Medical Professional Medical Assisting Overview

Medical Professional Medical Assisting

Medical Assistants are among the first to care for patients when they visit a medical office or center. This track is for students who prefer a hands-on, person-to-person medical career.

This career track involves taking medical histories and vital signs, explaining treatment procedures and patient preparation. Upon successful completion of ATA’s Medical Assistant program, you will be awarded an Occupational Associate Degree Medical Professional concentration in Medical Assisting.

ATA’s Medical Professional Medical Assistant program can be completed in as little as 17 months. This program consists of 90 credit hours.

Sample Courses

  • 1 MED 150 Clinical Procedures 1 (3 credits)
  • 2 MED 160 Laboratory Procedures 1 (3 credits)
  • 3 MED 175 Medical Assistant Certification Review (4 credits)

Career Choices

Urgent Care Clinics
Doctors’ offices

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