Medical assistants play a vital role in patient care. Not only do they support medical professionals in their daily activities, but medical assistants also support patients struggling with medical concerns and conditions. It’s a rewarding career for anyone who wants to make a difference in the lives of others.
Want to start a career in medical assisting? Wondering how long it will take to get started? The good news is that, through Cambridge, you can start your new career in less than a year.
Cambridge’s Medical Assistant program takes approximately 36 weeks to complete. And during your program, you’ll gain the knowledge you need to succeed in your chosen career. Some of the subjects you’ll learn include:
- Medical assisting basics
- Administrative procedures
You’ll also get to use your newfound skills in a real-world environment through our clinical externship program. You’ll get to work with local healthcare facilities such as hospitals and clinics to practice your medical knowledge.
After you complete all of the required courses, you’ll be eligible for graduation. After graduation, it’s time to become certified as a medical assistant. You may do so by taking your Medical Assistant certification exam. When you pass, you’ll be eligible for entry-level employment in the field.
Cambridge’s program also offers you the opportunity to take the Basic X-Ray Operator certification exam to further your career and increase your options.
Once you obtain certification, it’s time to find the perfect new job as a medical assistant. Cambridge can help you through our job placement services. We partner with local healthcare facilities such as hospitals and clinics to place students in the perfect entry-level position.
If you want to start your job search on your own, there are many tools to help you. For example, you can try searching job boards such as Monster or Indeed for open positions. Or, scour LinkedIn for openings in local medical facilities.
Cambridge is proud to offer an in-depth Medical Assistant program through our Orlando-area campus. This program will deliver the knowledge you need for career success. To learn more about the program or to apply today, give us a call at 877-206-4279 or send us a message.