What is Medical Assisting?
The Medical Assisting field combines a variety of administrative and clinical duties including administering medications and injections, patient education, answering phones, and greeting patients. If you enjoy working with people, able to follow instructions and are good at performing multiple things at once, this could be the career path for you.
Students in this program learn to perform a variety of hands-on clinical duties such as assisting the physician with procedures and exams and obtaining vital signs. They also learn about how to display professionalism and ethical responsibility and use effective communication skills in the workplace. At Terra State, our Medical Assisting students are able to multi-task, good listeners, compassionate and supportive, and enjoy working with their hands. Does this describe you?
Graduates of a Medical Assistant program can find careers in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, physician's offices, and hospitals . Learn more about this profession below or check out the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
What degree or certificate can I earn?
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
The Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs upon recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
|Year||Number of graduates||Terra State grads employed as MAs||Graduate survey satisfaction rate||National Exam pass rates|
|2 Yr. Total||37||84%||100%||93%|
What style of classes are offered in the Medical Assistant program?
The majority of Medical Assisting classes are on campus because of the hands-on nature of the program. Terra State offers these classes during the day on our Fremont campus and night classes at the Fostoria Learning Center.
Meet our Medical Assisting faculty
Our Medical Assisting faculty are happy to answer any questions you have about the program.