Medical Assistant Program

Become a medical assistant in as little as 10 months

Medical Assistant Program Overview

Medical Assistants fill a critical role on the healthcare team, and there aren’t enough of them to meet the growing demand. Eagle Gate College offers a dynamic Medical Assisting program that can be completed in as little as 10 months. While earning your diploma in Medical Assisting, you’ll acquire the necessary skills to assist physicians, conduct lab work, suture wounds, take vital signs, and interpret results. Graduates of the program are also eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification exam offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

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What you need to know

Frequently Asked Questions

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medical Assisting careers are on the rise. Employment of Medical Assistants is projected to grow 29 percent by 2026. While not all employers require applicants to have a degree, many will only choose Medical Assistants that have been formally trained.

A Medical Assistant possesses the necessary skills to assist patients, nurses, and physicians. They are vital members of the healthcare team that fill both administrative and clinical functions. Though their job duties can vary, they might conduct lab work, suture wounds, apply dressings, take vital signs, and promote good health habits.

Tuition costs for Medical Assisting will vary depending on the school and your individual situation (think location, finances, etc.). At Eagle Gate College, there are a number of financial aid options available to Medical Assistant students. Reach out to an admissions representative for more information.

If you’d like to enroll in a Medical Assistant diploma program, your courses will typically include the following topics: microbiology, hematology, venipuncture, and urinalysis; transcription and charting; patient vital signs, ECGs, and draping/gowning; minor surgical assisting; and injections and pharmacology.

A Medical Assisting diploma program can usually be completed in a year or less. At Eagle Gate College, you can receive Medical Assistant training in as little as 10 months! This career track might be ideal for those who do not want to spend years in school.

Graduates of Eagle Gate’s MA program are eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification exam, which is offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

Some of the various job titles for graduates with a diploma in Medical Assisting include Clinical Medical Assistant, Medical Office Manager, Phlebotomy Technician, and Front Office Manager.

In May 2018, the median annual wage for Medical Assistants was $33,610. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the highest 10 percent earned more than $47,250. However, these numbers might vary depending on your location and experience.

Areas of medical assistant training:

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

Serving Medical Assistant Students in all of Salt Lake County, Utah:

Alta, UT Bluffdale, UT Cottonwood Heights, UT
Draper, UT Herriman, UT Holladay, UT
Kearns, UT Magna, UT Midvale, UT
Millcreek, UT Murray, UT Riverton, UT
Salt Lake City, UT Sandy, UT South Jordan, UT
South Salt Lake, UT Taylorsville, UT West Jordan, UT
West Valley City, UT

Job titles for graduates with a Diploma in Medical Assisting:

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

Our Graduates Share their Experience in the Medical Assisting Program at Eagle Gate College

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