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Medical Assistant

Please attend a mandatory Information Session prior to applying.


What is a Medical Assistant?

Medical AssistantMedical assistants assist physicians in the performance of patient care, examination, and documentation. Medical Assistants perform a variety of tasks in the medical office, including but not limited to:

Clinical Tasks

  • Vital sign measurement
  • Obtain and record patient medical history
  • Medication administration
  • Specimen collection and testing procedures
  • Phlebotomy procedures
  • Perform electrocardiograms (ECG) and other cardiac procedures
  • Assist with minor surgery
  • Perform basic wound care
  • Rendering emergency first aid as needed

Administrative Tasks

  • Basic medical coding and billing
  • Patient scheduling
  • Answering and directing patient phone calls
  • Maintaining electronic medical records


Why Become a Medical Assistant?

Medical Assisting is a rewarding career that offers both flexibility and stability. This job is in high demand, with the projected growth reaching 29% by 2022.

RCC's Medical Assistant program offers certification for three exams through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) as part of our nine month program: Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT), Certified ECG Technician (CET).


Helpful Sites


Click here to view the Medical Assistant Program Map.


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