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.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Platt College-Los Angeles Alhambra, CA||43 : 1||727|
|Career Networks Institute Santa Ana, CA||26 : 1||385|
|Hacienda La Puente Adult Education La Puente, CA||45 : 1||812|
|Premiere Career College Irwindale, CA||329|
|Healthcare Career College Paramount, CA||56 : 1||333|
|Angeles College Los Angeles, CA||33 : 1||267|
|CBD College Los Angeles, CA||30 : 1||788|
|East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program West Covina, CA||14 : 1||108|
|Downey Adult School Downey, CA||613|
|Concorde Career College-Garden Grove Garden Grove, CA||24 : 1||589|
|American Career College-Anaheim Anaheim, CA||44 : 1||1,135|
|Glendale Career College Glendale, CA||32 : 1||611|
|American Career College-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA||49 : 1||1,567|
|National Career College Panorama City, CA||40 : 1||317|
|Concorde Career College-North Hollywood North Hollywood, CA||26 : 1||601|
|Modern Technology School Fountain Valley, CA||95|
|Valley College of Medical Careers West Hills, CA||19 : 1||94|
|University of Antelope Valley Lancaster, CA||51 : 1||814|
|Career Care Institute Lancaster, CA||17 : 1||640|
|InterCoast Colleges-Santa Ana Santa Ana, CA||113 : 1||226|