Medical Assistant (Diploma)
In recent years, the medical assisting profession has become indispensable to the health care field. Not only have physicians become more reliant on medical assistants, but they may also be employed by medical centers, medical specialty clinics, medical transcription agencies, laboratories and emergency rooms.
Medical Assistants have become an important part of the health care team and their responsibilities continue to expand, as the need for their expertise grows.
The Medical Assistant diploma program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as medical assistants in a variety of health care settings. Students learn the structure and function of the major body systems in conjunction with medical terminology, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, computer skills, administrative processes, bookkeeping and accounting practices, and the processing of medical insurance forms and claims.
You will be prepared to maintain the highest quality of patient care; take vital signs, run laboratory and diagnostic tests, all while utilizing your organization, communication and management skills. Upon graduation, you will have the skills to seek entry-level employment in a clinic, doctor's office, medical centers or surgical center.
Medical Assistant Training Class
Hands-on learning includes:
- Patient care and communication
- Clinical assisting and pharmacology
- Medical insurance, bookkeeping and health sciences
- Cardiopulmonary procedures
- Laboratory procedures
- Endocrinology and reproduction
- Therapeutic care
Upon completion of the required coursework, students participate in an externship.
Medical Assistant Career Opportunities
Since Medical Assistant diploma students are educated in both administrative and clinical procedures, they are capable of filling a variety of entry-level positions, including:
- Clinical or Administrative Assistant
- Medical Receptionist
- Medical Insurance Biller
- Medical Office Assistant
- Medical Records Clerk
- Medical Transcription
- Medical Office Management
- Medical Assistant
- Clinical Assistant
- Outpatient Surgery Assistant
- Optometric Assistant
Programs may vary by campus. Please refer to the school catalog available at the campus in your area for specific program information.
Campuses that offer this program
Program Disclosures For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, choose a campus below to download.
Phoenix Campus: 602-942-4141
Mesa Campus: 480-830-5151
We know you are anxious to get started on your new career. By pressing the button in the form on this page, I understand that Everest may call and/or text me about educational services at the phone number provided, including a wireless number, using automated technology. Your information will only be used by Everest. We do not and will not sell your information to any other party. Please note, that you are not required to provide this consent to attend our institutions.