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Medical Assisting (Diploma or Associate of Applied Science)

Memphis, TN

Prepare for a new career sooner than you think

Medical Assistants are often the first person a patient interacts with when they visit the doctor's office. They play key roles in delivering quality care. Medical assistants support both the physician in running their practice, as well as aid in caring for patients. A special and diverse health care career choice.

Provide Clinical and Administrative Support in Medical Offices

  • Gain skills to provide administrative support and basic clinical care in our diploma program.
  • Learn computer applications, medical billing, how to take vital signs and samples from patients, and more.
  • Complete your diploma in as few as 9 / 18* Months-months or associate of applied science in as few as 16-months.
  • Choose from two convenient campus locations: Memphis or Southaven.

Program Overview


Interested in office work but also in getting hands-on with patients? Train to become a medical assistant with Concorde. Medical assistants help keep medical offices and hospital departments running. Equally adept at administering injections and updating computer records, good medical assistants can provide the support doctors and nurses need to do their work safely and efficiently.

Associate of Applied Science

Want a career that combines clinical and administrative work? Medical assistants provide the support doctors and nurses need to ensure patients receive quality care. We offer an associate degree program at our Memphis and Southaven campuses that teaches a combination of hands-on skills, medical knowledge, and college-level general education employers value.

Take the Next Step Now

Interested in training to become a medical assistant? Contact Concorde in Memphis or Southaven today to learn if our diploma or degree program is right for you!

  1. **Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for medical assistants 2022-2032 Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

9 / 18*



National Employment Demand (2022-2032)

35.0 / 62.0

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Medical Assistant Diploma Curriculum

The medical assistant diploma program at Concorde covers computer applications, medical record keeping, and clinical skills including blood draws, vital sign measurement and more. You’ll also learn to collect and prepare samples for lab testing.

Complete your diploma program in as few as  9 / 18* Months-Months

In order to graduate from the Medical Assistant diploma program, students must successfully complete the following curriculum, including externship hours.

Memphis Medical Assistant Diploma Curriculum


Medical Assisting Associate of Applied Science Degree Curriculum

The medical assistant associate degree program at Concorde covers computer applications, medical record keeping, and clinical skills including blood draws, vital sign measurement and more. You’ll also learn to collect and prepare samples for lab testing.

Coursework Includes:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pathology
  • Body Systems
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Front Office Procedures
  • Venipuncture
  • Laboratory Diagnostic Procedures
  • EKG

Memphis Medical Assisting Associate Degree Curriculum 

  1. 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.

Career Outlook

Primary Duties of a Medical Assistant Include:

  • Taking patient histories and vital signs (blood pressure, etc.)
  • Entering data into patient records
  • Handling administrative tasks, such as scheduling appointments and calling in referrals
  • Keeping supply inventories in treatment rooms and the office stocked
  • Gathering blood or other samples and preparing them for laboratory tests
  • Assisting doctors or nurses during examinations
  • Administering basic clinical tasks, such as cleaning and dressing wounds


Projected national job demand for medical assistants from 2022-2032 

Medical Assistant Projected Job Growth

Job demand for medical assistants is projected to grow over the next 10-years.

Administrative Responsibilities of a Medical Assistant Can Include:

  • Scheduling and receiving patients
  • Preparing and maintaining medical records
  • Performing basic secretarial skills and medical transcription
  • Handling telephone inquiries and written correspondence

Address and Hours

Memphis Campus

5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 132
Memphis, Tennessee 38137

PH: (901) 881-2694
FX: (901) 761-3293

Campus Hours of Operation

Monday8 am - 7 pm
Tuesday8 am - 7 pm
Wednesday8 am - 7 pm
Thursday8 am - 7 pm
Friday8 am - 5 pm
SaturdayBy Appointment

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.

The Shot in the Arm Scholarship

This program was created to recognize and assist bilingual students interested in pursuing their Medical Assistant education. The ultimate goal of this program is to foster education and career opportunities, while increasing the bilingual MA workforce.

The Shot in the Arm Scholarship is available to bilingual candidates enrolled or interested in enrolling in Concorde Career College's Medical Assistant Program. Funds will be awarded at the externship point of the program*. Priority will be given to students ineligible for financial aid.

Award Amount:  Up to $3000 **

Scholarship Deadline: TBD

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Download application
  • Scan QR code to complete form
  • Attach personal statement to form (200 word minimum)
  • Link youtube video within the form (10 minutes max)
  • Contact Mikia Housley to schedule video facilitation and for guidance with the transcript, attendance and financial summary

For Additional Details, Consult with the Campus Financial Aid Specialist.

*This is an external scholarship and Concorde Career College is not responsible for the selection of award recipients.
**Multiple scholarships of a maximum of $3000 will be awarded from a $15,000 fund and each award is a one-time scholarship. Recipients must commit to employment at ShotRX for a minimum of 6 months post-completion of their Medical Assistant Program.


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  1. 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.

  2. Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.

  3. Financial aid is available to those who qualify but may not be available for all programs. Concorde does not guarantee financial aid or scholarship awards or amounts.

  4. Clinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes.

  5. Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.