A certified clinical medical assistant is an unlicensed multi-skilled health care practitioner competent in a variety of clinical and laboratory procedures and many administrative roles. Medical assistants perform routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep physician, podiatry, chiropractic and other health practitioner offices running smoothly. Medical assisting is projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations. Job prospects are best for medical assistants with formal training and certification.
Carroll’s two-year first-time pass rate for 2018-2019 on the National Healthcareer Association Certified Clinical Medical Assistant certification exam was 96.6% .
Most employers require 18 years or older and a high school diploma or GED®.
The program requires study time outside of class and includes college-level texts. All tests must be passed prior to the start of clinical training. Clinical requires written documentation of MMR and Varicella immunity, a negative TB test or chest x-ray within the last 12 months and Hepatitis B immunity or waiver. Clinical sites may require criminal background checks and drug screenings at an additional cost. Applications are required. Call 410-386-8100 for information.
Pell Grant: Medical Assistant Training is approved by the U.S.Department of Education for Pell Grant funding. Eligibility is determined through completion of the FAFSA. For more information contact the Office of Financial Aid at 410-386-8437 or FinancialAid@carrollcc.edu
Veterans: Medical Assistant is an approved program for Veterans Education Benefits. Call 410-386-8100 for more information.
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$8,200, plus texts
You will be prepared to take the certification exam and will be eligible for national certification as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) (for an additional fee).
$13 - 17/hr.
*Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks and related materials, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees or prerequisite courses.**Wages are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only.