Medical Assistant

Earn certification to become a Certified Medical Assistant and be a multi-skilled health professional.

Degree Options Associate, Certificate
Locations Lewiston

The Medical Assistant Program prepares graduates to assist health care providers mainly in outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, such as a physician’s office, hospital, or numerous other specialized and primary health care clinics. Medical Assistants who have achieved certification through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) are multi-skilled Allied Health Professionals specifically educated and cross-trained to perform a broad scope of both administrative and clinical duties within a medical facility. They serve as communication liaisons on the health care delivery team and enjoy contact with patients while working alongside physicians and other health care professionals.

The duties of Medical Assistants vary depending on the location and size of the practice and the physician's specialty. Duties can include measuring vital signs, assisting with patient exams, minor office surgeries and procedures, administering medications, performing phlebotomy and routine lab tests, EKG's, scheduling appointments and surgeries, obtaining referral and surgery pre-authorizations, operating medical office software and equipment, insurance billing, and many other clinical and administrative tasks.

The demand for certified Medical Assistants is evidenced by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics projection that medical assisting is one of the fastest growing professions, increasing by more than 19% through the year 2030.

The Medical Assistant program goal is to “prepare medical assistants who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.”

Upon successful completion, graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the CMA (AAMA) exam which is considered the gold standard of medical assisting professionalism. The CMA (AAMA) means a professional edge, increased prestige among peers and employers, better job security, and greater career advancement opportunities.

Related Careers

  • Medical Assistant, $40,800
  • Phlebotomist, $38,450
  • Pharmacy technician, $36,700
  • Medical records/Health information technician, $45,240
  • Surgical technician, $53,590

Career data and salary information is from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Medical Assistant AAS Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
9355 – 113th St. N. #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

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