What is the Medical Assisting Program?

Do you enjoy helping people and making a difference in their lives? If so, your caring nature may drive you to register with one of our medical assistant schools in Broward. We operate several colleges near Fort Lauderdale where you may want to sign up, including:

  • Atlantic Technical College
  • McFatter Technical College
  • Sheridan Technical College

It’s not just your caring nature that may inspire you to become a medical assistant. The projected growth in demand for people who are certified medical assistants is expected to skyrocket in the coming years.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of medical assistants is projected to grow by 18 percent between 2020 and 2030. The BLS describes that growth rate as “much faster than average” compared to the growth for positions in other industries.

Our Medical Assisting Program: The Details

While some people become medical assistants through on-the-job training, most earn their job title by completing some postsecondary education and training. Like our nursing program, our Medical Assisting Program takes approximately 12 months to complete. This program requires students to attend 1,300 hours of classroom training and learning.

As you familiarize yourself with our courses and rapid credentialing programs, you’ll see that our courses are comprehensive. As an enrollee in our Medical Assisting Program, you’ll learn how to perform tasks you’ll be expected to do once you’re employed as a medical assistant.

The BLS reports that medical assistants “complete administrative and clinical tasks…in healthcare facilities.” Those facilities may include a:

  • Doctor’s office
  • Urgent care
  • Hospital
  • Long-term care facility
  • School
  • Outpatient clinic

Just like you can work in a lot of different environments as a medical assistant, you’ll need skills in a variety of areas, such as:

  • Radiology
  • Patient care
  • Laboratory procedures
  • EKG
  • Phlebotomy
  • Office administration

The exhaustive Medical Assisting Program offered by Broward Technical Colleges touches upon all those areas and a whole lot more. Upon completing our program, you’ll be ready to seek employment in your chosen field.

Enroll Today

Even after you gain employment as a medical assistant, you’ll enjoy continued support from our Broward career center throughout your career. Our alumni are normally willing to lend an ear and share some advice, too.

What are you waiting for? Sign up to continue your education with Broward Technical Colleges so you can pursue a career as a sought-after medical assistant and join our ever-growing community of students, staff, and alumni now.