A Medical Assistant (MA) performs clinical and administrative tasks in a physician’s office, hospital and other healthcare facilities. MAs interact with patients to take medical histories and vital signs, prepare them for procedures, and explain different experiences during their visit.
A career path that sustains family and community
The Medical Assistant program at Concorde Career College prepares you for a diploma with hands-on classes and externships that teach you skills such as scheduling and receiving patients, preparing and maintaining medical records, infection control and much more. The Medical Assistant program is offered at all 16 Concorde campuses.
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Have you been thinking about becoming a Medical Assistant? Have you been searching for Medical Assistant programs near you? Your search ends at Concorde, where you can train to be a Medical Assistant in a program that can prepare you to achieve an exciting future in health care. Our school prepares students for a career as a MA in this fast-growing field with trained educators who have years of experience working in healthcare.
*Program length can vary by Location, see specific Campus Catalog for program length
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.
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
Medical assistant jobs are projected to grow at a much-higher-than-average rate of 19 percent. This field is forecast to continue its growth because of an aging generation of baby boomers. Find out more about what a career in medical assisting looks like.
*Source: BLS.gov 2019-2029
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 and Licensure
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Below you will find campus-specific information about the Medical Assistant program.
GARDEN GROVE CAMPUS
MEMPHIS and SOUTHAVEN CAMPUSES
In order to graduate from the Medical Assistant program, students must successfully complete the following curriculum:
In order to graduate from the Medical Assistant (Associate of Applied Science) program, students must successfully complete the following curriculum: