Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Diploma Program

Diploma Medical Assistant 

You have always been the shoulder on which others cry. You're caring, intelligent, and a great friend. When others are hurt, you are quick to find a solution. Friends and family members have asked if you have ever thought about working for a hospital or doctor's office, but you did not think it was possible. You did not have the time or money for several years of school. Still, you had the thought in the back of your mind that you would love this type of career.

Have you ever considered becoming a medical assistant? This position aids doctors and nurses in their everyday tasks and still offers the satisfaction of taking care of patients in need.

Here are the top ten reasons to earn your medical assistant diploma from Madison Media Institute:

  1. Take pride in your work.
    Medical assistants play a crucial role in hospitals, offices, and other healthcare settings. It is due to their efforts that doctors can see more patients and help them quickly recover. By earning your medical assistant diploma, you can feel accomplished and ready to meet an important need for your community.
  2. Real-world practice.
    Practice what you have learned during an externship in an actual healthcare setting. We work with you to find the right setting for the 160-hour on-site training portion of the program.  Many students are offered a position at this site upon graduation.
  3. Medical assistants are in high demand.
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists medical assistant as one of the fastest-growing occupations at a job increase of twenty-nine percent over the next decade.* . Due to high job demand, medical assistants can find work all across the country.
  4. Develop clinical and clerical skills.
    We want you to be prepared for working at the desk and with patients, so we have developed a program that addresses both. Classes include instruction on taking vital signs, drawing blood, maintaining patient records, billing, and more.
  5. Easy way to enter the medical field.
    Many people believe you have to become a doctor or registered nurse to work in healthcare, but this is not the case. Becoming a medical assistant allows you to aid patients without spending many years earning undergraduate and graduate degrees.
  6. Improve your communication skills.
    Communication is key when delivering messages between doctors and patients. Having great listening, speaking, and writing skills can make medical surgeries and other procedures go much more smoothly and efficiently. Fortunately, our program covers various communication techniques so you can be adequately prepared for your new career.
  7. Learn from professionals.
    You can receive important information and advice from our fantastic staff as well as other healthcare professionals you meet as part of your externship. 
  8. Complete many of the same job functions as other medical staff.
    As you work under a doctor or nurse's supervision, you could have the chance to perform many of the services that they provide. You might take vital signs, perform laboratory tests, administer medication, or assist with minor surgical procedures.
  9. We offer many resources.
    Your success is our goal, so we provide a number of resources to help you. Our school offers mock interviews, financial aid to those who qualify, resume reviews, and more.
  10. Assist many patients.
    The most rewarding part of this career is helping bring patients to recovery. If you are outgoing, understanding, and compassionate, medical assistant could be the perfect career choice for you.

Do not hesitate—fill out the Request Information form on this page and we will arrange for a tour of the school, and for you to meet the instructors and our financial aid representatives.


References: * Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor. (2017, October 24). Occupational Outlook Handbook. Medical Assistants. Retrieved from Program Length - 10 months

On-campus program

The Medical Assisting program instructs students in both clerical and clinical skills. Classes include instruction on taking vital signs, drawing blood, maintaining patient records, billing and other skills related to patient care. The program also includes courses to help you develop communication and critical thinking skills. The program requires a 160-hour externship designed to help you gain hands-on experience, following the completion of all required course work.

Medical assistants work under the supervision of a nurse, doctor or other healthcare provider. They are typically responsible for tasks like taking vital signs, administering medication, drawing blood, scheduling, billing, assisting with minor surgical procedures and performing laboratory tests. During a patient’s visit, they are often the first and last contact a patient has with the staff.

Medical assistants could work in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, physician offices and nursing homes.

Demand for medical assistants is expected to grow by 14% though 2024.1 With an aging population which continues to increase, the demand for skilled workers in the healthcare industry will also rise.  Madison Media Institute can prepare you to join this exciting and in-demand field.

1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 4/26/16

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