Career and Educational Possibilities in Medical Assistant

Physician offices, Health care clinics, Outpatient care centers, Hospitals, Urgent care facilities, Medical research centers, Drug rehab/Behavioral health, Medical aesthetics

With a Medical Assistant certificate, students are prepared to launch careers in a wide variety of health care occupations. Examples of employers include health care clinics, physician offices, and hospitals. Duties may include taking a patient’s medical history and vital signs, preparing patients for exams and medical procedures, and administering select tests or medications as directed by clinicians. Administrative duties may include maintenance of medical records, patient scheduling, and knowledge of insurance regulations, plus basic secretarial and receptionist skills.

Medical Assistant graduates can use their certificate as a launching pad for careers that require additional education. For example, some program graduates have used their COCC Medical Assistant clinical hours to apply to physician assistant degree programs.

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The health care industry is seeing a surge in the need for high-quality graduates to work in nearly every aspect of the health care field. There are many career paths in this field from direct patient care to public health to medical administration and more. If you wish to further explore educational and professional Health Career opportunities in Central Oregon please visit Career Connected Learning Central Oregon  

Medical Assistant Careers