It’s no secret that the medical industry is a booming field to pursue a career. With job and salary predictions expected to rise rapidly within the next 10 years, those who have a passion for healthcare will likely be in a market with a high job demand. That’s where medical assisting comes into play.
While the doctors and nurses often tend directly to a patient's needs, a medical assistant degree will give individuals the proper training in administrative and clinical tasks that would be performed as a certified medical assistant (CMA). Students will learn medical coding, anatomy and physiology, how to conduct lab tests, and everything that is needed to work directly with patients.
Medical assistants are essential to the function of any physician’s office. Luckily for most, with the right education and medical assisting program, this career can be within one’s reach in as little as two years. With this career you will interact directly with doctors, nurses, technicians, and patients. Because of this, it’s no wonder many programs offer hands-on experience through externships to learn the skills needed to properly carry out important duties.
Taking into consideration academic and clinical training, tuition cost, accreditation, student population, and the likelihood of landing a job post-graduation, we’ve broken down the top 10 colleges that any aspiring medical assistant should be begging to attend.
Sullivan University offers 2 Medical/Clinical Assistant degree programs. It's a small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 18 Medical/Clinical Assistant students graduated with students earning 12 Certificates, and 6 Associate's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|American National University-Lexington Lexington, KY||30 : 1||208|
|Gateway Community and Technical College Florence, KY||64 : 1||4,763|
|Henderson Community College Henderson, KY||41 : 1||1,608|
|Jefferson Community and Technical College Louisville, KY||69 : 1||12,560|
|Hussian College-Daymar College Bowling Green Bowling Green, KY||60 : 1||181|
|Maysville Community and Technical College Maysville, KY||47 : 1||3,889|
|ATA College Louisville, KY||33 : 1||332|
|Ross Medical Education Center-Bowling Green Bowling Green, KY||78|
|Somerset Community College Somerset, KY||42 : 1||5,644|
|Bluegrass Community and Technical College Lexington, KY||53 : 1||10,143|
|Ross Medical Education Center-Erlanger Erlanger, KY||101|
|Ross Medical Education Center-Owensboro Owensboro, KY||40|
|Beckfield College-Florence Florence, KY||39 : 1||710|
|Brighton Center's Center for Employment Training Newport, KY||94|
|Ross College-Hopkinsville Hopkinsville, KY||37 : 1||74|
|Sullivan University Louisville, KY||21 : 1||3,318|
|Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Cumberland, KY||49 : 1||3,503|
|Employment Solutions-College for Technical Education Lexington, KY||90|
|MedQuest College Louisville, KY||18 : 1||410|
|Medical Career & Technical College Richmond, KY||130|