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You could be prepared for a new career as a medical assistant in as few as 9 months.

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Have you always wanted to work in a medical setting, but don’t want to attend school for years? Then a career as a medical assistant might be perfect for you.

Many of our graduates play an important part in the healthcare system working in a variety of roles in medical offices and clinical settings. Our program includes instruction in structural and body system anatomy and terminology, medical office management and procedures, laboratory procedures, and clinical applications.

If working in the medical field has been a long-held dream, or you’re newly interested in the field, get in touch with us today to find out how you could become a healthcare changemaker.

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Receive hands-on training from experienced instructors

Earn a Certificate of Achievement in as few as 9 months

There is a broad range of financial assistance options for those who qualify

Conveniently offered at 16 locations around the country.

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About The Program

In Carrington’s Medical Assisting program, students are introduced to the core skills and competencies needed to work as a medical assistant. You can graduate in as few as 9 months with a Certificate of Achievement. You will learn the knowledge and hands-on skills needed to provide support in healthcare settings such as medical offices, clinics, and hospitals.
Upon completion of the Medical Assisting program, graduates will be able to:

  • Perform clerical functions, bookkeeping functions and process insurance claims within the medical office setting
  • Conduct a variety of diagnostic tests using equipment, materials, and techniques within the scope of practice
  • Perform and assist with routine patient procedures and care as they relate to a medical setting
  • Maintain supplies and equipment as it relates to a medical setting
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and professionalism

Courses Taken By Our Medical Assisting Students

A sample of medical assisting classes at Carrington College includes:

  • MA Administration Theory 1 — This course provides theory in the following areas: telephone techniques, oral communication, verbal follow-up, written follow-up, managing and maintaining the office, computers, appointments, records and filing, patient education, legal issues, and biomedical ethics.
  • MA Clinical Applications 1 — This course provides concepts and entry-level skill applications for the following procedures: vitals including height, weight and vision screening, aseptic handwashing, lab safety, microscopes, venipuncture, injections (parenteral medications), ABO/RH typing, capillary puncture, hemoglobin, hematocrit, glucose, urinalysis, audiometer and electrocardiography

Program Locations

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Boise, ID
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Mesa, Arizona
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Glendale Learning Center, AZ
  • Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Portland, OR
  • Reno, Nevada
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • San Leandro, CA
  • Spokane, WA
  • Stockton, CA
  • Tucson, Arizona

Continuing Education For Graduates

Carrington’s Health Studies Associate of Science Degree program provides an opportunity for individuals to build on prior education to earn the educational credential that is often needed for advancement in the health and wellness fields.

The Health Studies AS Degree program is an online degree-completion option that offers students a broad base of general education course offerings that can be completed in as few as 7 months.

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