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That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2013-2014 graduates found work or continued their education.
The medical assistant is an essential link between the physician and patient, providing support services in a variety of skill areas. The Medical Assisting program includes instruction in patient care procedures, basic laboratory techniques, and administrative skills. A medical assistant is an integral member of the health care delivery team. The many different roles that are assumed in the medical assisting profession assure a fast-moving and challenging career.
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The Medical Assisting program is usually completed in 18-24 months. Some courses can be completed online. The final quarter
involves 240 hours practicing skills in a physician's office. All
tuition, fees, books, uniforms, required equipment, and related
costs are the responsibility of the student. SCC's Medical
Assisting program is fully accredited by the Commission on
Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon
recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs,
1361 Park St., Clearwater, FL 33756, 727-210-2350. Upon successful
completion of the program, the student will be awarded a
diploma. SCC has an articulation agreement with Central Community
College to complete an Associate of Applied Science degree in
Medical Assisting. The Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) has established thresholds to be reported on a yearly basis for outcomes assessment in medical assisting programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The five-year weighted average for the Medical Assisting Program at Southeast Community College for Job Placement is 85%, Graduate Satisfaction is 100%, Employer Satisfaction is 99%, and Exam Pass rate is 98%. Click on the link below to see the most recent five year threshold results.
Most Recent Five Year Threshold Results
Medical assisting is projected to have a 35.4 percent growth in
employment. Job opportunities should be excellent, particularly for those with
formal training and certification. Prepare to enter
one of the nation’s fastest growing professions. Recent SCC
graduates report an average starting wage of $12.10 per hour.
View Gainful Employment Information for this Program of Study.
High school biology and other natural sciences are recommended prerequisites for Medical Assisting students.
The Medical Assisting program prepares students for a
career in medical assisting, including patient care, laboratory
procedures and administrative skills. In addition, 240
hours of practicum experience is provided for students in
cooperation with physicians in Lincoln and surrounding communities.
It provides a unique opportunity to apply what is learned on campus
to real-world situations in a physician's office.
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