Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Program

At Career College of Northern Nevada, our goal is to offer career-ready training. That’s why we partner with local employers to build our curriculum, as well as track employment trends to make sure the courses we’re offering are based on in-demand jobs. A medical assistant degree prepares graduates for successful careers in a field growing faster than most – the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that medical assistant positions are expected to grow 23 percent between 2014 and 2024**. More than ever, medical assistants are crucial players in today’s hospitals, physicians’ offices and other healthcare facilities.


Training for a Medical Assistant Degree (Associate of Occupational Studies Degree)

At Career College of Northern Nevada, you’ll receive the in-depth, hands-on training you need to succeed in the medical assistant field. Medical assistants work closely with physicians, nurses and other health care professionals in both clinical and clerical roles, aiding in medical procedures and examinations, as well as performing medical office tasks as needed. Throughout the medical assistant program, you will benefit from real-world clinical experience by completing 160 hours in a medical assistant externship. Our medical assistant faculty will guide you in learning the primary duties of professional medical assistants, which include:

  • Taking patient history and measuring vital signs
  • Helping physicians and nurses with patient examinations
  • Giving patients injections as directed by the physician
  • Scheduling patient appointments
  • Preparing blood for laboratory tests

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Within the medical assistant program, you’ll learn clinical and office skills, including:

  • Introduction to Medical Assisting
  • Laboratory Procedures
  • Vital Signs
  • Phlebotomy Skills

Are you ready to start your new career as a Medical Assistant? Complete the form above! Still looking to learn more? Check out our blog article: 7-Step Student Survival Guide to Career College Success.

*Full course listings and additional program information can be found in the CCNN catalog.


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