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Join a Growing Field
The medical field is growing at a blazing pace. More doctors than ever are opening new offices or joining established practices, and every one of these doctors needs assistants to ensure that the practice runs smoothly and patients are well cared for. Medical assistants are trusted with huge responsibilities, both administrative and clinical. A day’s work may have you scheduling appointments, preparing patients for examination, recording vital signs, arranging hospital admissions, handling laboratory specimens, sterilizing instruments, calling in prescriptions, drawing blood, filing insurance, removing sutures, taking electrocardiograms and more.
Get a Job That’s In Demand
This is a career bursting with variety and opportunity – if you are a caring individual with a goal of working in the healthcare field, you can start right here at San Jacinto College with our certificate program. The average starting salary for a medical assistant is $28,554 per year.*
*Source: texaswages.com, Gulf Coast Region
Upon completion of the medical assisting program the student is granted an certificate of technology, is eligible to sit for the AAMA Certification Examination and earn the AAMA credential of Certified Medical Assistant (CMA-AAMA).
The San Jacinto College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by:
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
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