Medical Assistant Program
Healthcare professions are one of the fastest growing career fields in the country. Medical assistants work in many different healthcare facilities including physician’s offices, hospitals, long-term care facilities, ambulatory services and medical clinics. The Department of Medical Assisting at Mildred Elley offers three program options.
- Medical Assistant Degree
- Clinical Medical Assistant Certificate
- Medical Office Assistant Certificate
These three programs prepare college students for entry-level positions in physician’s offices and other medical facilities. These programs help develop the skills necessary to excel in the healthcare industry.
During the course of training, medical assistant students will learn analytical skills and become more detail oriented to take precise vital signs and record patient information. The student will learn interpersonal skills to be better at discussing patient information with colleagues and help patients with education to live a healthier lifestyle. The medical assistant student will learn basic clinical instrument skills, so they can take patient’s vital signs. These are only a few of the skills a student will learn attending Mildred Elley’s Medical Assistant program.
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.Graduates from Mildred Elley with a degree or certificate take advantage of our lifetime job placement assistance and are ready to pursue a rewarding career as a medical assistant in the Albany, NY area.
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 Schedule
- Approved for Veterans Education Benefits
- Free Career Assessment
- International Students Welcome
Lifetime Job Placement Assistance
In Albany, NY 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 as a medical assistant.
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