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How to Become a Medical Assistant


Medical assistants are responsible for many different administrative and clinical tasks and work in a variety of healthcare settings. Their assistance is invaluable to the physicians, nursing staff, and other healthcare professionals they assist. Medical assistant duties involve patient care and interacting with patience. Medical Assistants that are trained in phlebotomy can perform clinical tasks that involve blood work for patients, providing many opportunities for employment in the healthcare industry.

Attend Sumner College’s Medical Assistant Program

  • Working with modern medical equipment
  • Lab work and hands-on training
  • Focused course lectures in a classroom setting
  • Drawing blood from other students and volunteers
  • Access to Career Services for pre- and post-graduation support

Once you have successfully fulfilled your educational requirements, completed the coursework, and graduated from the Sumner College medical assistant program, you can begin applying for medical assistant jobs in many types of healthcare facilities, including doctors’ offices, clinics, hospitals, and blood donation centers.

Where you work will impact your work schedule, which can range from a regular 9-5 work week to working overnight shifts.

Benefits of Becoming a Medical Assistant

Medical assisting school can be completed in less than nine months, which is quicker than any other program.

When you become a medical assistant, you are an asset to the healthcare industry and entering an in-demand position in the medical field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), an independent agency charged with compiling economic data, the job outlook for medical assistants in the United States is projected to grow by 29% (much faster than average) from 2016 to 2026.

Whether you have recently earned your high school diploma or are looking to change careers, attend an informational session at Sumner College to learn more about our nursing programs. Our school’s admissions team will happily assist you along the way. Contact us today to get started on your path to becoming a medical assistant!

Academic Programs

Associate Degree in Nursing
Practical Nursing
Medical Assisting Program

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Cascade Station Campus

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