Medical Assisting/Assistant CMA
“I was looking for a career that allowed my job to be all about helping others. MTC gave me the hands-on experience I needed to start my career as a medical assistant. MTC was the right choice for getting the training I needed to become a great medical assistant.
Angela Thomas, CMA”
Why choose Marion Technical College for Medical Assisting?
Can be done in as little as two semesters
Small class sizes
Hands-on practice of procedures
Qualified knowledgeable instructors
Lower cost than private institutions
Career placement services through MTC Works
General education courses offered days, evenings, and online
50% of technical courses offered online
Once the certificate is completed, the Medical Assisting Associate of Technical Studies degree offers all courses evenings or online, allowing one to work as an MA gaining real-world experience while completing the degree in as little as an additional 9 months.
Employers seek our MA graduates
2013-2016 Medical Assisting Graduate Statistics
Within 6 months employed as an MA, related healthcare field, or continuing education
Employer surveys indicate satisfaction with graduates hired
AAMA Certification exam pass rate: first-time takers:
100% (Most graduates were hired within 60 days of completion)
“The Medical Assisting program at MTC has a 100% graduate satisfaction rate over the past five years. In addition, the MA program has a 97% employer satisfaction rate over the past five years.”
Medical Assisting within health care:
Communication is a key component in the health care equation, but sometimes physicians and patients experience a gap. Medical Assistants, allied health professionals who perform a wide range of clinical and administrative duties, often serve as a critical bridge in the communication process between health care professionals and the general public.
Medical Assisting Mission Statement:
To provide Medical Assisting students with the learning environment to become professional and competent MAs in the healthcare setting.
Medical Assistants are the only allied health professionals specifically trained to work in ambulatory settings, such as physicians’ offices, clinics, and group practices. These multi-skilled personnel can perform administrative and clinical procedures. Physicians value this unique versatility more and more, as managed care compels them to contain costs and manage human resources efficiently.
Medical Assisting continues to be one of the fastest growing occupations in healthcare. According to the 2016 US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook the Medical Assisting field has a 23% growth outlook through 2024, which is faster than average for all occupations. The growth of the Baby Boomer population will continue to spur demand for preventive medical services which are often provided by physicians.
Medical Assistants have a great amount of variety in their jobs and are cross-trained to perform many administrative and clinical duties.
Students who complete MTC’s Medical Assistant Certificate major are eligible to sit for the certification exam offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1575, Chicago, IL 60606, 312-899-1500, www.aama-ntl.org). The credential awarded upon successful completion of the exam is the CMA (Certified Medical Assistant). Students are also eligible to take the certification exam offered by American Medical Technologists. The credential awarded is RMA (Registered Medical Assistant) www.americanmedtech.org. Convicted felons or individuals pleading guilty to a felony are not eligible to sit for the Medical Assisting certification exam unless the Certifying Board (CB) grants a waiver based on accepted mitigating circumstances.
Medical Assisting Program Goals:
To prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
MTC offers a two-term (full time) certificate program in Medical Assisting or MTC offers a four term Associate of Technical Studies (ATS) degree in Medical Assistant.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, "The earnings of medical assistants vary, depending on their experience, skill level, and location." Students who have completed the MA Certificate Program might find it advantageous to continue on and complete the MA Degree.
The student must master the following competencies to successfully complete the Medical Assisting Program click here.
Program Essential Functions:
These functions are defined as graduate-level competencies for the entry-level employee. Click here for a list of Essential Functions.
Life Experience Credit:
To view information about Life Experience Credit click here.
To view information about the Accreditation click here.
To apply for acceptance into the Medical Assisting Certificate program or Medical Assistant (ATS) degree, click here for requirements.
To get started in this Medical Sciences Program, contact the MTC Office of Admissions for an appointment, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 740-389-4636.