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.
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences offers 2 Medical/Clinical Assistant degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 13 Medical/Clinical Assistant students graduated with students earning 10 Certificates, and 3 Associate's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Concord, NC||16 : 1||475|
|Pamlico Community College Grantsboro, NC||20 : 1||549|
|Living Arts College Raleigh, NC||16 : 1||234|
|Sampson Community College Clinton, NC||25 : 1||1,429|
|Montgomery Community College Troy, NC||24 : 1||918|
|Southeastern College-Charlotte Charlotte, NC||364|
|Wayne Community College Goldsboro, NC||25 : 1||2,948|
|Randolph Community College Asheboro, NC||35 : 1||2,903|
|Platt College-Miller-Motte-Wilmington Wilmington, NC||1,204 : 1||2,408|
|Platt College-Miller-Motte-Fayetteville Fayetteville, NC||31 : 1||434|
|Richmond Community College Hamlet, NC||26 : 1||2,586|
|Mayland Community College Spruce Pine, NC||12 : 1||399|
|Western Piedmont Community College Morganton, NC||27 : 1||1,820|
|Brunswick Community College Bolivia, NC||32 : 1||1,585|
|Platt College-Miller-Motte-Jacksonville Jacksonville, NC||52 : 1||365|
|College of the Albemarle Elizabeth City, NC||35 : 1||2,587|
|Southwestern Community College Sylva, NC||29 : 1||2,324|
|Wilkes Community College Wilkesboro, NC||26 : 1||2,692|
|Central Carolina Community College Sanford, NC||35 : 1||5,714|
|Piedmont Community College Roxboro, NC||24 : 1||1,414|