What is a Medical Assistant?
Medical assistants work in medical offices and clinics to assist physicians, typically in outpatient or ambulatory care. They are instrumental in the field of patient care, making patients feel at ease and helping them understand the physician’s instructions.
As a Medical Assistant, you can expect to arrange appointments, medical records, insurance forms, and lab services for your patients behind the scenes. Alongside the physicians in your office, you will help explain treatments, prepare patients for their exams, administer medications, draw blood, and remove sutures and dress wounds.
Whichever path you choose, South College is here to provide you with the quality education and personalized attention you need to prepare for your career in medical assisting. Request information now or learn more about our programs below.
Certificate in Medical Assisting
- South College Asheville, South College Atlanta, South College Indianapolis, South College Knoxville, South College Nashville
- Our unique 1 + 1 program allows students who complete the 9-month certificate program to continue for an additional 3-4 quarters to complete the general education requirements and earn an Associate degree in Medical Assisting.
Associate of Science in Medical Assisting
- South College Asheville, South College Atlanta, South College Knoxville, South College Nashville
- An Associate of Science in Medical Assisting will prepare you to work in a medical office, assisting practitioners with examining and treating patients, performing laboratory testing, and providing administrative support.