Medical Assisting

Join one of the fastest growing occupations in America…Medical Assisting. The U.S. Census Bureau emphasizes that the current trends in the health care industry are making Medical Assisting one of the hottest careers in today’s job market! The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares you to become a multi-skilled health care professional qualified to perform administrative, clinical and laboratory procedures. As a graduate, you may find employment in medical offices, clinics, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Medical Assisting offers terrific opportunities for advancement in positions such as office manager, clinical supervisor and other administrative support occupations. The earnings of Certified Medical Assistants vary, depending on geographic location, place of employment, experience and skill level. One can expect to earn between $19,000 and $27,000 a year to start.

Credentials available: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Assisting

Average Class Size: 20 – 25

Things to consider: Most employers prefer to hire Certified Medical Assistants. WCC’s program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Therefore, as a graduate, you are eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants.

Additional Admission Requirements: Admission into this program is limited. For details on the process and criteria, visit the Allied Health Admissions Requirements page.

Job Placement and Retention

The medical assisting program at Wayne Community College has a retention rate average of 81% over the past five years.
The medical assisting program at Wayne Community College has a job placement rate average of 77% over the past five years.

Curriculum Courses by Semester

Medical Assisting Degree (A45400)
Medical Assisting/Advanced Standing Alternative for Medical Office Administration or Medical Transcription (A45400)

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