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To become a Medical Assistant and work in the growing healthcare industry, start your training at Healthcare Career College today

11-Month* Medical Assistant Diploma Program in South Los Angeles, CA

Medical Assistants are the doctors’ sales representatives, providing their patients with the highest quality of customer service and patient care. Medical Assistants assist doctors with diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as well as provide patient education so patients will comply with doctors’ instructions.

Working alongside doctors and other health care professionals, Medical Assistants experience utmost job satisfaction by knowing that they make a difference in the lives of their patients by promoting a healthy lifestyle and maintaining their doctor visits regularly.

This course prepares students for the Vocational Nurse and Ultrasound Technician programs.

Healthcare Career College, located in Paramount, CA, serves medical assistant students in Long Beach, Compton, Lakewood, Downey, Bellflower, Norwalk, Cerritos, the greater Los Angeles area and north Orange County.

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Medical Assistant Administrative and Clinical

11 Month* Diploma | $40,938 median annual salary**

  • 25% Job Growth Over Next 10 Years
  • Graduates hired by physicians’ offices, hospitals, & outpatient clinics
  • 2 Certification Tracks
  • Advance into Medical Coding, Nursing, Healthcare Administration and much more!

* Program length when completed in normal time
** visited on August 12, 2021. Salary source for medical assistants with the lowest 25th percentile earning $34,060 to the highest 75th percentile of workers earning $54,146.

Become a Qualified Medical Assistant

During the Medical Assistant certification program, you will learn:

  • Taking patient Vital Signs and Medical Histories
  • Drawing Blood
  • Preparing Exam Room for the Doctor
  • Electrocardiography (EKG)
  • Electronic Health Records and Office Skills
  • Patient Medical Records and Insurance Billing
  • Externship in a medical office

Who Is Eligible to Take the Course?

The medical assistant certification program is open to all students who have earned a high school diploma or equivalent. The program is also available to those with some medical experience or who have worked in health care. Applicants must be 18 years of age and must pass a criminal background check.

Other requirements include the following:

  • Possess a minimum level of English reading, writing, and speaking proficiency or be at an ESL intermediate low level
  • Basic mathematics skills
  • Complete the enrollment process, including an application and background check
  • Must wear the required scrubs and lab coat at all times

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Diploma Features:

  • 3-in-one program: includes Medical Assistant, EKG Tech, and Phlebotomy Tech
  • Free certification Prep and Testing
  • Free Phlebotomy Technician (CPT1) **
  • Electronic Health Records Training
  • Microsoft Office Training
  • Professionalism and Career Success
  • Externship included
  • **To qualify for free Phlebotomy Technician, student must graduate from Medical Assistant program and provide a signed Letter of Phlebotomy Experience for California Certification from their employer to qualify under the on-the-job experience in phlebotomy

Job Outlook:

  • Opportunities in both customer service (front office) and clinical (back office) positions
  • Small and large organizations hiring
  • Employment growth of 24.5% between 2018 & 2028 in California**
  • Career growth potential
  • Certification is accepted nationally

What Are the Benefits of Taking This Program?

Medical assistants are a vital force in the healthcare industry. They provide a wide range of medical services, from taking medical histories and vital signs to preparing exam rooms and filing medical records.

The job outlook for medical assistants is excellent, with students finding work opportunities in medical offices, clinics, hospitals, medical labs, and medical research facilities. Students who complete an accredited medical assistant program in Orange County will:

  • Obtain knowledge in medical office administration and medical terminology
  • Develop skills in medical coding and medical billing
  • Understand medical office technology
  • Gain experience in medical assisting
  • Begin the course without a degree (all you need is a high school diploma and training)
  • Have the opportunity to take the medical assistant certification exam
  • Gain access to competitive salaries

Career Opportunities

Most Medical Assistants work in doctor’s offices. Medical Assistants work with general family practice doctors as well as specialists such as cardiologists, oncologists, podiatrists, dermatologists, pediatricians, and OB/GYN physicians.

Additionally, Medical Assistants have been employed with plastic surgeons, medi-spas, and weight loss centers. Others work in hospitals, outpatient care centers, schools, and other healthcare practitioners’ offices, including chiropractors and optometrists.

Our graduates have been hired by:

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Altamed
  • Cedars-Sinai
  • USC
  • Harbor-UCLA
  • And more!

Median Pay: $19.68/hour**

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Nationally Recognized Certification

Healthcare Career College is approved by NCCT and NHA as an official testing site for Certification Exams. As part of the program, we prepare you for the Medical Assistant and the Electronic Health Records Certification Exams. You can take the exams right here on campus. Additionally, we offer Phlebotomy Technician for FREE with our Medical Assistant program***.

Certification shows potential employers that you have the skills and level of knowledge to be an asset to the industry.

Why Choose Healthcare Career College for Medical Assistant Classes?

Providing the best medical assistant training in Los Angeles, Healthcare Career College offers a comprehensive program to help you build the skills and knowledge to become a successful medical assistant.

With the guidance of experienced instructors and our dedicated staff, you can explore different medical settings and gain practical experience in various areas. This allows you to pursue a career in a specialty you’re most passionate about. You will also gain access to the following:

  • State-of-the-art facilities with the latest medical equipment
  • Small class sizes and individual attention
  • Externship opportunities with local medical offices and laboratories
  • Career Services support to secure your first job upon graduation
  • Flexible schedules
  • Financial aid and scholarship opportunities

Check Out Other Healthcare Career Training Opportunities at Healthcare Career College

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Dental Assistant
Physical Therapy Aide
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Is a Rewarding Career in Medical Assisting Right for You? Get More Info…

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*Program length when completed in normal time.

**Source: EDD/LMID Occupational Employment Statistics Survey 2021

***To qualify for free Phlebotomy Technician, student must graduate from Medical Assistant program and provide a signed Letter of Phlebotomy Experience for California Certification from their employer to qualify under the on-the-job experience in phlebotomy option.