Be an effective member of the health care team. As a medical assistant, you’ll perform clinical and administrative tasks, from billing to handling 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 hands-on experience. You’ll also learn the fundamental communication skills needed to work in a team environment.
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
AMT – American Medical Technologists
NCCT — National Sensor for Competency Testing
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 18% through 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. Some popular careers include positions at: