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Medical Administrative Assisting

As a Medical Administrative Assistant, you are an essential part of a medical office because you will manage patient records, insurance claims and day-to-day functions of the office. A Medical Administrative Assisting diploma from High Desert Medical College will help you start your career quickly.

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MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTING DIPLOMA PROGRAM

Becoming a Medical Administrative Assistant through courses at High Desert Medical College will prepare you to be part of a profession with high potential and growth. HDMC ensures our students can enter the job market successfully with a program involving medical, office and computer skills.

Career Highlights & Opportunity
As a Medical Administrative Assistant, you will be a support team member, completing administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners. Medical Administrative Assistants are an essential part to any medical office because they manage patient records, aid in coding insurance forms, prepare and process insurance claims, and handle the day-to-day functions of a medical office.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks Medical Administrative Assistants as one of the fastest growing occupations with a projected employment growth of more than 36% between 2012 and 2022. This growth will be driven by rapid expansion of the healthcare and social assistance industries. An anticipated increase in the use of medical services by an aging population will require many additional medical administrative assistants. Job opportunities should be best for applicants with extensive knowledge of computer software applications. Medical Administrative Assistants can be found working in doctors’ offices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and almost every other medical facility.

HDMC is ITRAIN and CAL JOBS approved
High Desert Medical College is listed on ITRAIN and CAL JOBS for our Medical Administrative Assisting program. HDMC is a partner with the South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SWIB) – an agency for the state of California that pays for training services to unemployed people seeking a new career field.

How does it work?
Go to your unemployment office and meet with a counselor looking for resources to train for a new career. High Desert Medical College is on listings called ITRAIN and CAL JOBS that give the unemployment counselors schools that SWIB finances the training. The counselor will give you a voucher which you bring to HDMC to attend. Both of our campuses are listed on this site – Bakersfield and Lancaster.

Contact HDMC today if you or someone you know is unemployed. You may qualify for training services to be paid through the State, which will allow you to start training for your new Medical Administrative Assistant career.

MAA PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • Total Weeks in Program: 15 Weeks
  • Semester Credit Hours: 24.28
  • Alternate Financial Aid Credits: 14
  • Total Clock Hours: 560
  • Classroom Hours: 480
  • Clinical Externship Hours: 80
  • Teacher/Student ratio: 1/Class Lab 1/20
  • Student will receive a Certificate of Completion
  • Get to Know the MAA Program