Do you enjoy helping people? Are you looking for an in demand, well-paying career? Medical Assisting might be right for you!
Healthcare is the second largest employer in Santa Cruz County and Medical Assisting Program graduates are in huge demand. Medical assisting is projected to be one of the top 10 fastest growing occupations in the United States.
The career outlook for Medical Assistants (MAs) is growing almost 5 times higher than other careers and healthcare is projected to add the most new positions and have the fastest job growth for the 2020-2030 employment projection.
The average salary in California is $42,990.
You can get your certificate in just two semesters and 160 externship hours.
MAs perform a variety of clinical and administrative tasks within a medical office or outpatient clinical setting.
Obtain medical histories & vital signs
Prepare patients for procedures
Assist medical providers
Administer immunizations & perform lab tests
Schedule appointments & maintain charts
Spend some time on this website to learn more about this exciting field, review Frequently Asked Questions, learn about job preparation and see current job openings, and, for those already working in the field, check out opportunities to advance in your career.