Be an effective member of the health care team. As a medical assistant, you’ll perform clinical and administrative tasks, from billing to caring for equipment to taking patients' vital signs and coordinating care. This in-demand field provides opportunities in hospitals, clinics, and care facilities.
Targeted, career-focused skills
Careers in a variety of care settings
The associate degree in medical assisting involves several labs, so you get plenty of adnds-on experience. You’ll also learn the fundamental communication skills needed to work in a team environment.
Collect and prepare laboratory specimens and perform basic laboratory tests in this clinical class.
Practicums allow you to put your academic skills to the test in a hands-on, mentored environment. Plus, they afford you networking opportunities and the chance to see where you want to work. Students in this program have had on-site experience at area hospitals including Mount Sinai and Morris Heights Health Center.
Clubs and Organizations
Clubs and organizations give you additional learning opportunities, plus the chance to connect with others in your field. Check these out:
American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
Alpha Eta - The national honor society for allied health professionals
Allied Health Club of Monroe College
Your Future Career in Medical Assisting
The future is bright: The U.S. Department of Labor projects that jobs for medical assistants will grow up to 29% through 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Some popular careers include positions at:
Physician's Private or Group Practices
Acute Care Hospitals
Ambulatory Care Centers
Long Term Care Facilities
Patrice Lewis Riley, ND
Professor, School of Allied Health Professions
Professor Lewis Riley creates a hands on environment in every class so her students will know what to expect in the field.
Fall (Sept - Dec)
Winter (January - April)
International students are encouraged to apply three months prior to the start of the semester.