As a medical assistant, yours will be the face people in a doctor’s office or clinic are likely to see most. You play an important role in the patient experience, with a mix of administrative duties – greeting patients, filling out medical records, scheduling appointments – and clinical duties – taking medical histories, preparing patients for examination and helping the doctor during appointments. The OCC Career Advantage Medical Assistant program prepares you for a career in medical offices, clinics and hospitals, or in related medical and business fields. Upon graduating from our program, you will be eligible to sit for the national Certified Medical Assistant certification exam. Medical assistants in California earn a median income of $34,518. Are you ready to step into a career where you are a valued member of a team that provides high-quality medical care for patients? Read on to learn more about our program.
A sampling of courses for these careers
Clinical Medical Assisting
Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
Did you know?
Projected employment for medical assistants in California is expected to increase by 28 percent through 2024, according to O*Net Online.
Complete our certificate program, and you’ll be well-prepared to enter a career in medical assisting, or earn an associate degree for even greater advancement opportunities.
In less than 2 years
you can earn:
Certificate of Achievement
Build on your certificate
of achievement with a:
Certificate of Specialization
Or earn your
in under 4 years
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who have a certificate as
their highest level of education earned, on average, 20 percent more than
those whose highest education level is a high school diploma.
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