In today's bustling health care industry, employment of medical assistants is expected to grow by 31 percent nationally from 2010 to 2020.* At American Career College, our Medical Assistant Program is designed to help you quickly prepare for a rewarding occupation and an exciting future.
PICK UP THE PACE! Want to fast-track your career as a Medical Assistant? This program offers an accelerated option to earn your diploma in about 6 months.
"I realized that I needed to find more than just a new job - I needed to find a steady career. I enrolled in the Medical Assistant program at ACC and was hired full time upon graduating!"
The ACC Medical Assistant program is designed to help you prepare for a rewarding career in an exciting environment like a medical office, clinic, HMO or other healthcare setting. Today's medical assistants play important roles assisting physicians, such as:
ACC's dynamic curriculum can help you quickly develop your knowledge and skills in both administrative and clinical procedures relevant to the expectations of today's employers.
The goal of our program is to help you graduate with the confidence and qualifications to begin your career as a medical assistant or related profession.
The Medical Assistant program is available at the following campuses:
Most medical assistants work in physicians' offices and other healthcare facilities, and there is a growing demand for professionals who have been trained to do routine administrative and clinical duties which leave physicians more time to see patients. Upon successful completion of the ACC Medical Assistant program, you can expect to qualify for entry-level positions and may obtain employment in:
A few interesting statistics* about Medical Assistant careers:
This curriculum is divided into learning units called modules. Students are required to complete the Introduction to Healthcare module before beginning the standalone core modules. The final component of the curriculum is a 160-hour externship that will be arranged for you at an appropriate area healthcare facility. Modules for the ACC Medical Assistant program include:
For a complete description of coursework in these modules, please refer to the ACC Catalog.
Once you have completed your ACC training and earned your diploma, you'll be ready to pursue exciting career opportunities as an entry-level Medical Assistant.
As a Medical Assistant, you will often be the first person in an office or clinic to interact with a patient, and you will often be responsible for keeping the office organized and running smoothly. Your employer will be counting on you to fill an important position in their hospital, clinic, or doctor's office. Your day-to-day responsibilities may include:
A commitment to your career can result in the ongoing development of your skills and increased opportunities for advancement. Even after you start your career, ACC's Career Services team will remain committed to providing you with the resources, support and personalized assistance you need to keep your career on the fast track.
Programmatically accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools at all three campuses.
|O*Net Occupation Titles||Soc Code||Links to Occupational Profiles on O*Net|
|Medical Assistant: Medical Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Doctor's Assistant, Medical Office Assistant, Optometric Assistant, Clinical Assistant, Ophthalmic Technician, Optometric Technician, Outpatient Surgery Assistant||31-9092.00||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9092.00|
|Medical Secretaries: Medical Secretary, Receptionist, Unit Support Representative, Office Manager, Medical Receptionist, Patient Relations Representative (PRR), Front Office Manager, Health Unit Coordinator, Medical Office Specialist, Patient Coordinator||43-6013.00||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-6013.00|
|On-time Completion Rate (2011/2012 Award Year)|
|Los Angeles||Orange County||Ontario||Long Beach||Consolidated Rate|
|Placement Rate Reported to ABHES (2011/2012 Award Year)|
|Los Angeles||Orange County||Ontario||Long Beach|
|Median Loan Debt (2011/2012 Award Year)|
|Title IV HEA Programs:||$9,454|
Current Estimated Tuition and Fees: $17,017.50
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Program lengths vary by schedule and session.
Not all programs are offered at all locations.