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The objective of this Medical Assistant program at Peloton College is to prepare the student for employment as an entry-level Medical Assistant performing administrative, clerical, and clinical duties within the health care field. Graduates from the Medical Assistant Program will have a working knowledge of all administrative duties including scheduling appointments, billing, and coding, as well as clinical duties including phlebotomy, ECGs, injections, measuring vital signs, emergencies, and assisting practices in daily operations. Graduates of the Medical Assistant training program will be eligible to find entry-level employment in a medical office, hospital, and or other health care facility as a medical clinical assistant, receptionist, lab assistant, X-ray technician, or medical records clerk. The Medical Assistant training program can be completed in 30 weeks with day classes and 45 weeks with evening classes.
Medical Assistant Program Courses
The Medical Assistant Program at Peloton College offers courses in:
- Medical Terminology for Medical Assistants
- Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assistants
- Medical Insurance and Billing
- Medical Law and Ethics
- Medical Software
- Pharmacology and Administration of Medications
- Vital Signs/Emergencies/Aseptic Procedures
- Medical Office Procedures
- Career Development
- Medical Assistant Externship
Medical Assistant program students will be expected to complete a minimum of 180 hours of homework or out-of-class assignments.
The demand for medical assistants is high and should continue to grow as the population continues to grow. According to the *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) employment of medical assistants is expected to grow 29 percent from 2016 to 2026.
Graduates of the Medical Assistant training program will possess the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in healthcare industry positions such as:
- Medical Assistant
- Clinical Medical Assistant
- Medical Office Assistant
- Administrative Medical Assistant
- Medical Receptionist
- Medical Secretary
The Career Services department at Peloton College is available to prepare current students and graduates to plan, prepare and promote their careers. The Career Services department offers job placement assistance, resume writing skills, interviewing techniques, career advice and other services.
For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, go to the following link: https://pelotoncollege.edu/student-information/