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Associate in Medical Assisting

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Are you interested in the medical field and enjoy helping others? Would you like to work as a medical assistant in a busy, multi-faceted medical office, hospital, or clinic? Eagle Gate College’s Medical Assisting Degree will give you the education you need to begin your healthcare career with confidence. With the average graduation time of only 12-18 months in our Utah schools, you’ll complete our Medical Assisting Program and quickly get into an in-demand career. Just how in-demand are medical assistants?

The Utah Occupational Long-Term Projections forecast that medical assistants will be among the fastest growing careers through 2022, with a projected total job growth of almost 40% or 2,730 additional jobs (Utah Department of Workforce Services Occupational Information, 2016). To learn more about Medical Assistant training and how to get your degree, contact us today. Our Medical Assisting courses can be taken at our Layton, and Murray campuses.

Program Overview

The program prepares students for the National Certification Exam for Medical Assistants. This exam is administered on campus and may be taken through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). Certification exam fees are the responsibility of the students.

Students may be eligible to sit for the following certifications through NCCT during their last term or upon program completion:

  1. Medical Assistant
  2. ECG Technician
  3. Phlebotomy Technician

Medical Assisting graduates are trained in:

  • Microbiology, hematology, venipuncture, and urinalysis
  • Transcription and charting
  • Patient gowning, draping, vital signs, and ECGs
  • Minor surgical assisting
  • Injections and pharmacology

Average program length:

Associate of Science Degree in Medical Assisting – 16 months

Job Titles for Medical Assisting Graduates:

  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Medical Office Manager
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • ECG Technician
  • Front Office Manager

Campuses:

    • Murray, Utah Campus
    • Layton, Utah Campus