Medical Assistant Program
WyoTech can give you the edge you need to succeed
If you live in Los Angeles County and are seeking a medical assistant school in Long Beach, then WyoTech's Medical Assistant program and training may help you join the more than 527,600 medical assistants filling jobs nationwide.*
The medical assisting profession starts with your desire to provide caring assistance to people in need. Medical assistants have become invaluable not only to physicians working in doctor's offices, but also in medical centers, medical specialty clinics and surgical centers.
Through WyoTech's Medical Assistant diploma program, you can be prepared through hands-on training for entry-level positions as a medical assistant in a variety of health care settings. As a student, you will learn patient care, including examinations and procedures related to the eyes and ears, the nervous system, and the integumentary system. You will also study the major body systems in conjunction with medical terminology, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, computer skills, administrative processes, bookkeeping and accounting practices and the processing of medical insurance forms and claims.
You will be prepared to maintain a higher quality of patient care; take vital signs and run laboratory and diagnostic tests, all while using your organization, communication and management skills.
Medical Assistant Training Class
Hands-on learning includes:
- Patient care and communication
- Clinical assisting and pharmacology
- Medical insurance, bookkeeping and health sciences
- Cardiopulmonary procedures
- Laboratory procedures
- Endocrinology and reproduction
- Medical law, ethics and psychology
Upon completion of the required coursework, students participate in an externship.
Medical Assistant Career Opportunities
Upon graduation, you will have the skills to seek entry-level employment in a clinic, doctor´s office, medical center or surgical center. As a Medical Assistant diploma student you will be trained in both administrative and clinical procedures and can be capable of filling a variety of entry-level positions, including:
- Medical Assistant
- Clinical or Administrative Assistant
- Medical Receptionist
- Medical Office Assistant
- Medical Records Clerk
- Clinical Assistant
- Outpatient Surgery Assistant
- Optometric Assistant
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm#tab-3 (visited July 30, 2012. Publish Date: Thursday, March 29, 2012.). Your local market data likely differs from these federal statistics. Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.
Does Medical Assistant look right for you?
If so you can use our Application Form to get started in the Medical Assistant Program.
Campuses that offer the Medical Assistant Program*
* Not all programs and specialties offered at all locations.
For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, choose a campus below to download:
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