The Medical Assisting Program at Murray
The Medical Assisting (MA) program in Murray, Utah will allow you to advance your career without sacrificing your livelihood. Through our blended-online Medical Assistant program, you can earn your MA diploma in as little as 10 months.
Medical Assisting students enrolled at our Murray campus are trained through online instruction, hands-on lab exercises, and supervised externship hours. When you’re not on campus, our virtual classroom provides an immersive learning environment similar to in-person instruction. However, as an Eagle Gate College student, you will also have the opportunity to attend on-campus seminars, lab assignments, and utilize our updated facilities.
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What You’ll Learn
The Murray Medical Assistant program focuses on the administrative and clinical skills that are performed by MAs, on a daily basis. During the program, you’ll be trained in several healthcare areas, including various administrative functions and clinical duties.
At Murray, you’ll learn how to:
- Schedule and manage medical appointments
- Take medical histories and record vital signs
- Take blood samples and give injections
- Prepare patients for examinations
- Administer electrocardiograms (ECGs)
- Remove sutures and change bandages
- Sterilize medical equipment
- Order pharmacy prescriptions
- Oversee billing, collections, and bookkeeping
Medical Assisting Admissions Requirements at Murray
If you think our program might be right for you, please review the steps that must be taken to enroll at the Murray Campus:
1 Meet for career planning
2 Complete admissions
3 Send proof of high school
education or equivalent
4 Take the assessment
5 Fill out the admissions
6 Complete the enrollment
Career-Driven Medical Assisting Curriculum
Graduates of the MA program are eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification exam, offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). These courses will also equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to prepare you for your first job as a Medical Assistant.
Eagle Gate Graduates from Murray are trained in the following areas:
- Microbiology, hematology, venipuncture, and urinalysis
- Transcription and charting
- Patient vital signs, ECG’s, and draping/gowning
- Minor surgical assisting
- Injections and pharmacology
My favorite part of Eagle Gate College was their flexible online and on campus schedule. And the clinicals were awesome!
The Murray Campus
The Eagle Gate College campus in Murray is located just 15 minutes south of downtown Salt Lake City. Murray is an up-and-coming area that has plenty to offer for aspiring Medical Assistants. In fact, the Intermountain Medical Center is only a five-minute drive north of campus, giving our students access to one of Utah’s premier healthcare employers.
The MA program at Murray is offered in a blended-online format, with 80% of your classes conducted online. This grants our students the opportunity to pursue their career goals, including those who work full-time or must take care of their families. Our online curriculum is practically identical to that of a traditional classroom setting. You will have the ability to come to campus and meet with your instructors at any point throughout the program.
Smaller Class Sizes
At Murray, class sizes for our Medical Assistant program are capped to ensure our students receive the best instruction possible. Smaller class sizes give our instructors the unique ability to provide one-on-one support to each of our students, resulting in a much more fulfilling and intimate educational experience.
I chose Eagle Gate College because of the small class sizes, I got a lot of personal attention. I also made so many friends in my program and consider them my family!
The Eagle Gate campus in Murray is located just off Exit 300 (5300 S) from the I-15, heading south. The campus is located in the middle of the Salt Lake Valley, making the commute for our MA students, who live in Salt Lake County, simple and convenient.
Phone: (888) 618-9336
5588 South Green Street
Murray, Utah 84123
You can take a quick drive north and enjoy all the fantastic attractions, restaurants, and shopping that downtown Salt Lake City offers. If the outdoors is more of your thing, the Cottonwood canyons are just minutes away. These canyons offer amazing hiking trails, scenery, and several world-class ski resorts such as Brighton and Snowbird.
Commonly Asked Questions
Does the Murray campus offer a Medical Assistant program near me?
We welcome students from all around the world to enroll at Eagle Gate College. The majority of students at our Murray campus are either from the town of Murray or commute from one of the following nearby cities.
We serve Medical Assistant students across all of Salt Lake County, Idaho:
|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|
What’s the typical class size for the Medical Assistant program at Murray?
The typical class size for our Medical Assisting program at Murray is between 20 to 25 students.
What kind of jobs can you get with a Medical Assistant degree?
Some of the various job titles for graduates with a Medical Assisting diploma include Clinical Medical Assistant, Medical Office Manager, Phlebotomy Technician, and Front Office Manager.
How much money do Medical Assistants make?
As of May 2021, the average annual salary for Medical Assistants was $38,190. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the highest 10 percent earned more than $48,000 annually. However, these numbers might vary depending on your location and experience.
How close is public transportation to the Murray campus?
Public transportation is located at the Intermountain Medical Center, which is approximately a mile north of the Murray Campus.
Does the Murray campus provide free parking?
Yes, there is plenty of free parking available for students.
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