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Medical Assistant

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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.

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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
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Medical Assistant

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Program Info

Below you will find campus-specific information about the Medical Assistant program.

Portland Campus

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Garden Grove Campus

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Curriculum

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.

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

Career Outlook

Career Outlook

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

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Financial Aid

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 and Licensure

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.

For the campus in Portland:

The Medical Assistant program is accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; 727-210-2350; www.caahep.org, on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Ste 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; www.maerb.org.

FAQ

Are medical assistant and medical assisting programs the same?

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.

How Long Is The Medical Assistant Program at Concorde?

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.

When Does Concorde’s Medical Assistant Program Start?

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.

What is the career outlook for medical assistants?

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.

Why Should I Become A Medical Assistant?

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.

Does Concorde offer medical assistant externships?

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

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

For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.

Do you have an Associate's degree in health care field, which is a pre-requisite for this program?