Medical Assistant Program

Healthcare professions are one of the fastest growing career fields in the country. The Department of Medical Assisting offers three program options, one degree and two certificate programs.

  • Medical Assistant Degree
  • Clinical Medical Assistant Certificate Program
  • Medical Office Assistant Certificate Program

These three medical assistant programs prepare students for entry-level positions in physician’s offices and other medical facilities. These courses help develop the skills necessary to excel in the healthcare industry.

Medical assistant students will learn proper telephone etiquette, how to greet patients, proper charting and filing techniques, insurance processing, word processing, email, appointment scheduling and handling patients from the check in process through the exam. Medical assistant students will be prepared to work in hospitals, physician’s offices, ambulatory service facilities and clinics.

Employment for medical assistants is expected to grow 23% from 2014 to 2024 as reported by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.† This is much faster than the average growth rate for other occupations. Medical assistants continue to be in high demand as they become more relied upon as an important asset to the medical team and as physicians’ practices switch to electronic records. Here, in the Capital Region, there are many potential opportunities for career placement.

Medical Assistant Degree and Certificate Programs are available at all three Mildred Elley Campuses! .



New York City

Medical Assistant Program Benefits

Attending Mildred Elley means you not only receive a quality higher education experience, but it also means you get access to the most advanced medical assistant job training available. Mildred Elley also offers many different benefits for medical assistant program students.

  • Financial Aid & Scholarships for Those Who Qualify
  • Lifetime Job Placement Assistance
  • Flexible School Schedule
  • Approved for Veterans Education Benefits
  • Free Career Assessment
  • International Students Welcome

Lifetime Job Placement Assistance

There are many potential opportunities for career placement. After graduating from Mildred Elley with a degree or certificate enjoy our lifetime job placement assistance and are ready to pursue a rewarding career in medical assisting.

The skills I learned at Mildred Elley gave me the experience I needed to get the job at the doctor’s office. I am very grateful for Mildred Elley.

-Prakai Soule,
Class of 2015

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