A medical assistant’s work requires excellence in variety of skills. He or she must have a thorough command of medical procedures and terminology, superb clerical and computer skills and be able to communicate clearly and sensitively with clients and colleagues.
The medical assistant is an invaluable team player. He or she meets the demands of medicine, client relations and office work. If you’re interested in a career in medical assisting, the instructors at South Puget Sound Community College are determined to give you the best training available.
The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP*), on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). *Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park St., Clearwater, Fl 33756, (727) 210-2350.
Primary employers for medical assistants include: ambulatory health care settings, extended health care facilities, public health agencies, schools medical schools, research institutes and medical insurance firms.
What You'll Do Here
You’ll increase your classroom learning with 200 hours of field experience, working with a preceptor in a doctor’s office or clinic.