Medical Assisting

Program Information

The medical field is one of the fastest-growing industries in the nation. As more doctors open offices or join established practices, the need for well-trained assistants increases. Medical assistants shoulder huge responsibilities. A day’s work could include: scheduling appointments, preparing patients for examination, recording vital signs, arranging hospital admissions, handling lab specimens, sterilizing instruments, calling in prescriptions, drawing blood, handling insurance, removing sutures, and taking electrocardiograms.

Medical Assistant employment is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations as the health services industry expands. the increasing number of group practices, clinics, and other health care facilities drives employment growth for support personnel, particularly the flexible medical assistant.

After completing the Medical Assisting program, the student earns a certificate of technology and is eligible to sit for three exams. These include the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) exam to earn the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification, the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam to earn a certificate from the American Medical Technologists (AMT), and the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) exam to earn the National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) certification.

The San Jacinto College Medical Assisting program is accredited by:

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

Career Opportunities

A Medical Assisting certificate of technology prepares students for careers in the offices of:

  • Physicians,
  • Podiatrists,
  • Chiropractors,
  • Ophthalmologists, and
  • Other health practitioners.

Earning Potential

Medical Assistant starting median salary: $32,354 per year1

For more information, students may contact one of the following:

281-459-5410 or email diana.johnson@sjcd.edu

281-998-6150, x7863 or email norma.torres@sjcd.edu

Campus

North Campus

Links

Students may refer to the College website regarding Medical Assisting for more information. 

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SAN JACINTO COLLEGE DISTRICT
NORTH CAMPUS
MEDICAL ASSISTING PROGRAM STUDENT OUTCOMES RESULTS

  1. San Jacinto College Medical Assistant Certificate Program has a job placement rate of 97.87% for the 2018 graduates.
  2. San Jacinto College Medical Assistant Certificate Program has a retention rate of 94% for the admission cohorts that entered August 2017, and there are a number of support services available to students so that they can successfully complete the program.
  3. San Jacinto College Medical Assistant Certificate Program exam passage rate for those who graduated in 2017, is 94.29%.

 

The program student outcomes are on the most recent Annual Report Form submitted to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).