financial aid

Concorde Career College wants to see you succeed, and part of our commitment to your success is ensuring you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in determining your eligibility for and pursuing financial aid resources. Scholarship programs are also offered by Concorde for those who qualify.

Join our family

To learn more about how to get started earning your Medical Assistant diploma or degree, request information, or call Concorde Career College at 1-800-693-7010.

Opportunity awaits.

Clinical functions can include:

  • Patient intake processing, including taking patient histories and vital signs
  • Performing first aid and CPR
  • Preparing patients for procedures
  • Assisting physicians with examinations and treatments
  • Infection control

Administrative responsibilities can include:

  • Scheduling and receiving patients
  • Preparing and maintaining medical records
  • Performing basic secretarial skills and medical transcription
  • Handling telephone inquiries and written correspondence
  • Serving as a liaison between physicians and other individuals

Accreditation

Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

*Memphis and Southaven campuses are accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

Frequently Asked Questions

Are medical assistant and medical assisting programs the same?

Yes, this is the same job role, and Concorde offers career training for this role through the Medical Assistant diploma program.

How long is the Medical Assistant program?

You can complete this program in as few as 8 months.

When does the Medical Assistant program start?

Click here or call 1-800-693-7010 to find out when a program starts at a campus location near you.

What is the career outlook for medical assistants?

According to BLS.gov, this job field is expected to grow by 29% through 2022. As the health care industry grows, the continuing need for professional medical assistants will rise. For more information on career outlooks, click here.

Why should I become a medical assistant?

You can join an exciting, challenging and growing employment field where professional satisfaction is high as you nurture the health of others on a daily basis. You can achieve your dreams of serving a critical role on the front lines of patient care in a variety of job settings.

Does Concorde have an online Medical Assistant program?

Concorde does not offer an online program in this area. The skills needed to become a medical assistant require hands-on practice with instructor moderation.

Does Concorde offer medical assistant externships?

Yes. Concorde’s hardworking extern coordinators are dedicated to pairing you with the right hands-on externship opportunity. 

How much is tuition for Concorde’s Medical Assistant program?

For program-specific tuition information, please see our program disclosures, or call 1-800-693-7010.