MEDICAL ASSISTING

Program Overview

Northwest State’s medical assisting program is a 2-year, associate degree program that includes classroom, lab and practicum experiences. Medical assistants are trained in both clinical and administrative duties for a variety of healthcare settings. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assisting is one of the nation’s fastest-growing careers. Advances in technology, a growing population of elderly Americans and an increasing number of outpatient facilities mean trained medical assistants are in demand

 

About Medical Assistants

See links below for information:
  • What is a medical assistant?
  • What is a certified medical assistant, and how do I earn the credential?
  • How can I earn the RMA credential??
  • What is the job outlook for medical assistants?
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    Program Accreditation

    The medical assisting program at Northwest State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs www.caahep.org upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

     

    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
    25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
    Clearwater, FL 33763
    727-210-2350
    www.caahep.org

     

    Learn more about accreditation here:
    What is Accreditation and Why is it Important?

     

    Medical Assisting Uniforms

    Uniforms can be purchased using a credit card or financial aid. If you would like to use financial aid, select that option and include your N number in the box.

    Uniform shoes are not available from this site and should be purchased at the uniform shop of your choice. Shoes must be white leather or vinyl. For safety reasons, no holes or mesh are permitted.

    If you have questions or concerns regarding uniforms, contact the Division Office at 419.267.1246.

    Purchase medical assisting uniforms here

    Program Stats

     

    Exam Pass Rate

    2015
    93.75%

    2016
    80%

    2017
    92.31%

    2018
    100%

     

    Graduate Placement Rate

    2015
    82.35%

    2016
    100%

    2017
    92.86%

    2018
    100%

     

    Employer Satisfaction

    2015
    100%

    2016
    100%

    2017
    100%

    2018
    100%

    PROGRAM CLASS LIST

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    Administrative Assistant

    Marsha Buehrer
    mbuehrer@NorthwestState.edu
    419.267.1246