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Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Assisting

 

Medical Assisting careers combine the best of both clinical and administrative duties in a variety of healthcare settings. Don't get left behind; take advantage of the expanding healthcare industry and become an integral part of a medical team today!

  • Gain clinical experience in caring for patients; assisting in laboratory procedures and patient exams; and performing office procedures (taking vital signs, administering EKG's, performing CPR & First Aid, OSHA techniques, phlebotomy & venipuncture).
  • Gain administrative experience in billing and coding; patient records; and maintaining an efficient work environment.
  • According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of Medical Assistants is projected to grow 31% from 2010 to 2020 - that's much faster than the average for all other occupations.
  • Plaza's Medical Assisting graduates have a 95% passing rate on the Registered Medical Exam, an advanced credential that employers desire.
  • Our comprehensive externship program will connect you with the real world experience you need for your career! Plus, when your externship is complete, your career counselor will help you get the position you deserve!
  • Get a head start on your Bachelor's degree! The Associate degree in Medical Assisting rolls into Plaza's Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Patient Information Management.
  • Plaza's Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • Plaza College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

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