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Medical Assistant Program

Diploma or Associate of Applied Science Degree

A Career Path That Sustains Family And Community

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.


Primary Duties of a Medical Assistant

  • Taking patient histories and vital signs (blood pressure, etc.)
  • Entering data into patient records
  • Equally adept at handling and administering injections and updating computer records, good medical assistants can provide the support doctors and nurses need to do their work safely and efficiently.

Program Overview

The Medical Assistant program at Concorde  prepares you with a blended learning approach that includes virtual coursework, hands-on classes and externships that teach you the skills that employers demand. 

  • Scheduling & Receiving Patients
  • Preparing & Maintaining Medical Records
  • Infection Control
  • Common Diagnostic Tests & Sample Preparation
  • Taking Patient Vital Signs & Medical History
  • Basic First Aid & CPR

The Medical Assistant Diploma program is offered at all 17 Concorde campuses. The Memphis, TN and Southaven, MS campuses also offer an Associate of Applied Science Degree program.


Now Enrolling

Concorde is seeking dedicated students who want to:

  • Learn to help physicians deliver quality care and maintain office operations
  • Prepare for career opportunities in private practices, clinics, acute care, long-term care, hospice, and more
  • Complete the diploma in as few as 9-months of study or the associate of science degree in as few as 18-months*

Get started by scheduling an in-person or virtual Career Planning Session to explore if the medical assistant program is right for you!

 

*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount. The associate of science degree program is currently only available through the Memphis, TN and Southaven, MS campuses.
**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for medical assistants 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.
Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.
ᶛ Externships are a non-paid in-person learning experience, who's length and location may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee externship placement, graduation, post-externship employment or salary outcomes. 

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Program Length

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National Employment Demand (2021-2031)

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Have an Associate Degree in Healthcare?
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Curriculum

Medical assistant training through 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 Skills

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

Administrative Skills

Medical assistants also serve in administrative roles, supporting a medical practice day-to-day operations and engaging with patients and other healthcare service providers from labs to general practitioners to specialists.

  • 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

Diploma Program

Associate Degree Program

The following campuses offer a diploma and an Associate of Applied Science degree program option.


Admissions Requirements

  • Approved Application
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Wonderlic / ORA  Assessment
  • Financial Aid Meeting & Personal Funding Plan

Career Outlook

As more people seek health care, doctors’ offices and other medical practices should need more medical assistants.

 
**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for medical assistants 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

 

     

    Financial Aid

    As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.

    Accreditation

    Accreditation and licensure are an important part of an academic institution’s operation. Visit our Accreditations and Licensure page for more details about our accreditations and licensure.

    FAQ

    Medical Assistant Program FAQ

    Frequently asked questions and answers.

    13 Questions
    Yes, Medical Assistant and medical assisting are the same job role. Concorde offers career training and certification for this role through the Medical Assistant Diploma program.
    The Medical Assistant program at Concorde can be completed in as little as 9 months. However, this varies by campus location. Please check with an admissions advisor for program length information.
    We have rolling admissions with classes beginning each month. Call us at 1-800-693-7010 to find out when the Medical Assistant program starts at a Concorde campus location near you.
    According to BLS.gov, the Medical Assistant job field is projected to grow 19 percent through 2029, which is much faster than the average for most occupations. As the baby-boomer population ages, the demand for medical care will likely continue to increase.
    There are many reasons to become a Medical Assistant. Medical Assistants generally work alongside doctors and nurses in medical clinics during regular hours. Their work consists of taking patient histories, getting vital signs, drawing blood, handling specimens, or performing diagnostic tests. The work schedule of a Medical Assistant is fairly stable and predictable. That means you'll have plenty of time to enjoy spending time with your family after work.
    Yes. Concorde's hardworking extern coordinators are dedicated to pairing you with the right hands-on Medical Assistant externship opportunity.
    For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.
    The Medical Assistant program at Concorde can be completed in as little as 9 months. However, this varies by campus location. Please check with an admissions advisor for program length information.
    We have rolling admissions with classes beginning each month. Call us at 1-800-693-7010 to find out when the Medical Assistant program starts at a Concorde campus location near you.
    For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.
    The Medical Assistant program at Concorde can be completed in as little as 18 months. However, this varies by campus location. Please check with an admissions advisor for program length information.
    We have rolling admissions with classes beginning each month. Call us to find out when the Medical Assistant (Associate of Applied Science) program starts at the Memphis or Southaven locations.
    For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.