Why Medical Assisting
Medical Assisting positions offer competitive salaries and benefits, along with opportunities to advance in your career.
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.
Why Cabrillo AMAP
Our program faculty are experienced, trained professionals and are committed to the successful completion of your chosen programs. The five-year average for graduate and employer satisfaction of the Cabrillo College Medical Assisting Department is 100%. We are proud to offer an Associate of Science Degree and a Certificate of Achievement in Medical Assisting.
Goals and Objectives
Provide open access and a supportive environment that encourages student success in the classroom, the externship site, and the job site
Prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) skills
Encourage professionalism, integrity, and high standards in students and staff
Help students to develop skills in communication, critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving, leading to accurate decision-making
Respond to and meet the medical assistant training needs specifically of the Santa Cruz County health care community while meeting national association accreditation guidelines
Prepare students to work in a variety of settings, such as physician offices, clinics, hospitals, public agencies, and volunteer agencies
Develop closer partnerships with the healthcare industry
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