Medical Assisting

Program Information

The medical field is one of the fastest growing industries in the nation. As more doctors open new offices or join established practices, the need for well-trained assistants increases. Medical assistants are trusted with huge responsibilities, both administrative and clinical. A day’s work may have you scheduling appointments, preparing patients for examination, recording vital signs, arranging hospital admissions, handling laboratory specimens, sterilizing instruments, calling in prescriptions, drawing blood, handling insurance, removing sutures and taking electrocardiograms.

Employment of medical assistants is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations as the health services industry expands. Employment growth will be driven by the increase in the number of group practices, clinics and other health care facilities that need a high proportion of support personnel, particularly the flexible medical assistant who can handle both administrative and clinical duties.

Upon completion of the medical assisting program, the student is granted a certificate of technology and is eligible to sit for two exams. These include the AAMA examination to earn the Certified Medical Assistant, CMA (AAMA) certification and the Registered Medical Assistant Exam to earn the RMA (AMT) 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 Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33756

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
  • Other health practitioners

Earning Potential

Medical Assistant starting median salary: $31,263 per year1

For more information contact one of the following:

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

281-998-6150 ext. 7863 or email norma.torres@sjcd.edu

Campus

North Campus

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Medical Assisting Catalog Program Information

 

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 100% for the admission cohorts that entered August 2016.
  2. San Jacinto College Medical Assistant Certificate Program has a retention rate of 100% for the admission cohorts that entered August 2016, 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 2016, is 74.29%.

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).