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.
The medical assisting program at Wayne Community College has a Job Placement rate of 91.67% for the graduating class of 2019 and a retention rate of 92.86% for the admitted cohort of 2019 as reported on the 2021 Annual Report Form to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board.
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.
Admission into this program is limited.
Visit the Allied Health Admissions page for details on the process and criteria to apply for this program. If you are already a Practical Nurse, complete the Advanced Standing admissions packet found on the Allied Health Admissions page.
Allied Health Admissions
Professional Licensure and Certification Disclosure
In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education’s rules regarding Professional Licensure Programs effective July 1, 2020, disclosure is provided for all states indicating whether this program meets licensure requirements, does not meet licensure requirements, or has not been determined for each state.
A grade of C must be achieved in all MED curriculum courses in order to progress within the program.
Employment: 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.
Salary: 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.
Tuition for students taking fewer than 16 semester hours is $76.00 per semester hour for in-state students and $268.00 per semester hour for out-of-state students. Students enrolled for six or more semester hours credit will be charged a $30 student activity fee and a $16 technology fee; those enrolled for less than six semester hours will be charged a $15 student activity fee and an $8 technology fee. No student activity will be charged during the Summer Term
The Wayne Community College AAS-Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assistant Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, CAAHP, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350, www.caahep.org.