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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 8-months or associate of applied science in as few as 18 months.*
  • Choose from two convenient campus locations: Memphis or Southaven.

Program Overview

Diploma

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!

 
*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. 

9 / 18* Mo

Program Length

18%**

National Employment Demand (2021-2031)

35.0 / 62.0

Credit Hours

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Have an Associate Degree in Healthcare?
Currently Licensed Dental Hygienist?
Currently a Licensed Surgical Technologist?
Currently a Registered Nurse (RN)?
Currently a LDA or RDA?

Curriculum

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 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 

 
*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.
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. 

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.

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