Medical/Clinical Assistant

If you have an interest in health care and fairly good clerical skills but aren't sure being a doctor is for you, a career as a medical/clinical assistant might be a good choice for you. A medical/clinical assistant helps keep a medical office running smoothly by providing administrative and patient care support. Students who study to be medical/clinical assistants learn to schedule appointments, measure vital signs, and change a patient's dressings if necessary. You'll also learn the basics of anatomy and how to make patients feel comfortable. People who undertake this program need to have strong communication skills and be comfortable with medical billing and coding. Students should make a point of joining the American Association of Medical Assistants organization before graduation. The AAMA has resources regarding the certification tests as well as various educational, professional, and networking resources for the up-and-coming and established medical/clinical assistant professional. Once you complete your studies, you will have the opportunity to take the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) or Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) test. Although certification is not always mandatory, many employers prefer candidates who are certified. Certification is also a great way to show that you're above the bar when it comes to your knowledge and abilities and may give you the competitive edge over other applicants.

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“…ohio university deserves a 10 out of 10! the campus and atmosphere here is remarkable. the teachers really want you to succeed and so do your peers.” – Amy from Newark, OH

“…ud is the perfect school for a home away from home! academically, they have tons of programs and more classes than you can imagine with amazing professors. student life is so fun every night whether staying in with your floor mates, going out to the...” – Morgan from Cincinnati, OH

“…i love colorado mesa university. the campus is beautiful and the curriculum is very good. it is also a great place to make new friends, and in some cases even family. ” – Kimberly from Salida, CO

“…It's a good school to get started at. The Academic services are most excellent in helping students finding free tutoring. The only Problem is the Math 1108 course has a low success rate because it is online.” – Timothy from Pocatello, ID

“…Professors with Masters or professional experience Attractive modern buildings Attractively dressed girls” – Harshana from Westwood, CA

“…1. Fresno City College is a beautiful, old fashioned campus, with a diverse student population, located right in the heart of Fresno's historic Tower District. 2. Teachers are involved and invested in the success of their students, and in my...” – Elise from Fresno, CA

“…CSCC is an outstanding college to attend. The atmosphere is friendly, there are a lot of campus-related activities to do, and is conveniently located in the downtown area. Here, besides an active social environment, there is a friendly staff that is...” – Christian from Columbus, OH

“…College of Dupage has changed alot and has become a very beautiful school to attend. It has added alot of new building to help each major get a better education experience. The school has expanded alot and allows personal rooms of education so...” – Thomas from Justice, IL

“…south texas college is a good college for those who plan on transferring to a 4-year university. it's very affordable which puts an ease on the life of a college student. the classes are also small so it's easy to learn here.” – Myrabel from Mission, TX

“…long beach is a great community college. they offer many different programs at this college. they have many resources to help you with school.” – Keshia from Long Beach, CA

“…university of phoenix is a wonderful school. uop is very helpful and understanding of their students needs. uop offer classes to fit your lifestyle.” – Meloldy from Bradenton, FL

“…a well laid out campus with decent parking and very knowledgeable professors. many are easy to approach and decent food.” – Jeremy from Hubbard, OH

“…pasadena city college holds classes for a diverse community of students on a beautiful campus. classmates from all over the world begin to feel like family by the end of the semester. although the school is very crowded, it definitely gives students...” – Stephanie from West Hills, CA

“…sac is offering so much more than what they first did when i attened in 2003. i love the fact that everything is spread out and doesnt seem so cluttered, and no one has to walk shoulder to shoulder like some colleges. also very clean!!!!” – Pearl from San Antonio, TX

“…To say the least, UAF is a unique, culturally diverse University. Fairbanks has opportunities available for students that no other university can offer (ice climbing, anyone?). Small class size and a community atmosphere make UAF the perfect place to...” – Kate

“…This college is great, I really rely on the tutoring that is offered on campus. The class size and instrutor ratio is satisfactory, along with some instructors that take time out to explain/teach to students. Students services can also be a great way...” – Valerie from Warren, MI

“…orange coast college is one of the best community colleges in california, in transfer rates, athletics and academics. there are so many resources and opportunities to succeed and move forward, weather you want to transfer to a university or to get a...” – Jasmine from Costa Mesa, CA

“…This school is terrible when it comes to financial need. No one here knows much able ways to attend on a financial need basis. They are very slow with processing financial applications.” – Brittany from Detroit, MI

“…I love this school and will do all my degree here. I am going to go thought to my Masters in this school.” – Rebecca from North Attleboro, MA

“…Arkansas Tech University in my book rates about 7 out of 10. The campus and people are great and classes are small, the teachers really get to know their students. However, the accessibility features are outdated and need improving. ” – Christina from Russellville, AR

“…i love the small class sizes and personal attention. it is a great place for new students, older students and those returning after taking a break. i have never been disappointed with my experiences here.” – Shannon from Eastpointe, MI

“…Hinds Communty College in Raymond, MS is one of the most beautiful schools that I have ever been to. The campus is so unique and different. The staff there are very nice and even though I have not started classes there, I believe that going to this...” – Dalonia from Brookhaven, MS

“…despite being the largest centrally-located community college in the state of ohio, scc is easy to navigate and a very well-rounded school. the individual attention and assistance is remarkable. i am so proud to call myself a scc tartan. ” – Brittany from Dayton, OH

“…city college has a large campus, it can be confusing at first but once you get used to it you'll love it. everybody is generally helpful and its very internally friendly. the only draw back is that there are a lot of people so getting the classes you...” – Khiry from Vallejo, CA

“…Santa Ana College is a well rounded diverse school. The teachers and the rest of the faculty there are very friendly and hard working. It is a very homy campus.” – Lydia from Santa Ana, CA

“…the professors are exceptional. the campus is big and spacious. the advisers are so friendly.” – Deiara from Rockledge, FL

“…de anza college is filled with many helpful professors and staff who just want you to transfer and are willing to answer any questions you have. the campus has a very tranquil feel being very spacious, filled with plants, and smoke-free. the people...” – Michelle from San Jose, CA

“…Community really have a great team. They really take the time out to help you move forward in your future career and there courses is really great.” – Cassandra from Philadelphia, PA

“…bergen community college campus in paramus, nj is beautiful! not only that but the teachers are great at explaining the curriculum. also the student center is a great place to sit and study, a nice learning atmosphere.” – Rynell from Little Ferry, NJ

“…i would rate it an 8 it so far seems like a good school. teacher's and support plus all options available for help are the best, definitely help many students in many ways. i think i will enjoy my first years here.” – Ashley from Ridgefield, WA

“…I dread driving the distance, but I enjoy every bit of my college life at Saddleback. The dance program is outstanding and each instructor for every class I have is determined. They love what they do, which encourages the students to do the same.” – Tatiana from Carlsbad, CA

“…San Diego Mesa College is an amazing school. The professors there are helpful and are passionate to teach what they know to their students. The school itself is a safe place to study at and go to.” – Daisy from National City, CA

“…they have very helpful instructors and they will do anything they can to help you succeed in class. the campus is well kept and very big with great facilitys. i love uaa because everyone there, including students, will help you in anyway they can.” – Lucinda from Palmer, AK

“…everett community college is a beautiful campus. it's nice sized and has had a lot of remodeling in the last couple of years. the cafeteria and gym are to die for, and the campus is always kept very clean.” – Jovana from Marysville, WA

“…I've been a student at CLC since the beginning of 2011, and now I finally applied for a major in 2013. I admire their organization, their seriousness and sources available for studying that they offer. Definitely, it's an excellent college.” – Luiza from Vernon Hills, IL

“…Nationally recognized for a reason. Almost every instructor I have had in my four years while attending have been passionate and genuinely interested in the success of their students at both an academic and personal level. The courses are challenging...” – Brandon from Forestville, CA

“…This college is pretty awesome! I know it seem cliché to say that but it is what it is. There is so much diversity! I moved here about 6 months ago from a small town in Minnesota. Everyone knew each other and there wasn't much diversity at all....” – Petr from Federal Way, WA

“…Baker College provides students with the materials and the support that they need to be successful at furthering their education. The environment is clean and comfortable to be in. If i was asked to rate Baker College on a scale of one to ten, I...” – Lakeisha from Saginaw, MI

“…Overall, Cabrillo is awesome! The professors are all incredibly helpful and knowledgable. As a Music Major, I find Cabrillo's music department far beyond the community college level! The whole campus has a great feel! ” – Ryan from Salinas, CA

“…just be willing to work hard, and every teacher will be willing to help you succeed. if you are looking for blow-off classes, then you are going to dislike some of the best teachers. they give you your money's worth, and is the best community college...” – Petra from West, TX

“…RRCC offers many different options for students; days, evenings, online, and accelerated classes. This was perfect for me, being a mom and working full time. Classes also transfer to major colleges.” – Allison from Littleton, CO

“…Chabot is a pretty good school in terms of academics at a community college level. There are definitely challenging classes. If you have focus, succeeding should pose no problem.” – zeyna from Oakland, CA

“…MiraCosta is a great community college. ” – Tamara from Vista, CA

“…very personable and small classes. experienced teachers. world class learning.” – Seth from Cedar Rapids, IA

“…prince george's community college is encouraging and inspiring. the professors, students, and faculty there are very helpful. the academic environment is even better, and will surely help one to reach their goals.” – Chantel from Glenn Dale, MD

Canada College
Redwood City, CA

“…-A very competitive school. -it is within the 25 best colleges in CA. -The professors are excellent and dedicated.” – Brenda from Redwood City, CA

“…A great stepping stone to bigger and better things. They care about you and want you to do your best” – Lois from Portland, OR

“…Bucks is a great 2 year college to get you start for a cheaper price. This community college is unique because they faculty go out of their way to help you succeed. Refreshing and relieving, this college is an excellent start to your higher education...” – Molly from Bristol, PA

“…el paso community college is a great place to learn because the learning is more hands-on and personal. classes are usually available in different areas allowing less money on gas and more on educational materials. classes are also smaller allowing...” – Robin from El Paso, TX

“…the college campus is very nice. It has a vast variety of programs useful for students. The teacher a good and each have there own unique way of teaching. ” – Salvador from Perris, CA

“…JCC has wonderful instructors that help you succeed. Faculty are employeed in the subject matter they teach so they know what they teach. The small class sizes give way to more personal instruction.” – JACQUELINE from Adrian, MI

“…east los angeles college is a wonderful college in which has the sufficient resources for a student to feel accommodated in. the college has great teachers who are willing to do everything in their power in order for students to get a good grasp of...” – Johana from Los Angeles, CA

“…pitt community college is a great school. we have many resources to get help to gain understanding. i feel that this school could really further my education.” – Donteaz from Pantego, NC

“…Spokane Community College is the first stepping stone to a great future. Their resources and faculty are highly regarded by many students as exceptional.” – Yolonde from Spokane Valley, WA

“…Ivy Tech Community College is an awesome school. They are very flexible with your schedule and challenge you to do things that you thought you could never do. They have taught me a lot about being an adult and being a college student.” – Anthony from Indianapolis, IN

“…I love the small campus. I feel like I belong here!” – Rachel from Arkport, NY

“…don't knock it off because it is in laredo. quality education at a fraction of the price you would pay at a university. ” – Rudy from Laredo, TX

“…community college of denver is a great school. professors are always there to help at any time. i would recommend any high school student with out any background knowledge to community college of denver.” – Ana from Hudson, CO

“…great engineering program. great instructors. great programs.” – Michael from Lompoc, CA

Cuesta College
San Luis Obispo, CA

“…Cuesta has a beautiful small campus. The teachers here will challenge you, it is a good transition school to get you ready fro a 4 year. Most people that attend Cuesta and work there are friendly and helpful.” – Elina from San Luis Obispo, CA

“…The professors are well mannered and professional. The atmosphere is great with many different activities. And there are always resources to help with classes and homework.” – Tyler from Lancaster, CA

“…modesto junior college it's a college that truly helped me in my educational life. i came to united states of america not to long ago, and i have to say say that mjc counts with amazing instructors that helped me in a very unique way. i am glad to be...” – Marcos from Riverbank, CA

“…columbia basin college is a great place to receive education for everybody. the teacher's are fun, fair and enjoy teaching the students around them. at columbia basin college you will learn a lot and have great memories.” – Shane from Kennewick, WA

“…Great online classes, teachers are hilarious, administration needs to lighten up, student employees are all girls which i hate because its sexist” – Kirk from Chandler Heights, AZ

“…i have not taken any classes at chattahoochee technical college, but so far i have really enjoyed the staff they go out of their way to make you feel at home. i love how all the fees are included into your tuition. ” – Lacey from Cartersville, GA

“…Ratemyprofessor.com! Craigslist/FB search for books! Enjoy, seriously it goes by fast and then you're standing at graduation like.. how the hell?!” – I didn't like highschool and yet I'm graduating college AUGUST 2012, FUCK YES!

“…Siena is a small campus, but a loving atmosphere. The teachers, other students, and staff want nothing but the best for the students attending. It is a great place to build connections that will last a lifetime!” – Mackenzie from Monroe, MI

“…This college has grown immensely to accommodate the needs of small communities that are also growing. Yavapai College now offers a wonderful amount of courses and degree/certificate programs, to allow local residents to choose a career or start their...” – Jessica from Cottonwood, AZ

“…hocking is a wonderful school, especially for nursing students. i chose this school because they have a one hundred percent passing rate on their bar exams. i would choose this school all over again if i had to redo it. ” – Amber from Lancaster, OH

“…So far this school has been great with getting me in and heading down the right pathway. My teachers are very helpful and always willing to be available for extra help. Counselors are always checking in with me and giving me suggestions along the way...” – Emily from Port Orchard, WA

“…cpcc is great, with small classes, two free gyms, and classes on every subject i've ever heard of. the staff are always helpful and informative. they offer classes to fit your schedule from 8:30 am to 10:00 pm m-f and online. and with five campuses...” – Adam from Concord, NC

“…harford community college is a great school to start off at. it is the best for students who do not quite know what they want to major in, or who want to save money. everyone is friendly, including the professors. ” – Caitlin from Jarrettsville, MD

“…sjcc is a good college. here, i acquired my english, and here i hope to reach soon my aa in business administration and as in accounting and to transfer successfully to san jose state university. i'm grateful for good start!” – Lilia from San Jose, CA

“…i am currently a student at college of the redwoods in crescent city. i have had some real great teachers. some of the teachers at the college of the redwoods in crescent city make learning easy and enjoyable.” – Brandon from Crescent City, CA

“…Lorain County Community College is an excellent stepping stone for those who want to save money while getting a good start in they're college education. A year or two here will prepare you for whatever future you choose, whether its continuing your...” – Mariah from Lorain, OH

“…It is a great school to get your general education. Counselors make transferring an easy process. Also, it has many clubs and activities to keep you social.” – DeAngela from Elk Grove, CA

“…coeur d'alene is a great city for a college, and the campus is situated in an excellent part of town with a beach and a bit separated from the main city. north idaho college is a relatively small campus with lots of opportunities to connect with new...” – Chris

“…A good school that has really great teachers. The content of the courses are on point. Would recommend to anyone wanting to get a two year degree. ” – Ashley from Bessemer City, NC

“…Huge support group! Every member of their staff gives you not only their email address, but their direct call line AND text number as well. If you need to get ahold of someone, you need not worry.” – Kelly from Boerne, TX

“…Very international student friendly. Very diverged. The best community college in Hawaii” – Ian from Honolulu, HI

“…Small classes are great so that students have personal time with the teacher. The attendance policy keeps students in line and attending classes. The buildings are close together so it is not far to walk between in the cold winter. ” – Sally from HANCOCK, MI

“…Victor Valley College is a college that is very packed. The school itself is good but when you want to talk to someone it is very difficult to get in and the classes get filled up very quickly. ” – Tracy from Victorville, CA

“…Affordable Valuable Education Knowledgeable Professors ” – Natallia from Frederick, MD

“…i rate iowa central community college a 5 star school in terms of community colleges. the facilities and campus atmosphere is great. also, all of the faculty care for each student and strive to accompany each student's best interest.” – Jacob from BURNSVILLE, MN

“…Contra Costa College is a very diverse and welcoming school! Its learning community gives all students a fair amount of opportunities, so no one is left behind. I would recommend to this college to any individual who is interested in a very diverse...” – Cynthia from El Cerrito, CA

“…I like North Seattle CC, the class selection is good every quarter, there are great free tutoring resources, and activities going on often. The cafeteria serves some decent food too.” – Tiffany from Seattle, WA

“…DEAR SIR/MADAM, PLEASE I AM A SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE HAVING CERTIFICATE IN PURE SCIENCE. I AM FROM GHANA WEST AFRICA BUT CURRENTLY IN THE PHILIPPINES STUDYING BACHELORS IN MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE AT VIRGEN MILAGROSA UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION...” – Amoako from MADISON, AL

“…it is more down to earth then the last collage i was at.it has alot more to offer,an the people seem alot more freindly” – Alexander from Thornton, CO

Goodwin College
East Hartford, CT

“…goodwin college is a wonderful college it provides students with respectful and professional staff. professors and classroom where the student would have great communication on one on one level with professors. the help and education is wonderfull. ” – Y from Hartford, CT

“…Having a great time while learning a great deal.” – Douglas from Corvallis, OR

“…The campus is nice and lively. Many of the services are ran by student employees allowing for a nice and no pressured talk, but allows for easy misinformation and problems. The classrooms are delightfully small and so far 3 out of 4 teachers have...” – Kice from Norman, OK

“…A great school with diversity. Although it is very far from my house, this school made me feel I belonged.” – Viridiana

“…skagit valley college is a great opportunity to explore how college life is. the teachers are very helpful and answer any questions that one may have. the class sizes are small which makes it easier to interact with others.” – Kaitlin from Stanwood, WA

“…i think crowder college is the perfect community college to attend. i would rate them among the highest two year college in missouri.” – Rebecca from Monett, MO

“…I am very impressed with the orientation and ease of starting college at this school. I enjoyed the test days for scholarships they provided, with touring of the school. This has been a great experience so far with beginning college.” – Greg from Boynton Beach, FL

“…west valley is a healing educational setting in a park like oasis. a definate find for a school. but shhhh keep it quiet. we don't want the secret getting out!” – Diane from San Jose, CA

“…the best college that recognizes exceptional academic capability,nurture and rewards it.instructors are friendly and willing to help you achieve your academic/career goals. resources like library and ilc enhanced the conduciveness of the learning...” – Samuel from Apex, NC

“…This is are great environment for a student to attend. The registration staff a always detailed and friendly. The application is one page and very efficient in what you need to bring and what requirements to have. Excellent programs prepare you for...” – Faline from Bellingham, WA

“…Good Community College. Nice small campus, easy to navigate. Small class size and lots of personal attention from instructors.” – Michelle from Norton, OH

“…bluegrass community and technical college is a great place to start getting a bachelor's degree or simply get an associate degree. while it may seem like a school only for those who are poor or intellectually unable to go to uk, it actually has...” – Stephanie from Stanford, KY