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Medical Assisting (Diploma or Associate of Applied Science)

Southaven, MS

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 / 16* Months-months.
  • Complete your associate degree in as few as 16 months.
  • Choose from two convenient campus locations: Memphis or Southaven.

Medical Assistant Diploma and Associate Degree 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.


Now Enrolling for the Medical Assistant Diploma and Degree Programs

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 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

8 / 16*

Months

35.0 / 62.0

Credit Hours

240

Lab Hours

230

Externship Hoursᶛ

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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 8 / 16* Months Months

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

Southaven 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.

Students can earn their associate degree of applied science in as few as 8 / 16* Months-months after earning their medical assistant diploma.

Coursework Includes:

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

Southaven 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.

Address and Hours

Southaven Campus

7900 Airways Blvd.
Suite 103
Southaven, Mississippi 38671

PH: (662) 597-1131
FX: (662) 253-0344

Campus Hours of Operation

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

Note: The Southaven campus is a branch of the Memphis, TN campus.

Career Outlook

Medical Assisting Careers can be Your Entry Point into the Health Care Field.

A career as a medical assistant (MA) can be a great entry point into the healthcare field. Some MAs work to support the daily operations and patients that visit a healthcare practice. Others focus on assisting physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers in caring for patients.

While some MAs focus on careers as a phlebotomist or electrocardiogram (EKG) technician. The career path for a MA can extend into other fields with further training and education like nursing. 


Where do Medical Assistants Work?

The opportunities can vary and this includes where you may meet a medical assistant:

  • Private Practices
  • Clinics
  • Acute care
  • Long-term Care
  • Hospice
  • Home Healthcare
  • Labs

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

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

Concorde does not guarantee outcomes including graduation, employment, job responsibilities and subsequent salary.

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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  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.